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Introduction to Filigree Jewellery Techniques 

2-Day Course | Private 1:1 Tuition

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

Introduction to Filigree Jewellery Course 


This two day intensive course has been specially designed to introduce you to Filigree, the ancient craft of using fine silver or gold threads to create intricate and beautiful decorative designs within jewellery and objects.  It has been described as 'captured air' which succinctly describes the delicate forms you can create using this technique.

On this course you will learn the skills required to start creating delicate filigree designs within your jewellery or silverware.

With fully guided tuition you will learn to:

  • Make your own filigree wire for use in your designs

  • Prepare and adapt your tools for working with filigree wire

  • Shape and manipulate filigree wire in to the desired forms and patterns of your design

  • Understand and practice the parameters for placing and building up a design in filigree wire within a silver frame

  • Solder filigree

  • Finish and polish your filigree work

  • Learn what to buy and where to purchase tools and materials to be adapted for filigree work

Course Duration

Although this course is two days as standard which we recommend, we can offer this course as a one day introductory course with content adjusted so that preparing the filigree wire and adapting tools will only be discussed in theory as opposed to trying as a practical element due to time restraints.

Materials: Silver is not included in the course fee because we cannot determine how much you will use for your practice designs on the day, therefore you pay the tutor directly for the Silver you use on the course.  Expect to pay approximately £5 to £30 depending on the amount of silver you use.

Tools: will be provided for your use on the day.  If you are completing a two day course you may pay for and keep the tools you adapt to work with at home.

Allow Approximately £10 for tools purchases which are optional.

This course is suitable for those who already have basic jewellery making skills. 

Related Courses

Tutor Options

All tutors work as professional jewellers, Goldsmiths, Designers or are Jewellery Industry specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.

Course Type and/or
Workshop Location

Tutors & Course Fee

Tutor Experience

Gloucestershire, UK

Helen L:  Jeweller, Silversmith & Filigree Specialist

2- Day Course Fee: £670 + Silver used

Private 1:1 Tuition

Vat/Tax not applicable


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  • Advise your details on the form provided.

  • At this stage this is just an enquiry with no obligation to book. We understand you may need more information.

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Additional Information

What is the course date?

All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.

We will provide you with  some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date or a day of the week preference.

About the Course Fee

Courses are priced individually because the course fee is based upon the fee a tutor charges to take a day out their trade works to teach you. We work with some amazing Jewellery Professionals and offering their expertise to you and the course price you pay is in accordance and appropriate to their expertise.

About Materials

Metals for tuition practice is NOT included in the course fee.

This is because Bespoke Courses are tailored to suit you as an individual maker and your needs and progress throughout on the day of teaching, this means the amount of materials you use on the day cannot be determined in advance, and you therefore pay the tutor direct on the day for the metal you use for practice.

- We provide you with specific information about materials in the course description above.

Booking/Payment Information

Your payment is required in advance and payments are handled safely and securely by BACS Bank Transfer invoicing (IBAN SWIFT or PayPal for International students). 


Some courses are available to pay in installments, whereby you can pay a non-refundable deposit to book your course date. If you pay a course deposit, your balance payment is due 10 days before your course. Please ask for details if this is of interest to you.


Booking Information

  • Once you have booked a course a cancellation fee of *£95  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.


  • You can cancel your course however, any 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. Please note: travel and accommodation booked is not eligible for a refund/reimbursement, if you are worried about this we recommend you contact your own Insurer for advice.

* Amount is variable depending on the duration and type of your course.  When you make a course enquiry out quote reply by email will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable, to your course and £95 applies only to a standard one day course.


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