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Introduction to jewellery making with Rooks & Roses at the Sculpture Lounge Holmfirth

Copper leaf earrings made by Karl showing the effects that can be achieved through heating

About the Course

This two day course is designed to give you a full introduction to the tools and methods of basic jewellery making.

With a class of just four students, in his new, fully equipped studio, Karl will guide you through the process of how to cut, file, shape and solder copper and silver, in order to create your own special piece (or pieces) of jewellery.

These intimate classes are designed to encourage participants to think about the way different materials work and how various methods such as heating, hammering and texturing, can assist in creating your final unique piece.

The aim is for each student to leave the course with a wearable piece of jewellery that they can proudly say they have made themselves.

Working from either your own design ideas or a number of possible examples, Karl will work closely with you with to create it, within the parameters of both the timescales and materials available. Together, you will examine the designs, and explore the methods required to turn your design into a reality.

A set amount of materials are included in the price, however if your design requires more, this can be purchased on the day.
The course will run each day between 10am and 5pm with a one hour break at 1pm.

All tools required will be provided, however if you do have any personal tools you are more than welcome to bring them along.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day but students are asked to bring a packed lunch.

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?

Use of tools and equipment.
Set amount of materials (copper, silver etc).
A wearable piece of jewellery to take home that you have made yourself.


Karl Smith at Rooks & Roses
Rooks & Roses studio
The Sculpture Lounge
Holmbridge Mill, Holmbridge
West Yorkshire
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2 days (10:00am to 5:00pm)

Next available date

16th January 2021

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Christmas
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday

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In-person course
- - #31356

I have just done the Introduction to Jewellery Making weekend course with Karl and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere was relaxed yet a lot was covered and some lovely pieces of work produced. Karl is an excellent instructor as he is able to impart technical information in an easy-to-understand way and is happy to answer questions. I felt I learnt a lot which will greatly help my own work. I thoroughly recommend this course.

In-person course
- - #23706

My friend and I have just spent a very informative and productive whilst relaxed and inspiring weekend with the very talented Karl Smith (Rooks and Roses) at his fully equipped, organized workshop in the glorious, scenic Holme Valley. Karl generously imparted knowledge, under a watchful eye not just on how to construct a piece but also delved into the fascinating science behind the ‘alchemy’ of metal into personally handcrafted ‘treasures’.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent with Karl, departed with some lovely pieces and would highly recommend this workshop.

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