Silver Jewellery Making for Absolute Beginners FREE course

Get started making silver jewellery including the tools to use, how to make a stacking ring and bar necklace.

Hello and welcome!

Have you ever wanted to make silver jewellery from home but just don't know where to start?

If so then this course was made for you. I take you through the basics including ...

1. The tools and materials jewellers use to make silver jewellery and how to get set-up ready to make for yourself at home

2. Then we start making with a great beginners project, a silver stacked ring

3. Finally we make a pendant together in the form of a silver bar necklace

By the end of the course you will be able to go away and make some professional silver pieces (with practice) from home and if you want to start or grow a jewellery business this is a great way to get going!

Here are some examples of what you could make (please note stone setting isn't covered in this course but we do have a free course for that too! Take them together to make the stone set ring pictured).

Your Instructor

Jessica Rose
Jessica Rose

Jessica Rose is a jewellery designer-maker and the Founder of Jewellers Academy and of the award-winning London Jewellery School, which was Europe's largest independent jewellery training company. One of her first jewellery businesses was a metal clay fingerprint jewellery business so who better to share these techniques with you. Jess is extremely passionate about jewellery making and spends most of her time supporting jewellers to run their own successful jewellery businesses.

Let's Get Making!

Tools and Materials

Note: not everything on this list is necessary to get started with silver jewellery making. Watch the tutorials through first and make a note of what you need for the project you want to make first. You can always build up your collection of tools!


  • Jewellers saw/piercing saw
  • Saw blades - 2.0 or 3.0
  • Beeswax (to lubricate saw blade)
  • Benchpeg
  • Hand file - half round/D shaped and a handle (cut 2)
  • Pin vice drill and drill bits e.g. 0.6mm 0.8mm, 1mm
  • Steel block
  • Hammers and mallet - rawhide mallet, ball pein
  • hammer, texturing hammers
  • Centre punch
  • Ring mandrel
  • Ring sizer
  • Needle file set
  • Set of jewellers pliers - flat, round, D-shaped, chain/snipe nosed and cutters
  • Emery sticks
  • Sandpaper/wet and dry/emery paper
  • Brass brush
  • Ruler
  • Reverse action tweezers

Soldering Kit

  • Firing brick
  • Heatproof mat
  • Flux e.g. borax cone and dish
  • Small paintbrush
  • Jewellers butane torch
  • Universal gas lighter refill
  • Heatproof bowl of water
  • Solder probe
  • Solder - hard
  • Tin snips
  • Steel tweezers
  • Safety pickle
  • Brass or plastic tweezers
  • Safety goggles


Stacking Rings Project

  • Sterling silver beaded wire, 1.5mm

Silver Bar Necklace

  • 8mm x 10cm sheet of sterling silver, 0.8mm or 1mm thick
  • Sterling silver chain
  • Sterling silver jump rings (5mm used in this project or 4mm)
  • Sterling silver clasp


To help get you started, we have a list of worldwide suppliers of tools and materials here

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For a list of recommended jewellery tool & material suppliers visit this resource:

Student Work...

See some beautiful pieces made using this course.

Rings made by (left to right) Jo Rickatson and Catherine Sheppard

Enrol today for free and make your own silver jewellery.

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