Introduction to Jewellery Making


Sat 13th & Sun 14th Jan

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Introduction to Jewellery Making Workshop

Sat 13 Jan: 10.00am – 4pm
Sun 14 Jan: 11am – 4pm

Join us for a two-day intensive introduction to jewellery making and learn how to make your very own jewellery in Sterling Silver. In this beginner-level weekend workshop, you’ll learn all about the traditional techniques and tools used to make jewellery. We’ll cover a checklist of essential techniques such as sawing, filing, annealing, texturing, shaping, and soldering. Our expert tutors will demonstrate every step of the process and then guide you as you practise your new skills. To begin with, you will get creative with copper, learning the skills and experimenting until you have the confidence to move on and create a finished piece in silver. You can choose to make a ring, a bangle, a pendant, or a pair of earrings, and depending on the level of complexity you might even come away with a small collection! Our talented tutors will be on hand to help you come up with designs using your ideas and inspirations. This course is a great starting point if you are taking your first steps in jewellery making, or if you just want a fun-filled creative weekend.

This course does not include stone setting but is a good building block for learning the techniques you will need to progress to stone setting. Why not check our upcoming schedule for stone setting or sea glass workshops if you’d like to move on to these more advanced techniques after your beginner’s workshop.

Level: Suitable for all

What to bring:

  • We’ll provide all the things you will need to start making jewellery including tools, copper, and a small amount of silver. Extra silver will be available to purchase at cost price if you’d like to work on a bigger project or multiple pieces
  • Please bring along glasses if you need them
  • Wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a studio environment including closed-toe shoes. Why not treat yourself to a CSSJ branded apron to make you feel right at home?
  • If you have long hair please wear it up
  • If you are the type of person who prefers to arm yourself with some knowledge ahead of time then we have prepared a Pinterest page filled with jewellery-making information and inspiration just for you!
  • Tea, coffee, and biscuits are supplied. If you could bring a lidded cup that would be great! Bring your own lunch to eat in the studio or we can advise you of nearby places to eat
  • Feel free to bring a notebook and pen/pencil to take notes and start drawing up designs!

Course Info

Sat 13 Jan: 10.00am – 4pm
Sun 14 Jan: 11am – 4pm
Your class may run over slightly so please allow 30 minutes buffer time at the end when planning your day

Central Scotland School of Jewellery, Craft Central, High Street, Dunblane

**Please note: classes may be cancelled due to a lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled**

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