2nd January 2021 – The JQ Set is on a little pause until 20th Feb 2021

In light of the new circumstances of Birmingham moving into Tier 4, with a backdrop of a new virus strain and households having mixed over Christmas, I have decided to postpone the start of term for The JQ Set until after February half-term. Students who have courses booked for January have been emailed. It’s been a tough decision to make, but it feels like the safest thing to do at the moment is to pause until things settle.

Look after each other, and I’ll see you very soon. Pippa (& Tino)

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.

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

Wax Carving for jewellery making course at The JQ Set Birmingham

Wax-Carving: A Silver Pendant


20.Feb – 6.Mar
(3 days, Saturdays)

An introduction to a different technique! You will create your own piece out of wax, which is turned into silver in between classes, for you to finish

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Make a silver ring Jewellery Courses The JQ Set Birmingham

Make a Cut-Out Patterned Ring


22.Feb – 29.Mar
(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 silver chain Jewellery Courses The JQ Set Birmingham

Make a Loop-in-Loop Silver Chain


Date tbc
(1 day, Sunday)

This one-day class will teach you all the techniques for you to finish the chain in your own time, either at home or in our Studio Sessions

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