Jewellery Making with Beccy Gillatt

Ten week Creative Course

Photograph by Cat Lane


26 April 2022
3, 10, 17, 24 May 2022
7, 14, 28 June 2022
5, 12 July 2022

Half Term: 30 May – 5 June 2022 (no teaching)
21 June no teaching


Gift vouchers available

Please read our Booking Terms and Conditions below carefully before booking.
Who is this class suitable for?
Ages 16+
Suitable for any level of experience.

What will be covered in the class?
Over this ten-week course, artist tutor Beccy Gillatt will gently guide you through traditional jewellery making techniques and designing methods to enable you to develop and craft your own creations.

What will students leave the class with?
Learners will leave the course with at least 3 finished pieces of jewellery designed and crafted by hand.

Over the course, you will focus on the following skills and techniques:

Week 1–2: Silver rings 
  • Choose from triple linked ring, knot ring, forged ring or your own design

Week 3-5: Shaped cabochon stone setting (beginners – plain cabochon setting)
  • Create designs from visual research to develop ideas for your project
  • Measure your materials accurately
  • Demonstrate safe use of saw piercing and blades to cut out shapes
  • Describe and demonstrate a range of soldering techniques
  • Use jewellery tools to finish work including wet and dry papers and polishing compounds
  • Craft findings for items made if you are making a pendant

Week 6-8: To be decided around participants interests, this include a statement necklace or bracelet with links for example

Week 9-10: TBC – Finishing any outstanding projects or work, personal project or joint project which will be decided within the group (advanced learners could do star or flush setting)
What will I need to bring?
Tools and equipment are included in the course fee.

Copper materials are included, however materials will be available to purchase from the tutor during the course. If you would like to bring your own materials this information will be sent to you weekly and will depend on your design and choice of stones.

Materials will range from £50–£70 depending on your designs and stones of choice. The tutor will advise you on where to purchase
Jewellery Studio: the jewellery studio is situated at the top of a flight of stairs. Tools are all light and accessible. Work benches are not currently height adjustable.

Beccy Gillatt is a Buckinghamshire-based silversmith who has been teaching adults for over 15 years. With a MA from the Royal College of Art in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalwork and jewellery, Beccy has gone on to show her work in galleries and fairs all over the world, including the Goldsmiths Fair and Collect. She was also awarded the Goldsmiths Company Future of Design Award for Silversmithing (2001) and Goldsmiths Company Young Designer.

Booking Terms and Conditions
Completing your booking with Milton Keynes Arts Centre signifies your agreement to the below terms of Refunds and Cancellation. All profits support our annual programme of exhibitions, events and charitable outreach projects.

Bookings are non-refundable and only transferable at the discretion of Milton Keynes Arts Centre. Any workshops that you are unable to attend cannot be refunded and cannot be reallocated.

Courses may be rescheduled/cancelled by Milton Keynes Arts Centre if the minimum number of required students is not met. Notification of a possible reschedule/cancellation will be sent to students three-working days before the first workshop of the term, in this instance only will refunds be issued in full if a course is rescheduled/cancelled.
Photographs and/or video will be taken during this course
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