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JEWELLERY SKILLS TERM COURSES

JEWELLERY SKILLS TERM COURSES

Traditional Goldsmith Skills Courses 9 Week Courses... 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 9 weeks.

The Traditional Goldsmith Skills course is suitable for beginners, intermediate and 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 contemporary silver pendant or earring design of your choice - lots of samples to choose from 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 projects learned are not repeated – each course is a follow on from the next and your tutor will make sure to only repeat the tasks if you particularly want to focus on a skill. Normally, students progress in the second term to Wax carving and soldering skills – however we are very flexible once the basics have been covered!


The course fee includes base metal materials. Silver is not included in your course fee and the cost usually amounts to approximately €60 per course (maximum) for a standard silver ring (€15 - €35) and silver pendant / earring design (€25)  silver is  purchased in class from your tutor in advance of any chosen project.

Classes are 3 hours in duration and numbers are limited to 8 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. 

 


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Part-Time Jewellery Bench Skills - One Year

Part-Time Jewellery Bench Skills - One Year

Booking for September 2022


Suitable for Beginners and also Intermediate Students. Only 6 places on the course.

Level 1 - Beginners: This course will fit around a busy schedule but suit the ambitious student who prefers to follow a definate structured course with goals and achievements. All basic skills are covered to finish in a piece of jewellery that has been designed with the students achieved skills in mind. 

Level 2 - Intermediate: Have you achieved a level of experience on our courses already and would like to fine tune your skills? This course will bring you to the next level in your skill set. Intermediate projects are available to select to finish in a piece of jewellery that has been designed to showcase the student's achieved skills. Having completed the 14 week Foundation Course, this course could be an ideal on-going up-skilling course.

 

 


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SETTING TERM COURSES

SETTING TERM COURSES

Setting Skills Learned but not limited to ...

  • Gemstone Shapes that may be bezel (rubover) set. A brief introduction before the practical bench practice.
  • A selection of gemstones and pre-made settings are available for you to select.
  • Our Tutor will show you the methods to set your stones.
  • Practice time is offered before starting on your finished pieces.
  • The course fee includes a starter kit with Silver Settings & gemstones included.
  • Other Settings and gemstones are available to purchase from your tutor.
  • You are also welcome to set your own pieces that have been made on our jewellery skills courses.

This course does not include the manufacture of settings. We have pre-made settings and gemstones available to purchase or you may bring your own that are made on other Jewellery Skills Courses at the school or elsewhere, once they are suitable for use. 

 


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ONE DAY COURSES

ONE DAY COURSES

Our one day courses are very popular and are a great way to explore your creativity in the exciting world of jewellery.


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EASTER WEEK 2023

EASTER WEEK 2023

Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills EASTER SCHOOL 

All Levels -

  • 5 days - €695 (Monday to Friday)

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

The Course, for only 6 students, runs Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm and includes - expert tuition, tools, and base metal materials.

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


Your fee includes a Silver allowance for (any two of the following) a silver ring, an earring & pendant set, light bangle or cufflinks. Additional Silver is available to purchase from your tutor if needed. 


Other project packages are available in the studio. If there is a particular design that you would like to work on (subject to your ability), please contact us so we can have materials ready for you. 

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.

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

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


Click to View a Brochure of some Student's Pieces produced on our Part-Time Courses


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SUMMER WEEK 2023

SUMMER WEEK 2023

Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills Summer School 

Course Dates Available;

All Levels - €695.00 including silver materials.

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


Click to View a Brochure of some Student's Pieces produced on our Part-Time Courses


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

The Course, for only 7 students, runs Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm and includes - expert tuition, tools, gemstones, silver and base metal materials.


Your fee includes a Silver allowance for (any two of the following) a silver ring, an earring & pendant set, light bangle or cufflinks. Additional Silver is available to purchase from your tutor if needed. 


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


To book a course using a gift voucher, please call us on 01 5611 207 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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TSOJI Online

TSOJI Online


Welcome to TSOJI Online - PREVIEW HERE


Do you have a workbench at home, even a bench peg clamped to your kitchen table or attached to the window sill?

These online videos will help you to make pieces with our technical help. 

Videos made by Deirdre O'Donnell, Jill O'Malley and Paul Coyne.


These concise but comprehensive videos will give you all the steps that you need to make professionally finished and technically correct jewellery in your chosen medium using traditional jewellery skills.


Step by step information and video demonstrations can be purchased online and sent to you by return with your video link. 

"We have found that the students of our school, both in Ireland and abroad have found our online courses enormously helpful. As we hoped, we have also helped online students not living in Ireland, to work under our online instruction using our videos. Our goldsmiths are traditionally trained in trade skills so the training is not craft based - the skills demonstrated for you to follow are traditional jewellery and goldsmith skills" Deirdre O'Donnell


If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity to access videos, please take a look at all that is on offer.

Toolkits available here

  

 


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