Art, Design and Fashion

Silversmithing (Jewellery) Part-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will start in January 2021 and will run every Tuesday evening, 6.00pm - 8.30pm, for 8 weeks. We aim to offer this course three times a year, September, January and April.

Entry requirements

A general interest in jewellery making, this course is suitable for beginners.

You will achieve

Although no formal qualification will be achieved you will achieve invaluable experience and be awarded with a Barnsley College certificate.


Course overview

Do you wish you had the ability to create truly unique pieces of jewellery, Do you have ideas but don’t know how to realise them. Do you want to be creative and learn some hands-on skills that will impress?

In this jewellery making course you will learn the fundamental skills to start creating your own unique jewellery. You will explore some of the varied core techniques and processes of jewellery making with the aim of producing wearable items for you to keep. You will be encouraged to add your own creative flair by adapting any design elements to create jewellery with your own aesthetic. Having learnt and practiced some of the techniques of jewellery making you will have the basis to continue to explore this wide ranging, practical and creative subject and build a unique portfolio of work.

Course content

The course will comprise of 3-4 projects each resulting in a finished wearable piece of jewellery. The first project will be aimed at learning the fundamental skills of jewellery making; cutting, shaping and finishing metal as well as silver soldering. These skills will be used and developed in all projects.

In the following projects you will use a variety of processes and techniques such as Ring making, stone setting, casting, press forming, etching, roll printing, chain making and wire work. Returning students or students with previous experience will be welcome to join in with projects adapting the complexity of the making to their own ability. They will also have the opportunity to work on their own ideas.

The class is taught in a specialist 3D design workshop with dedicated bench space for jewellery.  Where appropriate you will be making your jewellery in silver and will incur additional costs for silver of between £10 and £50 depending upon the size and quantity of the work you produce. The use of copper and brass are free.


You will work in a dedicated silversmithing workshop and all equipment will be provided.

Old Mill Lane campus
Church Street
S70 2AX

You can continue with this course in subsequent terms. You will have the opportunity to work on producing your own ideas, develop existing skills and to learn new skills and techniques by following other projects.

How much does the course cost?

Course Fees: £200 Full Fee Payable.  

Extra information

If the course is listed as full fee payable, you will have to pay for the course.

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Silversmithing (Jewellery) Part-time

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