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Gemstones of every hue are beautiful adornments to pieces of jewellery. In this two day short course, freelance multi-award winning designer of jewellery and object d’art, Jennifer Bloy FRSA FIPG, sho...
Simply Rhino introduce the popular CAD software Rhino3D. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries. Learn more about Rhino interface, commands and best practice techniques fo...
Wax carving is the art of manufacturing jewellery through duplicating a design made of wax in a precious metal. Led by professional diamond mounter and jeweller Paul Wilson, join our two day short cou...
In this session, we aim to highlight the relevance of CAD in several straightforward introductory exercises aimed at those new to CAD and 3D Modelling. Using a foundation of traditional skills and kno...
Want to develop your hand engraving skills? This one day short course will show you how to best use air-driven tools to push through the metal’s surface. Under expert tuition from award-winning goldsm...
Do you need a clear practical introduction on how to construct beautiful mounts for your stone set jewellery? Have you ever wondered how to perfect the ‘gypsy’ style of setting? Award-winning designer...
Simply Rhino introduce the popular CAD software Rhino3D. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries. Learn more about Rhino interface, commands and best practice techniques fo...
In this session, we aim to highlight the relevance of CAD in several straightforward introductory exercises aimed at those new to CAD and 3D Modelling. Using a foundation of traditional skills and kno...
Simply Rhino introduce the popular CAD software Rhino3D. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries. Learn more about Rhino interface, commands and best practice techniques fo...
This four day course (Thu 20, Fri 21, Thu 27 and Fri 28 April 2017) will take you on a journey of design from the creation of an embryonic idea to creating a presentative design. Led by freelance mult...
Want to learn how to achieve the perfect polish? The polishing of precious metals is probably the most highly skilled, but also underrated process. A piece of jewellery or silver may get marks and ble...
Simply Rhino introduce the popular CAD software Rhino3D. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries. Learn more about Rhino interface, commands and best practice techniques fo...
Simply Rhino introduce the popular CAD software Rhino3D. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries. Learn more about Rhino interface, commands and best practice techniques fo...
Do you need a clear practical introduction on how to construct beautiful mounts for your stone set jewellery? Have you ever wondered how to perfect the ‘gypsy’ style of setting? Award-winning designer...
This advanced micro-setting masterclass is led by expert Optical Diamond Setter Alexander Sidorov and is designed as an intensive, practical course for experienced jewellers or stone setters. Over fiv...
Enamelling enables you to add vibrant colour to precious metals. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience in enamelling, this short course will help you to learn the basic techniques or impr...
In this session, Simply Rhino introduces how CAD can be used in the jewellery industry. Led by Simply Rhino tutor and resident craftsperson, Ruport Todd, understand how to model an eternity ring, with...
Simply Rhino introduces the popular CAD software Rhino3D. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries. Learn more about Rhino interface, commands and best practice techniques f...
Qualified Instructors from Simply Rhino will direct your first hands on steps using the popular CAD software Rhino3D. The Rhino3D software is used by many designers in many industries, within these p...
Qualified Instructors from Simply Rhino will direct your first hands on steps using the popular CAD software Rhino3D. The Rhino3D software is used by many designers in many industries, within these p...
In this session, see how CAD is relevant to the jeweller or goldsmith and can help to build on traditional skills and knowledge. Simply Rhino tutor and resident craftsperson, Rupert Todd, will also co...
The use of iPads as an electronic sketchpad is becoming increasingly common. With so many design and drawing apps now readily available, it can be challenging identifying the right one....
