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Silversmithing - Intermediate

Non-accredited Short Course

Create one of kind jewellery using silver or gold

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NEXT INTAKE On campus: Ashmore Start date: 17 Jul 2023 Duration: 8 weeks
Full Fee

Course overview

Take a journey into the wonderful world of handcrafted jewellery and learn how to make your own stud earrings, hoop earrings, chains, bangles and stone set rings! Using sterling silver, you will learn to anneal, solder and form metal whilst creating beautiful pieces of jewellery for yourself or your loved ones.

This course is perfect for you, if you're looking for a new hobby or wishing to start a career in jewellery design and manufacture. It is strongly recommended that you complete the ‘Basics of Silversmithing’ or ‘Silversmithing – Rings’ before enrolling into this course.

Week 1: Basic Health and Safety training and Stud Earrings making
Demonstrations: Reticulated Stud Earrings – design, tools and techniques
Exercise: Design and make your own reticulated stud earrings

Week 2: Classic Wire Hoops
Demonstrations: Classic wire hoops – design, tools and techniques
Exercise: Students will make a set of classic sterling silver hoops

Week 3: Bangle making
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for bangle making
Exercise: Bangle fabrication and completion

Week 4: Chain making
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for chain making
Exercise: Students will start working on the design of their chain

Week 5: Chain making – continued

Demonstrations: Claps – design, tools and techniques
Exercise: Chain assembly completion

Week 6: Stone Set Ring – a ring band fabrication
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for making ring bands
Exercise: Students will create a simple silver ring band

Week 7: Stone Set Ring – bezels and simple claws setting fabrication
Demonstrations: Design, tools and techniques for creating a bezel or claw setting for cabochon cut stones
Exercise: Students will start working on the design and assembly of a chosen setting

Week 8: Stone Setting – continued
Demonstrations: Assembling a stone set ring – attaching setting to a ring band
Exercise: Stone set ring completion

Course outcome:

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Ways to study
17 Jul 2023
8 weeks
6.00pm - 9.00pm
  • Full fee: $675

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Silversmithing - Intermediate (NONAC10014)

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Silversmithing - Intermediate

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How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

Previous silversmithing experience is an advantage but not necessary.

Resources required
  • Students will require: fully enclosed shoes, a note pad, a ruler, a pencil, a fine felt tip pen (preferably permanent marker for metal) and a glue stick.
  • Students need to present their Confirmation of Enrolment to the car park attendant each week to be eligible for discounted parking.
Need to know

Your enrolment fee includes course supplies provided at each class by the teacher which are non-refundable.

Course commencement is subject to minimum enrolment numbers.


University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

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Course Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.