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If you enjoyed our beginners jewellery course, or have some prior experience from elsewhere then this course is for you. It will further develop your design and production skills while helping you discover and nurture your own style. Your first project will be to design a piece of jewellery using a cabochon stone. If stone setting is new for you, a simple pendant is an ideal place to start and you will be shown how to make a bail. Progressing onwards, you may wish to make a ring with the ring size filed into the setting. You will have the opportunity to explore new techniques and create more complicated pieces, such as pendants, earrings and bracelets. Beyond the initial sessions, topics covered will be guided by your designs as each of you will have projects that present different technical challenges; as such there is an emphasis on peer learning.

Materials for setting and bails are provided by the college. You will need to buy stones and additional materials for your designs.

This course runs on a Tuesday evening 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 students who have completed the beginners jewellery making course or have some prior experience


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