Try it out: jewellery making

Course Dates: 16/09/19 - 17/09/19
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Elizabeth Bone

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.


What is the course about?

Basic jewellery-making techniques such as forging, texturing and soldering, cutting out shapes in sheet metal.

What previous students loved about the course:

"Really rewarding but quite fast paced! Looking forward to doing more."
"It was perfect! Thank you!"


What will we cover?

- Impressing textures onto the surface of sheet metal
- Cutting outlines and internal shapes in sheet metal
- Finishing

You will have a period of time to explore these techniques through personal work. If you have experience in jewellery, you can follow your own project, in consultation with the tutor.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Cut and form sheet metal and wire
- Anneal, texture and solder metal
- Make a personal piece of work using the skills you have learnt.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?


You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through demonstrations and examples of jewellery that show how these skills have been implemented. You will be given technical notes, and support and advice as to how your work can be developed.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All the basic tools and equipment you will need for this course are provided. Build will also provide some basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals (copper, gilding metal, etc.) and other materials (paper, pens, etc.) chemicals (pickle, borax, etc.) and sundries (polishing compound, etc.).

You will need to provide your own metal if wishing to work in silver or on a large scale.

You are advised that sensible footwear must be worn in studio 311. For heath and safety reasons, no sandals, open shoes & small pumps can be worn – even in hot weather.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Build offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.

The courses below might complement what you learned on this course:

VV417 Introduction to jewellery making
VV397 Beginners Jewellery I
VV852 Try it out: precious metal clay jewellery.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

I would highly recommend this course for any beginners interested in jewellery. The tutor was approachable, professional and encouraged all of us.
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Review by Deborah / (Posted on 03/04/2019)
Really great access to basic techniques with room to be as creative as you like. Very gentle introduction to working with metal.
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Review by CRS / (Posted on 02/04/2019)
What a fantastic experience :-) Some elements were much harder than I thought but this made the end results so rewarding. I really enjoyed the day and the tutor was wonderful, so knowledgeable, patient and friendly.
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Review by anonymous / (Posted on 11/12/2018)
A very enjoyable course that you need to work fast at to get the most out of it as there is so little time.
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Review by JCR / (Posted on 19/09/2018)
I really enjoyed the course. I learnt so much in two weeks.
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Review by fabrice / (Posted on 01/06/2015)
Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: VV690

Please choose a course date 

Mon-Tue, eve, 16 Sep - 17 Sep '19

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £79.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £79.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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