Soldering for Jewellery Making with Elizabeth Bone


Cockpit Yard , Northington Street, London, WC1N 2NP





Short Course

Soldering for Jewellery Making with Elizabeth Bone

5 June - 3 July 2023


5-week Course with Elizabeth Bone

Five Monday Evenings, 6 – 9pm

5 June - 3 July 2023

About the course

You will work through a series of silver soldering exercises and best practises to learn the principles of soldering, improve, and refine your technique and increase your confidence. We will cover technical processes, tools and torches, preparing joins to create a good fit for soldering, the use of a variety of soldering techniques including chip/pallion, sweat soldering and stick feed, how to avoid using too much solder and reduce cleaning up, making a neat join, multiple joins on the same piece and hollow shapes. You will produce a range of samples in base metals (copper and brass) progressing to using silver.

All tools and materials are included except for precious metals. 

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for those who wish to improve their soldering skills for jewellery making. You will need to have basic jewellery making skills to be able to prepare joins for soldering. You should be able to use a piercing saw to cut metal, use a file and, have some experience of using the torch to heat and solder metal.

About the tutor

Elizabeth Bone studied a broad ranging degree with a crafts focus, encompassing wood, metal, ceramics and textiles. After graduating she was apprenticed to the jewellery artist Wendy Ramshaw where she became her principal workshop assistant for 10 years. Elizabeth established her own studio in 1991. As well as a wealth of experience as a creative practitioner in jewellery for over 30 years, Elizabeth has an extensive range of teaching experience and enjoys sharing her knowledge.

Exploring the relationship between idea, material and process, guided by order, balance and a modernist aesthetic form the basis for Elizabeth’s work. Her jewellery embodies a rare mixture of precision, timelessness and a strong sculptural aesthetic. Each piece is exquisitely hand crafted with the finest attention to detail and surface finish.

Elizabeth’s work has been exhibited in the UK, Europe, America & Japan, featured in numerous jewellery publications and purchased by private collectors from all over the world.

Elizabeth is the author of Silversmithing for Jewellery Makers: techniques, treatments and applications for inspirational design Search Press, 1st edition 2011, 2nd edition 2022. 


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Cockpit Yard , Northington Street, London, WC1N 2NP


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