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Silversmithing Jewellery Workshop (stage 2)

This advanced 10-week silversmithing course gives you the chance to elevate your skills and become a more accomplished jewellery maker.

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates.

What you need to know

When does it run?

You can study this course in either the autumn or spring term. Choose your preferred term when booking.

Autumn term 2023

Saturday 23 September; 7, 21 October; 4, 18 November 2023

Spring term 2024

Saturday 27 January; 10, 24 February; 9, 23 March 2024

Please note, the first few classes will cover the core learning elements, so it's recommended that you attend all classes from the start date as your learning and enjoyment may be considerably impacted by missing these early fundamental classes.

How long is the course?

10 weeks split across 5 Saturdays

What time will your classes be?


Where does it take place?

Classes will take place on AUB's campus.

You'll be taught in AUB's industry-standard studios with access to professional resources.

Who's this course suitable for?

This course has been developed for creatives and aspiring jewellery makers aged 18+.

Perfect for anyone who has a passion for jewellery making and wants to elevate and improve their existing skills.

Do you need previous experience or qualifications?

This is an advanced course, so some previous knowledge or experience is required.

It’s recommended that you complete our beginners Silversmithing Jewellery Workshop (stage 1) course before taking this one. Or alternatively, you already possess the equivalent skills and experience required to excel on this advanced course.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or +44 (0) 1202 363222.

How much does this course cost?


What's included in this price?

  • All jewellery making tools
  • A notebook and pens/pencils for notes
  • Any additional materials and resources not listed in the 'what to bring' section below

Are there additional costs?

Please be aware you'll need to purchase the silver, gemstones, and any additional materials for your pieces. This will incur an additional cost on top of your course fee.

You’ll be able to purchase silver and gemstones through your tutor during your first lesson, or you can purchase it independently. You’ll be provided with a list of suggested suppliers during your first class.

Costs will vary according to the amount of silver and gemstones that you choose to use in your designs. Projects can be designed to suit everyone’s budget.

What should you bring to class?

  • Wear old clothes or an apron
  • Closed-toe shoes are compulsory
  • Bring your glasses if you need them for close work
  • Long hair must be tied back

Why should you choose this course?

  • Improve and elevate your jewellery making and design abilities
  • Come away with the essential knowledge, skills, and confidence to create your own beautiful and jewellery pieces from silver and incorporate gemstones and other materials into your designs
  • Learn how to use specialist tools required for working with silver to create jewellery
  • Develop your understanding of the properties and working characteristics of silver
  • Learn a variety of advanced techniques, including texturing, polishing, sanding and more, to elevate your designs and create truly spectacular pieces
  • Develop your technical skills and unique creative voice
  • Receive expert support and guidance from your industry professional tutor at every turn
  • Leave with increased confidence and the skills to continue creating beyond the course
  • Study in an encouraging and friendly setting alongside 10 like-minded creatives

About this course

This highly practical course has been specially developed for those who’ve previously completed our introductory Silversmithing Jewellery Workshop (stage 1) course or already have experience in jewellery design and making.

This follow-on course is designed to give you the space, tools, and guidance to consolidate the techniques you’ve previously gained and elevate your skills through a series of projects that are designed to expand your soldering, annealing, texturing, piercing, sawing, and designing skills.

To begin with, you’ll undertake an informative induction and be provided with the relevant health and safety information regarding good workshop practices.

Across this course you’ll renew and consolidate your understanding of the fundamental principles of jewellery making. You’ll build on your existing knowledge and finesse your skills working with the piercing saw, hammers, pliers, blowtorch, and polishing machine.

Each session will consist of a recap of techniques in the morning followed by a specific project designed to practice specific skills in the second half of the day. You’ll design and create your own pieces of jewellery in a relaxed atmosphere under close guidance and direction of your experienced tutor, Yvette Cannon, and accompanying jewellery technician, Imogen Hughes.

One of the great advantages of working in silver is that it’s relatively easy to continue working at home between workshop sessions without a big investment, as you can use a small selection of tools.

  • Piercing
  • Soldering
  • Texturing, granulation
  • Combining metals
  • Sanding, polishing, and burnishing
  • Basic cabochon setting
  • Basic hammering

  • Be a more accomplished jewellery maker
  • Possess improved design and jewellery making skills using silver
  • Be the proud owner of a small collection of beautiful, wearable jewellery that incorporates the advanced skills you’ve developed throughout the course
  • Have the confidence to design and create your own jewellery pieces outside of the course setting
  • Be knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of different specialist techniques required to work with silver
  • Be able to apply a range of finishes to your jewellery pieces
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Be encouraged to experiment and explore your ideas, remembering that there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course

All students with 100% course attendance will be issued with an official AUB Short Course certificate of attendance. To request your certificate contact the short courses team: or call 01202 363222.

After this course, you could:

  • Elevate your skills and earn a Level 2 Skills Education Group accredited qualification in Jewellery Design; this’ll open the door to further academic study
  • Continue to harness your creativity and develop your skills further; explore our full range of Jewellery Making short courses
  • Broaden your creative horizons and try your hand at a range of disciplines; explore our full range of evening and weekend courses
  • Continue to develop your skills at home as a hobby

  • You'll study at a leading specialist university – we know what we're doing when it comes to providing unparalleled courses
  • Our tutors are industry professionals, so you'll learn from the best
  • We cater for all abilities and have no formal entry requirements for this course, so there's nothing holding you back
  • You'll learn in a safe and encouraging environment where there's no right or wrong way to be creative
  • You'll learn 'by doing' and always feel fully included and supported
  • Benefit from our incredible campus and its industry-standard studios, and use state-of-the-art equipment and software to unleash your creativity
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Meet your tutor

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Yvette Cannon

Yvette Cannon has been making and designing jewellery for over 30 years. Following an early career working in wood she started an...

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