5 Day Jewellery Business Intensive
This fun and intensive 5-day course is designed for anyone interested in setting up their jewellery business but not sure where to start, who would like to learn the technical jewellery making skills as well as the business skills to get started in the world of jewellery (this class is for 5 consecutive days from the start date).
An experienced tutor will guide you through the main skills we cover including, practical jewellery making skills in beginners and intermediate beading, beginners metal clay and beginners silver jewellery. Alongside this, the course also covers business set up skills including marketing yourself, legal requirements, pricing and selling your jewellery, getting into galleries and shops, photographing your jewellery and much more.
This course is suitable for beginners but is an intensive course which we have packed lots of things into so be prepared for 5-days of learning, brainstorming and creativity.
Skills and techniques covered in this course include:
Day 1 - Beginners Beading. Skills covered include: threading, crimping, creating earwires and clasps, attaching findings, making complete earrings, necklaces and bracelets. Using a wide range of beads to create pieces. Making multi-strand pieces, adding tassels, using different wires, proper use of tools including pliers, mini-files and crimping tools.
Day 2 - Intermediate Beading. Skills covered include: wire wrapping, incorporating chain to earrings, necklaces and bracelets, ring making, charm bracelet making. More advanced beading skills.
Day 3 - Beginners Metal Clay. Skills covered include: rolling out the clay to a consistent thickness, the different types of metal clay and what is used for what, earring making, basic stone setting, texturing the clay, tools used in metal clay, mould making, torch and kiln firing, sanding, polishing and achieving a professional finish. Attaching findings to your finished pieces.
Day 4 - Beginners Silver Jewellery.
Techniques covered in this class include:
- Sanding and polishing
- Working with silver
- Tools and resources
Day 5 - Jewellery Business (business skills). The skills discussed include: marketing, PR, websites, photography, budgeting, pricing and selling your jewellery, getting into galleries and shops, packaging, legal requirements, insurance as well as networking and class discussions.
What is included:
Included in the cost of the course is all the materials you will need to make your jewellery plus use of all tools and resources through out the course.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 7.
We take an hour break for lunch each day and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
'Amazing class that exceeded all of my expectations. I now feel much more confident in by skills and determination to set up my own business. would love to do more courses and can't wait to get started first thing tomorrow! Excellent tutors and venue - Highly recommended!' -Amy Leitfield
'An excellent opportunity to learn or enhance technical skills in a low-key and supportive setting. The business tips were extremely useful and I appreciated being able to ask questions of professionals in the industry. Thank you!' -Jennifer Smith
'Was even better than I expected! Brilliant! Very patient and helpful tutors as well as a great atmosphere, i have looked forward to coming in every day. I really want to come back and do more courses!' -Sarah Bennett
'A friendly and welcoming atmosphere in which you can learn all aspects of jewellery design and manufacture' -Trish Kelly
'Great tutors and very well structured. I can't recommend this course highly enough, i loved every minute of it!' -Lynda Thomson-Spack
'Really enjoyable course - going to be hard going back to my day job! Completely inspired to start my business' -Alex Giles
'Excellent introduction to jewellery industry' -Tulien Thurston
'The course exceeded all expectations. Knowledgeable tutors and friendly staff' -Alex Hearn
'If you know what you want, but not how to start, start with us' -Brenda Mason
'I'm so glad I came along, it was great for my confidence' -Ravinder Grosal
'I enjoyed the whole 5 days and learnt a lot! Thank you very much for your enthusiasm, knowledge and patience' -Akiko Matsumoto
'Really enjoyable week, so rewarding with learning new skills and getting some jewellery of your own designs' -Kristina Wilton
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x