Connecting without Heat

Jewellery Techniques : 1-Day Course

All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.


Course Description

Connecting without heat

- Exploring Cold Connections

Understanding the possibilities for connecting without heat opens up a huge range of possibilities for uniting a wide range of materials together.


Not being able to solder need not be limiting and this course is designed to help you discover techniques to encourage other possibilities for your jewellery work.


This course of exploring “cold connections” can be tailored to suit you.


Option 1

Working with the tutor on your own particular concept for the connections of specific materials, where you bring samples of your jewellery to work on and gain finesse in the required method.


Option 2

With tutor guidance explore connection possibilities and how these could work with your jewellery work in general. You’ll bring some sacrificial example of your style of work and use these as the basis for creating some samples of three or four chosen connection methods, such as:


  • Wire Rivets / Tube Rivets

  • Tabs

  • Screws

  • Hinges / Rotating links

  • Staples

  • T Bars

  • Hooks and Eyelets

  • Clasps / Catches


You will be using your existing fabrication techniques to practise the connection methods described, therefore to get the best results you’ll need to have an intermediate level of skill working in metal.

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Tutor Options

Course Location
Tutors & Course Fee
Tutor Experience

Amy K

Course Fee: Upon request

Nick G

Course Fee: £320 GBP

+ Materials

Vat not applicable

Amanda Z

Course Fee: Upon request

Dave G

Course Fee: Upon request

Tutors in other areas may be available


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Additional Information

What is the course date?

The course date is set by you, so that you can undertake a tuition session at your convenience.


All dates / times of course sessions are subject to tutor availability.

About Tuition

Select your tutor / course location option from the table below to see what your course fee is.

Why may course fee's be different?

Because the course fee is determined mainly by each individual tutor's day rate for teaching.


You will need to bring sample items to practise techniques on.


Materials ARE NOT  included. This is because the course is tailored to suit your needs therefore the amount you may use on the course cannot be determined beforehand.

You pay the tutor directly for any materials (Base metal/ Silver etc ) you do decide to use or you may bring your own.

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee quoted is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise that you pay for.

Where there is a selection of tutors,  course, fee's may vary due to individual tutor requirements for teaching.


In addition a there is a small fee for arranging your course which is included in the total course fee.


Course fee payment is required in advanced by BACS Bank Transfer invoice or IBAN for international students.

Vat/Tax is not applicable

How to Book

1. Choose a your date

 Decide approximately when you might like your first course session to take place. (Subject to tutor availability)


2. Make a Course Enquiry

Advise your details on the form provided.

At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book.


Booking Information

Payment Terms

Payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN for International students.


Some courses are available to pay in instalments, whereby a non-refundable deposit is required to book your course date. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Terms

  • Once you have booked a cancellation fee of £75*  will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course once your payment has been received.


  • Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may re-arrange your course for one other date if you wish. 


  • Should we need to cancel your course due to unforeseen circumstances we will refund your course fee in full.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of the course.  When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £75 applies to a standard one day course.


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