Silver and Copper Jewellery Making for Beginners

Ref: C3529445

Learn how to make your own silver and copper jewellery from metal sheet and wire using traditional jewellery making skills, including piercing out, shaping, texturing, soldering and finishing.

Course aim

Learn how to make silver and copper jewellery from sheet and wire using traditional jewellery making 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:

  • Cut, file, form, texture and solder wire and sheet metal
  • Name, select and use a range of appropriate tools and equipment correctly
  • Demonstrate the techniques and processes I've been taught
  • Complete two original pieces of my own design
  • (For returners) improve and extend my piercing out, soldering, shaping, connecting and texturing skills

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?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Note/sketchbook would be useful. For safety, please wear footwear that fully covers feet & tie long hair back.

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

Download full course information sheet

Silver and Copper Jewellery Making for Beginners

Enrolment Conditions

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

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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