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About Traditional Jewellery Making Skills (JE103 Autumn)

Learn traditional jewellery techniques and create your own designs using precious metals. This course is perfect for those who want to try out the art of making jewellery!

What will you learn on this course?

A traditional Goldsmith is a metalworker who specialises in working with gold and other precious metals on a small scale. A goldsmith crafts jewellery using mainly hand tools from metal sheet and wire to create fine jewellery and intricate findings.

The terms will be made up of projects and you’ll be taught beginner’s traditional jewellery skills to give you the foundation to create and design something of your own.

You will learn skills such as:

  • Soldering
  • Annealing
  • Filing
  • Saw piercing
  • Polishing and finishing techniques

By the end of the course, you will have the confidence and the practical ability to work with tools and precious materials and be able to make jewellery you are proud of.

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 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 jewellery making experience and improvers who are looking to refine their skills.

At the heart of MAC is a focus on accessibility and inclusion. Please contact us to discuss your specific access needs. 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.

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 us for pricing information.

Who teaches this course?

Roxanna Moznabi

Dates and times

  • September – December