Birmingham Jewellery Short Courses | BAJ


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Learn how to set stones in jewellery, gaining fundamental knowledge about a wide range of setting processes and styles. Whether you’re a student enrolled in a jewellery-related course or a professional already working in the jewellery industry and looking to expand your repertoire, this three-day short course offers a thorough introduction to the stone setting skills you need to make dazzling jewellery pieces.


Next start date: 19 – 21 July 2022

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Gain an introduction into a selection of simple enamelling techniques on this short course, which will enable you to make basic enamelled jewellery and introduce enamelled colour into your work. You will learn about vitreous enamels and how they are applied to metal, as well as what metals are suitable for enamelling and how to fire and finish them. You will be able to experiment with a range of techniques to build a range of enamel samples.


Next dates: 25 – 26 July 2022

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In this three-day ring making workshop you will explore and experiment with a range of ring making techniques and complete 3 finished rings in sterling silver: a textured ring, a ring with a cabochon stone, and a spinner ring.


Next dates: 27 – 29 July 2022

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In this 3-day experimental riveting course you will learn a range of riveting techniques, joining different materials through cold connections to make a wearable piece of jewellery.


Next dates: 3 – 5 August 2022

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Learn how to draw professional 2D jewellery designs that will allow you to visualise your jewellery pieces with our short course Orthographic Drawing. By drawing with precision and skill, you will be able to accurately envision your work to develop each piece’s design features, enable you to create a prototype, and more accurately cost the design.


Next dates: 9 August 2022

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Our three-day Jewellery Bench Skills: Chain-making short course will enable you to incorporate chain-making into your jewellery-making skillset while learning different styles and techniques. Chain-making is an excellent way to practise manufacturing techniques such as soldering, forming, and finishing and gain confidence in the workshop.


Next dates: 10 – 12 August 2022


For industry professionals and university graduates looking to develop their skillsets, school leavers looking to get a taste for a career in jewellery and jewellery enthusiasts, we have short courses for you.

The British Academy of Jewellery offers a wide selection of hands-on jewellery design, CAD, manufacturing and gemmology courses created to provide an intensive learning experience, spread normally between 1 to 14 days.

We also offer bespoke CAD programmes where our tutors can design and deliver courses tailored to your needs.


Our Learner Services team is also on hand to give you careers advice and guidance, and you will be able to access our database of current jobs and Apprenticeship vacancies in the jewellery industry.

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