Introduction to Fashion Jewellery
One Day Workshop
held at Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery
The Introduction to Jewellery workshop is the foundation on which all of your skills are built on.
In my opinion it is the most important first step in Jewellery making and design creative journey.
Tools and their uses
- How to use safe tool practices.
- How to make and join eye pins like a professional
- Correct use of jump rings, & how to open & close them with ease
- How to make jump-rings
- How to distinguish good product from inferior product
- Uses for inferior product
- techniques to assist you Colour mixing
The golden rules for Design principals
Placement of materials & ratio of materials size
- Techniques to assist you Colour mixing and matching
- Seed beads and their use in jewellery making and designing
- proportions & its principals and understanding how to use it in your work
- How to develop your eye……like why things work and why they don’t
- How to design & make beaten metal coils & shapes & add them to your work for a decorative finish.
- Working with artistic wire & how to harden the wire.
I cross techniques from my silver smithing background into this workshop that will give you an edge with jewellery design…such as beating metal shapes & coils
WHAT YOU WILL MAKE IN THIS WORKSHOP
lots of fabulous earrings, that will incorporate techniques that you can carry over to other jewellery designs…see tecnhiques covered
- freshwater pearl floating necklace
WHAT’S INCLUDED in your workshop
Use of studio tools (please feel free to bring your own tools)
print out PDF student sheet
there will be extra products & tools for students to purchase
The studio is fully equiped with floor to ceiling beads and findings
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:
Lunch – Notebook & pencil & or pen
your eagerness to learn all these fabulous new techniques
If you prefer to use your own tools, please bring them along
Colour choices available for this workshop
- you will have plenty of colour choices in this workshop
IMPORTANT!!! please wear covered in shoes
Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery awards students Certificates on Completion of all workshops
Wine & Cheese (or tea & coffee) will be served after this workshop for those that would like to relax before heading home