Jewellery Making for Beginners

Ref: C3127069

A beginners course providing an introduction to basic jewellery making. We will look at the tools, materials and techniques needed to create simple but effective items of jewellery. We will look at how different colours, materials and techniques influence the design process and put this into practise when designing and creating our own jewellery pieces. As this course is starting in September we have Halloween themed activities to look forward to and the follow on course will be running up to Christmas so more themed fun to look forward to.

Course aim

An introduction to the principles of jewellery making at home, looking at the materials, tools and techniques used to design and create simple pieces of jewellery for personal use or as presents.

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
  • Additional Materials - though certainly not essential - it would be great to add to the variety of beads we have access to if you wanted to bring some extra 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 course would lead nicely into the follow-on course, running after half term, where the basic skills you have learnt will be built on and added to.

Download full course information sheet

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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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