Introduction to jewellery making

Course Dates: 13/04/21 - 11/05/21
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Learn the basic processes and techniques for working in metal so that you can make simple items of jewellery. For beginners or students with some experience as a refresher.
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Finished Tue, day, 13 Apr - 11 May '21

Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Basic jewellery-making techniques such as cutting out shapes, texturing and soldering. You will be working in sheet metal and wire.

What will we cover?

- Cutting outlines and internal shapes in sheet metal
- Soldering and annealing
- Impressing textures onto the surface of sheet metal
- Forming sheet and wire
- Finishing.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Cut and form sheet metal and wire
- Anneal and solder metal with guidance of your tutor
- Use machinery to drill and polish metal with guidance of your tutor
- Make a personal piece of work using the skills you have learnt.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?


You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety information, and will be invited to take part in group discussion. You should be able to use numbers and be able to do simple measurements and calculations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through demonstrations and examples of jewellery that show how these skills have been implemented. You will be given technical notes, and support and advice as to how your work can be developed.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All the basic tools and equipment you will need for this course are provided. City Lit will also provide some basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals (copper, gilding metal, etc.) and other materials (paper, pens, etc.) chemicals (pickle, borax, etc.) and sundries (polishing compound, etc.).

You will need to provide your own metal if wishing to work in silver or on a large scale.

You are advised that sensible footwear must be worn in studio 308. For health and safety reasons, no sandals, open shoes & 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.

Browse our current online offer for complementary courses.

Mona Hadinejad

Mona is a jewellery designer and maker who trained at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts in the Netherlands before moving to London. After graduating with a Master’s degree in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art in London, she set up her independent jewellery brand in 2015. She has since created numerous fine jewellery collections, as well as bespoke commissions for private clients. Mona teaches a range of jewellery and language courses at City Lit.

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.