About the Course
Learn how to form and texture metal to make a stunning silver ring in just one day. This course is for beginners all materials included
By the end of the course you will be able to
Measure metal and cut to size
Anneal and form metal, prepare, fit and solder a seam
Produce a decorative surface on the metal by means of hammering, using punches or rolling mills if desired
Learn a range of polishing techniques from mirror to satin finish
Health and safety in the workshop and the correct use of Jewellery hand tools and machinery
Class format and activities
The tutor will provide examples of finished pieces. You will begin by measuring and cutting a piece of silver to size. The metal will then be softened by the process of annealing, and you will prepare the ends to be joined together with solder. The piece will then be formed and stretched by means of hammering. Finally, the surface will be ‘finished’ by hand polishing and by using the buffing machine.
Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.
No previous experience of jewellery making is necessary. Enthusiasm is an asset!.
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 and arm strength to be able to form metal. 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 and materials will be available on the course. It would be helpful to bring a notebook and a fine permanent marker pen.
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