Try it out: jewellery making weekend

Course Dates: 20/07/19 - 21/07/19
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Liane Wolf

Aimed at beginners or those wanting a refresher. Join this action packed weekend to make a pendant and silver ring. Implementing fundamental jewellery making techniques, you will gain the basic skills you need to make simple jewellery in metal.


What is the course about?

We will cover the basics of jewellery making over one intensive weekend. It is a good way of finding out if jewellery
making is for you before embarking on longer or more advanced courses. There will be set projects as well as a
chance to stamp your own creativity on each piece. You will come away with two finished pieces of jewellery.

What will we cover?

- Cutting metal
- Texturing metal
- Annealing and soldering
- Finishing
- Make a pendant & silver ring
- Health and Safety considerations with a jewellery workshop.

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

- Use a jeweller’s piercing saw to cut metal shapes
- File, sand & polish metal
- Create textures using hammers, punches & a rolling mill
- Make a pierced pendant & a silver ring band
- Work safely in a jewellery workshop.

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

This course is for beginners or those who would like to refresh the basics of jewellery metal work. You should be
able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations, handouts and for 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. Please look at the rest of the course outline carefully to decide if you
may benefit from support in your English and Maths skills to help you to take part fully in this class.

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

Teaching will be in a group with demonstrations from the tutor. There will also be plenty of 1:1 assistance and

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

Equipment and materials, including base metals and silver for the ring are supplied.

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.
These courses, from the Summer School or 17-18 Main Programme might be of particular interest to develop what you learned or your outcomes from this course:
VV878 Jewellery: intensive week for beginners, VV413 City Lit Beginners Jewellery, VV397 Beginners Jewellery I.

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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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)

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Course Code: VV960

Sat-Sun, day, 20 Jul - 21 Jul '19

Duration: 2 sessions

Full fee: £129.00
Senior fee: £129.00
Concession: £129.00

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