Jewellery Making Courses in Birmingham

 The JQ Set is a jewellery school that runs weekly evening and weekend jewellery making classes in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The JQ Set is open and running courses, YAY!

In light of the local Birmingham restrictions, class sizes have been reduced to 5 students plus 1 tutor (even though education/training is exempt, it feels like the responsible thing to do)
Come and join us for a friendly making and learning experience, in a safe space with social distancing. You can check out all the precautions put in place for

Covid-19 here

About the Studio

The JQ Set is a jewellery workshop for  both established makers and jewellery students.

One half of the studio houses our resident jewellery designer/makers, and the other half is our jewellery school; a welcoming teaching space with 10 student benches, tools and machinery.

 We are taking COVID-19 related social distancing very seriously at The JQ Set, and have several new measures in place to protect our students, jewellers and tutors.

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Beginners Courses
Improvers Courses

Evening Classes
Weekend Classes

Our Courses

The JQ Set runs several short blocks of 3-6 week jewellery courses each school term, with a few Taster one-day classes dotted throughout. You’re sure to find some dates that work for you.

We teach jewellery craftsmanship and hand skills to students wanting to learn to make jewellery. You will learn small-scale metalworking techniques to create silver jewellery.


Cabochon Stone-Setting Jewellery Courses The JQ Set Birmingham

Make an Oval Cabochon Ring

4.Nov – 9.Dec
(6 evenings, Wednesdays)

This new stone-setting course is next level, teaching you to make your own bezel setting from scratch. The finished ring will stack with your blingy stacking rings too!

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Stone-Setting Jewellery Courses The JQ Set Birmingham

Stone-Set Stacking Rings

7.Nov – 21.Nov
(3 days, Saturdays)

Learn stone-setting with these rub-over set stacking rings. Three rings with your choice of size and colour CZ stones. Great for a sparkly gift in time for the festive season

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Make a silver chain Jewellery Courses The JQ Set Birmingham

Make a Loop-in-Loop Silver Chain

(1 day, Sunday)

This one-day class will teach you all the techniques for you to carry on making a full-length chain on your own, either in Studio Sessions, or at home if you have some tools

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If you’re looking for a new hobby, give this a go!

I’ve just done the beginners’ course and absolutely loved it! My first attempt at jewellery making and I’ve made a sterling silver ring that looks very professional!

Pippa is a great teacher, the studio is absolutely beautiful and the classes are fun and relaxed.

- Caroline G

Expert Instructors

Our jewellery tutors not only have amazing jewellery making skills, they are also are passionate about sharing them. And our workshop dog is the friendliest you’ve ever met.

Pippa Leaver

Pippa Leaver

Tutor, Founder

Tino the Cockapoo

Tino the Cockapoo

Mischief Maker

If you have a specialist jewellery skill or technique that you’d like to share with our students, we’d love to know

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New students

Students returned for more

Students in our Studio Sessions

Students selling their jewellery

Pippa is a professional jeweller and gifted teacher – very friendly and easy to approach (and her dog is lovely)!

The project is broken down into simple steps, which she demonstrates, and she gave us tiny hints that make a huge difference! 

I can’t praise this course enough.

- Helen P

I’ve just completed the beginner’s course and I would highly recommend it!

We learnt a wide range of techniques, Pippa is very knowledgeable, friendly and patient – under her instruction I made a ring which I’m really pleased with.

- Nicola W

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Studio 6, 85 Spencer Street
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
B18 6DE

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0121 236 3458

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