Jewellery in Acrylic (Weekend)
Acrylic can be a versatile and vibrant material for jewellery. We will explore how different contemporary designers use this material and where to source necessary tools and materials. We will look at how acrylic can be laser cut to make to commercial jewellery range (but we will not be using CAD on this course)
During this course you will make a finished pendant, learning how to saw, file and polish acrylic. There will also be a chance to experiment with embossing and heat forming. We will look at cold connections such as riveting and how to make finished jewellery pieces.
Who should take this course?
Anyone interested in working with acrylic jewellery
Topics covered include:
- sawing and shaping acrylic
- knowledge of suitable methods of working with acrylic
By the end of the course you should gain a good understanding of acrylic as a material for jewellery making. You will end with a finished piece of jewellery in acrylic and some test samples.
Course level All Levels
Entry requirements: None
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
Sarah King is an established jeweller having sold her work through department stores such at Liberty and Barneys, New York and boutiques such as Ec one and The Cross. Since 2000 she has been experimenting with cast bioresin and these works are in public and private collections and many books on contemporary jewellery. She has taught at Birmingham School of Jewellery and London Metropolitan University. She is based in London and has a studio at Cockpit Arts.
Please bring the following materials to the first session:
500 Plastic Jewelry Design , Lark Books