Try it out: jewellery making weekend

Course Dates: 14/09/19 - 15/09/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Aurelie Dellasanta

Make a pendant and silver ring in a weekend. During this action packed course, you will gain the fundamental skills needed to make simple jewellery in metal.


What is the course about?

The course is designed for those who have no previous experience of working with metal, or the tools and skills necessary for making jewellery. We'll begin with an introduction to the safe use of tools and equipment, followed by the making of a pendant and textured silver ring band. The projects will serve as a practical introduction to measuring, sawing, heating metal, soldering, basic forming, finishing and polishing.

What previous students loved about the course:

"Several techniques learned. Excellent teacher. Really full day - very much enjoyed. Thank you!"
"It was very enjoyable overall and particularly so because we made two pieces in the time available - can't imagine how it could be improved. Would happily recommend. I had no previous experience and this was a great introduction."


What will we cover?

This short course will include measuring, cutting metal, heating, texturing, soldering, filing, sanding and polishing. We will also cover safe working practice.

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

- measure for a ring
- cut and anneal metal
- texture metal using hammers and punches
- file, sand and polish metal
- form metal for a simple ring band implementing various techniques
- demonstrate an understanding of basic jewellery-making, including the health and safety issues.

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

The course is for complete beginners in jewellery-making, as well as those with some experience who might prefer to take a shorter course, or for those who specifically want an introduction to this subject area.

You must be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and safety
information, and be prepared to take part in group discussions. You should be happy using numbers and able to
do simple measurements and calculations.

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

Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals. Group discussions and feedback are encouraged.

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

General tools and equipment will be supplied. A reasonable amount of base metal (copper, some brass and gilding
metal) sheet and wire are available for your use. Enough silver to make one ring will be included in the course fee. You will need to supply your own sketchbooks/notebook.

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.

The courses below might complement what you learned on this course:

VV139 Introduction to jewellery making
VV852 Try it out: precious metal clay jewellery
VV694 Beaded jewellery making.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Reviews below are by students who have attended this course, regardless of the course teacher. Please be aware you may not be booking onto a course with the same teacher.

Good practical and hands on training, worth the money.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 24/09/2018)
Excellent intro course learning to work with metal (copper, bronze & silver), cutting, punching, patterning, polishing and soldering to creating rings and pendants. The weekend provided lots of practical experience with most of our time spent using the tools, after watching the tutor demonstrate.

Our tutor knew her subject well, very patient and spent time with each of us. Some people managed to produce more than the three items, by using the practice metal samples.

The workshop also well equipped, very little queuing to use tools, fully equipped workbenches for the 10 people on the course. The time flew by and overall a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.

Will definitely be returning to do more City Lit courses!
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Review by Catherine / (Posted on 19/09/2017)
Tutor Biographies
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Book your place

Course Code: VV891

Please choose a course date 

Sat-Sun, day, 14 Sep - 15 Sep '19

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £149.00
Concession: £149.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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