Jewellery

Jewellery at City Lit offers a diverse range of courses with high quality teaching delivered by specialist tutors in dedicated, well-equipped studios.

• Technical skills, traditional metalwork, experimental materials and techniques for the complete beginner, intermediate and professional jeweller.
• Self-directed study workshops, design development and realisation, professional practice.
• Supportive, challenging and creative teaching environment to exchange ideas, experiences and knowledge between experts and peers. Tutors offer group and 1:1 teaching.
• Courses throughout the year; day, evening and weekend, including year-long taught programmes, 12 week workshops, and short intensives. 

View highlights from the Jewellery end-of-year exhibition, showcasing work from students on the part-time year-long programmes:
CityLit Jewellery Exhibition - Summer 2017

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  1. Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

    Casting and mouldmaking project: resin and jesmonite

    Course Date: Mon 23 Jul 2018 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn how to make silicone moulds for casting multiples, in different materials and repeat units. This week-long course is great for those who would like to gain experience with the process of mould making and casting with resin and Jesmonite.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00
    Concession: £109.00

  2. Knotting and stringing for beads and pearls

    Course Date: Sat 28 Jul 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    By exploring a range of beaded jewellery techniques you will learn how to string precious beads and how to knot between beads and pearls. You will also learn how to attach simple clasps and findings to bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  3. Jewellery production: wax carving, casting and finishing

    Jewellery production: wax carving, casting and finishing

    Course Date: Mon 30 Jul 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Carve, model and experiment with jeweller’s wax. Learn about the lost-wax casting process and how components and multiples are made in jewellery production. Outsource your carved wax for lost-wax casting, whilst experiencing low-fi casting methods, Delft Clay (sand-casting) and cuttlefish-casting in the studio.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £179.00

  4. Jewellery techniques: Keum Boo

    Jewellery techniques: Keum Boo

    Course Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ancient Korean art of ‘Keum Boo’, often called ‘gold overlay’. Learn how to add decorative gold accents to silver jewellery. Ideal for beginners and experienced jewellers alike.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  5. Jewellery production: finishing techniques

    Jewellery production: finishing techniques

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to finish jewellery to a professional standard. This is a great opportunity to bring jewellery (or samples) you made on other courses and finish these with a texture, matt surface or high polish.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00

  6. Colours and curves in metal jewellery

    Colours and curves in metal jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 6 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gilding metal, copper and brass are metals which take readily to the process of chemical patination. The gorgeous colours and effects which can be achieved by this method are best expressed on the surfaces of simple, curvy volumetric forms. Enrol on this course to discover the techniques and processes to create 3D forms in metals with striking patination effects.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  7. Jewellery making: creative cold connections and marvellous mechanisms

    Jewellery making: creative cold connections and marvellous mechanisms

    Course Date: Sat 11 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have enjoyed working with alternative jewellery materials such as aluminium, wood, leather, textiles and other substances which can not be soldered, this course is your opportunity to experiment with ways of connecting these and to extend your design skills. Discover the word of rivets and cold connections!
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  8. Collet Ring

    Fine jewellery project: collet set ring

    Course Date: Mon 13 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you looking to finesse your existing jewellery making practice, building confidence through a set project? On this intensive course you will produce a large and small collet for a brilliant cut stone. Quick students can make a crown setting.
    Full fee: £209.00
    Senior fee: £167.00
    Concession: £127.00

  9. Textile jewellery: inspired by Frida Kahlo

    Textile jewellery: inspired by Frida Kahlo

    Course Date: Mon 13 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Feel inspired by the colours, textures and motifs from the quintessential wardrobe of Frida Kahlo this summer to coincide with a major exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum - ‘Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up’. Explore this extraordinary exhibition with a group of like-minded individuals and take your fresh inspiration directly into an intensive workshop. You will learn how to construct different elements of textiles to create your own statement necklace, paying homage to this inspirational artist.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £97.00

  10. Jewellery making: bespoke clasps and catches

    Course Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fabrication of bespoke clasps and catches is a fantastic way to enhance and consolidate a piece of jewellery, making it truly unique. On this course you will refine your jewellery-making skills whilst adapting a catch/mechanism to your own design.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £129.00
    Concession: £129.00

  11. City Lit jewellery workshop: beginners

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Work independently on your own jewellery projects in our well equipped jewellery workshop. This is an opportunity for self-directed and untutored bench time, sharing the studio with the year long VV413 City Lit beginners jewellery course.
    Full fee: £979.00
    Senior fee: £783.00
    Concession: £597.00

  12. Try it out: jewellery making

    Try it out: jewellery making

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018 (and 3 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ideal for beginners who want to give jewellery making a go. Come and join this short taster course introducing you to basic jewellery processes and techniques to enable you to make a simple piece of jewellery.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £69.00

  13. City Lit beginners' jewellery

    City Lit beginners' jewellery

    Course Date: Mon 17 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Ever wanted to try making your own jewellery but not sure where to start? Delve into this intricate and rewarding craft with our year long structured beginner's course. Pick up the basics in everything from research and design to technical skills including soldering, annealing, etching and stone setting.
    Full fee: £1,229.00
    Senior fee: £983.00
    Concession: £750.00

  14. Jewellery workshop: model and make

    Course Date: Tue 18 Sep 2018
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Looking to progress your jewellery making skills with the guidance of an expert tutor? If you are an intermediate jewellery maker and woud like to improve your design and push your technical skills to a higher standard this course is for you.
    Full fee: £299.00
    Senior fee: £239.00
    Concession: £182.00

  15. Jewellery: design lab

    Jewellery: design lab

    Course Date: Wed 19 Sep 2018 (and 2 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Fancy working on your own jewellery projects in a professional workshop with an expert tutor? Join our interactive jewellery design lab to perfect your skills, try different techniques, and discover new design approaches. Develop your own projects with expert guidance, and step outside your comfort zone to produce top-quality pieces.
    Full fee: £339.00
    Senior fee: £339.00
    Concession: £207.00

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