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This intermediate metalsmithing programme expands upon techniques learned in the introduction to metalsmithing. Apply existing and new techniques to create pedestal prong settings for cabochons, master cold connections, hinges and movable parts, and work with ready-made jewellery components. Expand your repertoire of skills with popular intricate filigree & granulation techniques.

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Course outline

Pedestal prong setting for cabochon gems

Pedestal prong setting for cabochon gems

Create jewellery settings from raw materials by using half-round and square wires to create secure, multi-pronged settings for cabochon gems of any shape or size.
Rolling square and half-round wires; creating bails

Rolling square and half-round wires; creating bails

When producing customised settings, often the experienced metalsmith will need to produce their own customised wires. Learn steps for working with sheet and wire to create a wide range of useful metal shapes for jewellery.
Cold connections, rivets, eyelets and creative cold joining options

Cold connections, rivets, eyelets and creative cold joining options

Many mechanisms and joints require movement and thus cannot be soldered or fused. Learn common cold joining techniques to combine different design parts by rivetting.
Working with pre-made Bezel and Prong settings

Working with pre-made Bezel and Prong settings

Commercial jewellers frequently make use or ready-made jewellery components like heads. Lean what components are available, how they will save you time and money, how best to work with them and when they are not advised.
Basic Filigree Techniques

Basic Filigree Techniques

Discover how to prepare the delicate twisted wires, and then bend and shape them to form intricate designs. You'll learn to master the challenge of soldering these delicate parts together.
Basic Granulation Techniques

Basic Granulation Techniques

Due to a resurgence in popularity of this ancient technique, 'granulation' is incorporated into modern jewellery design. Created by fusing tiny spheres of metal, learn how to achieve consistent sizes and even distribution to create stunning effects.

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Duration & Training Modes

Duration & Training Mode

Duration: 3-5 weeks

Mode: Blended or e-Learning

All important theory and practical demonstrationst will now be delivered through asynchronous (self-paced) online learning. This means that students go through most of the learning at their own pace and convenience via a comprehensive series of online videos and attend live interaction sessions (physical or online) afterwards to receive maximum support and guidance under expert instructors to reinforce the learning of key skills and concepts. For more information on different training modes, click here .

JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return for free for refresher courses (subjected to availability).

Student Reviews

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    Metalsmithing was my favorite, followed by gem education. I loved the detail and metal work involved in Metalsmithing, and that I now feel equipped to create anything I see! And, there are quick and easy projects that can be made for fun too.

    - Laura C. (United States)


  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    Metalsmithing 200 is great fun... Yes, this is the best place to learn from and Tanja is a fabulous teacher!

    - Shuk Weng K. (Singapore)


  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    My favourite course is MS200 because it’s finally coming together and you can apply the knowledge gained in MS100 to more interesting projects. Very satisfying to make own pieces despite the challenges.

    - Geraldine W. (Singapore)


  • Diamond - Pyramid Shape

    I really enjoyed MS200 as it really built upon the MS100 basics , but allowed for more individual creativity in the designs

    - Saher L. (Pakistan)


Instructor's profile

  • Tanja, jewellery instructor special portrait

    Tanja Sadow

    Tanja is an award winning jewellery designer & gemmologist with more than 4 decades of experience educating the jewellery industry across 4 continents. Dean and founder of JDMIS, Tanja works with aspiring artisans as well as top jewellery brand team members to help them achieve brilliance in their careers. Read More
  • Tameem jewellery trainer profile

    Tameem Mohamed

    A marine engineer of 24 years, Tameem rekindled his passion for product design in 2004 and graduated from JDMIS' Metal Clay Arts and Digital Jewellery Design programmes. He went on to start his own jewellery and production label, creating hundreds of designs for his customers before eventually joining JDMIS as an instructor to impart his practical knowledge to the next generation of jewellery designers. Read More
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