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.

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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 teach jewellery craftsmanship and hand skills to students wanting to learn to make jewellery.

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 Beginners Courses
Improvers Courses

Evening Classes
Weekend Classes

Summer School

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.

In the Summer School timetable (launching 2020) there will be a number of intensive jewellery short courses held during the summer break. Our amazing 3-day beginners course will be available (3 days of jewellery making in a row! Dreamy!), and we’re scheduling some 2-5 day jewellery masterclasses with visiting tutors, focussing on particular jewellery skills and projects.



Featured Classes

Make a Domed Pendant & Earrings

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(3 days, Saturdays)

On this course you will experiment with metal texturing techniques, and you will add doming and soldering earposts to your jewellery skillset

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Make Your Own Pierced Silver Ring

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(6 evenings, Mondays)

This course will teach you to make a wide silver ring band with a cut out pattern in your own design, starting from a flat sheet of silver

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Make a Saw-Pierced Silver Ring

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(3 days, Saturdays)

This course is our favourite format – just like the six-week evening course, but you get three whole days to play with your shiny metal pieces

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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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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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