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.
- Wax production, preparation of wax trees and investing waxes.
- Casting process, calculations for various metals.
- Actual casting of wax trees. Cutting sprues and initial clean-up.
- Finishing of castings to professional level in preparation for setting gems.
- Channel setting techniques.
- Practice and completion of channel set RING.
- Pavé setting techniques.
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 material needed in order to immediately start producing jewellery.
You will be you taking back your jewellery workbench, high-speed rotary drill, torch and tools of the trade to continue producing stunning jewellery from home.
Class size and safety
With only 6 students in a class you learn fast and expert international instructors keep you safe in class and ensure you stay safe as you continue to practice this ancient art.
If you are creative and enjoy working with your hands, metalsmithing is much more accessible that 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 (Complementary Metal Arts Specialisation):
NM300 - New Metal Technology 3: Advanced techniques with Moulds to Gold
Next Steps (Jeweller's Knowledge):
GT200 - Jewellery Trade Practices 2: Gem Identification Methods and/or
FT200 - Jewellery Fashion Trends 2: Aesthetic Self Discovery and Future Trends
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Precious Metal Arts Advanced 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.