Jewellery Making Courses in Birmingham

The JQ Set is a jewellery school and studio for learners, makers and creators. Weekly evening and weekend jewellery making classes are run in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter

Come and join us for a friendly making and learning experience

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Taster: Make a pair of Silver Earrings or Cufflinks


24.Feb 2024
(1 day, Saturday)

This 1-day Taster class will teach you some simple jewellery techniques for you to make a pair of silver textured drop earrings or cufflinks

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Beginners Silver Ring Course – Weekends


9.Mar – 23.Mar
(3 days, Saturdays)

The beginners course in my favourite weekend format! You will be taught the same silver ring-making project as the Monday evening classes

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Beginners Silver Ring Evening Course


18.Apr – 23.May
(6 eves, Thursdays)

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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Improver 1: Make a Handmade Silver Chain


16.Apr – 21.Apr
(6 eves, Tuesdays)

Experiment with different shape and size of silver wire and chain links, to then make a handmade bracelet. There’s lots of small-scale soldering practice too!

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Improver 1+: Skills Spotlight Loop-in-Loop Chain


20.Apr 2024
(1 day, Saturday)

This 1-day class will teach you all the techniques for you to make a chain on your own, either in our Studio Sessions, or at home if you have some tools

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Improver 1: Domed Pendant and Earring Set


8.Jun- 22.Jun
(3 days, Saturdays)

Experiment with metal texturing techniques on this course, then add doming and “sweat soldering” ear-posts to your jewellery skillset

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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 8 student benches, tools and machinery.

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.

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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

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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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Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
B18 6DE

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