Jewellery Making for Beginners
Upcoming Beginners Courses
Types of Beginners Jewellery Making Courses
The JQ Set offers two types of jewellery making courses for beginners. 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.
Taster class – A one-day 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 at The JQ Set we typically teach you to make a pair of earrings/cufflinks, with any soldering done for you by the tutor.
Beginners course – A three day (or six evening) course where complete beginners to jewellery making, or those who have attended a Taster class (or other jewellery experience days), can learn a fuller range of jewellery skills whilst making a set project with their own design elements. You will learn more skills to a high enough standard to then be able to apply them to some of your other designs and jewellery pieces.
The Beginners course “set project” is a wide flat ring band made from sterling silver, with a saw-pierced pattern designed and made by you. We start working with silver straight away, so you can wear the first thing you’ve ever made without turning your skin a funny colour! There’s a little practice pattern in silver first, to teach you how to drill and saw-pierce, so you can get your eye in with the saw frame. Then, with the tutors help, you will design your own silhouette pattern for your ring, to cut out whilst the sheet metal is still a flat. 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.
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Studio 6, 85 Spencer Street,
Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
0121 236 3458