Silver Jewellery - Design and Make

Ref: C2337736

This course offers the opportunity to design and make your own beautiful, individual jewellery from precious metals. You can enjoy learning new skills while creating beautiful items of jewellery for yourself, as presents or even to sell.

Additional information about this course

This course offers the opportunity to design and make your own beautiful, individual jewellery from precious metals. You can enjoy learning new skills while creating beautiful items of jewellery for yourself, as presents or even to sell. The course is designed to suit everyone from the casual hobbyist to the budding entrepreneur. The course will cover all the basic ‘Silversmithing’ techniques including piercing, filing, and soldering, texturing, forging, doming, reticulating, oxidising and riveting metal. During the course you will also look at design, purchasing your own precious metals and basic stone setting.

Course aim

This course offers the opportunity to design and make your own beautiful, individual jewellery from precious metals.

Who is the course for?

Students must bring £12.00 for the Silver, this fee can not be claimed back through any funding with the WEA. The course is designed to suit everyone from the casual hobbyist to the budding entrepreneur. No prior experience necessary.

What topics will this course cover

The course will cover all the basic ‘Silversmithing’ techniques including piercing, filing, and soldering, texturing, forging, doming, reticulating, oxidising and riveting metal. During the course you will also look at design, purchasing your own precious metals and basic stone setting.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

Pierce out and shape metal to create jewellery Solder metal together Design your own jewellery Finish items of jewellery to a good standard Purchase your own metal for making future projects

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback will be given verbally on a one to one and group basis from the tutor. There will also be opportunity for peer feedback during group discussions. Self evaluation will be encouraged and supported by the tutor

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Students will become responsible for purchasing their own precious metals as the course continues, but in depth support and guidance will be given in advance. (This will facilitate students for the future when purchasing precious metals in order to continue making after they have completed the course). Some students do wish to purchase their own tools later in the course and guidance will be given in the first few weeks for anyone wishing to do this, but this is not a requirement. Please bring a notebook, pen and pencil to the first class along with some money (approx. £12) to purchase silver. All tools and equipment are provided. Please wear closed toe shoes in the workshop. You are advised to bring an apron to protect your clothes.

Reading and information sources

What could the course lead to?

Making Jewellery as gifts or for family and friends Setting up in business as an independent jewellery designer/maker Working within the Jewellery Industry

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Silver Jewellery - Design and Make Course Outline

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This course is not available for online enrolment.

Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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