Jewellery: Making A Ring In A Day

An ideal introductory course for beginners to learn how to make a ring out of sheet metal.
The course will cover all the basic jewellery techniques like piercing, soldering, bending, filing,
polishing and also the handling of tools.

Who is this course for

An introduction to making jewellery through making a simple ring. Ideal for beginners but more
experienced students are welcome.

This course is aimed at beginners. Students can enjoy a whole day of jewellery making and get a
feeling for the subject.

What does this course cover

Making a ring out of sheet metal.
The course will cover all the basic jewellery techniques like piercing, soldering, bending, filing,
polishing and also the handling of tools and health and safety aspects of jewellery making.

Have an insight into jewellery making and learn basic jewellery techniques: Piercing out Bending and
shaping metals Filing Polishing Soldering Annealing metal Handling jewellery tools Make at one piece
of jewellery - a ring.

What will it be like

One-to-one dialogue, group discussion, tutor example, explanation and demonstration.

Handouts will be available for the basic techniques and a range of books.

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

What else do you need to buy or do

Students can use silver, gold, brass or copper. Costs vary according to projects undertaken. The
college will provide brass and copper.

Beginners who wish to work in silver are advised to buy a 1mm strong silver sheet at least 7cm x 3cm.

Some suppliers:

Rashbel, 24-28 Hatton Wall, London EC1N 8JH, 020 7831 5646

Cookson Exchange Findings, 49 Hatton Garden, London EC1N Tel:0207 400 6500

Bellore MTGB, 39 Greville Street London EC1N 8PG Tel: 020 7404 3220

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

Students could bring in a design or sketches of simple patterns which will be pierced out.

What this course could lead to

You may choose to study further jewellery making in more detail, by moving on to other jewellery courses offered by the centre throughout the year, or to continue making jewellery at home. This course may also inspire you to study other Art, Design or the Performing Arts courses at the Mary Ward Centre (see prospectus).

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.

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I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.

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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.’