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.
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  1. Build contemporary jewellery

    Build contemporary jewellery

    Course Date: Thu 5 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Delve into the world of contemporary jewellery and develop your skills in drawing, design, critical thinking and technical skills. This rigorous, multi-disciplinary year-long course is suitable for intermediate to advanced jewellers who want to build on their current experience. Get to grips with a series of short and longer practical projects, learn from expert visiting tutors, explore varied materials and technologies, and hone your research and critical thinking skills, culminating in an end-of-year public exhibition. Term 1: 05/10/17 - 14/12/17 (11 weeks)

    Term 2: 18/01/2018 - 22/03/2018 (10 weeks)

    Term 3: 19/04/2018 - 28/06/2018 (11 weeks)



    Applications for this course will be reviewed on the 18th July 2017 and interviews will take place on the 25th July 2017. We will continue to accept applications after this date.
    Full fee: £1,199.00
    Senior fee: £959.00
    Concession: £731.00

  2. Introduction to diamonds

    Introduction to diamonds

    Course Date: Sat 28 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Join this fascinating one-day course for a valuable insight into the diamond trade, different types of diamonds on the market, and how to assess them. Learn about how the beautiful stones are mined, cut, graded and priced, as well as exploring common simulants. No previous experience necessary.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  3. Jewellery: electroforming workshop

    Jewellery: electroforming workshop

    Course Date: Tue 31 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover the potential of electroforming, the process of transforming carved wax models 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: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  4. Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Jewellery: soldering workshop

    Course Date: Tue 31 Oct 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Does your soldering let your jewellery work down? If you'd 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'll be soldering with style.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £121.00

  5. Introduction to men's jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 4 Nov 2017
    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: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  6. Try it out: precious metal clay jewellery

    Try it out: precious metal clay jewellery

    Course Date: Sun 5 Nov 2017
    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. Whether you're 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: £99.00
    Senior fee: £99.00
    Concession: £99.00

  7. Knotting, stringing and multi strands for beads, pearls and semi precious stones

    Knotting, stringing and multi strands for beads, pearls and semi precious stones

    Course Date: Mon 6 Nov 2017
    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: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £91.00

  8. Introduction to precious metal clay

    Introduction to precious metal clay

    Course Date: Fri 10 Nov 2017
    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're 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: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  9. Enamelling workshop: dry-sifting, wet-packing and cloisonné

    Course Date: Fri 17 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Experiment with vitreous enamelling, a decorative technique for jewellery, to create vibrant colour and striking effects. This course is for beginners and those who have tried enamelling before, and are interested in continuing with the guidance of the expert tutor. Use transparent and opaque colour, and methods such as cloisonné, to discover the possibilities of integrating enamelling into you jewellery design and making.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £91.00

  10. Introduction to designing for men's jewellery

    Introduction to designing for men's jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 2 Dec 2017
    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'll design your own men’s jewellery collection.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £79.00

  11. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Fri 12 Jan 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Make a pendant and silver ring in a weekend. During this action packed course, you'll gain the fundamental skills needed to make simple jewellery in metal.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £59.00

  12. Experience: colour in resin jewellery

    Experience: colour in resin jewellery

    Course Date: Sat 13 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Come and pick up some skills in using resin - techniques of using pigments and embedding coloured elements.

    Whether you're 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

  13. Appraising jewellery and gemstones

    Course Date: Sun 14 Jan 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wished 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

  14. Jewellery making: all levels

    Course Date: Mon 15 Jan 2018 (and 5 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to turn your hand to making your own jewellery? If you've done it before, would like to hone your skills with a professional tutor? Whatever your level, come and practise making jewellery to your own designs, whether you’re picking up the basics of cutting, forming and texturing, or taking your designs to the next level with more complex approaches like chain-making.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £299.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Jewellery: design lab

    Course Date: Wed 17 Jan 2018 (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 perfect 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 piecesyour own jewellery designs?
    Full fee: £279.00
    Senior fee: £279.00
    Concession: £170.00

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