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Introduction to Jewellery Making in Monmouthshire with Jewellery by Annamarie

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About the Course

This is a rolling programme which runs every Thursday evening 6.30pm - 9.00pm. The course fee covers 10 weeks from the start of your first night. The course mirrors the academic year and is therefore doesn't run when school is closed.
The fees cover use of workshop and all tools, a starter pack of copper sheet, saw blades and sanding papers - all other materials can be brought with you or purchased from the workshop - see below for details.

The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience.
On this course you will learn how to design and make your own unique pieces of jewellery in copper and sterling silver. You will be taught a range of traditional jewellery making skills and techniques including:
- Saw piercing
- Filing
- Soldering
- Polishing
- Texturing
- Forming

All beginners start by making a ring, bangle and pendant. Students will then have the opportunity to develop their own designs. Improvers can work on their own designs with guidance and support as required.
On completing the course you will have gained confidence in basic bench skills and have several pieces you have designed and made to wear or give to friends and family.

Those who go on to a subsequent 10 weeks will continue to improve their skills and try their hand at further techniques such as:
- Granulation
- Reticulation
- Riveting
- Direct Casting
- Enamelling
- Stone setting

You will then have the opportunity to incorporate these processes into your own designs. You will be encouraged to work independently on your own projects with tutor support and guidance available.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The workshop is fully equipped with free on-site parking. There is also plenty of tea/coffee and biscuits available.

There are additional costs for materials such as base metals, sterling silver, solder, saw blades and findings. These can be purchased from the workshop or bought personally:-

Silver - £1.30 per gram
0.9mm Copper Sheet 75 x 75mm - £8.50
Saw blades (x12) - £3.50
Wet & Dry Paper - £1.20 per sheet


Annamarie McHugh at Jewellery by Annamarie
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  • Suitable for beginners

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- - #25336

Really enjoyed it. Annamarie is really welcoming, really talented, really laid back and happy to share her knowledge. I made a pendant for my sister and now I want to make one for myself. I've been on courses before where they offer what it says on the tin but don't offer any other information - like you're going to become competition or something. This lady gave me all the information I need, including a basic tools list, to get going at home. I wish now I'd booked the full day but I'm going to practice and then go back for some more input. Chocolate covered ginger biscuits were a hit too!! Thanks for a really interesting workshop - and thatn's for being so open.

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- - #25228

Thank you so much for a great morning! Really enjoyed the course and very pleased with what we made. Will definitely be doing more! Thank you.

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