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Learn how to design and make your own metal jewellery in this special course designed just for beginners.

What will you learn on this course?

This course is for those interested in learning how to create beautiful metal jewellery.

Throughout this short course you will be introduced to core tools and traditional jewellery making techniques of:

  • Piece sawing (cutting metals)
  • Fold forming
  • Soldering
  • Basic Texturing Techniques
  • Enamelling
  • Polishing and Finish

The course will focus on a project, making a pendant, and as your skills develop and grow you will be encouraged to design and make your own ring or bangle. On completing the course, you will have gained confidence in basic bench skills, developed your fine motor skills and hand eye coordination, and have several pieces of jewellery you have designed and made to wear or give to friends and family. 

This is a shorter course for those who want to try out the art of making jewellery. MAC’s purpose-built jewellery studio is a friendly place where you will meet other likeminded people and share your creative journey

Who is this course for? 

This is a beginner level course suitable for adults aged 18+. You do not need any previous experience and you will have full support from our professional artist tutor.

The course is accessible for adults of all abilities but requires a high level of manual dexterity and tool handling. A support worker or carer may assist. Carers must book a complimentary ticket if attending a course to provide support. The studio is wheelchair accessible. Please enquire to discuss your specific 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. The use of protective equipment will be provided with the guidance of the Artist Tutor. MAC will provide equipment for participants. 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 e.g. 

Jewellery Starter Pack - £8.50 (2x copper sheets, 2x brass sheets, 2x wet & dry paper, 2M copper wire, 12x saw blades), Silver - £1.30 per gram, 0.9mm Copper Sheet 6”x3” - £2.10 , Saw blades (x12) - £2.60, Wet & Dry Paper - £1.10 per sheet 

Who teaches this course?

Chloe Minihane Slater 

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Dates & Times

    Jewellery for Beginners (JE106 Spring)