JEWELLERY MAKING FOR BEGINNERS

Course Description:

Jewellery Making Course for Beginners 

This 8 week course is a practical introduction to jewellery making and design. You will learn traditional hand skills, how to pierce (saw), texture, drill, file, hammer and solder metal sheet and wire.

The course will be project based and is suitable for beginners to more advanced students. We will design and make pendants, earrings and rings.

Tools, base metal, copper, brass will be provided and silver for projects can be purchased from tutor.

Week 1
Health and safety and use of tools will be discussed and our first project learning how to pierce and saw and file metal. We will start with a simple project using filing and piercing
Week 2
Project 2. Making a pendant using filing and hammering, learning how to solder and anneal metal
Week 3
Finishing pendant, learning how to finish and clean piece.
Week 4
Project 3. Making a ring. Sara will demonstrate different techniques in how to make different styles of simple rings.
Week 5
Complete rings. With the skills and techniques we have learned so far, student will be encouraged to design and make their own piece of jewellery
Week 6 -Week 10                                                                                                                                                  Continuation of students own individual projects with one to one help from tutor.

Course Day & Time: Monday evening 7.30 – 9.30

Start Date: 23/01/2023

Cost: €150  (This includes use of tools.  Base metal, copper, brass will be provided)

Please note: Silver required for projects can be purchased from tutor

Course Format: In class with tutor. Maximum of 10 students 

Duration: 10 weeks

Enrolment: You can enrol online by clicking on the Easy Payments Plus button. Enrolment will begin on the 1st of December at 10am.

Tutor: Sara Hunter

This course will be led by our new tutor Sara Hunter a working goldsmith with nearly 30 years experience. She aims to teach in a safe, fun and relaxed environment.

 

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