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Tutor: Julie Holt
Experience Needed: None
Class Time: 19.00 - 21.00
Suitable for all levels of experience, whether you are a complete beginner or already jewellery making and looking to fill knowledge gaps and improve your technique, this is the first module of our Certificate in Fashion Jewellery Programme - comprehensive jewellery making training for anyone who wants to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence in making fabulous fashion jewellery.
This hands on training takes place in our well-equipped, professional jewellery studio where you will learn the theory, watch each technique demonstrated by your expert tutor, ask questions and practise the techniques taught so you gain confidence. And there's always help on hand to guide, encourage and help, quickly identifying any issues and advising how to correct them. As a mixed ability class, you'll find it a supportive learning environment where you will learn from and inspire other students.
Where this jewellery making course differs from others is that it also teaches you how to buy the correct jewellery making equipment and materials. Plus, you will learn lots of tips and tricks of the trade that you can start putting into practise straight away.
It is for you if you want to...
- make individual, stylish jewellery that you are proud to give as gifts or sell
- increase your knowledge of jewellery making techniques and repertoire of designs
- perfect your skills and get a great finish every time
- reduce mistaken purchases and save yourself money
This course runs in 10 week terms with a week off for half term in the middle, each Tuesday evening 19.00 - 21.00
Classes take place at the Surrey Jewellery School Studio, Mayford, Woking and upcoming terms are as follows:
Autumn 2017 - w/c 18th September 2017 to w/c 27th November 2017 (half-term w/c 23rd October 2017)
Spring 2018 - w/c 8th January 2018 to w/c 19th March 2018 (half-term w/c 12th February 2018)
Summer 2018 - w/c 23rd April 2018 to w/c 2nd July 2018 (half-term w/c 28th May 2018)
Each week you will learn about jewellery making design, techniques, tools and materials through a combination of theory and practise projects. During the first term, we focus on the following techniques:
- Basic Crimping
- Working with Jump Rings
- Hanging Loops
- Connected Loops
Having completed the initial course, you will then have the option to progress to our intermediate and advanced modules that focus on the following techniques:
- Intermediate Crimping
- Wire Wrapping I
- Advanced Crimping
- Achieving a Professional Finish
- Wire Wrapping II & III
Successfully complete all three modules, plus a separate assessment module and you will be awarded your Certificate in Fashion Jewellery.
Please note this course is exclusive of materials – you may provide your own or purchase from the studio each week.