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Introducing our latest silver jewellery classes

As you may have noticed, our tutors have been working on some exciting new additions to the courses we offer at LJS for both beginners and more advanced practitioners and we’d love to invite you to book a place!

Here are our newest silver jewellery classes (click on the links for more detailed information)

One day classes

Silver stacked bangles

Intermediate level – learn how to shape, texture and solder silver wire into stacking bangles. Students usually make 2-3 bangles

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Make your own silver findings

Advanced level – Learning to craft your own findings such as ear wires, clasps, and brooch pins allows you to customise your designs and add a truly handcrafted and bespoke element to your work. (We recommend that all students complete the soldering masterclass before taking this class or that you are confident working with the torch. As this is an advanced silver class and we recommend that students are familiar with silver jewellery making and are comfortable using hand tools in a workshop environment)

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Granulation and fusing

Granulation is the technique of creating numerous tiny spheres of metal with which to decorate your jewellery. They are not soldered into place, but are instead “fused” with the surface and to each other. Learn this technique in our one day class.

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Channel setting in silver

Advanced level – Learn to set stones in a ‘channel setting’ – a setting commonly used to set multiple stones along a strip of material, either across a pendant or around a ring (to do this course you must have completed our two day stone setting course and soldering masterclass or equivalent elsewhere)

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Collet setting in silver

Advanced level – Develop your stone setting abilities in this class and learn how to create a collet setting (to do this course you must have completed our two day stone setting course and soldering masterclass or equivalent elsewhere)

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Grain setting in silver

Advanced level – Learn to set faceted stones using the ‘Grain’ setting technique. The class will really bring on your stone setting ability and add a new setting technique to your repertoire (to do this course you must have completed our two day stone setting course and soldering masterclass or equivalent elsewhere)

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Evening and taster classes

For those of you that are working in London during the day, check out our new silver evening and taster classes

Stacked silver rings taster (1 evening)

Learn to make four individual silver rings in just one evening!

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Soldering and stone setting in silver (6 weeks)

This 6-week evening class (run once a week) is perfect if you’ve attended beginners silver jewellery and you want to move onto the next step. Learn more advanced soldering alongside stone setting techniques including bezel setting, tube setting and gypsy(flush) setting

soldering-stone-setting-evening-class-london-jewellery-schoolClick on the links to find more and to book a place.

We love ideas for new classes so what would you like to learn? Let us know in the comments below

Elizabeth Bone – Inspirational Jeweller and London Jewellery School Teacher

This week we are shining the LJS spotlight on the extremely talented and inspirational Jeweller and tutor Elizabeth Bone.

Elizabeth is inspired by all things modernist, architecture and interesting collected objects, all of which comes across clearly in her work which consists largely of silver, gold and precious metal designer pieces.

After studying a BA in Crafts Combined Studies – Wood, Metal, Ceramics, and Textiles, Elizabeth gained a Crafts Council training grant, which led her to work for artist-jeweller Wendy Ramshaw as her principal workshop assistant for over 10 years. In 1991 she established her own studio whilst continuing to work part time. She now runs her own business designing, making, exhibiting and selling jewellery, has just finished writing a book about silver jewellery and of course teaches regularly at London Jewellery School.

Elizabeth has been with LJS since the beginning back when we were called Dulwich Jewellery School and based in a small room in south London. She was the first traditional silver jeweller to teach with us and has been a core member of the tutors team ever since. Many LJS students who have had the pleasure of being taught by Elizabeth comment on her excellent teaching style and vast knowledge of the subject of silver and precious metal jewellery making.

Elizabeth currently teaches a range of jewellery making classes at LJS including; Beginners Silver Jewellery, Soldering Masterclass, Intermediate Silver Jewellery, the 5-Day Silver Jewellery Intensive and the Beginners and Intermediate Silver Jewellery Evening Classes.

To find out more about Elizabeth and her work take a look at her website – www.elizabethbone.co.uk and her LJS tutors profile; www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/elizabeth-bone.

Until next time,

Happy Making

LJS x