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Jewellery - Beginners/Improvers (C01385-161704)

Availability: Yes

Price: £159.00 Discounts available Click here for information on help with fees

Please note:
This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

If you're interested in joining this course email to enquire.

Weekdays/Time: Sat (10:00 to 13:00)

Started: 22/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 5)

End Date: 27/05/2017

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  • C01385-161703 Jewellery - Beginners/Improvers Start: 24/04/2017
    Duration: 11 week(s) Days/Time: Mon (10:00 to 13:00)
  • C01385-161705 Jewellery - Beginners/Improvers Start: 10/06/2017
    Duration: 5 week(s) Days/Time: Sat (10:00 to 13:00)

Tutor Approval Required? No

Course Overview:

This Jewellery course is suitable for complete beginners and those with some previous experience.

This course will give you the basic skills you need to design and make jewellery in a structured environment. You will be given projects, with plenty of demonstrations, help and guidance.

NB: The Saturday course starting 23rd April will miss one week on 7th May and finish on 28 May instead of the 21st May.

How to Enrol:

You can enrol directly online or in person at reception

Entry Requirements:

Suitable for beginners - No prior experience needed

Course Content:

Your Course is a practical introduction or refresher to jewellery making and designing. You will be set projects covering basic metal working techniques and design skills. You will be taught through practical demonstrations, group and individual tuition and you will learn from hands on experience.

You will actively take part in:

• Designing and making earrings from metal discs
• Designing and making a textured copper or silver ring
• Designing and making a pendant or key ring

• Cutting metal sheet using the guillotine, shears, disc-cutters and saw
• Texturing using hammers, punches and the rolling mill
• Hard-soldering rings and findings
• Polishing using polishing machine and the barrel polisher.
• Drilling holes using a pillar drill or pendant drill
• Oxidizing (blackening copper and silver)
• Working with wire using pliers to produce findings for earrings and pendants

The 8 week course will include:

• Setting cabochon stones in a box bezel

Assessment Methods:

You will be informally assessed through observation and practical tasks/projects

Additional Information:

For further info please email

Base metals (copper/brass) for this course can be purchased from the college. Silver will need to be purchase by you from specialist jewellery suppliers.

This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Bring a notebook, pencil and an apron to the class

Hand tools and base metals will be provided by the college. Specialist equipment & precious metals (silver) and stones will have to be purchased by you from specialist suppliers; your tutor will give you further information at the start of the course

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

After completing the introduction into the fundamental skills required in jewellery making you can further develop these by enrolling onto the Jewellery Intermediate workshops.

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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