LIVE ONLINE INTERACTIVE ONE-TO-ONE TUITION
Jewellery | How to Refine your Design
Jewellery Techniques| ONLINE 2x2 Hours| Private Tuition
All tutors work are professional jewellers or are jewellery trade specialists who are willing to share their expertise and trade secrets with you.
With your design concept complete and your ideas drawn (and potentially shown to a client), the next important step is to refine your design by finalising the important details.
This course has been created to assist Jewellery Designers who may have limited bench experience, who might be unfamiliar with some of the choices available for refining or concluding designs, this course explains the decisions that ideally, need to be made at the pre-production stage.
All the information gathered to refine your Jewellery design, forms a Design Control Sheet which when completed can be used to explain your design configuration - particularly useful if you are outsourcing the manufacture of your Jewellery.
You will learn about important design matters including scale, proportion, material choices and fastenings and fittings. All of these areas are required to inform the process of getting your jewellery made by hand or by CAD, they are also invaluable for determining cost and selling price implications and are effective for recording your design/commission practise.
A design homework task is set after session one and forms an important part of the session two content.
You will be using one of your own designs as an example for applying all the items discussed in session one in order to conclude your design. Any decisions made at this stage are not final; they are used in this course to demonstrate what is required for refining your design and what needs to form the basis of a Design Control Sheet.
Course content covers:
Design Scale & Proportion
Precious Metals and other materials – Suitability for Jewellery Types
Finally you will be provided with some useful reading/reference material for future use.
To gain a greater understanding of the options and decisions to be made for refining and finalising a design before production begins.
IMPORTANT: Suitable for all however, you need to have acquired some basic Jewellery drawing techniques because these also form an essential part of your Design Control Sheet content.
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All private tuition courses are arranged upon request on a date to suit you, subject to tutor availability.
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Once you have booked 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.
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 the course. When you enquire, out quote reply will provide the actual cancellation amount applicable. £95 applies only to a standard one day course.
How online tuition works
Online courses are one-to-one interactive tuition delivered by the tutor via Zoom or Microsoft Teams conferencing software. This is free for you to download.
During the course you will see and hear the tutor, be able to discuss course content live and view presentations/images etc as applicable.
Before your course you join free at Zoom or Microsoft Teams, this is free to download. Your tutor will email you a link to join your one-to-one course session just before the agreed start time.
You simply copy the meeting code provided in the link
Open Zoom on your PC or Laptop
Click join meeting and paste your meeting code into the box provided.