Jewellery Bench Skills: Experimental Riveting

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. You will learn and practise various riveting techniques, and have the chance to investigate alternative materials to combine with metal in a riveted piece of jewellery. Finally, you will collate your chosen materials, prepare the components and assemble your jewellery design.

Additional information




3 days


10:00 – 16:00

Next Date



Birmingham, London


Course description

By learning practical and versatile riveting techniques and experimenting with different materials, you will gain a transferable set of skills to add to your jewellery toolkit. The course is taught in small groups with personalised feedback from our expert tutors to ensure you complete the course confident in your new skills.

Entry requirements

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

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

During the course, you will explore using mixed materials in riveting, assembling and finishing, and you will learn how to manufacture:

  • Standard rivets
  • Wire rivets
  • Tube rivets
  • Flush rivets
  • Movable rivets


Your exploration of these processes will allow you to design and make a finished jewellery piece that you can take home.


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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