In todays competitive jewellery industry the only way to excel is through unique and saleable designs. A strong foundation in jewellery design is the basis for many jewellery career paths.

Not sure if you can draw jewellery?  With this intensive program you can learn, from first principles, the fundamentals of jewellery design.  No prior design or art experience is required.  By the end of this course you will complete a mini portfolio of creative designs and leave with a clear understanding of how to transfer your ideas to paper in preparation for the next important step, the manufacturing of the piece.

What you will learn

  •  BASIC DRAWING TECHNIQUES

    BASIC DRAWING TECHNIQUES

    Learn the tools and techniques for drawing, sketching and tracing including enlargement, reduction and creative variation.

  • ADVANCED TECHNICAL DRAWING

    ADVANCED TECHNICAL DRAWING

    Learn to draw rings, pendants and earrings in top, side and end view and other more complex designs.

  • DRAWING GEMSTONES

    DRAWING GEMSTONES

    Master drawing all the common gem cuts in all three views. Understand when to use faceted, cabochon and fancy shape gems...

  • SETTINGS AND FINDINGS

    SETTINGS AND FINDINGS

    Settings and findings keep the gem on the metal and the jewellery attached to the wearer. Learn about the hundreds of types of findings designers use, and many exciting ways to set gemstones into your jewellery designs

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Course instructor

  • Tanja Sadow

    Tanja Sadow

    Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer with more than 3 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry accross 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers. Read More
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Students' reviews

  • Smaller class and the lecturer is very patient and teaches step-by-step on the techniques and skills.

    - Li Ling (Singapore)

  • Gemstone settings. Jewellery findings and manufacturing - practical information, very useful for designing and making jewellery.

    - Monika (Poland)

  • Preferred JD100 as it gave me the confidence that designing a piece of jewellery doesn’t just require creativity.

    - Hoon Tan (Singapore)

  • JD100 - 1st course completed, and learnt so much!.

    - Kai Wee (Singapore)

  • I hope to begin as a freelance designer.

    - Xing Rui (China)

  • JD100. After the class I can draw a jewellery which I wanted. And I know where I can find the inspiration

    - Xin Yue (China)

Course Summary

    • Generation of Creative Ideas
    • Elements & Principles of Design
    • Jewellery Essential Drawing Techniques
    • Gem Settings and Findings
    • Gem Drawing
  • One of the below proofs of proficiency in English is required:
    C6 in English at GCE O-Levels
    IELTS score of 5.5;
    TOEFL score of 500 (Paper based test);
    TOEFL score of 173 (Computer based test);
    TOEFL score of 61 (Internet based test);
  • SG$1,900 (Inclusive of GST and equipment)
    30 hours, divided into 5 lessons part-time or full -time.

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