april, 2022

2022wed27apr(apr 27)7:00 pmwed06jul(jul 6)9:00 pmSilver Jewellery: Improvers/Intermediate£140 (£84 concession) - Jewellery making course in a workshop environment. Work on your own projects Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Wednesday length of course: 10 weeks


April 27 (Wednesday) 7:00 pm - July 6 (Wednesday) 9:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


Course details

Make some stunning jewellery by releasing your creative impulse and learn more about this incredibly fulfilling craft.

Brief Description

Use the skills you’ve learned to impress friends and family with gifts or start your own business. You will develop your silver jewellery and stone setting skills, building on previous learning.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

Some previous knowledge is essential. This could be from other jewellery classes that included soldering techniques and maybe stone setting, metal forming and patination, casting and patterning/surface texturing. Learners who have completed a previous beginners course this year with the tutor are welcome to join this course.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
• Handle and recognise specialist silversmithing tools, and be able to use them safely.
• Use a variety of tools and techniques to create silver jewellery projects.
• Improve their skills with metal forming and a variety of stone setting techniques.
• Observe different techniques in practice including patination and balling, some     different home silver casting methods and basic stone shaping.
• Understand about precious metals and the law, hallmarking, precious metal alloys.
• Prepare precious metals and stones use improved techniques and complete own projects using skills learned.

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

The tutor will advise regarding purchasing silver for the course.  You are free to purchase stones and silver yourself for the guided projects but please keep to the size & shape suggested by your tutor.

For the first session you will need to bring:

Bring a Pen – tools will be provided but feel free to bring your own.
PLEASE NOTE: for Health and Safety reasons you must not wear open-toe shoes/sandals, and all long hair ties back as it is a workshop environment.

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 £25 per term depending on what you make.

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

Start own business or take further education classes or take focussed specialist courses.
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 Sunday’s , 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.


£140 (£84 concession) Please call the office to pay over the telephone on 01223 712340


John RothwellI have been a self-employed silversmith jeweller for over 19 years.  Since leaving the School of Jewellery in 1996 I have had my own shop, have sent my jewellery all around the world, and even had my jewellery at the NEC Clothes Show. I have taught adults with Learn and Train at various community colleges for over 10 years. Courses have included Beginners, Intermediate and City & Guilds silver smithing and jewellery making courses.


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