Intensive Techniques for Jewellery Making

Perfect your jewellery making skills and create a portfolio of samples, test pieces and finished work that you can use as the basis for future designs or submit as part of job or course applications. One of our most intensive short jewellery courses, this programme is ideal for jewellers who have had some time away from the bench and want to refresh their techniques or candidates looking to brush up on their skills before applying for a course such as BAJ’s Level 4 Diploma.

Additional information




5 days



Next Date



Birmingham, London


Course description

During this five-day course, you will undertake a series of exercises conceived to create muscle memory when working with hand tools, increasing the speed and accuracy of your work. Techniques and processes covered in the course include measuring and marking, piercing and filing, carving stone mounts, and a variety of different soldering techniques. You will also make tube, hinges and catches, flush set stones, use floating rivets and explore professional finishing and polishing techniques.

Entry requirements

Some knowledge of measuring, cutting, filing, soldering and polishing and the use of hand tools is required.

Fees & funding


No funding is available for short courses but as a student or alumni of the past 3 years, you may be entitled to a 10% discount. To find out if you are eligible, please enquire to speak with our recruitment team.

What you will learn

You will complete a series of technical exercises and final pieces to a high quality of professional standard.

Techniques and processes you will explore:

  • Measuring, marking, piercing and filing
  • Carving stone mounts
  • Variety of different soldering techniques
  • Making tube
  • Hinge making
  • Making catches
  • Flush setting stones
  • Floating rivets
  • Professional finishing and polishing techniques


At the end of the course you will have a portfolio of samples, test pieces and finished work to use for job applications, course applications or to apply to future designs.


Students can consider progression onto one of BAJ’s other short courses, such as Intensive Techniques: Ring Project, and can find out more from our admissions team about applying for our jewellery diploma programmes.

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