Jewellery Bench Skills: Chain Making

Our three-day Jewellery Bench Skills: Chain Making short course will enable you to incorporate chain-making into your jewellery-making skill set 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.

Additional information




3 days


10:00 – 16:00


Course description

By learning the foundational manufacturing skill of chain making, you will gain proficiency in a range of versatile techniques which you can use to diversify your jewellery-making practice. By the end of the course, you will have learned to manufacture three different, widely used chain styles; link, loop-in-loop, and weave.

Entry requirements

No previous experience is necessary, but some experience with soldering and forming would be beneficial.

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

Techniques covered during the course include forming, soldering, finishing and polishing.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand different styles of chains and how they are manufactured
  • Have created samples of three different styles of chain; link and loop-in-loop chain
  • Have created samples of three different styles of chain; link, loop-in-loop, and weave


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.

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