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8 - 10 Week Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills Course- Weekdays

8 - 10 Week Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills Course- Weekdays

Traditional Goldsmith Skills Courses 8 - 10 Week Course... this is an intensive, really fun and challenging course taught by experienced tutors who work in the goldsmith trade both in Ireland and abroad.

These courses are suited to those who would like to make jewellery as a hobby, to part-time enthusiasts or may be a first step to a full-time career in the Jewellery and Goldsmith industry, Courses are project-led with an emphasis on completing jewellery pieces over the 8 or 10 weeks.

The Traditional Goldsmith Skills course is suitable for beginners, intermediate or advanced students.

As a beginner you will be introduced to and learn extensive use of the piercing saw and will complete a filigree project in the first few classes. In the subsequent classes you will make a ring and a stone setting and will learn filing, piercing, polishing, using the pendant drill and polishing motor. You will also learn techniques such as planishing using a ball pein hammer and sandblasting. You will be introduced to soldering skills and will learn how to anneal metal to make it malleable so that it can be formed. 

The course fee includes base metal materials  Silver is not included in your course fee and the cost usually amounts to approximately €70 per course (max) for a standard silver ring, a silver pendant, gemstone and setting. Gemstones and silver are purchased in class from your tutor in advance of any chosen project.

Classes are 3 hours in duration and numbers are limited to 9 students per class.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 

Click here to see the part time course term calendar for 2016-2017.

Saturday courses available here. 

 


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6 - 10 week Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills - Saturdays

6 - 10 week Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills - Saturdays

Traditional Goldsmith Skills Courses 6 - 10 Week Course ... this is an intensive, really fun and challenging course taught by experienced tutors who work in the goldsmith trade both in Ireland and abroad.

These courses are suited to those who would like to make jewellery as a hobby, to part-time enthusiasts or may be a first step to a full-time career in the Jewellery and Goldsmith industry, Courses are project-led with an emphasis on completing jewellery pieces over the term.

All classes of Traditional Goldsmith Skills Course are suitable for beginners, intermediate or advanced students. 

As a beginner, you will be introduced to and learn extensive use of the piercing saw and will complete a filigree project in the first few classes. In the subsequent classes, you will make a ring and a stone setting and will learn filing, piercing, polishing, using the pendant drill and polishing motor. You will also learn techniques such as planishing using a ball pein hammer and sandblasting. You will be introduced to soldering skills and will learn how to anneal metal to make it malleable so that it can be formed. 

The course fee includes base metal materials  Silver is not included in your course fee and the cost usually amounts to approximately €70 per course (max) for a standard silver ring, a silver pendant, gemstone and setting. Gemstones and silver are purchased in class from your tutor in advance of any chosen project.

Classes are 3 hours in duration.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 


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One Day Course- Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills

One Day Course- Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills

Our expert goldsmiths will teach you how to craft your own pieces in this One Day Course  

Beginners and Intermediate Students are welcome....

 

One Day Course (10am - 5.30pm):

Prices are just €125 per person including base metal materials and a delicious home made lunch. 

Our classes are a mix of students of all abilities, including beginners!


There are limited places on each of these courses to ensure we deliver personalised support and assistance to each participant - so book early to avoid disappointment!


 

  • Beginners:
  • This is a great introductory course for anyone new to The School.
  • Students will learn how to create jewellery using traditional goldsmith skills in a relaxed environment.
  • You will be introduced to a basic Goldsmith Skills by completing one Jewellery project.
  • Choose from an array of designs to make your piece of jewellery- including pendant, cufflink and earring designs. One Day Ring Courses available here. 
  • If you would like to make your piece in Silver- please select the "Add Silver €30" option when booking. Your purchase of €30 silver will cover silver for a pendant with chain, or earrings or cufflinks with fittings. The School of Jewellery Presentation boxes are available to purchase in class if you choose.  
  • Brass is included if you would like to make your piece of jewellery in brass. 

 

  • Students with more experience:
  • This course is a fantastic way for any of our current or past students to hone their skills, or gain some extra studio time.
  • Students can choose to work on skills such as wax carving, soldering, making a pendant, earrings, or ring.
  • Our tutors are also happy to offer assistance with individual projects or ideas.  
  • Base metal is included with the option of purchasing silver.
  • When booking, the option of adding €30 for Silver will cover most Pendant, Ring or Earring Projects. 
  • Stone setting will cost an additional small charge. 

