Summer course 2021 at K2 Jewellery Academy

Workshop  /  Technics   Making  /  02 Aug 2021  -  12 Aug 2021
Published: 14.07.2021
Elizabeth de Rotschild. Earrings: Untitled, 2019. Brass.. Photo by: Emily Morgan. Elizabeth de Rotschild
Earrings: Untitled, 2019
Photo by: Emily Morgan
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1-day and 2-day short summer course at K2 Jewellery Academy is open to apply. Various technical workshops are provided by the team for all levels, from beginners, intermediate to advanced students.
Course programs:
  • How to Make a Hinge for Jewellery.
Time: 2 - 3 August 2021 | 10am - 4pm
Cost: £260 (some materials included, such as silver tubes)
2 days course | Intermediate and advanced
On this course you will learn how to make hinges for jewellery pieces, including a cradle hinge. You might be able to finish a hinged locket or clasp, but the emphasis of this class is on the technique of making a hinge, that you can later incorporate into your designs and jewellery. You will be guided in precision work such as measuring and filing. You will be shown how to make a tube and how to cut ready-made tubes correctly, using a tube cutter jig. You will also learn important steps to prepare your work for soldering such as dry assembling and soldering of fine jewellery parts. To finally assemble your hinge, you will learn riveting techniques.
  • Making Your Own Tools Customising and Maintaining them.
Time: 4 August 2021 | 10am - 4pm
Cost: £110 (most materials included, you can bring your own tools which you want to customise or be maintained)
1 day course | Intermediate and advanced
On this course we will teach you how to make your own stone setting punch or chasing punch. Working with hard tool steel, you will be shown how to shape, grind and polish your tool and/or how to customise any of your own tools such as pliers. Further we will cover techniques of how to maintain your tools, for example sanding and polishing the face of your hammer, cleaning of machinery, tools and equipment.
  • Make a Ring in a Day.
Time: 5 August 2021 | 10am - 4pm
Cost: £110 (materials included, you’ll be given a strip of silver)
1 day course | Beginners
Have you ever wanted to try your hand in jewellery making? On this 1-day course you will create your own ring. You will measure and mark out your design on a sheet of metal and get an insight into all the fundamental jewellery techniques such as cutting, texturing, bending, soldering and finishing including sanding or polishing. This course is ideal for beginners to learn the basics of jewellery making techniques and to explore creative skills.
  • Make a Box Clasp.
Time: 9 - 10 August 2021 | 10am - 4pm
Cost: £260 (precious metals not included)
2 days course | Intermediate and advanced
On this course you will learn all the different steps of making a box clasp that can be incorporated into a bracelet or necklace. You will learn how to perform miter joints to form the box, and how to create the traditional closing mechanism including a springy tongue to make a secure clasp. You will learn how to use exact measurements, and you will be advised which materials are most suitable. You will practicing precision in techniques such as accurate filing, measuring and soldering fine parts.
  • Experimental Setting Course.
Time: 11 - 12 August 2021 | 10am - 4pm
Cost: £250 (some materials are included such as synthetic gemstones and pewter)
2 days course | Beginners, intermediate and advanced
On this course you will experiment with different ways of setting stones and other small found objects. On the first day we will focus on trapping stones in liquid metal through casting in sand and/or cuttlefish with pewter or precious metal. On the second day we will cover unusual setting techniques for traditional cut stones or small objects.

Who are these courses for?
These courses are for all levels, from beginners, intermediate to advanced students who want to learn new skills, deepen their knowledge of certain techniques or just practice what they already know.

Who will be teaching?
The courses will be led by Katrin Spranger and Kelvin Birk. Meet the tutors here 
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