Jewellery Making for Beginners

Ref: C3126855

A short 4 week practical course for complete beginners, where you will be introduced to the tools, skills, materials and techniques to enable you to design and create simple jewellery items. You will be able to take away with you all the jewellery that you have made during the course.

Course aim

A short course that will provide an introduction to basic jewellery making. It is a practical course enabling you to design and create jewellery pieces using a variety of tools, materials and techniques.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise different tools and their specific uses in jewellery making
  • Use all tools and materials safely
  • Develop and demonstrate creative skills in jewellery design
  • Design, select materials for and complete a jewellery project.
  • Investigate a range of different materials that can be utilized in jewellery design

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • There is a possibility that this short course could lead to a longer follow-on course where the basic skills you have learnt will be built on and enhanced.

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Jewellery Making for Beginners


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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