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8 - 10 Week Jewellery Term Courses

8 - 10 Week Jewellery Term Courses

From September 1st 2019 - all our courses will be located in Dublin City Centre at 19, South Anne Street, Dublin 2.

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 €60 per course (maximum) for a standard silver ring (€15 - €25) a silver pendant, gemstone and setting (€35) 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. heartGIFT VOUCHER


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One Day - Jewellery Skills

One Day - Jewellery Skills

"Our studios are custom built using traditional cabinet making techniques and workshop design practice. We use the finest high specification tools, materials and equipment and prioritise our student's and tutor's creative and professional environment. Each student is provided with their own customised workbench, specialist hand tools, micro motor and personal precision instruments. We also now offer a tool room where we house our larger tools, ie Enamelling Kilns, Polishing Motor, Sandblaster, Ultrasonic, Pin Polisher, Rhodium Plating Machine to name a few. Our tutors are all active in the Jewellery Industry and we have combined trade experience of approximately 195 years (amongst our 7 tutors) We have built a reputation for excellence without cutting any corners in our training of potentially 'lost skills'. " Deirdre O'Donnell - The School of Jewellery Ireland ©2019

From September 1st 2019 - all our courses will be located in Dublin City Centre at 19, South Anne Street, Dublin One Day Course (10am - 5.30pm): Maximum 8 Students.

Prices are just €165 per person including base metal materials - Silver is available to purchase - details below.

Our expert goldsmiths will teach you how to create jewellery using traditional goldsmith skills in a relaxed environment.

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!

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


Beginners:

  • This is a great introductory course for anyone new to The School, 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, ring, cufflink, bangle and earring designs. 
  • 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, most ring sizes with a box, a bangle, or earrings or cufflinks with fittings. Brass is included.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The sample designs have been carefully selected by our team of goldsmiths as acheivable designs that can be made on a one day course as a beginner. Only these designs or similar versions may be selected to make. It is at the discretion of your tutor to agree any design that is not offered as appropriate for a beginner. The Silver available on the day is prepared for our selected sample designs only.
  • There are allocated Tea Breaks and a lunch break which must be taken through out the day.

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.
  • Our tutors are also happy to offer assistance with individual projects or ideas, or work on more advanced skills such as soldering or wax carving.
  • If you have completed some classes already, your tutor will move on to new and more advanced projects with every course you take.
  • The way in which classes are taught at The School means that with every course taken, students can move onto a new project or skill and projects are not repeated.

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.

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

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Summer Week - Jewellery Skills

Summer Week - Jewellery Skills

Traditional Jewellery & Goldsmith Skills Summer School 

Course Dates Avaialble;

  • 27th - 31st July 2020.

  • 3rd - 7th August 2020.

All Levels - €650

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, for only 8 students, runs Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm and includes - expert tuition, tools, gemstones 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.

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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Saturday Wedding / Friendship Ring Course

Saturday Wedding / Friendship Ring Course

"Our studios are custom built using traditional cabinet making techniques and workshop design practice. We use the finest high specification tools, materials and equipment and prioritise our student's and tutor's creative and professional environment. Each student is provided with their own customised workbench, specialist hand tools, micro motor and personal precision instruments. We also now offer a tool room where we house our larger tools, ie Enamelling Kilns, Polishing Motor, Sandblaster, Ultrasonic, Pin Polisher, Rhodium Plating Machine to name a few. Our tutors are all active in the Jewellery Industry and we have combined trade experience of approximately 195 years (amongst our 7 tutors) We have built a reputation for excellence without cutting any corners in our training of potentially 'lost skills'. " Deirdre O'Donnell - The School of Jewellery Ireland ©2019

From September 1st 2019 - all our courses will be located in Dublin City Centre at 19, South Anne Street, Dublin 2.

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 €195 per person for Silver.

Gold and Platinum Courses available by quotation.

Maximum 8 Students.

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

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Fee of €225 includes silver for a standard ladies or gents size ring with a variety of design options. Your fee also includes all your materials, expert tuition, Ring box and Gift Bag.

