Silver Jewellery Design & Make

Ref: C2339259

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.

Course aim

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

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students must bring £12.00 for the Silver, this fee cannot 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.

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

  • Work with metal to create your own jewellery designs
  • Select and purchase precious metal for your designs
  • Use a range of basic techniques including piercing, soldering and filing metal
  • Use a range of other techniques including forming, etching and stone setting
  • Achieve a good quality finish on your work

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 have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning

What else do I need to know?

  • Please bring a notebook & pen to the first class and 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.

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
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Consider selling your work, either Online or through Artisan Markets

Download full course outline

Silver Jewellery Design & 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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