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Level: Certificate Course

Jewellery Manufacturing III - Apprentice Bench Jeweller

This course can be taken as a full Certificate course, or as individual modules.

Please note that all modules will need to be completed successfully to attain the Jewellery Manufacturing III – Apprentice Bench Jeweller certificate.

Course Breakdown:

Module: Duration:
Construction Techniques III 8-10 Days
Surface techniques 3 Days
Setwork II  5-7 Days
Mould Making and Mass Production Techniques 3 Days
Baskets and settings 5-7 Days
Trade Practices 2 Days
Metalsmithing I 3 Days
CAD - Rhino and Rhinogold * 5 Days
* Excludes software  
* Basic computer literacy required  

 

Aim:

The aim of this certificate course is to prepare the student for the workplace. Emphasis is on speed and accuracy, with practical application of trade specific skills.

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of the Jewellery Manufacturing II – Intermediate Techniques course (All modules). Admission to the course remains the prerogative of the facilitator.

CAD module: Requires basic computer literacy – a test will be completed to determine level of computer literacy.

Techniques Covered:

Sawing, replacing broken saw blades, correct saw blade size for thickness of metal, marking on metal, transferring designs, basic soldering, filing, sanding, polishing, hammering, use of pickle, annealing, working with a flexi shaft, drilling holes, polishing on a large polisher, making buff sticks, proper use of a file. How to make the following: wire and plate, jump rings, basic wedding band, wedding band with pierced detail, pendant, bail, loose stack rings, twisted wire, basic chain, basic toggle clasp, basic bezel stone setting.

Outcome:

After completing the course, the student will have a portfolio of practical pieces that show he/she is able to:
  • Have working knowledge of most of the everyday skills needed in a jewellery studio.
  • Work quickly and with accuracy.
  • Have practical experience of each aspect of mass production techniques
  • Do basic repairs and basic set work
  • can identify most common gemstones, their shapes and forms, used in jewellery making
  • manufacture some working hinges and settings from scratch
  • can design, draw and render 3D jewellery objects using CAD software

Grading:

(optional) Extra cost of R2500 per module

All projects must be handed in for grading after completion of each module. The course facilitator and an external assessor (working in the trade) will grade each project and the average of the two marks will determine the final grade. A marking schedule with comments will be returned to the student with each project.

Materials Kit:

  • copper sheets,
  • 20 grams sterling silver
  • Once supply of silver from materials kit is depleted, the student is responsible for re-supply. In certain modules metals/silver must be provided by the student e.g. casting in silver of wax model.

Duration: Full course – all 8 modules

  • 36-45 Days
  • Total Hours: 216
  • The minimum time to complete the course is 10 weeks, the maximum 6 months.

This can be done in one of the following ways: (weekdays only)

  • 6 hours a day 3 days a week for 12 weeks
  • 6 hours a day for 1 day a week for 36 weeks
  • On a modular basis

This course can be taken as a full Certificate course, or as individual modules.

Please note:
Once supply of silver from materials kit is depleted, the student is responsible for re-supply. In certain modules metals/silver must be provided by the student e.g. casting in silver of wax model.

We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary. We reserve the right to withhold certification until full payment is received.

Contact us as soon as possible to arrange dates and times that suit you.

Tel: +27 (0)12 326 5649
Fax: 086 538 0220
Cell: +27 (0)83 450 7486
URL: http://www.novusdesign.co.za
E-mail: sunette@novusdesign.co.za

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