Working with the raw materials frees you to produce exactly what you envision!Jewellery designers are often at the mercy of the metalsmiths they commission to create their pieces. Fashion jewellery artists depend on their component suppliers. As a metalsmith however, your only limit is your imagination! Roll, saw, solder, rivet and polish precious metals into unique, wearable artworks.
You will Learn...
Most jewellery projects begin by shaping raw materials. Learn tools and techniques to produce usable, even and malleable metal sheets and wires. Learn how wire/sheet hardness is increased and how to anneal hardened metals to regain their softness.
Sawing, piercing & drilling are the most essential processes used by any metalsmith; learn to saw & pierce effectively & cleanly with minimal waste. Practice accurate drilling with hand & power tools.
Practice with the use of steel punches to create textures; learn how to apply textures through the use of a rolling mill. For more unusual surface textures, master the technique of reticulation.
Practice gas torch soldering on different metals and understand metal and solder compatibilities. Also learn fusing, the process of bonding metals together at melting point without solder.
Many mechanisms and joints require movement and thus cannot be soldered or fused. Learn common cold joining techniques to combine different design parts by rivetting.
Apply traditional prong and bezel stone setting styles from first principles and understand the challenges of more advanced setting techniques such as channel, flush and pavé settings...
Create mirror-finishes, unusual textures and exciting contrasts using both hand technuqies and power tools to achieve perfection in your finished creation.
Safety is paramount
With only 6 students in a class you learn fast and expert international instructors keep you safe in class and ensure you stay safe as you continue to practice this ancient art.
It could be you...
If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, metalsmithing is much more accessible that you would imagine. You do not need jewellery or art experience to get started, and your classmates come from all walks of life - ensuring an enriching and enduring experience.
Absolutely Everything Included!
JDMIS prides itself on preparing its graduates for success - and this means there is no point to your learning a skill you will not be able to practice! We have sourced equipment and materials from around the world andincluded it in your course: more importantly, there are no hidden costs! All JDMIS certification courses are fully inclusive of tools and equipment, without spending a penny more, you take back your jewellery workbench, high-speed rotary drill, torch and tools of the trade to continue producing stunning jewellery from home!
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Comprehensive Jewellery Certification
JDMIS specialises in comprehensive industry-level training! We train jewellery professionals from around the region in a wide range of jewellery topics. We also help jewellery artists excel by incorporating into their work, the techniques and best practises used by the professionals! Check out our formal Diploma programmes and their modules, which are also offered as stand-along skills certifications:
Learn From The Best
The Jewellery Design and Management International School (JDMIS) is the only specialized school providing professional jewellery design, gemmology, fabrication and business training to the jewellery industry, artisan entrepreneurs and jewelelry enthsiasts.
We have uniquely structured courses ranging from intensive full-time diploma courses to compact 40 hour professional part-time certifications that focus on specific skills. Whether you are attracted by the idea of being a jewellery designer, need to upgrade your skills as a jewellery professional, or simply flex your creativity and express your own personal style, JDMIS can help you achieve and exceed your jewellery dreams!
Tanja Sadow, Dean and founder of the JDMIS is Singapore's most notable jewellery personality - having educated the trade and public for over 30 years with a unique international perspective that includes experience in all facets of the jewellery trade from Europe, the United States, South America and Asia.