Are you are an artisan entrepreneur looking to improve the quality and efficiency of your work? a jewellery company employee needing to implement commercial techniques for in-store repairs? a hobbyist looking for the best training available? Studying Fashion Jewellery with the professionals means less trial and error, a better understanding of the quality of components available, and superior products for your clients, customers or friends and relatives.
As a pillar of JDMIS' professional jewellery courses, the techniques, materials and information in this programme has been refined over decades and thousands of students! It represents the most formal and complete training available in the Fashion Jewellery Arts anywhere.
1. Wire Crochet
Experiment with Wire Crochet using traditional single & double stitching techniques as well as the chain and slip-stitch patterns. Learn to eliminate kinks and weave in beads to dramatic effect.
2. One-to-Two Strand Stringing Style
A very popular multiple-strand styles with knots is the One-to-Two Strand Stringing Style, which is often used with expensive materials to reduce costs towards the rear of the design. Learn the unique measurement system and design considerations needed to achieve a seamless transition from a single rear strand to multiple strands in the front.
3. Wire Wrapping of Cabochons
Supplement your existing wire wrapping skills with innovative and secure construction techniques for Wire Wrapping of Cabochons: techniques for wrapping flat backed gems of various sizes and materials.
4. Wire Sculpting
Use Jigs for Accurate Repeatable Wire Parts. Learn how to use wire jigs to make precise wire shapes that can be used as bacelet parts, clasps, earring hooks and more. Experiment with Celtic, Egyptian, Aztec and modern geometric patterns.
5. Wire Mastery
Explore the creative possibilities of Wire Sculpting, where you use round wire, half-round wire and square wire to create stunning wire designs. Learn patterns and techniques on how to use these wires individually and how to combine them with binding wires.
6. Multiple-Strand Stringing Styles with Soft Wire
Multiple-Strand Stringing Styles with Soft Wire provide new and innovative ways to vary designs, incorporate new materials, and produce more elaborate and exotic jewellery styles. These advanced techniques cover both technical challenges and artistic possibilities and help you decide on length, budget effectively and create patterns that are complementary and lay well together. Multiple strand methods to be mastered include the multiple-straight style, multiple-twist style and the multiple-tier style.
Tools and materials
Price is inclusive of hundreds of natural materials, genuine Swarovski Crystals and top-quality findings, as well as a full-set of tools and design boards.
This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.
Next Step (Fashion Jewellery Arts Specialisation):
FJ400 - Fashion Jewellery 4: Master Fashion Jewellery Techniques.
Next Step (Jeweller's Knowledge):
GT100 - Jewellery Trade Practices 1: Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets. and/or
FT100 - Jewellery Fashion Trends 1: Epic and Contemporary Trends.
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fashion Jewellery Arts Diploma.
1 week (Full-time), or
10 weeks (Part-time)
JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).
Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the cours