Acrylic, Resin and Polypropylene Jewellery with Sarah King

When and Where

Dates
29 Feb 2020 - 14 Mar 2020 (15 hours, 3 weeks)
Days and times
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Location
Morley College London

Cost

Full fee
£155
Concession fee
£125
Senior fee
£140

Quick Facts

Availability
Yes
Tutor
Sarah King
Course code
VJE144A

What you will learn

Explore working with acrylics, resins and polypropylene in this three day course. Develop your own designs combining plastics with metal to create some stunning and original pieces of jewellery

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • make a simple rubber mould from a master shape and cast in resin
  • combine plastics with silver findings to make finished pieces without soldering
  • texture, shape and finish acrylic sheet

Class format and activities

We will explore the use of plastics in jewellery by looking at finished pieces by different designer/makers. Please bring in any examples or images that you may have.
On the first day we will use premade rubber moulds to make a piece in resin. We will explore mixing and colouring the resins. We will also learn how to make our own rubber moulds that can be used the following week. With any time that’s left we will experiment with making jewellery using acrylic sheet. On the second day we will clean and polish our resin pieces and we will make a textured and heat formed acrylic bangle or pendant. We can use our individual moulds for making another resin piece but you will need to allow time for the resin to set so this piece will not be finished in the class.

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 is also suitable for students with experience of metalwork and jewellery making who are keen to develop and to extend their skills. Curiosity and readiness to experiment with tools and materials is essential.

What you need to know before you enrol

Health & Safety information will be given at the start of the course and subsequent lessons where necessary. You may be asked to sign a form declaring that you agree to follow procedures as advised. 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. The jewellery studio is on the third floor but there is lift access

What you will need for your class

All tools needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. We also provide all of the plastics to make your projects. You may need to purchase silver findings such as catches etc. The tutor will be able to sell you some at cost price in the studio.
It would also be helpful to bring:
•Apron, notebook, pen and a hairtie if your hair is long

What you can do next

Morley offers jewellery classes day, evening and weekends for students at all levels of experience. Additionally, specialised short courses are provided which focus on specific skills and techniques. If you have enjoyed this course you might want to try;
VJE103A- Casting and Colouring Resin Jewellery with Kathie Murphy
VJE145A- Mixed Media Jewellery with Joanne Haywood