An Introduction to Jewellery Making

When and Where

26 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019 (10 hours, 2 days)
Days and times
Friday 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Frieda Munro
Course code

What you will learn

Explore jewellery making using precious and base metals. You will cover skills such as saw piercing, filing, texturing, soldering and polishing to create at least two beautifully finished piece of jewellery. Basic material costs included.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Measure metal and cut to size.
  • anneal and form metal, prepare, fit and solder a seam
  • polish your jewellery
  • finish your jewellery to a good standard

Class format and activities

This is a practical class. The tutor will provide examples of finished pieces and show you how to work with metal. You will make a ring through group demonstrations and 1-1 help..
You will begin by measuring and cutting your piece of silver to size.
The metal will then be softened by the process of annealing, and you will prepare to join the ends together with solder.
The ring will then be formed and stretched by means of hammering.
Finally, the surface will be ‘finished’ by hand polishing and by using the buffing machine.
On the second day we will explore various ways of texturing metal with hammers, stamps and the rolling mill. We will use our textured metal to make a pair of earrings.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

The course is suitable for complete beginners and learners who want to gain further confidence in jewellery making techniques.

What you need to know before you enrol

The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. You need a moderate level of fitness and arm strength to be able to form metal. Some chemicals used may be harmful in pregnancy. Please let the tutor know if you are pregnant and they will advise you as to necessary precautions

What you will need for your class

All tools and materials needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. You may want to purchase some silver, the tutor will be able to sell you some at cost price in the studio, this cost should be no more than £10
It would also be helpful to bring:
Apron, notebook, pen and a hairtie if your hair is long

What you can do next

This course is a good introduction to the basics of jewellery m,aking. You could continue onto one of our Beginners Jewellery courses in September- VJE022A, VJE069A,VJE044A.