Courses

The Magic of Argentium

Duration: 3 Days

In this 3-day class, students will learn about the technology and techniques required to work with Argentium Sterling Silver, a revolutionary sterling silver alloy that has magical characteristics. Argentium is .935, does not fire scale and is tarnish resistant. The material’s ability to be fused without solder adds to its magical appeal. Master goldsmith, Ronda Coryell, will provide expert instruction and close-up demonstrations. Students will get hands-on experience to create a flat ring with decorations fused to the surface, a ring with a bezel, and a bead. Intermediate skills required.

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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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Introduction to Jewellery Making

Duration: 2 Days

During this two day course, you will be taught by Teresa Speer, Ba (Hons) Jewellery, who has been in the jewellery trade for over a quarter of a century 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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Jewellery Making Beginners Week

Duration: 5 Days

This is the ultimate beginners' crash course jewellery workshop, consisting of the Introduction and Intermediate courses, with an additional day filled with further content. Learn skills like shaping metal, setting stones, soldering and finishing (polishing) and much more.

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Night School

Duration: 8 Weeks (Monday or Wednesday 6:30pm to 9:30pm)

Our night classes are a great opportunity for you to bring whatever ideas and projects you would like to work on and make use of our workshops and our extensive variety of jewellery making tools and equipment.

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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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Wax Sculpting and Casting Course

Duration: 2 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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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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Chasing and Repousse Course

Duration: 3 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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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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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 you will learn include single stone claw, triple stone claw, channel set, emerald cut claw, cluster setting and more.

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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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