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.

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


"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

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Enamelling Courses

Enamelling Courses

ENAMELLING COURSE IN DUBLIN CITY CENTRE

We are once again offering One Day Saturday enamelling courses at The School of Jewellery Ireland. These courses will be held at our City Centre enamelling studio at 19, South Anne Street, Dublin 2.

A wonderful opportunity to experience the world of enamelling on Copper and Silver. We are offering this course to a small group of both beginners and intermediate students with previous experience.

Topics covered are enamel preparation, lead free / leaded enamel, Vitreous transparent / opaque enamel, sifting mesh sizes and techniques, suppliers, using templates and wet-packing enamel using champlevée technique.

Enamel Techniques

All Health and safety equipment is provided (safety goggles / masks) and we also recommend that you wear flat shoes and tie your hair back as you will be in a workshop environment.

The Course day is from 10am - 5.30pm - we provide coffee / tea & refreshments - as we are City Centre based - there are many lunch venues available in the close vicinity. All copper and silver materials are included and we will have pre-made designs in silver that may be used for champlevée.

 

 

 

 


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Stone Setting Skills - Saturday Course

Stone Setting Skills - Saturday Course

From September 1st 2019 - all our courses will be located in Dublin City Centre at 19, South Anne Street, Dublin 2.


STONE SETTING SKILLS COURSES - €195 includes all materials and lunch.

Due to student demand we now offer stone setting courses.

Disciplines offered on seperate days are: 

1) Rub-over / Bezel Setting

2) Punch Setting

3) Channel Setting (previous knowledge of rub-over required)


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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Engraving Skills

Engraving Skills

From September 1st 2019 - all our courses will be located in Dublin City Centre at 19, South Anne Street, Dublin 2.

ENGRAVING SKILLS with tutor Martin O'Keeffe


Martin O'Keeffe was traditionally apprenticed at sixteen years of age to Master Engraver Derek M. Egan of Castle St. Dublin and has almost 40 years experience as a full-time, professional Hand Engraver (only a handful of whom still exist in Ireland).

Martin's approach to engraving and the teaching of that craft is enthusiastic, informal and pragmatic. 

"We all work within our limitations. With time and practice those limitations dissipate, but at the beginning, armed only with the most basic engraving techniques, (wriggle cuts and bright cuts) a student can achieve the most surprisingly beautiful results."


This practical, no nonsense approach to an ancient art form has seen Martin work with Ireland's top Jewellery Designers and Manufacturers as well as leading International Retailers to name a few...Tiffanys, Boodles and Cartier.

Learn the skills to hand engrave your jewellery, maintain and sharpen your gravers and learn the 'tips of the trade' from Martin O'Keeffe  - all levels welcome.

Starting in September 2019 - 6.30pm - 9.30pm Wednesday evenings


School closed 28th October - 2nd November for Mid-term Break.

2019 / 2020 Term Calendar - Download Here 


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Group Bookings

Group Bookings

 

From September 1st 2019 - all our courses will be located in Dublin City Centre at 19, South Anne Street, Dublin 2.

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

Or enjoy a unique Hen Party experience

It's Fun, Challenging, Creative and Rewarding - Only €145 per student to include all Precious Silver Materials, Silver Chain, Gift Box and Bag, Coffee / Tea and Prosecco and Afternoon Tea.

A Minimum of 6 Students are required to book this Course.

Available times are;

  • Wednesday, Friday or Saturday afternoons - 2pm - 6pm by arrangement.
  • Friday and Saturday mornings - 9.00am - 1pm by arrangement.

  • 9.00am or 2pm: Arrive and enrol with our Team.
  • 9.05am or 2:05pm: Select your Irish Silver or Gold Jewellery Design from our Sparkling Jewels. 
  • 9.10am or 2:10pm: Our tutors will show you the steps to familiarise you with the Studio. Then off you go...
  • 12.30 or 5:30pm: Enjoy Afternoon Tea of Prosecco, strawberries and scones. 

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