After School Jewellery Design Club
We are excited to launch our new After School Club for young people to learn about Jewellery Design from home! We have created a series of fun video tutorials which talk you through how you work out what to design and how to get it onto paper.
This should keep you busy for about 20-30 minutes a day for a week, but if you are really keen you can do them all back to back. Then you’re more than ready to enter our Children’s Lockdown Design Competition! There’s a link to enter on this page too.
VIDEO #1 Welcome to the club!
Mitch, owner of Petra Jewellery in Basingstoke explains how her Jewellery Design After School Club works with help from her daughter Heidi and Banjo their springer spaniel.
We have created a few downloadable Worksheets for some of the tutorials to help you on your design journey. These are FREE and print friendly. Simply click on the links and they will open in a new window for you to print out.
VIDEO #2 Getting started…
What you need to get started with trying to draw your first jewellery designs? Some paper and a pencil is all you really need, some colouring pencils and a ruler is nice too.
VIDEO #3 what type of jewellery?
Mitch & Heidi talk you through all the different types of jewellery.
A bangle, or a bracelet, a pendant, a ring, brooch, cufflinks - there is actually quite a long list of design options. It helps to think about this before you start drawing.
VIDEO #4 Who is it for?
Are you designing for you or someone else?
VIDEO #5 what style?
Modern or traditional? Simple or detailed? We’ll take you through a simple way to work out answers to these questions so you establish the ‘style’ of your design.
Here’s your first free downloadable worksheet, just click on the link and then print it out.
VIDEO #6 DRAWING CIRCLES
Here you get to start drawing! We are starting with circles because they are needed so often in jewellery design so it’s a great skill to practise!
VIDEO #7 size matters!
More circle drawing for you, this time to scale and testing out different size options with a bit of cutting out involved too.
VIDEO #8 adding colour with gems!
One lovely way to add sparkle and colour to your design is by including gem stones. Here’s an introduction to the world of gems with some interesting facts about birthstones.
You can read more about each birthstone on our website and if you scroll to the bottom of each individual gemstone pages there’s a link to a PDF Birthstone Fact Sheet which you can read digitally or print out if you prefer.