Learn how to design and make your own silver trinket box in this advanced level course
If you're a jeweller looking to extend your skills in jewellery design, making and soldering then this course is for you! Taught in a series of bite-sized videos by expert jeweller, Hayley Kruger, in this courses you will learn how to create your own silver trinket box with a nesting lid.
You will learn how to:
- Polish and finish your bespoke silver trinket box with nesting lid to a professional standard
All of these techniques take time and practice and in this in-depth video course we have 9 lessons to guide you through the process which you can re-watch as many times as you like to perfect the skills and master the techniques.
This is an advanced level class that will help you develop your confidence in all areas of metal work as well as being a lovely project to make and sell
What Will You Get?
- Lifetime access to comprehensive video lessons, guiding you through all the techniques, tips and tricks to perfecting your stone setting
- Advice and guidance from an experienced jeweller on how to manage commissions and working with clients
- Downloadable course notes to work alongside the videos
- Access to our supportive community of jewellers and tutors to help you at every stage of the process
- Access to the videos 24/7 - you can stop, pause, rewind and replay as much as you like
- Excellent close-up shots to see what is happening in each step so you don't miss a thing
Hayley Kruger is a South African raised, UK based designer. After completing a degree in Silversmithing, Jewellery & Allied Crafts, Hayley went on to design costume jewellery for many of the UK's High Street's most recognizable names such as Marks & Spencer, River Island, Morgan, Next and Lola Rose.
She is skilled in a vast range of jewellery making skills from traditional benchwork through to using leather, suede and mixed media. The inspiration behind her work stems from the vibrancy of the regions she has lived in and the strong personalities who have influenced her life.
Having always loved making things, whether they be craft, accessories or jewellery, alongside running her business, she regularly teaches at the London Jewellery School to help pass on some of her knowledge and passion for jewellery to others.
StartCourse Notes: Make a Silver Box with Hayley Kruger
StartLesson 1: Let's Get Started and Look at the Samples & Tools (9:18)
StartLesson 2: Making the Initial Rings (12:44)
StartLesson 3: Preparing and Soldering the First Base (5:39)
StartLesson 4: Creating and Doming the Top of the Lid (6:55)
StartLesson 5: Soldering the Top of the Lid to the Sides (5:37)
StartLesson 6: Sawing and Filing the Lid & Base to a Circle (6:23)
StartLesson 7: Shaping & Soldering the Inner Ring (15:53)
StartLesson 8: Fitting the Lid (2:49)
StartLesson 9: Soldering on Embellishments (3:50)
StartLesson 10: Finishing & Polishing (9:44)
StartLesson 11: Final Tips from Hayley (3:02)
StartFeedback: How Was Your Course
This is an advanced level course suitable for jewellers who have experience of working with sheet silver metal and are competent at soldering and basic stone setting.
Piercing saw and blade/s
Wax to lubricate saw blade
Fine permanent marker e.g. sharpie
Needle file set
Ring mandrel or doming punch
Pliers set - flat nosed, round nosed and D shaped
D shaped pliers
Doming block and doming punch
Sandpaper - coarse, 800 - 1000
Propane/butane torch (we used the GoSystem torch)
Jewellers charcoal block
Bowl for quenching
Flux and paint brush (borax is recommended for larger pieces like the box)
Optional: Pendant motor/Dremel/Foredom with flex shaft attachment
Important: ensure you read the instructions and safety guidelines before using
Always wear safely glasses when using a pendant motor
Your choice of polishing mops
2 x silver strip. Each strip is 85mm or 8.5cm long, 8mm deep, 0.8mm thick (these are for the side of the box and the side of the lid)
2 x square piece of silver 3.5cm x 3.5cm for the base of the box and lid. Thickness is your choice, the thicker the piece the
more heat you'll need to solder it. Hayley used 0.5mm thickness in this example
1 x silver strip. 85mm or 8.5cm x 5mm - 0.5mm thick. This is for the inner rim of the box
Embellishment of your choice for the top of the box (see the course for more info)
Hard solder and easy solder
We look forward to welcoming you on the course and seeing your new creations soon
Here are some beautiful boxes made using this course
Made by (left to right) Sue Chapman and Lynne Glazzard
Enrol today and get started making your own masterpieces...