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Courses » 8 - 10 Week Jewellery Skills. Fri-Sat
8 - 10 Week Jewellery Skills. Fri-Sat

Traditional Goldsmith Skills Courses 8 - 10 Week Course ... this is an intensive, really fun and challenging course taught by experienced tutors who work in the goldsmith trade both in Ireland and abroad.

These courses are suited to those who would like to make jewellery as a hobby, to part-time enthusiasts or may be a first step to a full-time career in the Jewellery and Goldsmith industry, Courses are project-led with an emphasis on completing jewellery pieces over the term.

All classes of Traditional Goldsmith Skills Course are suitable for beginners, intermediate or advanced students. 

As a beginner, you will be introduced to and learn extensive use of the piercing saw and will complete a filigree project in the first few classes. In the subsequent classes, you will make a ring and a stone setting and will learn filing, piercing, polishing, using the pendant drill and polishing motor. You will also learn techniques such as planishing using a ball pein hammer and sandblasting. You will be introduced to soldering skills and will learn how to anneal metal to make it malleable so that it can be formed. 

The course fee includes base metal materials. Silver is not included in your course fee and the cost usually amounts to approximately €70 per course for a standard silver ring, a silver pendant, gemstone and setting. Gemstones and silver are purchased in class from your tutor in advance of any chosen project.

Classes are 3 hours in duration.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland.