Multi Week Courses

I run several multi week courses each term which are suitable for total beginners or those with some experience. I tailor the course to meet your skill level and set at least 3 projects a term but usually you’ll get to complete more than 3 pieces. I’ll set the projects before the term starts but these can be discussed on the first session and I’m always happy for you to work on your own projects and offer my support.

3 week Wednesday Evening Course (7-9.30pm) 1st December @yardley arts with Katherine Richmond

1st December – 3 stacking rings or pendant 8th December – textured brooch, earrings or pendant Rolling textures, fold forming and saw piercing 15th December – Add a stone setting to your designs – Cabochon stone setting Materials included in the course fee: Wire to make 3 stacking rings, 35x35mm 0.6mm silver sheet for week 2 plus findings, 6mm cabochon stone and materials to make a setting.

£95.00

January 2022 courses

These will be 11 weeks long (£275) and I’m hoping to be able to set up instalment payments over 3 months Dec/Jan/Feb of £92. If you’d like to receive my newsletter when new course dates are released click here

January 2022 term:

Over the 11 week course, artist tutor Beccy Gillatt will gently guide you through traditional jewellery making techniques and designing methods to enable you to develop your own creations and craft them in silver and gemstones.

Learners will leave the course with at least 5 finished pieces of silver jewellery designed and crafted by hand. Over the course, you will focus on the following skills and techniques:

Week 1-3 Texturing and layering: pendant, brooch, cuff links or earrings

Create designs from visual research to develop ideas for your project

Use etching to create patterns

Use a rolling mill and textures to create interesting surfaces on silver and copper

Demonstrate safe use of saw piercing and blades to cut out shapes

Describe and demonstrate a range of soldering techniques

Use jewellery tools to finish work including wet and dry papers and polishing compounds

Craft findings for items made

Week 4-6 (Beginners tube setting) Returners faceted collet set pendant or ring.

Choose a suitable stone for your project Use simple design techniques to design a pendant or ring with a tube or collet setting

Select appropriate materials for your stone and project

Construct a setting for your stone chosen using traditional fabricating and soldering techniques

Make your piece of work to add stone setting to Set your stone using a selection of setting tools to secure stone

Finish piece using wet and dry papers as well as polishing compounds

Week 7-9 Enamelling project

Cut and from copper or silver shapes ready for enamelling Identify how to clean copper and silver ready for enamelling Set kiln temperature and test timings

Demonstrate how to add powder enamel to copper or silver

Fire your work to achieve a smooth glass finish

Finish pieces using traditional techniques

Add fixtures and fittings

Week 10-11 Finishing any outstanding projects or work, personal project or joint project which will be decided within the group

Materials will be available to purchase from the tutor during the course but if you would like to bring your own materials this information will be sent to you weekly and will depend on your design and choice of stones. Materials will range from (11 weeks £50-£70) depending on your designs and stones of choice.

Monday evening course (7-9.30) from 10th January 2022 for 11 weeks

£275.00

Deposit for Monday evening course (7-9.30) from 10th January 2022 for 11 weeks

£92.00

Wednesday morning course – FULL

Wednesday afternoon course (12.15-2.45) from 12th January 2022 for 11 weeks

2 Spaces Available

£275.00

Deposit for Wednesday afternoon course (12.15-2.45) from 12th January 2022 for 11 weeks

£92.00

Katherine Richmond Wednesday evening (7-9.30) 5 week course from 12th January @Yardley arts

Week 1) Textured rings Week 2-3) Using silver with copper and brass accents (pendant brooch or ring) Week 4-5) Stacking bangles Materials are in addition to your course fee and are usually between £10-£30 depending on your designs

£125.00

Friday morning course (10-12.30) from 14th January for 11 weeks

£275.00

Deposit for Friday morning course (10-12.30) from 14th January for 11 weeks

£92.00

7 week Friday afternoon course (1-3.30pm) from 4th February 2022

4th Feb Week 1-2 – Keum-Boo 11th Feb Week 2-3 – Anticlastic bangle 18th Feb – NO SESSION 25th Feb / 4th/ 11th and 18th March – Week 3-6 – prong set cabochon (and or personal project) 25th March Week 7 – personal project and finishing pieces off Materials are in addition to your course fee and would be approx £20-£50 depending on the stones you choose and your designs.

£175.00

Silver jewellery Weekend Course – 18th-20th March 2022 – at Yardley Arts (times below)

Silver jewellery full weekend course covering a range of jewellery making techniques including stone setting, forming, cutting, texturing and finishing. Follow the course plan or complete your own projects with guided tuition. Friday 4-7pm (7.30pm evening meal optional) Saturday 9.30-6.30 (1pm lunch included) Sunday 9.30 – 4.30 (1pm lunch included) Silver and stones are in addition to the course fee and can be purchased on the course. You can expect to spend between £15 and £50 on materials depending on your design and choice of stones.

£249.00

11 week Monday evening course -April 2022 – 7-9.30pm @ Yardley Hastings Old School Hall

Contact Beccy to be added to the course contact list

11 week Wednesday morning course April 2022 – 9-11.30am @ Yardley Hastings Old School Hall

Contact Beccy to be added to the course contact list

11 week Wednesday Afternoon course April 2022 – 12.15-2.45pm @ Yardley Hastings Old School Hall

Contact Beccy to be added to the course contact list

11 week Friday Morning Course – April 2022 – 10am – 12.30pm @ Yardley Hastings Old School Hall

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2 day beginner silver jewellery course 9.30am – 2.30pm – Monday ???????? at The Old School in Yardley Hastings

On this two day course you will learn the basic techniques of jewellery making including soldering, forming, saw piercing, stone setting and polishing. Projects: Stacking rings, saw pierced ring or pendant, domed earrings and you’ll also learn how to add a tube setting (faceted stone) to one of your pieces. Materials are in addition to your course fee and will be approx £10-20 depending on your designs

£250.00

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