Course

SOF50- Silver Jewellery Making (Materials Included) NEW

 

Duration 8 Weeks 
Cost  €150.00
Night  Monday 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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Course Content

8 week plan

 

  1. Intro to cutting metal, how to transfer an image, practice cutting
  2. Texture: planishing, stamping, filing, sandpaper, satin, polish
  3. Create own design, transfer to metal. Intro to soldering
  4. Own design - cut, file, sand, texture, solder
  5. Own design - cut, file, sand, texture, solder
  6. Own design - file, sand, finish for polishing. Own design 2?
  7. Own design - file, sand, finish for polishing. Own design 2?
  8. Enamelling teaser. Hand back all finished pieces

 

Materials & Tools

  • Pins & clamps (teacher’s own)
  • Saw framers (teacher’s own)
  • Large & needle files (teacher’s own)
  • Sandpaper (teacher’s own)
  • Scribe (teacher will source)
  • Rulers & vernier callipers (teacher’s own)
  • Flat plates (teacher’s own) but need more
  • Pilot hole autopunch (teacher’s own)
  • Pendant drill (teacher’s own)
  • Rawhide mallet  (teacher’s own)
  • Planishing hammer (teacher’s own) but need another one
  • Soldering blocks (teacher’s own)
  • James Bond hand-held torch (teacher’s own x 2) but need another 21 or 2
  • Flux (teacher’s own & school’s own)
  • Pickle (teacher’s own)

 

 

Need to buy

  • Flat plate x 2
  • Planishing hammer x 2
  • James Bond torch x 1
  • Saw blades x 4 (packs of 12)
  • Drill bits - selection of 0.8mm x 10, 1mm x 10, 1.2mm x 10, 1.5mm x 10
  • Silver sheet, wire & tubing - don’t know yet how much

 

I get all my tools from Philip J. Dix, 10 Aston Quay, Dublin 2. www.dixequipment.com

 

I get all my silver, and some tools or equipment (solder) from NN Enterprises, 4-5 Eustace St. Temple Bar, Dublin 2. www.nnenterprises.ie 

 

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Have you ever wanted to make your own necklace or ring in silver? This 8 week course will introduce you to the basics of silver jewellery making and you design and make your own piece of sterling silver jewellery. Note: this is quite a physical course in terms of fine motor skills. There will also be additional costs to cover materials. 

 

 

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