View Full Version : Beginner Jewellery Courses

24-07-2010, 09:56 AM
Hi :)

I've been making chain maille jewellery for about a year now. I love it! but I would like to learn more jewellery 'techniques'. Ring making, fretwork etc. Does anyone know if there are any courses in the Essex area for Jewellery for beginners? I know there are allot of tutorials online but I would prefer to be taught via demonstration and also so I don't have to buy a whole lot of equiptment to get started (at first :)).

Thanks in advance!


26-07-2010, 07:04 PM
Hi Karen,
I've been having a go at chainmaille these last couple of weeks for the first time and all I needed was a knitting needle (to use as a mandrel), a drill, some wire and a saw to cut the jump rings with. Plus the pliers to work with. If you've got those tools, then you should be able to have a go. Like you, I prefer to learn by demonstration and having a go myself, but I have found this site very useful and have made a few links just by following the tutorial. http://cgmaille.com/

Hope that helps.

26-07-2010, 07:54 PM
Hi Karen,
If you don't find any 'physical' courses nearby, you might find Andrew Berry's online tutorials would be just the thing:

On-Line Jewellery Course and Training for Jewellers – AtTheBench: Home (http://www.atthebench.com/)

27-07-2010, 12:58 AM
Hi George,

Thank you for your reply. I came across this site yesterday. I spent hours searching the internet for courses. I found a few but not any general all round courses. This site looks good.


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