6 Day Techniques Intensive
This is one of our most intensive courses - spend 6 consecutive days learning all different jewellery making skills and techniques from beading and silver to polymer and, importantly, the basics of jewellery design!
This class is aimed at beginners or those who are fairly new to making jewellery who want to get to a high level in a short space of time. Throughout the 6 days, you will be learning a full range of techniques which will open up all different possibilities for your jewellery making.
Skills and techniques covered in this class include:
Day 1 - Beginners Beading: Covering all of the basics of beading, which is a fundamental skill for any jeweller. This day covers 5 projects including earrings, two bracelets and two earrings.
Day 2 - Intermediate Beading: incorporating chain and wire with some basic wire wrapping. This day covers 5 projects including earrings, rings, a bracelet and two necklaces
Day 3 - Beginners Metal Clay: Learn to make jewellery from metal clay, basic stone setting, ring making and texturing.
Day 4 - Jewellery Design: This is the only day that is not practical jewellery making. A full day to develop your design skills with one of our expert designer jewellers. You will be developing your workbook, and exploring your ideas.
Day 5 - Beginners Silver Jewellery: Learn to work in metal and make pieces out of silver. Texture, anneal, solder and much more. This day covers two projects both of which are rings.
Day 6 - Polymer Clay: In this class we will cover all the basics of working with polymer clay to make beads and finished pieces of jewellery.
This course is a very thorough introduction to the world of jewellery making and is perfect for anyone wanting to get in to jewellery making either as a career or as a hobby. But be warned, it is addictive!
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded the 6 Day Techniques Intensive Certificate which is accredited by the London Jewellery School.
Students usually make 15-20 pieces of unique jewellery to take away.
To see some samples of what other students have made please take a look at our student gallery.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 7.
We take an hour break for lunch each day and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
An excellent course which has really opened up my eyes to the world of jewellery making, over the past 6 days I have learnt so much and feel so inspired. The teachers were all excellent the environment was very friendly and engaging, I will definitely be back for more' -Helen Jones
'A great course which I really enjoyed, its perfect for trying out different ares of jewellery making. I loved all the techniques but now have a much better idea of what I would like to work in and other courses I would like to take in the future. Thanks again' -Alex Feldon
'It's amazing how much we made in only 6 days' -Natasha Chung
'Six days of fun and exciting new discoveries!' -Louisa Johnson
'A good introduction to a different form of jewellery making' -C Sasha
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x