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The fundamentals of jewellery making

The fundamentals of jewellery making

Duration: 6 weeks

Price: £240

Contact: Faith Pope at Enki

High Street
West Midlands
B14 7JT

Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

About the Course

This course is designed for people who would like to continue making jewellery at home, each week will cover a different topic giving you more in depth knowledge and trouble shooting abilities for the inevitable mishaps... I will also give you advice on making you're own collapsible kitchen workshop (where all the best jewellers start)

The lessons will be as follows-

Week 1- Wax carving
You will use ancient techniques to carve wax into a three dimensional charm. I will then take your pieces to be cast in silver to be cast ready to solder them in week 4.

Week 2- Texturing
You will use rolling mills and stamps to texture a flat piece of metal which you can then make in to a piece of jewellery in week 3.

Week 3- Saw piercing
After practicing straight curved and zig zag lines on some copper, you will use your saw to cut out shapes from your textured metal.

Week 4- Soldering
This week I will teach you about soldering, there is a lot that can go wrong with soldering so I'm going to let you make all those mistakes when I'm there so you can learn how to avoid them! You will also solder the findings onto your cast charm and assemble your textured piece.

Week 5- Stone setting
This week I will show you how to make a simple cabochon setting which you can make in to a brooch or pendant.

Week 6- Polishing
This week we will go through various polishing techniques, I will show you how to use the polisher but as this is not a realistic option for the beginner jeweller to buy I will give you other options too.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The course includes all tools and materials, lots of copper to practice on, and you will go home with at least three items of silver jewellery.

-A silver wax carved piece that can be used as a pendant, brooch or charm.
-A bezel set pendant (there will be a choice of semi-precious stones available).
-A textured saw pierced piece that could be made in to whatever you like.

Drinks and snacks will be provided. I would not advise bringing any alcohol to this one though as there will be a lot to get through!

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