Nov/Dec - Introduction to making jewellery from waste plastic, course only
If you are a beginner with no experience of working with plastic then this course is for you. It covers the tools, techniques, materials, safety measures and inspiration so you'll have everything you need to get started in making beautiful pieces of jewellery from waste plastic. It doesn't include a toolkit and so is suitable for people living outside the UK who prefer to buy the tools more locally or for people who already have some of the tools. A full tool list will be sent to you once you've purchased the course with prices and UK, USA and Australia suppliers provided.
The six week course starts on the 1st of November with modules released each week consisting of video tutorials and downloadable handouts. It starts with an introductory group zoom and finishes with a group sharing also on zoom 6 weeks later. You’ll also have a 1 hour 1:1 session with Bronwen and access to an online bulletin board for sharing progress, handouts and useful information as the course progresses.
IMPORTANT - if you are based in UK or Europe and dont already have any jewellery tools, I suggest that you chose the 'Course and Kit' option. This makes life easy and I know you'll have everything you need including samples of plastic to help in module 2.
Week One: Welcome and Getting Ready
Welcome Zoom - introductions and presentation about working with plastics
Module one - including videos covering: Getting ready, The toolkit, Dust collection, The bench peg, The saw frame, The task
Week Two - Identifying plastic types
Module two - including videos covering: Introduction, Identifying plastic types, Recycling codes, Plastic without codes, The task.
Week Three - How to cut & shape plastic
Module three - Including videos covering: Making the most of your plastic, Cutting a range of plastic types - (HIPS)( PP) (HDPE) (PMMA), Cutting within a shape, Filing shapes, The task
Week Four - How to embellish plastic
Module Four - Including videos covering: mark- making, Emphasising your marks Other tools and techniques for mark making, The task
Week Five - Finishing off
Module Five - Including videos covering: how to make findings and assemble Pendants, Brooches, Earrings, Design your own collection
Week Six - Sharing Completed Projects
Final group Zoom session to share and celebrate what we've learned and what happens
You will be sent an invitation to book your 1:1 zoom session between weeks 4-6.