Jewellery

Jewellery at Build offers a diverse range of courses with high quality teaching delivered by specialist tutors in dedicated, well-equipped studios.

• Have you considered taking your jewellery making and design to the next level with one of our year-long courses:
• Technical skills, traditional metalwork, experimental materials and techniques for the complete beginner, intermediate and professional jeweller.
• Self-directed study workshops, design development and realisation, professional practice.
• Supportive, challenging and creative teaching environment to exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge between experts and peers. Tutors offer group and 1:1 teaching.
• Courses throughout the year; day, evening and weekend, including year-long taught programmes, 12 week workshops, and short intensives. 

from the Jewellery end-of-year exhibition, showcasing work from students on the part-time year-long programmes:

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  1. Jewellery: electroforming workshop

    Jewellery: electroforming workshop

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the potential of electroforming, the process of transforming models from carved wax, Polymorph and organic found objects,such as twigs, leaves and seashells, into metal. Learn how to prepare objects, handle the electroforming tank and chemicals, and integrate attachments, to create professional-looking lightweight and hollow pieces.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  2. Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Course Date: Tue 30 Oct 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your soldering let your jewellery work down? If you would like to practise without worrying about the outcome, get expert help and improve your understanding and technique, then come and join this practical course. Soon you will be soldering with confidence.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  3. Introduction to jewellery for men

    Course Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A practical jewellery course focusing on designing and making men’s jewellery, using casting and etching to produce organic textures on rings, cuffs and cufflinks. Design and make leather and braided cord cuffs with specialist knots and rivets.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  4. Try it out: precious metal clay jewellery

    Course Date: Sun 4 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to experience working with one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with precious metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure silver when fired.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  5. Introduction to precious metal clay

    Introduction to precious metal clay

    Course Date: Fri 9 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to discover one of the most versatile and effective materials in jewellery making? Come and get to grips with metal clay, which handles like clay but turns into pure copper when fired. Whether you are a complete novice or an experienced jeweller, learn the basic techniques of working with this magic material as well as more innovative uses, to create original items of jewellery.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £73.00

  6. Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting

    Introduction to stone setting: flush and gypsy setting

    Course Date: Sat 10 Nov 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gypsy setting, often called flush setting is a technique to set a small round and brilliant cut faceted stone on a metal surface. On this course you will be introduced to the principles and applications of this versatile technique, including making your own bespoke setting tools.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £121.00

  7. Knotting and stringing for beads and pearls

    Knotting and stringing for beads and pearls

    Course Date: Mon 12 Nov 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn the technical skills involved to create a professional finish in beaded jewellery.

    Master knotting between pearls and beads, get to grips with stringing semi precious stones and consider how to create multi strand necklaces and bracelets.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £97.00

  8. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Tue 11 Dec 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  9. Appraising jewellery and gemstones

    Course Date: Sun 13 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Wish you knew more about the jewellery you were buying, or could value the heirlooms in your drawer? Join this fascinating two-day course to learn how to appraise gem set jewellery and stones. Explore precious metals, hallmarking, common gemstones found in jewellery and how to identify antique pieces, and bring your own jewellery for assessment by the tutor.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. Jewellery making: all levels

    Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jan 2019 (and 6 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking to progress your jewellery making skills with the guidance of an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate jewellery maker and woud like to improve your design and push your technical skills to a higher standard this course is for you.
    Full fee: £409.00
    Senior fee: £327.00
    Concession: £249.00

  11. Develop your jewellery design and making

    Develop your jewellery design and making

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy honing your jewellery making skills in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate to advanced jewellery maker and would like to improve your designs and push your technical skills to a higher standard, this hands-on, expert led course is for you. Perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches.
    Full fee: £459.00
    Senior fee: £367.00
    Concession: £280.00

  12. Jewellery and mindfulness workshop

    Jewellery and mindfulness workshop

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Feeling stressed or distracted? Discover the power of craft activities in developing focus and concentration to combat the stress of daily life, and pick up new jewellery making skills at the same time. Learn to hand-braid colourful textile threads to create a bracelet whilst learning about the practice of mindfulness, and enjoy the impact this has on your general wellbeing.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive jewellery: design lab to develop your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top quality pieces to your own jewellery designs.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

  14. Introduction to designing for men's jewellery

    Course Date: Wed 16 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Men’s jewellery is often under-represented. This course will investigate and decipher this market. Looking at trends, fashion and inspiration along with consumer research, you will design your own men’s jewellery collection. You will be signposted towards an appropriate course to make you design a reality.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  15. Try it out: resin jewellery

    Course Date: Thu 17 Jan 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and pick up some skills in using resin; using pigments and embedding coloured elements.

    Whether you are a beginner or an experienced jeweller, this short course is an insight into casting plastics.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £149.00

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