When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability No
  • Tutor Susi Hines
  • Course Code W22JWYA17A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Learn how to form and texture metal to make a stunning silver ring in just one day. This course is for beginners all materials included

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Measure metal and cut to size
  • Anneal and form metal, prepare, fit and solder a seam
  • Produce a decorative surface on the metal by means of hammering, using punches or rolling mills if desired
  • Learn a range of polishing techniques from mirror to satin finish
  • Health and safety in the workshop and the correct use of Jewellery hand tools and machinery


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  • Concession fee
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    Class format and activities

    The tutor will provide examples of finished pieces. You will begin by measuring and cutting a piece of silver to size. The metal will then be softened by the process of annealing, and you will prepare the ends to be joined together with solder. The piece 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.

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience of jewellery making is necessary. Enthusiasm is an asset!.

    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 need

    All tools and materials will be available on the course. It would be helpful to bring a notebook and a fine permanent marker pen.

    What you can do next

    The course provides an excellent start to jewellery making. You could continue on to a term time beginners jewellery making class at Morley College- VJE016A, VJE022A, VJE001A or have a look at our specialist weekend courses.