This intermediate metalsmithing programme expands upon techniques learned in the introduction to metalsmithing. Apply existing and new techniques to create pedestal prong settings for cabochons, master cold connections, hinges and movable parts, and work with ready-made jewellery components. Expand your repertoire of skills with popular intricate filigree & granulation techniques.
Pedestal prong setting for cabochon gems
Rolling square and half-round wires; creating bails
Cold connections, rivets, eyelets and creative cold joining options
Working with pre-made Bezel and Prong settings
Basic Filigree Techniques
Basic Granulation Techniques
Tools and materials
Like all JDMIS courses, students receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tools and reference material needed in order to immediately start producing jewellery.
Having already completed MS100, you have your own jewellery workbench and basic tools. In this module you receive more valuable intermediate tools needed by the professional jeweller.
Class size and safety
With only 6-10 students in a class you learn fast and expert international instructors keep you safe and ensure you stay safe as you continue to practice this ancient art by yourselt at home.
If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, metalsmithing is much more accessible than you would imagine. You do not need jewellery or art experience to get started, and your classmates come from all walks of life - ensuring an enriching and enduring experience.
This course offers a practical hands-on experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have produced one or more pieces of jewellery.
Next Steps (Powder Metallurgy Specialisation):
MS300 - Traditional Metalsmithing 3: Metalsmithing with Basic Stone settings
Next Steps (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
NM100 - New Metal Technology 1: Creative Silver Modelling Techniques
Next Steps (Jeweller's Knowledge):
GT100 - Jewellery Trade Practices 1: Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets and/or
FT100 - Jewellery Fashion Trends 1: Epic and Contemporary Trends
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Precious Metal Arts 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.