Jewellery Making for Improvers
Our Jewellery Making Courses for Improvers
Types of improvers courses:
The JQ Set offers two levels of jewellery making courses for improvers – we call them improver classes rather than intermediate as there’s quite a big range in skill level after Beginners and up to Advanced. Once you’re not a beginner (and we say you’re not a beginner anymore after your first course with us, because we teach you so much!), it doesn’t follow that you’re automatically an intermediate. We’ve been on some pretty tricky courses labelled as Intermediate ourselves, and some of our tutors don’t even dare call themselves Advanced!
The Improver Level 1 courses are a perfect follow-on from our Beginners course. These jewellery making courses will add new skills to your tool kit, as well as build on the ones you had already learnt as a beginner. Unlike the Beginners course we offer where there is just one project (the saw-pierced ring band) that gives you a foundation in jewellery skills, there are many Improvers Level 1 courses and projects. You can keep adding to your skill-set as and when you want to by doing our short courses. Each course is designed to introduce you to new skills, and you might find some a bit trickier than others, depending on where your strengths lie.
Some examples of our Level 1 projects include:
- Domed Pendant & Earrings Set
- Wax-carved Pendant
- Stone-Set Stacking Rings (we advise you take the domed pendant course first)
- Handmade Chain Bracelet
- Hammered Cufflinks
The Improver Level 2 courses are just what they sound like – the skills they teach are a bit more difficult than the Improver Level 1 classes, or they require just that bit more experience at jewellery making. We recommend that you don’t move up to Improver Level 2 until you’ve completed at least six of the Level 1 courses.
Some examples of our Level 2 projects include:
- Filed Solid Silver Ring Band
- Metal Mosaics
- Finishing and Polishing (Skills Spotlight)
- Domed Locket with Hinge
- Texturing metal (Skills Spotlight)
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Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham
0121 236 3458