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Silversmithing Jewellery Workshop (Stage 2)

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Spring
  • Length: 10 weeks


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

Spring term 2025

Saturday 15 February; 1, 15, 29 March; 12 April 2025 (5 alternating Saturdays, 09.00-16.00)


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Intermediate or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

You should possess some jewellery making knowledge or experience in order to benefit the most from this course. Ideally, you’ll have previously completed Silversmithing Jewellery Workshop (stage 1).

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Any 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 also 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.

You’ll also need to supply some basic study materials. Likewise, you’ll need to dress appropriately for the class for health and safety reasons. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

Additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to make notes
  • Wear old clothes or an apron
  • Wear closed-toe shoes
  • Glasses if you need them for close-up work
  • Long hair must be tied back
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About this course

This highly practical course has been specially developed for those who already have some jewellery making experience and are looking to advance their skills.

It’s been 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 cover a specific area of jewellery making, with examples and tutor led demonstrations as well as a recap of techniques in the morning. This will be followed by a specific project designed to practice specific skills and enhance your design and practical 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.

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

At the end of the course you'll:

  • 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 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
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there is no formal assessment. As the course progresses your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback, so you know how you're getting on.

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