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About Introduction to Jewellery (Summer)

Learn traditional jewellery skills to make your own jewellery in this introductory course.

What will you learn on this course?

On this course you will be predominantly working with sterling silver on a small scale and using mainly hand tools from metal sheet and wire to create fine jewellery and findings.

The term will be broken into projects, learning beginner’s traditional jewellery skills to give you the foundation to create and design something of your own. As you settle into the course you will be able to add your own artistic licence to each piece making it unique to you.

You will learn skills such as soldering, annealing, filling, saw piercing metals, forming, drilling and learning how to finish your jewellery with different polishing techniques. By the end of the course you should come away with the confidence and the practical ability to work with tools and precious materials. Having made pieces of jewellery you are proud of, for yourself or to gift for your friends and family.

The jewellery studio is fully equipped with workbenches, a soldering hearth and torch, polishing motor and various hand tools which the tutor will teach you to use safely and correctly.

On completing the course, you will have gained confidence in basic bench skills, developed your fine motor skills and hand eye coordination, and several pieces of jewellery you have designed and made to wear. Learners who create valuable jewellery from precious metals in our Jewellery Studio will now have the opportunity to have their work hallmarked at the Birmingham Assay Office using the official MAC hallmark. This exciting new partnership offers MAC learners a discounted rate and opportunity to use the MAC hallmark to authenticate their finished designs, alongside access to discounted specialist courses run by the Assay Office.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to beginners who have no prior experience making jewellery. It is also open to improvers who have such previous experience, such as making beaded jewellery or other basic procedures, and would like to develop their skills further and learn some new techniques with the tutor’s support and guidance.

This course may be accessible for people with disabilities. A high level of manual dexterity and tool handling is required. The room is wheelchair accessible. A support worker or carer may assist; carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending to provide support. Please contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs.

Do you need to bring anything?

Students are required to wear flat closed-toe shoes, preferably trainers or boots, as this is a workshop environment with heavy tools, soldering equipment, and a kiln. Unsuitable footwear may result in the student not being able to take part in the session.

Long hair must be tied back. Protective equipment will be provided with the guidance of the tutor.

You will need to purchase materials for the jewellery you wish to make as below.

Are there any additional costs?

There are additional costs for materials such as base metals, sterling silver, solder, saw blades, and findings. These can be purchased from MAC individually or in packs.

Jewellery Start Pack – 2x copper sheets, 2x brass sheets, 2x wet & dry paper, 2M copper wire, 12x saw blades.

Silver by the gram. Discounted hallmarking services using the MAC official hallmark. Cost will be determined by individual items and subject to a handling fee.

Please contact for pricing information.

Who teaches this course?

Roxanna Moznabi

Dates and times

  • April – July

    • Cancelled

    Make up sessions