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Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Annette O'Sullivan
  • Course Code W23JWYD06D
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

For students who have a good knowledge of basic jewellery making techniques wishing to develop their own ideas and improve their skills to a professional level. Students should have attended jewellery making classes regularly for a year and feel confident to work independently. Visual research and the development of original ideas are an important aspect of this course

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Follow a design project and develop your ideas into a piece of jewellery
  • Develop personal work with guidance from your tutor
  • Research and use new techniques based on the terms technical theme
  • Develop good benchbook use for recording designs, samples, techniques and your progress on the course,
  • Identify tools for the development of your work and gain competence in using them


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    Class format and activities

    This is a practical class and you will be learning to make pieces of jewellery building on your existing skills. You will learn to work confidently with metals and other materials. You will be set a design project to encourage research and develop original jewellery designs. You will also be encouraged to develop personal work with technical and design advice from the tutor. Each term you will learn a series of techniques that feed into the terms design project. You will learn through group demonstrations, peer group discussions and with individual help and guidance from your tutor. You will be encouraged to use a bench book to record your designs and development. You will be asked to complete a learning statement to assess your progress.

    Entry requirements

    This is an Intermediate level jewellery class. It is recommended that you should have attended jewellery making classes regularly for a year and feel confident to work independently with advice and guidance from the tutor.

    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 for some jewellery techniques. 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 need

    All tools needed to take part in the course are available in the workshop. We also provide basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals, paper, acrylics, enamel etc. There are some items you will need to purchase yourself such as precious metals (silver and gold), stones, saw blades and specific sized drill bits. Your tutor will help you assess your material requirements for each project and provide a list of suppliers. It would also be helpful to bring: an A5 sketchbook to record your progress and design ideas and a pencil/ pen for taking notes. An apron and hair band to tie back long hair. Please wear sensible footwear- no open toed sandals!

    What you can do next

    This is an open ended course where different techniques are covered each term. You will benefit from continuing on the same course where the tutor will be able to help you develop your style and jewellery making skills.