Minerva Centre Hexham

Jewellery Design Course in Hexham

Basic Jewellery Design
Intermediate Jewellery Design
Advanced Jewellery Design

Jewellery Design Course Hexham

Course Classes Venue:
The Minerva Centre
17 Hallstile Bank

Class Times:
Monday to Friday from 10.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Course Cost:
Cost per student/per day is £35.00 (most art and craft materials are supplied by Minerva).

Basic Jewellery Design


The aim of the module is to learn the basic techniques of jewellery design and production and to explore their use of creativity within the process.

Students will be taught how to assemble pieces, braid, bead, mould, wirework and stitch jewellery components. This leads to students designing and producing their own jewellery pieces form the basic materials.

All workshops will teach techniques to a professional standard and will be supplied with instruction sheets and materials.

The course will progress in every class by building on the previous ones and will provide professional skills, self-esteem and confidence.

Learning Outcomes

  1. The course will teach the building blocks of jewellery design & production to a professional standard.
  2. The course will improve and build presentation and communication skills.
  3. The course will provide training & skills that the student can carry forward to further their pursuit after the course.
  4. Students can exhibit their work through Minerva at events & venues such as the Hexham Abbey Christmas exhibition and more.
  5. Students will have the opportunity to sell their work in the Minerva shop.

Transferrable Skills

  1. This course will build students communication skills, confidence, teamwork, self-esteem and life & social fulfilment.
  2. The course will build existing English & Mathematical skills via interaction with the course syllabus.
  3. Tackling & dealing with small problems in a safe, learning environment and learning how to calmly overcome them.
  4. Basic skills, pricing and selling techniques so students can continue further education in the discipline or start their own business or hobby.
  5. Skills Portfolio: It is one of our end goals to allow students to build up a portfolio so that they may enter college or further education - Independence is a natural progression of finding your own feet.
  6. ALL students will receive a ‘Minerva certificate of education’ which can be used to further education and skills.

Intermediate Jewellery Design

Transferrable Skills

Chain Mail
Needle Felting Necklace
Resin Jewellery
Metal Rings – Cutting and shaping metal.
Knitting With Wire
Netting & Peyote Stitch
Flimo Clay
Croshay macramé
Kimohimo With Wire & Beads
Pearl Knotting
Stamping On Metal
Animals Wirework
Recycling Unwanted Jewellery
Tool Making
Christmas Stall - Charity stall in the metro.

Advanced Jewellery Design

Transferrable Skills

Soldering Iron, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Brass, Clay
Glass Fusion
Wire Work
Engraving On Metal & Wood
Leather Work – Embossing
Hallmark Work
Laser Cut Plastic Jewellery
Leather & Metal
Steampunk Jewellery
Weaving Bracelets
Viking Weave
Herringbone Stitch