Master the foundation of creative jewellery drawing. No experience required. Learn from home at your own pace.

Even the most valuable jewellery pieces start with designs. This course aims to give students the necessary foundations to develop aesthetic appreciation, high standards and skills in creative drawing and essential jewellery knowledge.
This course is entirely online and consists of 5 progressive online components. Graduates are also eligible to pursue more advanced design courses and Diploma Programmes taught in JDMIS'classrooms.

What you will learn

  • UNIT 1: BASIC CREATIVE DRAWING

    UNIT 1: BASIC CREATIVE DRAWING

    Learn the tools and techniques for drawing, sketching and tracing including enlargement, reduction and creative variation. You will also learn various techniques to enhance your creativity.

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  • UNIT 2: WORKING WITH MAJOR FORMS

    UNIT 2: WORKING WITH MAJOR FORMS

    Learn about the principles and how to manipulate major forms, which allow you to accurately draw jewellery from various views and angles.

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  • UNIT 3: DESIGNING WITH GEMSTONES

    UNIT 3: DESIGNING WITH GEMSTONES

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

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  • UNIT 4: SETTINGS AND FINDINGS

    UNIT 4: 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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  • UNIT 5: DESIGN PRINCIPLES & COURSE REVIEW

    UNIT 5: DESIGN PRINCIPLES & COURSE REVIEW

    Learn the various elements and principles to make highly aesthetic designs such as lines, spaces, textures, colours, tones. This unit also include final reviews and assessment exercises.

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Video preview


12 minutes on Youtube
12 minutes on Youtube

Course instructor

  • Tanja Sadow

    Tanja Sadow

    Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer with more than 3 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 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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Course materials

Students of this online course can choose to buy the materials themselves or click here to buy the whole toolkit set from us.

Estimated shipping time: 2-3 working days within Singapore.
International: 2-15 working days


What’s inside?


  • HB Pencil
  • Polymer Eraser
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • 2h Leads
  • Multi pencil Sharpener
  • Kneedable Eraser
  • Black highlighting pen – 0.05mm
  • Multi Template, Ruler, Protractor, Alignment guides
  • Round Template – 1/2m increments
  • Mounting board
  • Tracing Paper (50gm x 25 sheets)
  • White Paper
  • Masking Tape

Students' reviews

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

    - Monika (Poland)

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

    - Kai Wee (Singapore)

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

    - Xin Yue (China)

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

    - Hoon Tan (Singapore)

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

    - Li Ling (Singapore)

  • I hope to begin as a freelance designer.

    - Xing Rui (China)

Course Summary

    • BASIC CREATIVE DRAWING
    • WORKING WITH MAJOR FORMS
    • DESIGNING WITH GEMSTONES
    • SETTINGS AND FINDINGS
    • DESIGN PRINCIPLES & COURSE REVIEW
  • SG$1,000 (Inclusive of GST and equipment)
    Approximately 15 hours of online content and 15 hours of self-practice
  • Remote Live Learning with instructor to receive mentored assignments and feedback.