Qualified Instructors from Simply Rhino will direct your first hands on steps using the popular CAD software Rhino3D. The Rhino3D software is used by many designers in many industries, within these p...
Enamelling enables you to add vibrant colour to precious metals. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience in enamelling, this short course will help you to learn the basic techniques or impr...
Micro-setting applied to bespoke handmade jewellery can lead to spectacular results. This one day short course will help jewellers and stone setters to explore and understand the advantages of micro-s...
Jewellers can use CAD to help add useful techniques to their toolbox. Learn the principles of how to model a claw set pendant, with a surrounding cluster setting and custom bail, using popular CAD sof...
This four day course will take you on a journey of design from the creation of an embryonic idea to creating a presentative design. Led by freelance multi-award winning designer of jewellery and objec...
In this session, Simply Rhino introduces how CAD can be used in the jewellery industry. Learn the principles of CAD through the digital construction of a crown set engagement ring, with thread and gra...
Micro-setting applied to bespoke handmade jewellery can lead to spectacular results. This one day short course will help jewellers and stone setters to explore the advantages of micro-setting. Start t...
Micro-setting applied to bespoke handmade jewellery can lead to spectacular results. This one day short course will help jewellers and stone setters to explore the advantages of micro-setting. Start t...
Enamelling enables you to add vibrant colour to precious metals. Whether you are a beginner or have some experience in enamelling, this short course will help you to learn the basic techniques or impr...
This three day intensive course will take you on a journey of design from the creation of an embryonic idea to creating a presentative design....
Simply Rhino covers methods, using the popular CAD Software Rhino & RhinoGold, for the 3D modelling of a Honeycomb structure plique-à- jour enamel pendent....
This micro-setting masterclass is led by expert Optical Diamond Setter Alexander Sidorov and is intended as a practical course for experienced jewellers or stone setters. Over five days you will learn...
Are you aspiring to be a skilled silversmith? Can you hand raise, sink or forge; and want to learn more? Get expert tuition from Andrew Putland, a practitioner with over 35 years’ experience in the tr...
Simply Rhino introduces the popular Rhino3D CAD software. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries. Learn more about Rhino interface, commands and best practice techniques f...
This talk and short demonstration will show how to create creative loops between designs and environmental feedback in Architecture and interior design. Using examples from practice, Architect and Des...
This talk and short demonstration, by Architect and Designer Arthur Mamou-Mani will focus on the use of Grasshopper on several award-winning window displays and pop-up structures, from Karen Millen’s ...
This talk and short demonstration will focus on the design and fabrication of complex geometry for furniture and product design. Using grasshopper and its plugins, Architect and Designer Arthur Mamou-...
Discover how goldsmiths can use CAD to help increase the techniques at their disposal. Simply Rhino will explain how to model Celtic knot work and apply it as a decorative relief on a gold bangle usin...
Simply Rhino introduces the popular Rhino3D CAD software. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries and within these practical sessions you will get a chance to learn about R...
In this session, Simply Rhino introduces practical uses of CAD for jewellers and goldsmiths alongside traditional techniques. Learn how to use RhinoGold and Rhino software to make pavé set Target Cuff...
This four day course will take you on a journey of design from the creation of an embryonic idea to creating a presentative design. Led by freelance multi-award winning designer of jewellery and objec...
Do you have little time to spend away from the bench? Are you keen to improve your micro-setting knowledge to stay in the running? This short course will give jewellers and stone setters the tips and ...
Simply Rhino introduces the popular Rhino3D CAD software. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries and within these practical sessions you will get a chance to learn about R...

