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Short Course in Jewellery Making

Short Course in Jewellery Making


Make your own bespoke jewellery and accessories using semi-precious metals with this short course. Designed for both beginners and those with some experience of jewellery making, the course covers a range of techniques.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

This part-time, evening course has start dates throughout the year and will take 11 weeks to complete.

  • Tuesday 19th September 2017 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 20th September 2017 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 21st September 2017 - 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 9th January 2018 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 10th January 2018 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 11th January 2018 - 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 17th April 2018 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 18th April 2018 - 6.30pm - 8.30pm
  • Thursday 19th April 2018 - 10.00am - 12.00pm

The first week of the course will be induction and enrolment. This will be followed by ten weeks of theory and practical based study.

The course is held at St Helens College Town Centre Campus.

What will I study?

This course is ideal for both beginners and those with some previous experience of working with precious metals.

The course will introduce you to silversmithing technique, tools and equipment whilst making items such as rings, pendants, brooches, ear rings, chains etc.

Students will be directed to hand make certain objects within the sessions but can adopt these into more personal objects.

Those students with some experience will be able to make functional or sculptural objects of their choice working with the tutor to enhance the design making and decorating process.


Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

There are no formal entry requirements. As with all our leisure courses the main emphasis is to come along and enjoy the course. All you need is commitment and enthusiasm.

What are the course fees?

The total cost of the course is £130.00. 

Due to the dramatic rise in the cost of precious metals students will be expected to order their own silver. Very small quantities can be purchased and delivered, dependent on your designs and budget. The tutor will advise on these details at the start of the course.

All students will be able to take their final pieces home with them.

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