Wer'e excited to introduce our Brand New Diploma in Silver Jewellery 1 year course at the London Jewellery School, starting in September 2019
If you are looking to launch or grow your own jewellery business selling professional silver, gold, gemstone and metal work then this course is tailored to equip you with the technical making skills to do just that.
The course is taught one full day per week for a year (broken down into 3 terms) and you will learn to make professional quality jewellery, develop your designs, practice a vast array of making skills and hone your craft ready to sell or work in the jewellery industry.
See below for the course outline, what is included, who the course is ideal for, payment options and how to book.
Term 1: Silver Term
Week 1: Beginners Silver
Week 2: Soldering Masterclass
Week 3: Piercing, Polishing and Finishing
Week 4: Intermediate Silver Jewellery
Week 5: Stone Setting in Silver (Day 1)
Week 6: Stone Setting in Silver (Day 2)
Week 7: Jewellery Design (Commission Brief Set)
Week 8: Cold Connections
Week 9: Technical Drawing
Week 10: Working to Commission (Making a Piece)
Week 11: Workshop Day
Week 12: Marking Day
Term 2: Professional Term
Week 1: Beginners Wax Carving
Week 2: Stone Setting in Wax Carving
Week 3: Making Wedding Rings (For Customers)
Week 4: Working with Gold
Week 5: Intermediate Stone Setting 1: Collet Setting
Week 6: Intermediate Stone Setting 2: Irregular Settings
Week 7: Workshop Day & Founder Q&A Session
Week 8: Intermediate Stone Setting 3: Claw
Week 9: Beginners Enamelling
Week 10: Intermediate Enamelling
Week 11: Workshop Day
Week 12: Marking Day
Term 3: Mixed Media & Business Term
Week 1: Beading & Wire Wrapping
Week 2: Metal Clay 1 (Beginners & Gold)
Week 3: Metal Clay 2 (Textures and Moulds, Embellishments)
Week 4: Metal Clay 3 (Beads and Hollow Forms with Gold)
Week 5: Resin 1
Week 6: Resin 2
Week 7: Granulation and Fusing
Week 8: Perspex
Week 9: Jewellery Business
Week 10: Photograph Your Jewellery
Week 11: Workshop Day
Week 12: Marking Day (this term also includes a group trip)
Please note: timetable is subject to change along with developments in the school programme.
What is included:
Included in the cost of this course are all your essential materials to make your items throughout the year. Unlike other courses we include materials such as silver, small amounts of gold etc. (Approx. value £700)
A full student toolkit to set up your own jewellery space at home (worth £100-200)
A year of membership to Jewellers Academy Membership with 100s of online tutorials to support your in-person learning (worth £365)
10 Teaching days, 1 workbench day and 1 marking day per term
1-2-1 mentorship with a tutor
A mini-professional photoshoot for your work at the end of the year (worth approx. £250)
Q&A day with LJS Founder Jessica Rose
A professional end of year exhibition in a central london venue
Who is this course for?:
This course is aimed at beginner or intermediate level jewellers who want a full and intensive training in silver jewellery making skills in order to lauch or develop a jewellery business, for personal development or in order to work in the jewellery trade.
Unlike other courses we focus on how you can build a profitable jewellery business yourself, with accompanying Jewellers Academy membership to help develop your business skills alongside your making skills. All of our tutors are active jewellers with experience working in the trade to share.
What can I do next?
Following this course you can launch or may already have launched and be working on your own jewellery business. You can develop your skills with the LJS Advanced Jewellery Diploma we encourage you to carry on regular jewellery making practice at home throughout and after the course to grow your new technical skills. You may also apply to jobs in the trade, or continue making for personal enjoyment.
Fees and Payment Plans:
Total course fee: £4,497 (includes over £800 of materials)
Option 1: Pay in total before start of the course.
Option 2: Pay in 4 equal installements of £1,125
First installment three months before course start date (or at time of booking)
Second installment before start of term 1
Third installment payable at end of term 1
Fourth installment payable at the start of term 2
Option 3: Pay in 12 monthly installemnts of £375
(please note this option is only avaliable if first payment is made 6 months or more before course start date)
Tutors and Mentorship:
The classes on this course are taught by experienced and successful designer jewellers including Helen Walls, Hayley Kruger, Penny Akester, Michelle Leaver, Amy Keeper.
You will be asigned a mentor for the course who will support you throughout your learning and will mark your work termly.
How to Join a Diploma:
Please visit the Jewellery Diploma website (link below)
We will get back to you asap (usually within 1-2 days)
If you would like to arrange a tour around the school or a phone consultation we can arrange this at your convienience
Initial payments are processed
We will send you your confirmation and see you on day 1 for a life-changing experience
It's the best jewellery making/training establishment I have found in three years in London
I came all the way from Singapore and booked this class online to learn a new "trade" and for the experience. It's a great way to spend the day here Fun thing to do while on holiday in London, I’m on holiday from South Africa
Lynette van Duyn
I'd highly recommend LJS to anybody who wants to learn about jewellery making in a friendly, supportive envrionment
We had such a fun time and I managed to make something that was actually pretty good despite not having a creative bone in my body! I surprised myself and will be back soon for the intermediate
Great day, came knowing nothing and left with loads of beautiful silver jewellery
A great course to inspire and ignite your interest in jewellery, be it a hobby or career choice
This was my first insight into the practical side of jewellery making and I am very happy I choose to attend this course. Very inspiring tutor and I will definitely come back
This course was the best value for money I have attended, Michelle is an inspiring teacher
I came all the way from Ghana, West Africa and I don't regret it! It was really worth my while.
Michelle was an excellent tutor with bags of patience, approachability and down to earth. Enjoyed the teaching and sensitivity and balance in knowing when to step in and when to push a little for our benefit
I was a little nervous beforehand ... but wow.... you can actually do this! It's so rewarding!
Very professional and yet still appropriate for beginners
A brillant and informative introduction to making silver jewellery. Michael is very encouraging, particulary when trying to master new techniques
I had a brillant day and achieved far more than I expected. The staff are excellent as are the facilities
I really enjoyed the class, the instructor was very experienced and very helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone. From someone who wants to start their own business to someone who wants to try out a new hobby
- I loved all the pieces I made!