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Learn how to cast jewellery without the need for expensive equipment from Hatton Garden’s premier jewellery tutors, Holts Academy. The most promising student will receive one-to-one mentoring from one of Etsy’s top jewellery sellers and the chance to be featured on the Etsy blog. Plus, all students enrolled will receive 20 free Etsy listings.
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Casting Jewellery at Home - Course from Mastered


  • Expert teaching and personalised feedback from Hatton Garden’s Holts Academy
  • Most promising student to receive one-to-one mentoring from one of Etsy's top jewellery sellers
  • Your own personal career coach
  • Lifetime access to 4 modules, 10 video lessons and 21 written lessons

Learn how to cast jewellery without the need for expensive equipment from Hatton Garden’s premier jewellery tutors, Holts Academy. The most promising student will receive one-to-one mentoring from one of Etsy’s top jewellery sellers and the chance to be featured on the Etsy blog. Plus, all students enrolled will receive 20 free Etsy listings.

 

Do you want to cast your own jewelry designs, but work from home or a small studio and don’t want to invest in expensive kilns? Then learn how to cast with cuttlebone, an inexpensive material that creates beautifully-textured jewelry. Using this technique you can create impressive one-off pieces or mass-produce batches of rings, pendants and much more. The basic equipment that is required for this course is a chef's torch, a charcoal brick, a saw or similar and sandpaper: everything else is optional.

 

Whether you’re a working jeweler keen to learn this unique type of casting, or a designer-maker who wants to advance their skills in jewelry making, this course will teach you how to master the technique to a professional standard and create pieces that are ready to sell.

 

Get bespoke teaching from industry experts

Experts from Holts Academy of Jewellery and Holts Gems will be available throughout the course to give personalised feedback. Over the next three months, Etsy's top jewelry sellers will be in the classroom offering advice on making pieces that sell.

 

Exclusive career opportunities

The most promising student will receive one-to-one mentoring from one of Etsy's top jewelry sellers to improve their business and hone their collection. The Etsy blog editors will also be scouring our online classroom for the most promising jewelry designers to appear in a special feature later on this year. Plus, all students receive 20 free listings on Etsy.

 

Your own career coach

All enrolled students will have email access to their own dedicated career coach at Mastered for one month, on hand to help advise, signpost, nudge and whatever is needed to help you develop your creative career. This launch offer is available as part of the Founding 500 initiative.

 

Course breakdown

There is a mixture of video lessons, demonstrations and exercises, picture galleries to inspire and projects for you to complete. You will come out of the course having made a ring, a pendant and your own piece of jewelry. Here’s what the course looks like:

  1. Part 1: creating a mould

    In this module you’ll learn how to prepare a cuttlebone for casting, to ensure you make the most of its unique texture and achieve a professional finish. You will see Nicholas prepare four casts, a ring and pendant from a mould and a ring and a pendant that have been carved. Plus, master how to set stones using this method of casting. By the end of the module you will have created your own cast for either a ring or pendant.

  2. Part 2: casting with cuttlebone

    Learn how to melt and pour a variety of materials, from leftover silver to casting grain to gold, using both a professional gas and oxygen torch and a kitchen blowtorch. Discover how long the metal needs to set, how to open your cuttlebone cast and how to prepare the piece that has been cast for polishing. After this module you will be halfway through creating your first piece.

  3. Part 3: finishing a cuttlebone cast piece

    Because of the unique properties of cuttlebone cast pieces of jewelry, learning how to sand, file, and polish it properly is vital. In this module you will see Nicholas finish a variety of pieces that have been cuttlebone cast and learn how to achieve a professional finish. Plus, see how to work with pieces that have stone sets in them. At the end of this part you will have a finished piece of jewelry that is good enough to sell.

  4. Part 4: taking cuttlebone casting further

    Now you have mastered the technique it’s time to discover how it can enhance your jewelry business and working practice. Learn how to use the technique to mass produce rings, pendants, bracelets and much more, as well as how to mix it with your other skills, from techniques such as beading and wire wrapping to advanced knowledge on things like stone setting and enamelling. Plus, learn how to photograph cuttlebone cast jewelry for selling and get the chance to have your work featured on the Etsy blog.

 

Enrol in this course and receive:

  • Lifetime access to the course
  • Personalised feedback and advice by sought-after instructors and industry experts
  • Your own personal career coach
  • Exclusive career opportunities: get your work seen by press, buyers and more
  • Full access to Mastered Meets, our programme of online talks by industry experts
  • Exclusive discounts on membership of leading organisations for designer-makers
  • 14-day money back guarantee


Additional Information
About the Author London’s jewelry quarter, Hatton Garden, is one of the world’s most renowned in the world: the name “Holt” has been associated with it ever since Robert Holt set up his business in 1948. Today, Holts have a store - Holts Gems - and a training arm - Holts Academy of Jewellery. The latter is the only accredited jewelry training provider in the UK and partner with industry leaders to ensure students are equipped with skills to help them succeed in the jewelry trade. Nicholas Yiannarakis, this course’s instructor, is a professional jeweler and a tutor at Holts Academy. He has been making jewelry for 32 years and trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London.
Author Holts Academy of Jewellery
Publisher Mastered
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