Hand-Setting 19-Apr-16

Setting gemstones into precious metals is a crucial part of finishing your work. If done correctly, it will enhance both the look and the lifetime of the jewel. Do you want an insight into the skills ...

Laser Welding 11-Apr-16

Want to improve your laser welding skills? Laser welding has revolutionised traditional jewellery manufacturing methods. Unlike working over an open flame, laser welding allows precision joining with ...
Do you need a clear practical introduction on how to construct beautiful mounts for your stone set jewellery? Have you ever wondered how to perfect the ‘gypsy’ style of setting? Award-winning desi...
In this session, Simply Rhino shows the relevance of CAD to the goldsmith and jeweller, and how it can build on their traditional knowledge and skill base. They will additionally cover techniques, usi...
Want to learn how to achieve the perfect polish? The polishing of precious metals is probably the most highly skilled, but also underrated process. A piece of jewellery or silver may get marks and ble...
Simply Rhino introduces the popular Rhino3D CAD software. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries and within these practical sessions you will get a chance to learn about R...
Join Simply Rhino to discover how goldsmiths can use CAD to help develop their digital toolbox. Understand how to model an eternity ring, with central cluster of pear shaped stones as an accent, using...
This advanced micro-setting masterclass is led by expert Optical Diamond Setter Alexander Sidorov and is designed as an intensive, practical course for experienced jewellers or stone setters. Over fiv...
Simply Rhino introduces the popular Rhino3D CAD software. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries and within these practical sessions you will get a chance to learn about R...
In this session, Simply Rhino introduces how CAD can be used practically by the jeweller and goldsmith alongside traditional techniques. Learn how to use Rhino plus RhinoGold software techniques to ma...
Simply Rhino introduces the popular Rhino3D CAD software. Rhino is scalable, used in many design and manufacturing industries and within these practical sessions you will get a chance to learn about R...
In this 2 hour session, Simply Rhino shows the relevance of CAD to the jeweller or goldsmith, and how it can build on traditional skills and knowledge. Become familiar with additional techniques, usin...
In this 2 hour session, Simply Rhino explains how jewellers can use CAD to help add useful techniques to their toolbox. Understand how to model a claw set pendant, with a surrounding cluster setting a...
Do you have little time to spend away from the bench? Are you keen to improve your micro-setting knowledge to stay in the running? This short course will give jewellers and stone setters the tips and ...
In this session, Simply Rhino introduces how both Rhino v5 and RhinoGold can be used in the jewellery industry. Learn the principles of CAD through the digital construction of a crown set engagement r...
This advanced Mirco-Setting Masterclass is led by expert Optical Diamond Setter Alexander Sidorov and is designed as an intensive, practical course for experienced jewellers or stone setters. Over fiv...
Are you aspiring to be a skilled silversmith? Can you hand raise, sink or forge; and want to learn more? Get expert tuition from Andrew Putland, a practitioner with over 35 years’ experience in the tr...
This event offers you the opportunity to experience the Centre’s new micro-setting facility. Start to understand how to efficiently use a microscope, specialised applications of tools in the metal car...

Waste to Wonga! 17-Jul-15

Learn the secrets of making money from the stuff you throw away. Secrets, which once applied, keep on giving throughout your jewellery career....
Are you exhibiting for the first time and don’t know where to start? Or have you taken part in a trade show, craft fair, open studio or exhibition and were aiming to make more sales? Exhibiting your l...
How you display your work has a huge impact on sales whether it be at a craft fair, open studio or trade show. Designers can be great at creating their own work, but designing a display can be challen...
E-newsletters are a brilliant way to stay in conversation with your customers. Learn how to gather mailing list contacts, set up your e-marketing campaigns and create engaging content to increase vira...
Have you thought about optimising your website? Do you know where to start? Jon East, project and development specialist, will introduce you to the concept of how to improve your online presence throu...
You’re website is great, but few are visiting it. Then this seminar with project and business development specialist Jon East, will help you to understand how to cut above the competition and boost tr...
A good website is essential to a successful business. It is often the first thing that a potential customer will see. Join Jon East, project and business development specialist, as he explains how to ...
This advanced Mirco-Setting Masterclass is led by expert Optical Diamond Setter Alexander Sidorov and is designed as an intensive, practical course for experienced jewellers or stone setters. Over fiv...
Do you understand how to carry out market research? Have you identified sales channels for your product? Are you now ready to sell a fully costed product range or service? Then this seminar with proje...
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been cancelled. We hope to see you at future events. Get expert tuition on creating jewellery from practitioner Adrian Lawrence, an expert with o...
Technical Drawing enables you to create high quality two dimensional designs of three dimensional objects, which can be provided to customers or be turned effectively into objects. Join expert freelan...
Are you unsure how social media can help you or your business? Do you want to get more out of your Facebook, Twitter, Youtube or Instagram accounts to make a difference to your bottom line? Then join ...
Market research is key to recognising the viability of your business. Without it, you will not know who will buy your product or service, where to reach your customers or how your business will perfor...
How do you ensure that a client gets the design they want? The answer is the brief, which is the single most critical factor to the success of any project. This Design Briefs and Specifications semina...
This Freehand Drawing short course is led by expert freelance artist and designer Mark Lewis and is developed to improve your drawing skills for capturing jewellery and silversmithing concepts. Over t...