Working with the raw materials frees you to produce exactly what you envision. Jewellery designers are often at the mercy of the metalsmiths they commission to create their pieces. Fashion jewellery artists depend on their component suppliers. As a metalsmith however, your only limit is your imagination. Roll, saw, solder, rivet and polish precious metals into unique, wearable artworks.
Learn traditional ways to manipulate silver, copper, bronze, and metal alloys. Build confidence working with metals by piercing, drilling, forging, fusing and soldering. Apply textures, rolling your own metal sheet and draw wires to custom thicknesses. Execute perfect professional finishing techniques.
Making and Rolling Sheet Metal and Wire
Sawing, Piercing and Drilling Techniques
Roll Printing and Texturing Metals
Hot Joining - Soldering and Fusing
Sample lesson: Projects covered
My favourite is still Metalsmithing at this point. I enjoy spending hours crafting beautiful pieces of arts from raw silver sheets and wires.
- Sylvia K. (Singapore)
Highly recommended course to get your hands-on experience in jewellery related education. I will use my skills for hobby projects.
- Calvin T. (Singapore)
There is a wealth of information in these courses...Tanja is a very very knowledgeable instructor with lots of patience and enthusiasm in the subject. Very infectious. The blended learning is an extremely helpful and a wonderful mode of learning. I am thoroughly enjoying this course and look forward to participating in the next level. Thank you Tanja!
- Angeline K. (Singapore)
Excellent grounding in safety, tool usage, techniques. Well worth the time.
- Eli S. (Singapore)
I think the thrill of learning metalsmithing techniques for the first time was my best experience. (JDMIS is) the best place to take a course. You will not be disappointed.
- Arathy S. (Singapore)
It's easy to make your own jewellery instead of buying. Metalsmithing for the win!
- Li Yen L. (Singapore)
I like that I can get "my hands dirty" with hands-on experience.I really enjoy metalsmithing and working with silver! I am very inspired to continue metalsmithing and learning more at JDMIS because I had a fantastic instructor.
- Ow J.W. (Singapore)
I like both New Metal and Metalsmithing courses. I like them both: very practical and hands-on and able to make jewellery pieces on my own.
- Jenny L. (Singapore)
Friendly and encouraging atmosphere...This course will help me communicate better with the goldsmiths who will be working on my jewellery designs.
- Swapna K. (Singapore)
Hands on, messy, very satisfying
- Louise (UK)
I especially like metalsmithing. I just love to fire and shape things... (Going to) create nice pieces and make some monies!
Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 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
This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.
Participants attending and completing this programme can choose to enroll for the full Precious Metal Arts Diploma
Tools and materials
Like all JDMIS courses, students receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tool and reference and metalsmithing materials needed in order to immediately start producing jewellery.
You will be you taking back your jewellery bench pin, a choice of high-speed hanging rotary drill OR bench-top drill depending on your home studio setup, a torch and many tools of the trade to continue producing stunning jewellery from home.