About the Course
Explore working with resins from mould making, casting, introducing colour and finishing techniques to create some original and exciting pieces of resin jewellery.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Make a master
Know how to use the master to make a mould
Learn how to make a hole without drilling resin
Know how to use resin safely
Colour and cast things in to resin
Understand finishing and finding techniques in resin
Class format and activities
You will be working to your own design and making a master (original form) from a choice of materials, the finished master is then used to make your own mould in silicone rubber. At the following session, when the mould has set, students will begin by making colour and texture tests in resin and then will be using the mould to cast into guided by the results of the resin tests . The final session will cover finishing techniques and fittings of the cast resin pieces. The tutor will give a short talk and provide samples of resin jewellery at an appropriate point in the course.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
This course is suitable for all levels, although a basic knowledge of using hand tools will be beneficial.
What you need to know before you enrol
The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant and they will advise you as to necessary precautions
What you will need for your class
All tools needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. We also provide all of the resin to make your projects. NOTE: You may need to purchase silver, the tutor will be able to sell you some at cost price in the studio, this cost should be no more than £10
It would also be helpful to bring:
• Apron, pen\pencil and a hairtie if your hair is long
• A notebook/ benchbook to record ideas/ designs/ processes.
• things to embed such as cloth/textile, glitter, paper, pressed flowers, images, dry objects etc
• scalpel/craft knife, scissors, steel rule, masking tape and 18mm double sided tape, tweezers
• a cardboard box
• icecube trays- silicon rubber ones are best, available in £1 shops (essential), small plastic pots marked PP or 05 in a recycle triangle.
What you can do next
The course provides an excellent start to working with resins which could be further developed on our beginners, intermediate or advanced courses or a specialised short or weekend course in jewellery making at Morley College
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.