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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Rebecca Ilett
  • Course Code K23MCAD04E
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This 1 day per week course offers beginners and intermediate students an opportunity to learn afresh or brush up on the basics of metal jewellery-making techniques. Ideal for those who want to get started with precious metal jewellery as a hobby, or for designers who want to develop their jewellery skills further to extend their creative skillset in a new area. For those in jewellery retail, this course offers useful insight into the practical manufacture of jewellery items. The course will introduce you to soldering and construction skills for producing pieces such as decorative rings, bangles, earrings and pendants. Non-precious metals such as copper or brass sheet will be available to purchase in the workshop. Silver must be purchased independently by the student and tutors will be happy to give advice on buying materials for individual projects. By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of basic processes for jewellery making and you will produce your own finished piece of jewellery.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Familiarise with jewellery studio, equipment and health and safety precautions
  • Understand metal properties, annealing, work hardening and manipulation of metal
  • Use basic jewellery skills of piercing, drilling, shaping using pliers, soldering, pickling, filing up and cleaning
  • Use basic jewellery making skills to apply to own ideas and designs
  • Sketch up simple jewellery designs which employ the basic skills and techniques
  • Make a final article which demonstrates use of the basic skills and techniques


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Tutor demonstration and explanation. Students practice skill sin the specialist jewellery studio. Annotations made by students to support practical tasks. Basic sketches made by students to express own ideas

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience is required

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Pre-course activities may include thinking of jewellery designs

    What you need

    A pencil and notepad are useful

    What you can do next

    A range of jewellery courses are offered at Morley college including certificate and accredited programs. This course can help progression to higher level of study in jewellery or broaden learning in related art and design disciplines.