Whether you’re an art lover looking for a new hobby, or a young design graduate looking to further your career in the industry, we have a course suitable for you. With a hands on approach to learning, our courses allow students to explore a wide variety of jewellery making techniques, catering to both the complete beginner and to the professional jeweller.
Starts weekly: Thursday 27th September 2018, 7pm-10pm
fun evening course covers the basic techniques of making silver
jewellery from traditional methods. Techniques covered include: sawing,
soldering, annealing, sanding and polishing. Adding texture to metal
using rolling mills, tools and resources. How to carry on making silver
jewellery after the class and much more. Suitable for complete beginners
and we have a maximum of 6 students per class allowing lots of
one-on-one attention. Course Fee: £200 + Materials
Jewellery Taster Session
Saturday 15th September 2018, 10am - 1pm,
Saturday 27th October 2018, 10am - 1pm,
taster session in designing and creating your own jewellery run by
Master Goldsmith David Thomas. This fun and informative class is the
perfect introduction to jewellery making and in the class you will even
make your own item of jewellery. This class allows you to try out,
jewellery making to see if is for you. £35 including materials
Retail Jewellery Staff Training
jewellery staff training and familiarisation with technical aspects of
jewellery manufacturing and services. The programme is provided by
Master Goldsmith David Thomas (MA RCA) who trained at the Royal College
Of Art and has over 38 years bench experience. The programme will offer:
The opportunity to see first hand practical work carried out in a
commercial workshop and talk with working jewellers. Recognition and
characteristics of precious, semiprecious, enhanced and simulated
stones. Recognition of precious alloys and non-precious metals using
hallmarks and other visual identifiers. Troubleshooting issues arising
during or following jewellery repairs and servicing. Familiarisation
with commercial jewellery production from design (including CAD) to
manufacture. With workshop demonstrations of fabrication, machining,
casting, stone setting and finishing. Introduction to bespoke design,
addressing customers requirements and concerns. Identifying potential
problems and offering alternatives if necessary. Clear and concise
communication with the maker, providing educated costing. Guidance on
safely providing ‘In-House’ procedures. Cleaning and polishing etc.
simple non-technical repairs. Courses can be tailored to suit specific
requirements. We can accommodate up to six students, time tabled to suit
including evenings and weekends. Please phone or e-mail to discuss
Private Group Bookings
you are a small group who would like a half day for a private class, we
can help. We can have a private event for up to 8 people. If you would
like to do something different for a hen party, birthday or maybe even
just have a group of friends who would like to do something new we would
be happy to provide a private class catered to your groups needs.
(Minimum 6 people) Costs £30 per person for a half day session.
We also offer: Advanced classes and Private Tuition on request
To book your place on any of our courses or workshops or for further information contact David on 0287 137 4549 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A 50% deposit will secure your place.
*Terms & Conditions
50% deposit will secure your place on a course/class at Thomas School
of Jewellery this is non-refundable, it can only be transferred if you
cancel your class up to 7 days before the start date after which it
cannot be transferred
You can cancel your place on the
class/course up to one week before the start date, after which any
monies paid will not be refunded or cannot be transferred or exchanged.
School of Jewellery Gift Vouchers can only be redeemed in the School
and cannot be used in store or exchanged for a cash alternative.
you are unable to attend a class/course you must contact us to inform
us. Only in the instance that we cancel will an alternative day be
conducted. If a class is cancelled we aim to give students as much
notice as possible.
If a class does not have the appropriate
numbers, we may cancel that class and move it to another day. In this
instance any money paid will be transferred to the new class and we
contact you to arrange a suitable date for the new class. If this is not
suitable a full refund will be given in this instance.
are unable to attend a class you must give at least 24 hours notice and a
refund/exchange/transfer will not be permitted unless cancelled one
week before the start date. (Note deposits will not be refunded.)
All outstanding balances must be paid before the beginning of the course/class.
you wish to redeem a Thomas School of Jewellery gift voucher you must
contact us, to book your space on your chosen course/class at least one
week before the start date.
