Design and make your own nature themed jewellery in this course. Learn how to cut, heat, pattern, solder and polish metal to create unique pieces of jewellery inspired by nature.
What will you learn on this course?
During this course you will learn how to make your own nature inspired jewellery under the instruction of a skilled tutor.
You will be introduced to a range of traditional jewellery making skills and techniques that may include:
• saw piercing
You will then learn how to develop a design from paper to practice creating your jewellery based on your nature themed design. Our fully equipped studio has workbenches, soldering hearth, pickle bath, rolling mill, pendant motors and a variety of hand tools including piercing saws, files, hammers and punches 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 have jewellery you have designed and made yourself, either to wear or to give to friends and family.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for adults aged 18+. It is open to beginners and improvers. You do not need to have any jewellery making experience to attend this course as full instruction is given. If you have some previous experience and would like to develop your skills, learn some new techniques and work on your own designs with the tutor’s support and guidance.
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.
You will need to purchase materials for the jewellery you wish to make as below.
MAC can provide basic equipment to participants attending this course if needed, although attendees are encouraged to bring their own where possible to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
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?