Foundations of Jewellery Manufacturing *4 week/Saturdays course*

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New 4 week course format!

This Foundation of Jewellery Manufacturing course is suited to anyone who wants to design and make their own jewellery - or who wants to find a career in the jewellery making space but doesn't know where to start. It is designed to give you real world insights into the mostly closed-off world of professional jewellery making. 

It is a practical & accelerated introduction, set in real life, i.e. taught by a working and experienced goldsmith (Nathan), held in a working environment. 

Key details:
  • Very limited places - class size is maximum 5 people; 
  • 4 weeks, 28 hours of lessons, in the form of one 7 hour class each Saturday (10am-5pm with break ); 
  • It is not required but recommended that participants also purchase a tool box or some basic equipment they need to set up at home - will provide guidance with this purchase after you make your booking, however please note that the cost is likely to be around 250 Euro for the toolkit. 

By the end of the course, you will have been taught the skills, and given the information & resources, necessary to begin your foray into jewellery making. 


Class will run each Saturday from 10:00 - 17:00 Uhr (with a break) for 4 weeks. 


Base metals such as copper and brass will be used for most practice and sample pieces.

See above re the toolkit for working at home. 

Course components: 

You will touch on the following in the course: 

  • Design
    • Concept development 
    • Sketching & bench drawing 
  • Materials 
    • Wax
    • Silver
    • Gold
    • Alloys 
    • Stones
  • Suppliers 
    • Measuring & estimating amounts 
    • Casting 
    • Who, where & what
  • The Workshop 
    • Setting up the workbench 
    • Safety
    • Tools & equipment
    • Hand tools
    • Workshop equipment
    • Liquids, polishes &
      other perishables 
  • Wax carving 
    • Materials & skills 
    • Best use & limits
  • Metal forming
    • Measuring & marking
    • Sawing 
    • Filing
    • Hammering
    • Bending 
    • Rolling 
    • Wire drawing 
    • Annealing 
  • Joining techniques 
    • Soldering 
    • Cold-joining
    • Rivets
    • Shepherds hook
    • Jump rings
  • Finishing techniques
    • Filing
    • Sanding
    • Polishing
  • Resizing & repairing 
    • Sizing up
    • Sizing down
    • Repairing

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