Learn to make beautiful solid silver fingerprint jewellery!
In this intensive 1 day class at the London Jewellery School, our expert tutor will guide you through the whole process on how to make your own beautiful fingerprint jewellery using silver metal clay...
What is fingerprint jewellery?
It's a way of capturing the fingerprint of your loved ones in to a silver piece which can then be worn as a necklace, bracelet, keyring, cufflinks and much more. It is a lovely process to make pieces for friends and family as well as a great business avenue for anyone looking to start or grow a jewellery business.
Who should take this course?
Everyone is invited and welcome to come on this course and we would love to have you. However we do recommend taking the 1 day Beginners Metal Clay course first so that you have the basics covered and can get the most out of the experience.
We will be covering a range of techniques in the course including:
How to create moulds to capture the fingerprints with great detail
Working with metal clay
How to hand engrave and stamp names, dates or messages into the clay
Setting birthstones into your fingerprint pieces
Polishing and finishing for a professional finish
Using patina's to bring out the definition in the prints
Information on hallmarking and legal requirements for selling your work
Plus plenty of useful hints and tips on sourcing supplies and setting up your own making space at home
By the end of the day you should have all the knowledge you need to set up your own
professional fingerprint jewellery workshop at home :-)
What will you be making?
On the day we usually work through three projects designed to cover all ares of fingerprint jewellery making; a silver charm, a pendant and a keyring, each will be unique and using different techniques designed to offer you a full training in the variety of areas you can use in your fingerprint jewellery making.
Who will you be learning from?
One of our lovely, talented tutor team! All classes are taught by professional jewellers with years of experience. your tutor for this course will be experienced in making metal clay and fingerprint jewellery. The class size is small to allow plenty of one-to-one time with the tutor for you to learn at a quicker pace. This is not a franchise but it will provide you with all the practical information you need to set up your own fingerprint jewellery business, or simply to have a go and make some fingerprint jewellery for friends and family.
What you need to bring to this class:
Nada! Nothing :-) For this class we will provide everything. All you need to do is bring yourself.
A few more details...
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.
We think this course is amazing - But don't just take our word for it!
Here are some lovely comments from students who have completed this course with us...
'Fantastic, really informative and practical'
- Tessa Smith
'An excellent day, very informative and an excellent tutor'
- Sue Jennings
'Great course, I can't believe I've learnt so much, and will definitely be looking into setting up a little business at home'
- Jennifer Braunlich
'This was a really informative class, I have learnt so much about fingerprint jewellery and now feel confident about facing customers on my own and making a real go of this - thanks Jessica you are a great teacher!
- Laura Solomon.
'We managed to fit so much into a day, and I am really impressed with the prints i have made,
wish me luck for the business'
- Jacob Butterworth.
'Highly recommend it - great to meet others who enjoy the same thing'
- Amanda Hobson
'The fingerprinting class is magical. It really is like magic sealing the silver perfectly
then seeing a beautiful pendant appear!"
Don't forget to book your place before it's too late.
We look forward to welcoming you into our studios soon. LJS x
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