Fine jewellery: gold and silver smithing courses

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Undertaking a course or workshop with a fine silversmith or goldsmith is both fun and rewarding and the skills will stay with you throughout your life. Fine jewellery making or gold and silver smithing courses will usually cover the precise metalworking techniques required to design and create jewellery using precious metals and gemstones. Ring making may well be covered as well as soldering techniques, polishing and the use of hand tools. Depending on the course you could work with gold, silver, platinum or you may start out using brass, copper or nickel.

Next course on 7th October 2017
This is a great beginner’s introduction to making silver jewellery and is open to anyone, whether they have had some experience before making jewellery or not. The following topics are covered, with plenty of hands on: - Introduction to materials and techniques - Useful tools and resources - Sawing - Sanding and filing - Annealing and preparation for fabrication - Basic fabrication/soldering During the day you will learn to make at least one of the...
In this workshop you will experiment with copper wire to make two bangles then one in silver. I shall demonstrate how to texture, form distress use a saw frame and solder the copper and silver wire to form your bangles. My studio is filled with a mix of eclectic pieces to fuel your imagination and the yard outside is great for a picnic. There is a minimum of 3 students and 5 maximum to ensures...
Join us in the relaxing and tranquil setting of our Narrowboat for a silver jewellery class, whilst moored alongside one of the beautiful Worcestershire canals near Droitwich. We offer popular one day silver Jewellery making classes for individuals or groups of 2 - 3 students giving you lots of close contact time, - great for beginners. Bring a friend or two! Courses from £65 per person per day. See website for full price details and...
Next course on 13th January 2018
Introduction to silver jewellery making day course at calf House Studios: subject to availability at time of update : Places available. 13th January 2018 2 spaces left 14th January 2018 6 spaces available 3rd February 2018 6 spaces available 4th February 2018 6 spaces available 3rd March 2018 6 spaces available 4th March 2018 6 spaces available 28th April 2018 4 spaces left 29th April 2018 6 spaces available Join Jewellery Tutor Diane Lee to...
Next course on 19th October 2017
The 2 day silver jewellery making course in Ely is the ideal way to start to develop your skills in making silver jewellery further, with a number of interesting techniques and approaches covered. As the course is longer than the one day course you will have ample opportunity to cover the basic techniques as well as exploring more advanced techniques including basic stone setting and ring forming and bezel setting. The 2 day course, running...
Next course on 2nd November 2017
This is a great beginner’s introduction to making silver jewellery and is open to anyone, whether they have had some experience before making jewellery or not. The following topics are covered, with plenty of hands on: - Introduction to materials and techniques - Useful tools and resources - Sawing - Sanding and filing - Annealing and preparation for fabrication - Basic fabrication/soldering During the day you will learn to make at least one of the...
6 weeks of 4 hour classes in intermediate/advanced jewellery making for students already competent in sawing, filing & soldering, using copper, brass, silver & gold. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday evening 5-9pm; Wednesday & Thursday afternoon 1-5pm subject to availability. You will work on your own designs & projects with Bernard & Jane's continued support & tuition to practise & expand your skills. More advanced techniques will be introduced in context with students projects to advance...
The aim of our summer school is to demonstrate through fun and informative experience how to develop a piece or a collection of jewellery from the initial inspiration stage to the final polish! We will cover drawing and sketching from life and found objects, the translation of these sketches into design ideas, rendering your final design in either two or three dimensions and then creating the piece or pieces in silver, copper or gold. You...
The day starts with a demonstration on how to use a saw frame to cut out your designs, then texturing and forming the surface and lastly soldering. We will look at designs there is plenty of inspiration in the workshop for you and of course I'm at hand to help. By the end of the day you will have a finished pendant and earrings in silver ready to wear. The course is for a minimum...
If you have always wanted to learn about the craft of making a fine, bespoke piece of silver jewellery our interactive, workshop is a really fun way to do so. We have a cosy workshop space in Exeter, where you will learn about the whole process involved in making a beautiful piece of jewellery. You will be able to choose one item from the following: A Pendant a Ring or a Bangle. These are priced...