Mastering Metals Jewellery Making Course - 10 weeks 25/10/22 - 03/01/23 10am-1pm
This thorough introduction to using sheet metals in your jewellery designs covers every technique or method you need to get off to a flying start, so whether you have never used metal before or want to learn some extra techniques this course is perfect for you.
Starting with getting to know your tools and their functions to using a gas torch to solder, anneal and even paint.
The course aims to take the fear out of getting started and arm you with all the fundamental skills, knowledge, tips, tricks and confidence to create the designs you have dreamed of making.
Workshops are available to purchase individually at £35 per session. booking the course saves you £50!
Getting to Know your tools and metals
Scratching or engraving
Experimenting with other oxidisation methods
Sawing and Piercing
marking and planning cut shapes
setting up your jewellery saw
choosing correct size blades
Annealing, doming and forming
using a gas torch to soften metals
using a dapping block and punches
creating smooth domes and bead caps
creating organic undulating shapes
Riveting and cold connections
preparing for rivets
doming and shaping rivets
Fold forming and chasing
Repeated heating cooling and beating of metal to achieve folds and dimples in the metal
Flaring, folding, texturing and forming
Hinges and Bails
creating interlocking hinges
forming tube/folded bails
Soldering wire to sheet metal
Granulation and reticulation effect
Balling copper and silver
Creating reticulated surface on metal
using up scrap metals.