Have you always wanted to become a jewellery designer but didn’t know where to start?

Here are our 7 essential steps to help you kickstart your journey as a jewellery designer:

  1. Discover your passion: Explore different types of jewellery and styles to find what inspires you the most. Consider whether you’re drawn to delicate, statement, contemporary or traditional designs.
  2. Learn the basics: Familiarise yourself with the fundamental techniques and materials used in jewellery making. Start with the basics like hammering, piercing, filing and gradually expand your skills.
  3. Gather tools and materials: Invest in essential jewellery making tools such as pliers, cutters, and a workbench. Begin your collection of materials such as beads, gemstones, wire, and findings so you can experiment with different designs.
  4. Take classes or workshops: Enrol in a jewellery making course or attend workshops to learn from experienced professionals. This can provide you with valuable guidance, techniques, and industry insights.
  5. Develop your design style: Experiment with different design elements, such as shapes, textures, and colours to find your unique style. Look for inspiration from nature, art, fashion, or personal experiences to infuse your designs with meaning.
  6. Practice and refine: Dedicate time to practice your craft regularly. The more you create, the better you’ll become. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes; they are part of the learning process. Keep refining your designs until you’re satisfied with the outcome.
  7. Network and collaborate: Connect with other jewellery designers, artists, and industry professionals through social media platforms, workshops, or events. Facebook groups are a great way to get involved in the community.

How can Silver Works help you on your journey?

At Silver Works we run a range of long courses to help students who are serious about learning jewellery making skills.

Our Introduction to Jewellery Making 5-week Course is a curriculum based course taught by experienced industry professionals. This course will take you through the essentials of jewellery making skills that you will have for life.

Our 4 week Improvers Course is a follow-on course from our Intro and allows students to refine and further develop their new found skills such as soldering, piercing, gemstone setting and riveting.

For those who are ready to apply their skills to their own designs, we have our 7 week Design and Make Tuesdays . This is where the real fun begins, students can sketch out the piece they want to create and with the help of our expert teachers, their pieces are brought to life

*Please note this course is only suitable for those who have done our Intro course or similar.

Why choose Silver Works?

We keep our class sizes small to maximise the personal attention each student receives. Learning from the best will save you time and money so that’s why our courses are only taught by our most experienced teachers with years of industry experience behind them.  We pride ourselves on our relaxed and friendly atmosphere here at Silver Works which makes learning new skills a fun experience.

Places in our courses are limited, so if you’re ready to embark on your dream of being a jewellery designer, book here to reserve you spot!

We can’t wait to welcome you to Silver Works!