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Tutor: Sharron Clarke
Experience Needed: None
Class Time: 10.00 - 12.00
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 students learn from and inspire each other.
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
- understand how to use individual components and combine them with other components
- save yourself money by knowing exactly what to buy for your designs
- get the best from your tools and avoid unnecessary purchases
This course runs in 10 week terms with a week off for half term in the middle, each Wedneday morning 10.00 - 12.00
Upcoming terms are as follows:
Autumn 2019 - w/c 16th September 2019 to w/c 25th November 2019 (half-term w/c 28th October 2019)
Spring 2020 - w/c 13th January 2020 to w/c 23rd March 2020 (half-term w/c 17th February 2020)
Summer 2020 - w/c 20th April 2020 to w/c 29th June 2020 (half-term w/c 25th May 2020)
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.