In the Studio Jewellery School are delighted to announce that we have, at long last, moved our school to Alicante in Spain. Our first set of Spain-based courses are now viewable on our Calendar page and available to book.

All our lecturers have agreed to fly out to Spain to continue teaching their wonderful skills to old and new students, in fact they are looking forward to it.

The courses will be slightly shorter days therefore enabling the possibility of family and friends to also enjoy some of your company should they want to join you. We have already been contacted by a company who are organising trips to bodegas and sightseeing should any students and friends want to join in with other things. Our intention is that all should leave with our usual high standard of skills learnt but also have a wonderful experience.

We have already made contacts in the area with people who will let rooms from 15 euros per night per person and will drive them to and from the school for the courses. We will be looking at more options for students as soon as we can. The closest beach of Guardamar is 15 minutes drive from us and Torrevieja 20 minutes, so if it’s a beach you are looking for it’s not far. Alicante airport is about 20 minutes away, we are located down a quiet country lane but close to villages and towns, nothing too far away.

Thank you all for your kind wishes on our facebook page, we really do appreciate them.

Very best wishes to you all and look forward to you joining us in the lovely warm sunshine.

Courses

Chasing and Repoussé Course

Duration: 4 Days

Join the fantastic Fabrizio Acquafresca who flies in from Florence to teach this skill of sculpting metal into wonderful artwork using a hammer and his specially hand crafted chasing tools. Fabrizio has over 30 years experience in Chasing and creates work for prestigious organisations such as the Vatican and the Formula One Grand Prix. This course is suitable for all skill levels.

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Stone Setting Course

Duration: 5 Days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

John Russel, a professional stone setter for over 40 years, teaches this extensive 5 day workshop, in which you will experience setting stones in a wide variety of different ways. Settings available for you to learn include: single stone claw, triple stone claw, channel set, emerald cut claw, cluster setting and more.

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Jewellery Making Beginners Week

Duration: 5 Days

This is the ultimate beginners' crash course jewellery workshop, consisting of both the Introduction and Intermediate courses. Learn skills like shaping metal, setting stones, soldering and finishing/polishing and much more.

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Wax Sculpting and Casting Course

Duration: 3 Days

Learn how to create your own jewellery by sculpting and manipulating various different types of wax, each with unique characteristics and techniques. Learn mould making techniques, and have your wax jewellery magically transmuted into silver using our centrifugal casting equipment.

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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Duration: 3 Days

During this three day course, you will be taught by Teresa Speer, Ba (Hons) Jewellery, who has been in the jewellery trade for over 30 years and has been teaching jewellery making for over 18 years. Teresa is a qualified lecturer who has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally and has lectured at Loughborough University School of Art and Design and Birmingham City University. You will receive a large amount of individual tuition, which ensures that you receive the right amount of help in order to maximise your personal development and get the most out of the course.

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Wire Weaving Course

Duration: 2 Days

Wire weaving is a beautiful way to create jewellery and is a very relaxing way of creating things of beauty to wear. The jewellery uses wire: twisted, interlocked and woven - there is no soldering or gluing. The art of wire weaving requires a minimum amount of tools and can be a wonderful and inexpensive way to start your jewellery making journey.

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Wire Wrapping Course

Duration: 2 Days

Wire wrapping is one of the oldest jewellery making techniques. Jewellery made using this method has been found in the pyramids and has also been seen in Roman and Celtic jewellery. The jewellery uses wire twisted interlocked and woven, there is no soldering or gluing. The art of wire wrapping requires a minimum amount of tools and can be a wonderful and inexpensive way to start your jewellery making journey.

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Fusing, Fabricating and Granulating Argentium Silver Course

Duration: 3 Days

In this three day class, explore the technology and techniques required to work with Argentium Silver, a revolutionary alloy that has amazing characteristics. Argentium is .935, does not fire scale and is tarnish resistant. The material’s ability to be fused without solder adds to its appeal. Master goldsmith, Ronda Coryell, will provide expert instruction and close-up demos. Students learn the process of fusing both flat and three-dimensional forms. Demonstrations are followed by hands-on experience to create earrings, rings, and a bead.

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Beading Course

Duration: 1 Day

Beginners are welcome on this pleasant course, which covers a multitude of beading techniques, including stringing techniques, working with Beadalon, various kinds of fastenings, Bali bead necklaces and bracelets, knotting, pearl stringing, using wire to attach beads or as suspended elements, knotting a fresh water pearl necklace and finishing pieces using gimp ends and silver fittings.

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Chain Maille Course

Duration: 2 Days

This beautiful and satisfying technique allows you to create a wide variety of jewellery by interlinking rings in unlimited creative ways.

On this course you will create chain maille jewellery using a diverse range of useful techniques, along the way learning everything you need to know to create your own deigns in the future.

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Enamelling Course

Duration: 2 Days

Enamelling allows you to add colour to jewellery, with a beautiful glass-like finish. A fun course, suitable for everyone from complete beginners to experienced jewellers. Students will enamel between four to nine pieces, depending on the individual, and will come away with a thorough understanding of all the different types of enamelling methods used in jewellery making.

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Engraving Course

Duration: 2 Days

Learn the wonderful, historic art of hand engraving from a professional hand engraver of 40 years. Learn to sharpen and prepare your gravers and experience the striking technique of carving beautiful designs into metal at an impressively delicate scale. This remarkable technique can be used for adding fantastic decoration to your jewellery as well as creating plaques or intaglio printing plates.

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Forged Silver Spoon Making Course

Duration: 2 Days

Experience the ancient art of spoon making and use traditional techniques to hammer and sculpt rods of metal into beautiful and shapely instruments. This course is brilliant for learning how to manipulate metal in an immediate and visceral fashion.

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Fusing With Argentium Silver Course

Duration: 2 Days

Argentium Silver was created with unique advantages over traditional sterling silver, such as firescale elimination, fantastic tarnish resistance and the ability to fuse it without the need for solder. It is now used worldwide.

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Precious Metal Clay Course

Duration: 2 Days

Precious metal clay can be sculpted like ordinary clay and then, amazingly, transformed into Fine Silver through a firing process. This course, which is suitable for beginners and the experienced alike, will teach you all aspects of working with this fantastic substance in a variety of ways.

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