 

  • One Day Ring Making Course - Please book these courses HERE    

Please Note:

Individual Design Projects that are not based on our 'in house' design portfolio are subject to copyright law. We also can only assist you with projects that you have been tutored in the skills to practice. We can only tutor you - not do the projects for you!


 

Gift Vouchers available to purchase here!

To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 838 0693 or email Studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie with your voucher number.


 

If you would like to book for the full weekend- please see our weekend courses here.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 

 


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Weekend- Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Course

Weekend- Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Course

Our expert goldsmiths will teach you how to craft your own pieces in this Weekend Course  

Beginners and Intermediate Students are welcome....

 

Weekend (10am - 5.30pm) Saturday & Sunday:

Prices are just €250 per person including base metal materials and a delicious home made lunch. 

Our classes are a mix of students of all abilities, including beginners!


There are limited places on each of these courses to ensure we deliver personalised support and assistance to each participant - so book early to avoid disappointment!


 

  • Beginners:
  • This is a great introductory course for anyone new to The School.
  • Day One: you will be introduced to a basic Goldsmith Skills by completing a piercing project, which can be worn as a pendant. Base metal for this project is included.
  • Day two: On the second day, you will be taught how to craft your own ring- silver for this project can be purchased with your booking. 

 

  • Students with more experience:
  • This course is a fantastic way for any of our current or past students to hone their skills, or gain some extra studio time.
  • Students can choose to work on skills such as wax carving, soldering, making a pendant, earrings, or ring.
  • Our tutors are also happy to offer assistance with individual projects or ideas.  
  • Base metal is included with the option of purchasing silver.
  • When booking, the option of adding €30 for Silver will cover most Pendant, cufflink and Earring Projects,  or an average size (3-5mm wide) Ring. Wider widths are available for a small extra charge.
  • Stone setting will cost an additional small charge. 

 


Please Note:

Individual Design Projects that are not based on our 'in house' design portfolio are subject to copyright law. We also can only assist you with projects that you have been tutored in the skills to practice. We can only tutor you - not do the projects for you!


Gift Vouchers available to purchase here!

To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 838 0693 or email Studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie with your voucher number.


If you would like to book a One Day Course- please see  here.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 

 


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One Week - Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Course

One Week - Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Course

Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills Summer School 

31st July - 4th August 2017.

All Levels - €525

View our Gallery for the One Week Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Course HERE.

 

This Summer Week Course is extremely popular with both beginners, and students with more experience.

The Course runs Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm and includes - tuition, tools, stones, base materials and delicious home made lunch each day.

Silver is available to purchase with your course booking below or throughout the week should you choose to work in Silver for certain projects.

Alternatively students can choose to work in brass, which is included in the course fee.

This course is project led with an emphasis on completing bespoke jewellery pieces throughout the week. 


 

Accommodation is not provided however we suggest you check out www.airbnb.com to find homely inexpensive places to stay in Dublin City.

To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 838 0693 or email Studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie with your voucher number.

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Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 


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CORPORATE JEWELLERY COURSES IRELAND

CORPORATE JEWELLERY COURSES IRELAND

Why not book a Corporate Course for your team at work?

It's Fun, Challenging, Creative and Rewarding - Only €95 per student to include all Precious Silver Materials, Silver Chain, Gift Box and Bag, Coffee / Tea with Home-made Scones and Jam.

A Minimum of 6 Students are required to book this Course - our maximum is a group of 8. 

A Full Day from 10am - 5.30pm is also available for €155 p.p. includes Silver, Gift Box, Bag and Delicious Homemade Lunch.

Available times are;

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons - 2pm - 5.30pm by arrangement.
  • Friday and Saturday mornings - 9.30am - 1pm by arrangement.

  • 10am or 2pm: Arrive and enrol with our Team.
  • 10:05am or 2:05pm: Select your Irish Silver or Gold Jewellery Design from our Sparkling Jewels. 
  • 10:10am or 2:10pm: Our tutors will show you the steps to familiarise you with the Studio. Then off you go...
  • 11:15am or 3.15pm: Refreshments ►Coffee, Tea, Sparkling Water, Scones, Jam & Cream.
  • 11:45am or 3:45pm - 5:30pm: Continue to Craft your pieces of Jewellery.

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Jewellery Experience Ireland - One Day Course

Jewellery Experience Ireland - One Day Course

Are you on holidays in Ireland or planning to visit our beautiful Country soon?

