Intermediate Techniques And Projects For Jewellery

Develop your jewellery making skills and learn new techniques.

Who is this course for

For those with some experience of jewellery making.

This course is aimed at intermediate and advanced students who have a basic knowledge of jewellery making. Eg. Jewellery taster course, one or more terms of Jewellery course etc. Course is not for complete beginners.

During this course students will work on a set project to extend their skills and explore new techniques. Previous projects included: Hinge & Tube making, Hollow Ring making, Square settings & Frames.

What does this course cover

Students can develop existing skills and techniques through given projects.

They will be encouraged to try new approaches to jewellery techniques.

Students should be able to produce one or more finished piece of jewellery, depending on the undertaken project.

Students have the opportunity to try different techniques, improve existing skills and acquire new ones.

Be able to design and plan all the necessary steps to make a basic piece of jewellery.

What will it be like

One to one dialogue, group discussion, tutor example, explanation and demonstration. Handouts will also be available, and a small selection of books and jewellery magazines.

Students should be prepared to attend a tutor led field trip to a jewellery specific show, fair or industry related place if it is arranged as part of the course.

Continuous evaluation is an integral part of the course. This is achieved through one-to-one discussions between the tutor and the student and group discussions during the course. A big group discussion will take place at the end of the course.

What else do you need to buy or do

Continually looking at all kinds of jewellery and drawing the ideas i.e. keeping a sketchbook or scrapbook.

The college will provide brass and copper. Students can use silver, gold, precious and semi-precious stones, beads and any other materials they wish to use. Students are advised to buy the necessary materials before the start of the course.

Required materials and their costs, which vary depending on projects undertaken, will be discussed on first class. If you know what project/s you would like to take up on the course some suppliers:

- Cookson Exchange Findings, 49 Hatton Garden, London EC1N, 020 7400 6500, Internet

- Bellore, 39 Greville street London EC1N 8PJ, 020 704 3220,

- Kernowcraft, Bolingey, Perranporth, Cornwall TR6 0DH, 01872 573888 (Mail order service) also internet

There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and a library of prospectuses for other London colleges to help you continue your studies. If you need more detailed advice, please ask a member of reception staff, and a half-hour guidance interview can be arranged for you.

Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites:;;;;

Closed shoes need to be worn at all times when participating in a jewellery class.

What this course could lead to

Continue to make more of your own jewellery, join other art and craft courses at the Mary Ward centre and elsewhere. L3 Foundation into Art and L2 Pre-Foundation.

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’