Summer School (Jewellery Making)

Duration : 64 sessions / 160 hours
availability: June - September

Rolling schedule or continuously around 8 weeks to complete programme

Our Summer School Programme is designed to take beginners through to advanced level in only 8 weeks. The Programme encompasses all aspects of jewellery making from saw piercing, soldering, filing and finishing techniques to wax carving and gem setting. Develop silversmithing techniques used by professionals and discover your own creative potential.

Students are taught to fully understand fine metals and how to fabricate a jewellery piece from beginning to end.

Learn to use the rolling mill and draw bench to make silver in your preferred shapes and sizes. We operate through a rolling schedule which allows you the flexibility to choose your own course schedule.

The Summer School Programme allows each student to create elaborate designs and challenge themselves both creatively and technically.

programme overview:

Level 1 - Beginner (16 Sessions)

  • Introduction to jewellery making and traditional craftsmanship

  • Saw piercing, soldering, filing and finishing techniques

  • Traditional jump rings and chains making techniques


LEVEL 2 - FOLLOW on (16 Sessions)

  • Intermediate level

  • Refining existing techniques

  • Advanced polishing techniques

  • HJI Signature hinged locket project will be introduced

  • Completely fabricate a piece from beginning to end

  • From melting and pouring the metal to rolling, making wire and tube, master classes in soldering

  • More complex forms using hinging, riveting or multiple joints

  • Proper use of the rolling mill and draw bench to make silver into different sizes and shapes

  • Mentoring through original design and problem solving

LEVEL 3 - Wax CARVING (16 Sessions)

  • Specialist techniques

  • All aspects of wax carving

  • Design, carve and cast a sculptural form – exploring the 3D capability of wax

  • Aspects of creativity, developing own style and techniques

  • In preparation to following gem setting course

  • ***Wax is included, silver casting fee is not included


  • Advanced techniques

  • An introduction to gem setting

  • Different settings: bezel setting, claw setting and flush setting
    (On top of this student can add more classes for gem settings techniques)

  • Choice and properties of gems

    (Up to 22 grams of silver will be provided in each level)



No previous experience required.
Age 14 +

Flexible schedule available.
Pick any 64 sessions from given schedule (can combine day and evening classes)
View course schedule


Early Bird Promotion: $34,200 (Sign up before the end of May)
Bring a Friend Special Offer: $34,200 per person (Sign up with a friend)

+ extra 16 sessions
$9,500 (extra 3 Types of gem settings)
Tube Setting, collet Setting and crown setting

+ extra 32 sessions
$19,000 (extra 5 Types of gem settings)
Tube, collet, crown, tension, bezel (faceted stone)
and prong setting (from square rod)



For more information on our courses or to book a tour of the Hatton Jewellery Institute, contact our team.

Class Schedule:

All courses are on rolling schedule. Students can pick any day to start their course or combine evening and day classes.

Cancellation and Rebooking Policy:

Hatton Jewellery Institute operates a 24 hour rebooking policy on all classes. Late cancellation or absence will result in forfeiting of class or re-booking fee.

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