november, 2018

2018sat24nov(nov 24)10:00 amsun25(nov 25)4:00 pmRegister your interestSilver Jewellery Beginners (NOVEMBER WEEKEND)Coleridge Community CollegeDay:Saturday,Sunday length of course: 1 week


24 (Saturday) 10:00 am - 25 (Sunday) 4:00 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

1 week

Book a place on the course

£93 - This class is full; please contact the office on 01223 712340 to register your interest on future courses.

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Course details

Brief Description

This very popular and interesting silver jewellery making course will give you a good grounding in basic techniques used by jewellers worldwide, and will be of great help should you wish to go on with further study. You will cover many basic skills making different rings which will give you the essential tools to progress onto other projects.

Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?

None, but some manual dexterity is needed.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
• Handle and recognise 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.
• Apply techniques learned to make items of silver jewellery.

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

There is an allowance included in the fee to cover material costs.

For the session you will need to bring:

A pen, tools will be provided but feel free to bring your own. You may like to wear an apron.
PLEASE NOTE: for Health and Safety reasons you must not wear open-toe shoes/sandals as it is a workshop environment.
Please bring a packed lunch on both days.

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

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


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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