april, 2024

2024thu25apr(apr 25)5:00 pmthu04jul(jul 4)7:00 pmSilver Jewellery: Beginners£155 (£97 concession) please call the office on 01223 712340 to be added to the interested listColeridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks

Two women crouching over looking at a piece of silver jewellery


April 25 (Thursday) 5:00 pm - July 4 (Thursday) 7:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Are you interested in silver jewellery? Then this is the course for you! Throughout the course, you will develop skills in design, soldering, piercing with a jewellery saw, filing and polishing.

Your first project will be to design and make a silver ring.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Manual dexterity is needed. Complete beginners welcome.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Recognise and handle silversmithing tools safely.
  • Practice metal forming, wire bending, soldering, and rub-over stone setting techniques.
  • Develop skills in forming, annealing and pickling metal to shape a flat band ring.
  • Prepare silver prior to soldering or polishing
  • Experiment with methods for adding texture and different finishing techniques
  • Apply techniques learned to make items of silver jewellery.

Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment

The tutor will advise regarding purchasing silver and consumables for the course.

For the first session, you will need to bring:

Please bring a pen, pencil and note book. Tools will be provided but feel free to bring your own. You may wish to bring an apron.

Please note: There are no materials fee included in the cost of the course – the tutor will advise you where to order from – costs will be about £35 per term depending on what you make.

On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?

Continue your skills in one of our Silver Jewellery courses. The tutor will advise you which course is most suitable

The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.

Adult Learn and Train offer courses through-out the year.
Try similar courses or maybe look at learning something completely new.
You will find provision on some Saturday and Sundays, you will also find courses available in the day and evening at different venues in Cambridge. Courses vary in length from one-off sessions to 10 weeks or more.


£155 (£97 concession) This class operates a waiting list – please call the office on 01223 712340 to be added to the waiting list


Liz TaylorLiz Taylor is the owner of a successful contemporary handmade jewellery business, The Silver Bird (www.thesilverbird.co.uk). She is a passionate teacher of Design and Technology with over 18 years teaching experience. She has a masters of education focusing on creative idea generation and development and has a particular interest in biomimicry: using and replicating nature through product design to make unique textures and forms. She teaches marking out, piercing, finishing techniques, hammering, gemstone setting, adding texture to metals, rolling, forging, fold forming, and much more.

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