The Jewellery Experience Ireland  offers you a unique adventure that you will treasure forever. 

Come visit our Professional Dublin Studios and Craft Silver or Gold Jewellery, made completely by you under our watchful eye. 

Gift vouchers are available to purchase here.                                                                         


  • 9:45am - 10am: Arrive and enrol with our Team.
  • 10:05am: Select your Irish Silver or Gold Jewellery Design from our Sparkling Jewels. You may have time for two designs!
  • 10:10am: Our tutors will show you the steps to familiarise you with the Studio. Then off you go...
  • 11am: Refreshments ►Coffee, Tea, Sparkling Water, Fruit, Home-made Scones, Jam and cream.
  • 11:30am - 1pm: Continue to Craft your pieces of Irish Jewellery.
  • 1pm - 2pm: A Delicious Home-Made lunch is Served in our Garden Room.
  • 2pm - 3:30pm: Continue to Craft your pieces of Irish Jewellery
  • 3:30pm - 4pm: Refreshments ►Coffee, Tea, Sparkling Water, Fruit and Biscuits.
  • 4pm - 5:30pm: Continue to Craft your pieces of Irish Jewellery to include polishing, silver pendant chain and finishing. 

Your unique piece of Contemporary Silver or Gold Jewellery is presented to you in your Gift Box and Presentation Bag.

Your course fee includes Silver to craft two pieces from our range of beautiful designs including earrings, cufflinks and pendants. Your Silver Pendant Chain is also included in your Course Fee.

If you would like to purchase Gold to use, please contact us at least 3 weeks in advance of the course start date. 

This course is suitable for those from the age of 16 upwards.

 

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Make your own Wedding / Friendship Ring - One Day Course

Make your own Wedding / Friendship Ring - One Day Course

Getting Married? Re-affirming your vows? Affirming your partnership? Or simply want to give the gift of something bespoke, personal and really special?

Then come to The School Of Jewellery and be guided by one of our expert Goldsmiths where you will be taught how to design and craft your own personalised bespoke Rings in your choice of precious metal.

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One Day Course 10am - 5.30pm

Prices are from just €155 per person depending on your choice of precious metal.

Fee of €155 includes silver for a standard ladies size ring. Course fee of €165 includes silver for a gents size ring with a variety of design options.

Previous experiece in jewellery making is not required as you will be taught how to achieve the perfect ring by our expert tutors.

Your fee includes all your materials, expert tuition, Ring box, Gift Bag and a delicious home-made lunch.

There are limited places on each of these courses to ensure we deliver personalised support and assistance to each participant - so book early to avoid disappointment!


If you would like to use a different precious metal, please use our Ring Size Guide  and contact us at studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie  with your size and design choice for a quote- ideally at least 3 weeks in advance of the course start date.

If you have a particular design in mind, please feel free to contact us at studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie so we can advise you if your design will be possible to complete in the One Day Course.

For some design ideas, click HERE to see our Wedding Ring Design Brochure, click HERE to view our One Day Ring Course Gallery. 

✨✨ We also offer the option to reuse your own Preloved Gold in your rings. Our goldsmiths will melt and prepare your metal in advance of the course so it will be ready for you to work with on the Course!  Get in touch with us at studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie  to discuss posibilities! ✨✨


 

"My partner Jill and I had always wanted to get a unique set of matching rings but thought it was only a dream. At The School of Jewellery, we designed and made two matching silver rings over the course of a six hour class - all for the same cost as going out and buying two generic rings in a jewellers. Deirdre was a great teacher and quickly put us at ease. The studio is really nice, bright and airy and there is a lovely welcome atmosphere there. It was a brilliant experience and Jill has since enrolled as a student for one of the evening classes." Killian Waters 

 


 

Read a recent review of The School of Jewellery's Craft Your Own Wedding Ring Course by The Wedding Guy.

Give the gift of an unforgettable experience- Get in touch with us for a personalised gift voucher, or buy online HERE

To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 838 0693 or email Studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie with your voucher number.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 

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Precious Stone Setting - Weekend

Precious Stone Setting - Weekend

This course is an excellent additional course to our Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Courses. These setting courses teach you the skills to manipulate the precious metal around gemstones so that they are safely and securely held (set) in your piece. These courses are also very popular amongst the Jewellery trade with apprentices attending regularly. We also often welcome trade goldsmiths who are interested in improving and practicing skills in a structured environment.

