About the Course
Learn essential jewellery making skills such as saw piercing, filing, soldering, polishing and stone setting to create a ring or a pendant with a cabochon stone. Develop confidence in the jewellery studio practicing on base metals before developing beautifully finished pieces in silver.
By the end of the course you will be able to
Saw pierce, file and solder to make a ring.
Texture metal, dome it and make a pair of earrings.
Sawpierce with confidence and complete a pendant or keyring
Class format and activities
The class is very ‘hands on’ - you will learn by making. The tutor will demonstrate every stage before you do it and will provide constant feedback. On the first project you will learn to saw pierce, file and make up a band ring, you will also cover soldering and polishing techniques. On the second project we will be making earrings, learning how to texture and dome metal while becoming more confident with further soldering techniques. On the third project you will cover saw piercing and make a keyring or a pendant.
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.
No, this course is suitable for complete beginners or those wishing to extend their skills
What you need to know before you enrol
The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. You need a moderate level of fitness to use jewellery making equipment. 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. For health and safety reasons we recommend that you don’t wear sandals
What you will need for your class
Apron, notebook, and pen.
Any material for texturing, watercolour paper, feathers, material, dry leaves for instance
If you are a new student the tutor will give you advice on how much and where to buy silver for your final project.
This cost should be no more than £10.
What you can do next
VJE044B/VJE022B - Jewellery Beginners, Part 2. Morley College also offers specialised weekend courses and term time courses for all levels of experience.
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