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Consultancy /

Mini Course


Introduction to Jewellery Design

4 Hours | Learn in UK Studio or ONLINE
One-to-one Private Tuition 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


  • Studio Tuition (UK) 4 hours
  • Online Tuition as 2x 2 Hour sessions ​
       (See below for how online tuition works)
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This course has been designed to introduce anyone interested in designing jewellery to a variety of techniques used by professional Jewellers  for generating original ideas for jewellery designs.

The emphasis of this course is for you to gain an understanding of the design process. Firstly  by learning to observe the World differently appreciate its beauty and imperfections to find basic ideas for Jewellery, and learn techniques for developing these concepts constructively to create original jewellery designs.


The tutor will introduce you to basic observation skills so that you can really see the World and its potential for design ideas wherever you look. You will explore how patterns and shapes can be transformed into design ideas and with tutor guidance explore how stories, text, language or interactions with your environment can also prompt a narrative for new design ideas.

You will also learn about collage mood boards, why they are useful tool and how to use them to successfully capture your initial inspirations.

Course Content

  • Introduction to design resources

  • Critical observation techniques: Pattern, Shape, Form etc

  • Collating ideas & Essential tips for using a Mood Board

  • Developing design ideas

  • Sketchbook Design Development

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In the second part of your course you will review the ideas created and the tutor will introduce you to basic methods for converting a design concept into a real design idea via simple sketchbook design development, the emphasis on this second session being on the importance of recording your ideas in a simple way, to initially avoid being limited by drawing methods.


No previous experience of Jewellery making or design is required for this course, which is open to anyone who would like to explore creating thinking to create design ideas and developing these into real designs.

Course Suitable for anyone.

No previous experience of Jewellery making or design is required for this course, which is open to anyone who would like to explore creating thinking to create design ideas and developing these into real designs.


Tuition is delivered interactively via Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

You join free Microsft Teams or Zoom before the course, the tutor will advise accordingly. About 30 minutes before the course your tutor emails you a link to join your one-to-one course session.

  • You simply copy the meeting code provided in the link

  • Open Microsft Teams or Zoom on your PC or Laptop

  • NOTE: You need to have a microphone on your PC or Laptop.

  • Click join meeting and paste your meeting code into the box provided.

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Tutor Options

ONLINE & Yorkshire

Zoe Y

Professional Jeweller and Designer

Course Fee: £295

Vat/Tax not applicable


Dave G

Goldsmith & Artist

Course Fee: Upon request

Vat/Tax not applicable

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 provides some course dates for you to choose from or you can ask about a course date or 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. 

About Materials

The tutor will advice what materials you will need to have ready for your course.

Booking/Payment Information

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 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 Information

  • 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.


If you haven't found the information you are looking for or you want to ask a question about a course please make an enquiry.
Or you may text  a question to Dawn on 07703 287640
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