Students work on a series of projects initiated by the teacher, allowing them to cover basic jewellery techniques, including:
- wire techniques
- filing of metals
- silver soldering
- metal finishing and polishing
- ear hooks
- drilling holes
Techniques and processes are demonstrated and then undertaken by students in this hands-on class. Students can expect to make at least 2 items (more, if time permits) as guided by the tutor, eg. ring, brooch, pendant, earrings.
Please note: this is a suggested outline for beginners and may be altered with negotiation, depending on individual working pace and level of difficulty for each project.
Students work with non-ferrous metals (copper is supplied) or they may choose to work with precious metals (e.g. silver or gold, which students can supply).
Returning students and those with more experience are welcome in the class, where they can work on projects of their own and at their own pace, with assistance from the tutor as required.