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Upcycling JewelleryTaught by Juliette Goggin

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  • Course suitable for all abilities

  • Choosing the right objects

  • The upcycling process with examples

  • Techniques and tips

Overview

Making your own jewellery is great fun, and adding some upcycled elements to the process can take the idea to a whole new level. This course will help to inspire you to make some really creative jewellery for yourself and to give as gifts for friends and family.

Each detailed project is accompanied by a step by step video so that you can follow each stage at your own pace. This will help you to get the techniques right each time and explain simply how to use the tools and materials needed for each piece. 

You will be inspired to hunt through the broken jewellery that you already have to make new, upcycled, individual pieces. You will also learn how to use other unusual items as the basis for a project and to look again at what you might previously have thought of as just junk. From these unlikely objects you will learn how to make bespoke bracelets, necklaces, pendants, lockets and brooches with unique individuality and flair, unlike anything you would buy on the High Street. By the end of this one week course you will have made several bespoke, creative jewellery pieces to wear, or give as gifts and the knowledge to make many more in the future.

You will learn some simple, hands on techniques to enable you to make quick and easy projects, as well as some more detailed tasks to make your creations more professional and long lasting. From basic techniques such as attaching jump rings and making wire loops for pendants, to specialised gluing and mastering soldering and drilling.

The Curriculum

  • 1. Upcycling Jewellery

    The first project is to make a simple button bracelet - it so quick and easy that it can be completed in 10 minutes if you have all the materials to hand. You could even try out this item with children who will love the instant results. You will then progress to make a brooch using a kilt pin and salt spoons, or charms, including learning how to use epoxy resin glue and how to solder using a Dremel Versatip soldering tool. We then continue by learning how to create a wire loop, followed by drilling a ceramic thimble to make a pendant, creating a brooch, or locket from a tiny tin, making a charm bracelet using board game counters, and finally a pendant on a chain featuring old postage stamps and vintage jewellery findings. Depending on the items you wish to make, or the materials you have available, you can choose 2 projects which you can complete in your own way for personal feedback and guidance from Juliette. By the end of the course you will have mastered several simple techniques which you can then repeat, perfect and expand upon for your own creative upcycled jewellery projects.

Meet your expert tutor

Hello, I'm Juliette Goggin. Crafting has been a way of life for me since I first became inspired by the infamous sticky back plastic and other assorted odds and ends featured on BBC television’s Blu...read more

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