Online Course

3 x 5 Hours

An Introduction to Designing Jewellery with CAD Rhino

Online Convenient Learning| Part-Time | Private Tuition

- Tuition from an experienced CAD Jewellery Designer 
- Suitable for Jewellery Maker CAD Beginners (Computer Aided Design) 
- 3x 5 hours sessions over a 3 week period


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Online Course

Introduction to Cad Rhino for Jewellery Design

1-Day Course
6 Hours of tuition
Course dates to suit, Subject to tutor availability

This Beginners CAD course will introduce you to the Rhino tools and commands needed in order to create basic solid shapes for designing jewellery.

Over 3x 5 hour tuition sessions over a period of 3 weeks, you will gain an understanding of the Rhino design interface works through guided design tuition.


You will learn how to design using points, lines, surfaces and solids to sketch and compare different ideas concluding in the creation of design file suitable for a printable 3D object/model.

 Tutor| Experienced CAD Rhino Contemporary Jeweller and Tutor Sebastian guides your progress throughout. 


Course content includes:

  • Setting up the user interface and layer palette

  • Points, Lines, Curves, Solids and how they correlate

  • Turning curves and lines into solids and complex geometry through repetition

  • Using text to create and engrave 

  • Minimum thickness and other limitations – Things to consider when casting items

  • Meshing, checking and exporting – Making objects ready for the 3D printing process (Rapid Prototyping)

  • Other options for 3D printers:  materials, pricing, qualities 

Course Outcome

At the end of your 3 session course you will have gained an understanding of how the CAD software is structured and this will enable you to experiment with more tools and explore the possibilities for more designs on your own after the course.

Session 1 | 5 Hours

- Skill Level Assessment
- Design Tools Introduction
- 2D Design/Drawing

On your first session during a series of simple design exercises the tutor with review your skill level and aptitude for computer design, this will enable the course pace to be tailored to suit you.


The tutor will first show you the design interface and explain how Rhino uses point, curves, surfaces and polysurfaces to create printable design STL files.


Then with tutor guidance you will use some the design tools to create some simple 2D drawings.


Session Aim

The emphasis of this first session is for you to gain an understanding of the design process by focusing on the creation of 2D drawings, this will allow for an easier transition into your creation of 3D drawings/shapes/ designs.

In your second course session, with tutor guidance you will use the tools in the software design surface menu to create several designs to learn: how to size, how to scale ; transforming solids ; making changes to your designs.

The tutor will provide you with some gemstone shapes for you to import into your Rhino software and guide your use adding stones into simple designs.


You will also learn about the minimum tolerances for 3D printing and important production information such as:

  • How a mold is made

  • How to add tree sprews successfully on mass production designs

  • Dealing with shrinkage

  • Polishing styles to suit design

  • Design – Components or Fused Unit for best results

  • Addressing the balance of production CAD and Hand Made


Session Aim

At the end of this tutorial you will be able to create several of the simplest 3D designs on your own and add gemstones into a design using Rhino tools.

Session 2 | 5 Hours

- 3D Drawing
- Engagement Ring; Bombee (Hollow)
- Drop Earrings
Session 3 | 5 Hours

- 3D Enhanced Bangle Design
- Creating your own 3D Design
- Design process overview

To conclude this course you will first complete a small exercise designing a bangle with a pattern / engravings on it. The majority of the course session time will concentrate on you creating one of your own designs.

Throughout this final session the tutor will challenge you to find ways to accomplish your design by using the commands and tools you have learnt so far, commenting on ways to make the work flow smoother.


Finally, the tutor will provide you with a checklist to remind you of all the critical factors that are important to remember when starting your design/modelling processes. These are important because accuracy at the beginning of the design process will avoid frustrations and time when your model is near completion.

Session Aim

Practise and overview of the design techniques learnt.


Apart from the 3 sessions of online guided tuition students are expected to maintain a  level of self-practice  to prepare design material and note questions arising for the next tutor session.


 The tutor suggests 10-15 min per day of personal CAD design practise, separate to your guided tuition.


You must have ALL of these requirements to proceed with this Online CAD course

1. You MUST be a Jewellery Maker and be familiar with tools and techniques for making handmade jewellery.

2. You’ll need to download TeamViewer software onto your computer.            


3. Your computer MUST have a microphone connected.


4. You’ll need to download the free 90 day trial version on CAD Rhino onto your computer.    

5. International students  – Please ensure your local time is compatible for learning with a tutor based in the UK. The 3 hour tuition sessions may fall at any time between 9.30am and 8.30pm (UK GMT) to suit, subject to tutor availability.

6. International students  – The course tuition is in English only.

Course Description

The online CAD course works through free software called TeamViewer.

This allows you to see the tutor’s computer screen and allows the tutor to see your computer screen.


Through this system you’ll be able to hear the tutor and ask questions, throughout.

Students will need to download software onto their computer to allow the teaching to proceed.

See below for further information

Minimum Student requirement

This course has been specially designed to help Jewellery Makers take the first steps into Designing Jewellery with CAD (Computer Aided Design)

This method of design allows for a flexible exploration of ideas and the creation of repetitive and complex geometric shapes and/or produce minimalist and elegant jewellery.



Online Course Duration|
3 x 5 hour tutorial sessions over a 3 week period

- Session times to suit, subject to tutor availability

- Private tuition

Course Fee| £668 GBP

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.


How to Book
1. Choose your date

 Decide 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.


Booking Information

Once you have paid for your course a cancellation fee of £180 will be deducted from your refund if you cancel your course up to and including 14 days prior to the start of the course.Cancellations received within 14 days of the course date are not eligible for a refund, however you may rearrange your course for one other date if you wish (subject to tutor availability).


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

About the Course Fee

A large portion of the course fee is paid to the tutor, because, it’s their expertise and time that you are paying for.


Included in the course fee is a small fee for the administration of your course. 

Your payment is required in advance and handled safely and securely by PayPal invoicing.

You don't need a Paypal account you can make your payment as a guest and use your debit or credit card.


Vat is not applicable



Introduction to CAD Rhino 


* Minimum student requirements as above also apply 
* Course content reduced for 6 hour course duration
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