3 Day silver jewellery making course
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About the Course
The 3 day course is great way to have a more in-depth exploration of making silver jewellery, with a number of interesting techniques and approaches covered. The course is open to anyone, whether they have had some experience before making jewellery or not. 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, etching and creative metal forming.
The following topics are covered, with plenty of hands on to put into practice what we cover in the intro sessions:
- Introduction to materials and techniques
- Useful tools and resources
- Sawing, sanding and filing
- Texturing, mill rolling and decorative finishes
- Annealing and preparation for fabrication
- Basic and intermediate fabrication/soldering
- Final finishing and polishing
- Making your own findings (earring loops, clasps and jump rings)
- Basic ring forming and bezel setting for stones
- Bangle forming and intro to anticlastic and synclastic forming
- Acid etching onto silver
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
During the 3 day course you can expect to make 3 to 4 pieces which can include a set of earrings, a pendant, a bangle and a ring ….flexibility and choice are key components of the 3 Day course and you are free to suggest what you would like to make as well.
All materials costs are included and on each day a light lunch is included as well as the usual homemade biscuits, good Colombian coffee, a range of fruity teas and a big smile from the Jonathan Deer jewellery team
As all courses cater for a maximum of three participants, you can be sure that you will have a more personalised experience and truly have the mentoring and guidance needed.
I highly recommend the three day course. I was a complete beginner and by the end of the course had made four pieces of jewellery that I absolutely love. Jonathon was both extremely knowledgeable and a great teacher. He was generous with both his time and resources and left me confident that I would be able to pursue jewellery making as a hobby and more on my own. The course was well structured and Jonathon provided all the equipment and materials needed. I was made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. I have no hesitation in recommending this course to anyone looking for a comprehensive introduction to jewellery making.
Melinda Hopkirk - - #10245
After arranging with Jonathan for a bespoke three day course for three of us, all I can say is that it was an amazing experience and I gained so much knowledge in such a short time. Jonathan is a very patient and caring tutor and lets you work through some of the challenges he sets with just the right type of input. I've done courses before where a teacher will try and show you how to do things and not let you actually do them yourself to get that vital practice, Jonathan was very different, he clearly knows a lot about teaching/tutoring as well as his craft and we all learned so much.
We made some lovely pieces, and I have a lovely ring with a bezel set turquoise. That said, for me the most important thing was having the hands on practical skills and learning in a supportive and caring environment. One of the other participants, Val, has quite severe arthritis and Jonathan was very sensitive to this and provided all the support necessary without being overbearing. Oh, and the biscuits and lunch were lovely each day!!!!
Eileen Davies - - #9090
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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
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