Wedding Ring Workshops
your special day truly amazing by coming along to the Thomas School of
Jewellery to make your own wedding rings. We have a fully trained,
professional jeweller who will guide and support you through making your
own, personal rings, ensuring attention to detail and finished to a
professional standard, we cater for just one couple per session. Each
couple is required to attend a short consultation beforehand to discuss
wedding ring design and materials.
Dates: by appointment only Time: 11am-4pm for a day or two evenings 6.30pm-9pm Cost - £250 per couple (plus materials)
Book a free no obligation consultation now by contacting us on 0287 137 4549 or email email@example.com
Make your own Wedding Rings! - What could be more romantic?
as a couple and make each others ring and together, you will have the
tutor’s undivided attention, because the class is just for one couple.
At the end of the day your rings will be sent off to be hallmarked and
have any engraving or stones added (extra costs may be involved). Your
rings will then be presented to you in a lovely ring box all ready for
your big day.
Upon booking, you will have an initial
consultation where you can choose your ring size, shape and metal. There
are a whole range of materials to choose from including silver, gold,
white gold, rose gold and palladium (which is very similar to platinum).
There is also a range of different shapes and finishes.
will then order your materials and book your class date. All you have to
do is turn up and make a beautiful ring. We will even offer you a
complementary bottle of bubbly for you to take home and celebrate with!
truly is a wonderful chance to have a special keepsake that will last a
lifetime - just like your partnership. The class is open to anyone and
you don't need to have any previous experience.
This is a 1 day class but can also be taken over 2 evenings.
The Making Process:
metal will arrive as either a length of wire or a strip of sheet metal
which you will throughout the day turn into beautifully handcrafted,
Here is how it's done...
the metal using a blow torch - You will use the torch to heat up the
metal, this process is called 'annealing' and it makes the metal easier
2. Shape the metal into a ring shape using a hammer
and hand tools - here you will use your almighty strength to bend the
metal around a steel rod to make it ring shaped.
3. Using a
saw, you will cut the metal to size - you and your partner will sit at a
professional jewellers bench and saw through the metal to make your
rings the perfect size.
4. Solder the join together - using a torch you will solder the two ends of your ring together.
5. Clean-Up - here you dip the ring in a mild acid solution to remove any dirt and oxidisation from the soldering.
5. File the ring - back to the jewellery bench to file any extra bits of solder away and make the ring nice and tidy.
6. Shape the ring - you will then use the mallet to give a final shape to your ring
Polish the ring - last but not least you will use a specially designed
polishing motor to give your rings a brilliant shine or if you prefer, a
All that's left for you to do is walk down the isle!
price of this wedding ring class is £250 (inc. VAT) for both of you
which includes use of our studios for the day, a world-class jeweller to
support and guide you through the process, hallmarking of your rings
and a nice bottle of bubbly to take home with you. You will need to pay
for the cost of your materials on top of this.
It is difficult
to predict the cost of your materials as it depends on the size, weight,
shape and metal of your ring - we will give you a quote price for your
ring following your consultation.
You can add extras to your rings such as engraving or having stones
set. This is all done after the rings are made and we will always give
you a quote and make sure you are happy with it before getting any
extras done. Below is a rough guide to prices of popular extras;
Engraving: For a standard name, date and/or sort message (usually on the inside of the ring) the price is approx. £18 per ring
Setting: This will depend on the stone price but for a small simple
diamond usually approx. £60 per stone. For large stones we can show you a
range and quote a price based on your requirements.
your day couldn't be easier, simply contact us with dates you are
available and we will find you a tutor and get back to you to confirm
your class. We take the class payment upon booking of your class.
your class is booked, we will invite you in for a consultation which
takes approx. 1 hour. They are held in our studio, at a time that suits
you and it gives you the chance to meet with your tutor and to discuss
what you would like to make, the shapes and size of your rings etc.. and
to answer any questions you may have. This needs to be at least 1 week
before your class date to ensure that we have plenty of time to order in
After this consultation we take the second payment which is your material costs as outlined above.
We will then order in all the materials for your class and all you have to do is turn up on the day and make your lovely rings!
If you are having any engraving or stones etc... this is paid for and carried out after your class day.
you have any questions about the pricing or booking process please call
us on 0287 137 4549 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org