Jewellery Bench Skills: Basic Hand Engraving

In this 3-day short course, you will be introduced to basic hand engraving. You will gain knowledge of preparing tools and metals used to hand engrave, and how to finish.

During the course you will be encouraged to practise engraving techniques to achieve desired depth and texture, use decorative stencils, transfer an image to metal, and finally progress onto your own design.

Additional information




3 days



Next Date



Birmingham, London


Course Description

The course is suitable both for beginner and intermediate jewellers who wish to strengthen and expand their skill set, and have an interest in learning various techniques for basic hand engraving.

Entry requirements

No previous experience is required. Some knowledge of basic jewellery making techniques are an advantage, but are not essential.

Fees & funding


If you are 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

During the course you will learn:

  • How to set up an engraving tool and keep it sharp
  • How to prepare metal for an image
  • How to transfer an image onto metal
  • Basic cuts with the engraving tool into metal
  • Building on basic cuts to create depth and texture
  • Trouble-shooting with tools and mistakes
  • Polishing after engraving


Students can consider progression onto one of BAJ’s other short courses in CAD or jewellery manufacturing and can find out more from our admissions team about applying for our jewellery diploma programme.

In line with the Customer Act, we reserve the right to close a course
– if there are insufficient student numbers to make the course financially viable.

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