Jewellery

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

• 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: etching project

    Jewellery: etching project

    Course Date: Mon 9 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Etching is the process of using an acid and a resist to create patterns, texture and surface decoration on metal. This week-long course is a structured exploration of a range of etching techniques for jewellery, encouraging you to apply them to your own jewellery designs.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Try it out: jewellery making weekend

    Course Date: Sat 14 Jul 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Aimed at beginners or those wanting a refresher. Join this action-packed weekend to make a pendant and a silver ring. Implementing fundamental jewellery making techniques, you'll gain the basic skills you need to make simple jewellery in metal.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  3. Electroforming for jewellery

    Electroforming for jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the potential of electroforming, the process of turning organic found objects, such as twigs, leaves and seashells, as well as wax pieces and ready-mades, into metal. Create unique jewellery pieces using this innovative process.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  4. Jewellery production: 20 pieces in five days

    Jewellery production: 20 pieces in five days

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Want to add another level to your jewellery making? Up for the challenge of creating a collection? From idea to product, discover the techniques and strategies to create 20 pieces in just five days on this exciting, fast-paced course.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  5. Jewellery: fold formed brooches

    Jewellery: fold formed brooches

    Course Date: Sat 21 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Expand your jewellery-making skills on this excting two-day course, using press forming and fold forming to make a brooch and brooch components using themes from linocut images.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  6. Recycling gold and silver jewellery

    Recycling gold and silver jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to recycle your old jewellery and scrap metal into sheet, tube and wire. Discover how to read hallmarks, remove stones and cast metal using crucibles and casting plates. Intermediate level.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £73.00

  7. Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

    Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make silicone moulds for casting multiples, in different materials and repeat units. This week-long course is great for those who would like to gain experience with the process of mould making and casting with resin and Jesmonite.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  8. Fashion jewellery: Kumihimo braiding

    Fashion jewellery: Kumihimo braiding

    Course Date: Wed 25 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop Kumihimo braiding techniques to make finished pieces of jewellery using a wide range of threads, ribbons, yarns and beads. You'll be able to make a range of braids with Kumihimo tools, materials and finish your pieces with specialist findings.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £60.00

  9. Knotting and stringing for beads and pearls

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    By exploring a range of beaded jewellery techniques you will learn how to string precious beads and how to knot between beads and pearls. You will also learn how to attach simple clasps and findings to bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  10. Repair your jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Got a favourite necklace that needs repairing, or a precious ring with loose stones? Why not learn to repair them yourself rather than handing them over to someone else? Pick up some of the skills needed for jewellery repair and maintenance on this popular course, mending damaged items and learning how to best clean and store jewellery to extend the life of your favourite pieces.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £39.00

  11. Jewellery: beginners' project week

    Jewellery: beginners' project week

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Spend a week creating jewellery in metal. Learn fundamental skills through projects where you will make pieces such as a pendant and a ring, moving on to personal projects which may include earrings and a bracelet.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  12. Jewellery production: wax carving, casting and finishing

    Jewellery production: wax carving, casting and finishing

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carve, model and experiment with jeweller’s wax. Learn about the lost-wax casting process and how components and multiples are made in jewellery production. Outsource your carved wax for lost-wax casting, whilst experiencing low-fi casting methods, Delft Clay (sand-casting) and cuttlefish-casting in the studio.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  13. Jewellery techniques: Keum Boo

    Jewellery techniques: Keum Boo

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ancient Korean art of ‘Keum Boo’, often called ‘gold overlay’. Learn how to add decorative gold accents to silver jewellery. Ideal for beginners and experienced jewellers alike.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  14. Colours and curves in metal jewellery

    Colours and curves in metal jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gilding metal, copper and brass are metals which take readily to the process of chemical patination. The gorgeous colours and effects which can be achieved by this method are best expressed on the surfaces of simple, curvy volumetric forms. Enrol on this course to discover the techniques and processes to create 3D forms in metals with striking patination effects.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  15. Jewellery production: finishing techniques

    Jewellery production: finishing techniques

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to finish jewellery to a professional standard. This is a great opportunity to bring jewellery (or samples) you made on other courses and finish these with a texture, matt surface or high polish.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £42.00

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