Jewellery Making

Ref: C3841743

Learn to make simple stylish jewellery projects using wire and bead techniques in eye catching designs. Learn to be inventive and improvise with broken and odd pieces of discarded jewellery and combine objects with traditional beads and wire to make unique pieces of wearable art. You will learn how to recognize and use tools and equipment when making jewellery projects, You will also extend your knowledge of identifying and using jewellery findings.

Course aim

to introduce students to a range of jewellery findings and tools with a view to using both the tools and findings in jewellery projects on the course

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • identify and use a variety of beads in context with other jewellery items
  • identify and use a variety of pliers and cutting tools and understand the function of each tool
  • identify and use a variety of jewellery findings in sample and project work
  • Produce three pieces of work using the new techniques learned on the course. These can be samples or full projects.

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
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support 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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • returning students need to bring a basic jewellery kit/tools and new students will be provided with tools and resources for the first few lessons Requirements list provided at first session

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
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Jewellery Making


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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