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If you’re time-poor like me, then this intensive beginners jewellery making short- course is for you. It’s held over two-full-days on a weekend. You’ll work at your own pace while learning the fundamentals of jewellery making. This intensive workshop is great value for money. There’s no additional costs and no need to pay extra to work in silver, it’s all included. And rather than attending classes week-after-week, you’ll learn it all in one weekend.

Everyone will be making different pieces of jewellery, so you’ll be able to see how various types of jewellery are made. Classes are held around a big jewellers bench, so you’ll have your own space and tool kit to use during the class. And, the beauty of working around this big jewellers bench is that you will also be able to see what everyone else is working on. It’s great fun and a really supportive environment in which to learn. Most importantly, you’ll be making pieces of jewellery to suit your style and taste. The pieces you make in this class might even be the start of your first range of jewellery. You’ll be able to use the skills you learn in this beginners jewellery short course to start making your own pieces of jewellery at home.

In this intensive beginners jewellery making course, you’ll learn the following:

  • sawing
  • soldering
  • annealing
  • filing
  • texturing
  • oxidising
  • drilling
  • measure your materials
  • how to earring hooks and posts for stud earrings
  • how to make jump rings
  • how to use a rolling mill
  • finishing techniques
  • essential studio safety
  • hallmarking
  • different tools, what you do and don’t need
  • places to sell your jewellery
  • how to price your work
  • where to buy everything you need – tools, metal, findings etc.

Like all of Pod Jewellery workshops, we work with sterling silver, you can also incorporate copper or brass into your work. You’ll also have access to plenty of copper and brass to test out a texture or finish before applying it to your finished piece. I’m a big believer of learning to use the tools as you make your piece of jewellery. So we won’t be spending hours doing sawing and hammering exercises. We’ll be jumping straight into making our pieces and I’ll provide you with plenty of help along the way.

You also have the option to work in gold, this will need to be ordered in prior to the workshop and will incur an additional fee. You can also make silver pieces with gold incorporated into them.

At the end of this course you’ll take home several pieces of your own handmade silver jewellery. These pieces will look professional and you’ll be proud to show them off.

Included in your workshop fees are:

  • a gourmet lunch on both days
  • all tools, equipment and consumables (emery paper, solder, etc.)
  • sterling silver, copper and brass
  • morning and afternoon tea
  • making instructions
  • supplier lists
  • tool list

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