Sep/Oct 2022 - Introduction to making jewellery from waste plastic, course only

Regular price £185.00

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 5th September 2022 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 don't 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.  

Course curriculum

Week One: Welcome and Getting Going

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

Module two - including videos covering: Introduction, Identifying plastic types, Recycling codes, Plastic without codes, The task. 

Week Two:  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 melt and embellish plastic

Module Four - Including video covering how to safely melt and reform household plastic waste (LDPE, HDPE) using equipment such as an iron, heatpress and panini press. 

Module Five - Including videos covering: mark- making, Emphasising your marks Other tools and techniques for mark making, The task

Week Five - Fixings and Findings

Module Six - Including videos covering: how to use glue and make a range of rivets 

Module Seven - 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