Certificate in Jewellery Making Level 1
This 10 week long course is aimed at beginners and those who have been making jewellery for a short time who would like to develop there skills to the next level and become confident in a full range of jewellery making techniques.
It is an intensive course that is run for 1 day a week over 10 weeks so a total of 10 days of jewellery making. Some of the skills covered include, beading, basic wire wrapping, silver jewellery, jewellery design, resin, fused glass jewellery and enamel.
This course is certified meaning that you will need to reach a certain level in order to pass and the tutors will outline the criteria. Once you are certified you will be in a stronger position to make and sell jewellery with customer confidence. If your pieces don't all pass you can resubmit them after the class in order to gain the certificate.
You will also be expected to keep a workbook (which will be given to you on day 1) to use throughout the course which will support your learning and be included in marking your course.
Week 1 - Beginners Beading: covering all of the basics of beading, which is a fundamental skill for any jeweler. This day covers 5 projects including earrings, two bracelet and two earrings.
Week 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
Week 3 - Beginners Silver: 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.
Week 4 - Intermediate Silver: Developing your silver work in this day you can design your own projects with the tutors support working to some basic outlines.
Week 5 - Beginners Metal Clay: Learn to make jewellery from metal clay, basic stone setting, ring making and texturing.
Week 6 - 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.
Week 7 - Fused Glass: Learn the art of fused Glass for making stunning glass jewellery. You will cover tack-fusing and full-fusing and will complete 4 projects within the class.
Week 8 - Resin: Make some bold and beautiful pieces with resin, a fantastic and affordable material. You will complete 3 projects including a bangle, necklace and a project of your choice.
Week 9 - Enamel: Learn to enamel, the perfect way of adding colour to your jewellery. Works great with metal clay as well as sterling silver and copper.
Week 10 - Perspex:
Although this class has criteria and outlines to work to, it is still very open in terms of design and exploration of your ideas. Allowing you to cover a vast range of skills and techniques in a short space of time and encouraging you to develop your creativity and design skills too.
This class is certified by London Jewellery School
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 8.
We take an hour break for lunch 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
'I had the best time of my life - can't wait to do my next course!' Jessica Clarke
'A great step for a professional creative path' Neama Fathalla
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