Tutored by Lee Harding, these Stone Setting Weekend courses will take place regularly throughout the year.

Students can choose any ONE kind of setting to learn how to complete over the course of the weekend. 

 


Rubover:

This is the technique when the metal is pushed all around the girdle of the gemstone. 

This is ideally the first introductory course to Setting, some previous experience using the pendant drill is required to enroll on this course.  


        Punch (Invisible):

This course will teach the student how to drop the stones beneath the surface of the precious metal so that the setting appears to be invisible.

This is a natural progression from the Rubover Setting Course , however it is possible to do this course without having done the previous course.


Pavé setting

This course will teach the student how to raise grains of metal around the stones so that the stones are held securely.

This is a natural progression from the Rubover and Punch Setting Course. Previous setting experience, or completion of the Rubover setting course is necessary.


Channel Setting

Students will be shown through demonstration and practice the correct techniques to use channels of precious metal to hold stones into a setting.

This is a natural progression from the Rubover, Punch and Pave Setting Courses. Previous setting experience, or completion of the Rubover setting course is necessary.

 

Please choose which type of setting you would like to learn on the weekend course when booking.  


There will be extensive practice on the weekend that will include practical excercises using base metal and will result in a finished piece that is made in Sterling Silver using cubic zirconia.

Lunch and the materials to practice and complete a finished piece for the one type of setting you choose will be provided.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 


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To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 838 0693 or email Studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie with your voucher number.


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Engraving Courses

Engraving Courses

We are delighted to now offer a beginners and Improvers Course in Engraving with our course tutor, Martin O'Keeffe.

Martin has an abundance of practical and informative engraving techniques and offers technique, assistance and 'hands-on' practice on the course. All materials are provided and students are encouraged to add engraving to their own pieces.

This course is suitable for beginners, and also for students who have already completed an Engraving course here at The School.


For students who have already completed their first courses in Engraving, new techniques will be introduced in any follow-on courses. 

Follow on terms will introduce and teach the skills of hand engraved lettering, and calligraphy styles. 

All Engraving courses are available to book below are available as "follow-on" for previous students, or as introduction course for new students. The classes are a mix of students of all levels. 


Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 

 

 "Martin is a fantastic teacher, very patient and encouraging. Well worth doing." -  Monica. Engraving student at The  School of Jewellery Ireland

 


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Silversmith Skills Courses- Weekend

Silversmith Skills Courses- Weekend

 

Séamus Gill is an award winning, professional silversmith and jeweller with over thirty years experience in the field. His work is distinguished by his skill for moving a flat sheet of silver or bronze into an elegant three dimensional form.

His work is in the collection of the National Museum of Ireland, the Company of Goldsmiths of Ireland, the Craft Council of Ireland, the department of Foreign Affairs Embassy Collection and many private collections both in Ireland and Internationally. Please see www.seamusgill.com

 

Courses offered include: An Introduction to  Fold Forming, The Art of Forging,  An Introduction to Anti-clastic Raising, Creative Texturing on Metal and Sinking and Raising a bowl.

 

To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 838 0693 or email Studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie with your voucher number.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 


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Polishing Masterclass

Polishing Masterclass

The Polishing of Precious Metal is often overlooked as a crucial skill in creating professionally finished work. 

In these Polishing Masterclass Courses, students will be guided through a variety of techniques by expert Master Polisher Stephen M Goldsmith. Students have a polishing motor each so there are no delays with waiting for a turn.

Stephen M Goldsmith FIPG -MBGG is an expert Master Polisher of over 45 year's experience, originally working for the Crown Jewellers Asprey & Garrard and now working with well-known society jeweller Theo Fennell.  

Students will be shown how to achieve a flawless polish finish to their work aswell as experimenting with an assortment of textured  finishes, in this hands on tutorial weekend. 

Ideally, Students will bring their own pieces to work on and troubleshoot. However if this is not the case, please let us know up to three weeks advance we will have some pieces prepared for you to practice on. 

 

To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 838 0693 or email Studio@theschoolofjewellery.ie with your voucher number.

Students must be at least 16 years of age in order to enrol in any course at The School of Jewellery Ireland. 


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Calendar 2016-2017

Calendar 2016-2017

Click here to see the Jewellery and Goldsmith Skills Part-time Course Calendar for September 2016 - July 2017.

 

 


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