Want to create without limits? Jewellery artists rely on their taste, style and eye for detail – but often do not have the tools or understanding needed to execute their best ideas! Working with raw materials, from precious metals to gems, glass, objects trouvees, and even other jewellery components, a skilled precious metal artist can produce whatever they have in mind.
JDMIS Precious Metal Arts programme gives you the skills, ideas and experience to create without limits.
Become a Precious Metal Artist
Jewellery fabrication using precious metals requires commitment, dedication and experience that was traditionally only achieved through long periods of apprenticeship. This comprehensive diploma incorporates new technologies and traditional techniques to accelerate skills development and build a deep understanding and appreciation for work with precious metals.
By becoming a Certified Precious Metal Artist, you develop the skills and confidence to produce unique and remarkable jewellery creations.
With a broad array of creative and challenging metalwork projects, structured time to practice and refine critical skills, and exposure to design and industry knowledge, JDMIS metal artists stand apart from their peers in the jewellery industry.
Certified Precious Metal Artists:
- fabricate jewellery with a variety of precious materials
- produce unique designs using advanced techniques
- combine skills from multiple disciplines to create unique masterpieces or reproducible lines of jewellery
- create according to their own styles, or work efficiently with clients to develop bespoke creations.
The Precious Metal Arts Advanced Diploma consists of the following modules:
Advanced techniques Moulds-Gold
Discover efficient methods for mass production using your own unique moulds. Apply gold foil on silver for cost effective designs. Work with 22K gold and master extra-fine gem setting techniques. Includes tools/materials. 30 Hours [Requires NM200]
Powder Metallurgy Masterclass
Integrate brass with silver through inlay technique. Produce large, reinforced pieces like bracelets. Combine silver & copper to form 'Mokume Gane' and complete 3 master projects to exhibition standards. Includes Tools/Materials. 30 Hrs [Requires NM300]
Adv. Techniques & Interm. Setting
Produce a professional Solitaire Ring with 4 prong setting, learn to size, repair & re-tip prongs. Develop bezel settings for faceted gems & create a tapered ring band with thread setting techniques. Includes Tools & Materials. 30 Hours [Requires MS200]
Casting Metals & Advanced Setting
Discover casting & wax production. Prepare & invest wax trees, perform calculations for the metals & cast jewellery to use for channel & pavé settings. Finish your cast pieces to professional standards. Includes all Materials. 30 Hours. [Requires MS300]
Gem Identification Methods
Examine gems using professional gemmological equipment provided in class. Understand the process of identification & know limitations of each tool. Discover & separate imitations, synthetics & assembled materials from natural gems. 30 Hrs[Requires GT100]
Aesthetics & Future Trends
Identify a unique aesthetic that defines your collections, designs & creations with professional guidance through eight universal patterns of beauty. Explore and predict future colour and theme trends in fashion and jewellery. 30 Hrs. [Requires FT100]