Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
This bumper packed course will equip you with key skills. At the beginning of the course you will make a silver ring with cut-outs. From this project, you will experience piercing, drilling, using files, annealing, pickling, forming, soldering, finishing and polishing.
In the second half of the course you will create a piece of your own design that encompasses techniques such as: texturing via the rolling mill, granulation (melting silver into balls), texturing via pendant motor, sweat soldering (laminating metal sheets), twisted wire, liver of sulphur patination (making silver black), and making or using fittings.
Silver for the ring with cut outs is provided, but you will need to buy materials for your second project.
This course will run on Thursday evenings 1830-2100
Tutor Sarah Silve
Sarah began working in the jewellery industry in 1990 and was a model making assistant for a costume jewellery manufacturer. She graduated from Buckinghamshire College in 1995 with a BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Design (silver/metal) and worked at the bench for an independent retailer. With an interest in emerging technologies she joined The Laser Group at The University of Liverpool undertaking a PhD in Laser Forming and Creative Metalwork. Sarah spent some years as a researcher and a lecturer in Product Design at Brunel University. She decided to return to practice in 2013 and attended the Bishopsland postgraduate silversmithing programme.
Suitable for the complete beginner
Enrol on another term of beginners, or move onto Improvers Jewellery
There is no formal assessment during the course.
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.
HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.