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
Learn the tools and techniques for drawing, sketching and tracing including enlargement, reduction and creative variation.
ADVANCED TECHNICAL DRAWING
Learn to draw rings, pendants and earrings in top, side and end view and other more complex designs.
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 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
Tools and materials
Students will receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tools, drawing and reference materials needed in order to draw fantastic jewellery.
This course offers a design experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have designed their own jewellery.
Next Step (Tradiional Jewellery Design Specialisation): JD200 - Classical Jewellery Design 2: Technical drawing and Counter sketching.
Next Step (Complementary Design Specialisation): DD100 - Digital Jewellery Design 1: Fundamentals of Digital Jewellery Design (CAD).
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Diploma.
1 week (Full-time), or
5 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 course.