Jewellery Making for Beginners
Our Jewellery Making Courses for Beginners
Types of beginners courses:
The JQ Set offers two types of jewellery making courses for beginners.
The first is a one day Taster class, where complete beginners to jewellery can try us out, learn a few skills and go home with a finished piece of jewellery. These are sometimes called ‘jewellery experience days’ by other tutors, and typically teach a simple ring band, a pair of earrings or a pendant/charm.
The second type of course is a three day (or six evening) Beginners course, where complete beginners or those who have attended a Taster class (or other jewellery experience days) can learn a fuller range of jewellery skills whilst making a piece of jewellery with their own design elements. You will learn more skills to a high enough standard to then apply them to other designs and pieces.
The Beginners course project is a wide flat ring band with a saw-pierced pattern cut out of the sterling silver whilst it is still a flat piece of metal. We go straight into working with silver, so you can wear the first thing you’ve ever made without turning your skin a funny colour! There’s a little practice pattern first so you can get your eye in with the saw frame, and then, with the tutors help, you will design your own silhouette pattern to cut out. When that’s finished, you’ll bend and form the ring shape, solder it into a continuous ring, and then buff and polish it to make it oh so shiny.
Our focus is on teaching you enough skills for you to carry on making and creating independently, so we schedule more of the Beginners courses than the Taster classes.
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Studio 6, 85 Spencer Street,
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
0121 236 3458