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LJS Launches Jewellery Making Tutorials: Wire Wrapped Rings

We are super excited to announce the release of our first every downloadable jewellery making tutorial, where you can learn to make three stunning wire wrapped rings by following our simple and clear step-by-step instructions…

Priced at just £3.99 (inc. VAT), upon purchasing this tutorial you will immediately be sent an email with the tutorial in a PDF attachment. Throughout the 11 pages of instructions and corresponding images you will we guided in how to make three different wire wrapped rings;

Project 1: Single Stone Ring

Project 2: Cluster Cocktail Ring

Project 3: Wire Swirl Ring

Each project is broken down in to stages with high quality pictures to illustrate each stage. At the end of each project there is a tips section with useful additional information about how to make the projects.

This is a beginners level tutorial aimed at those new to jewellery making or who have done some making before but would like to learn these particular projects to further their knowledge and skills. It is useful if you have some prior knowledge such as, how to use the basic pliers and making a loop in wire.
 Please Note: No tools or materials are included in the course price, you will need to source or own materials as listed below. Please see the links below next to the materials for suggested suppliers.
Materials List:
– 0.8mm silver plated wire (20 gauge in American sizes) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
– 0.4mm silver plated wire (26 gauge in American sizes) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
– Selection of small beads or crystals www.jillybeads.co.uk
– One round bead (approx. 8mm) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
Tools List:
– Side cutters (wire cutters) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
– Chain nosed pliers (snipe nosed pliers) www.londonjewellerysupplies.co.uk
– Wooden mandrel or thick pen www.metalclay.co.uk

For full details and to purchase your copy of this tutorial now, click on the link – http://www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/distance-learning/wire-wrapped-rings-tutorial/

This is the first of many tutorials that LJS will be releasing this year, if you have an idea or suggestion for future tutorials that you would like to see please leave a comment below or email them to jessica@londonjewelleryschool.co.uk

Tutorials are an excellent way of learning new skills at a bargain price or developing your existing skills with new ideas and projects. It is true that you can find plenty of information on the web about making jewellery but what makes these tutorials worthwhile is the high quality of images, instructions and content all in one place and ready for you to use.

We hope you enjoy making your projects as much as we have enjoyed putting them together,

Until next time,

Happy Making, LJS x

Our doors are always open – Pics & bits from our recent open evening…

Last week saw the long awaited first ever official LJS open evening, hopefully the first of many. We opened our doors for an evening for everyone and anyone to come and have a look at our lovely studios, meet some super tutors and pick our brains about classes and of course, making jewellery. 

A full house for the evening!

As it was our first one, we were unsure of how many prospective students to expect but were pleasantly surprised to have a full house – so thanks alot to everyone who managed to make it down and to anyone who missed it, don’t worry, we are already busy planning another one for early September.

Demonstrations from Chu-mei and Michelle on Metal Clay and Enamel

One of the highlights of the evening was a selection of ongoing demonstrations from 4 of our expert jewellery tutors: Michael Milloy on perspex and silver, Michelle Leaver on enamel, Chu-mei Ho on metal clay and Helen Stay on beading and wirework. They certainly seemed popular and hopefully has inspired a few new budding jewellers.

Raising a toast

Last but by no means least, in true London Jewellery School style we of course raided our drinks cupboard and cracked out the cookies to raise a glass of wine and a custard creme (of course not, more like a luxury choc-chip) to jewellery making, which we are endlessly passionate about and it was lovely to see so many others interested too. To all of our students old and new, thanks for your support and our door is always open to pop in anytime you like.

Have a lovely weekend and Happy Making