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Level X

Jewellery Making in Metal for Beginners – Spring Term


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 initial cut-out ring will be provided by the college. For further projects, learners will need to buy their own materials.

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.

This course runs on a Wednesday 1830-2100.


This course is suitable for new learners and those with experience.


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