10 projects for jewellers
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VV352
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
During the 10 weeks you will be guided through the techniques needed to make a spinner ring, a pair of riveted mixed metal earrings and an enamelled pendant.
What will we cover?
-Cutting and shaping metal
-Texturing metal with hammer, punches and rolling mills
-Riveting with tube and rod
-Making jump rings.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Cut, file, anneal, form and solder metal.
- Use the right tool for the job.
- Demonstrate increased confidence in your jewellery making skills.
- Apply good health and safety in the workshop.
- Leave with one or more finished piece of jewellery.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for beginners who have taken a short introductory or try it out jewellery course and want to learn some more basic skills and practice those they have been introduced to.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations and hand outs. You must be able to follow and observe the health and safety information given and work safely in the workshop. You will be invited to take part in group discussion.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught through demonstrations, handouts, advice and guidance.There will be some group discussions and individual discussions with your tutor.You will benefit from continuing to work outside of the class, for example by doing research, further reading, preparing a variation on the set project or if you have your own tools: to continue practicing. It is not a problem if you don’t have time to work outside of the class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You do not need to buy anything before the start of the course. It is recommended to work with base metals (supplied by the college) to practice. If you prefer to work directly in silver, your tutor will advise you on where to purchase some.
You are advised that sensible footwear must be worn in the studio. For heath and safety reasons no sandals, open shoes or small pumps can be worn, even in hot weather.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.
Suitable follow-on courses may include:
VV826 - Jewellery making: all levels
VV930 - Flush setting for jewellery makers
Your tutor will be able to advise you during the course.
Noon Mitchelhill has been designing, making and teaching jewellery for over 20 years. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art London she has exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, Japan and the USA. Her work has been featured in a wide range of publications and major exhibitions. Noon’s range includes silver and gold jewellery for both women and men, from the highly dramatic to fine delicate pieces. She has developed her own distinctive techniques forming pieces from hand textured, fine silver sheet or coiling single lengths of fine silver wire to create unique jewellery. She introduces colour with the use of gold and oxidised silver detail.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.