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Jewellery Making. (Improvers)

jewellery Making Improvers

About the Course

This course moves on from the beginners, so you will need to know the basics, piercing and soldering. This workshop will introduce you to stone-setting. 

You will be guided through some basic stone setting techniques, and will be taught how to set a cabochon stone. You may also wish to bring in your own stone, found item or you can buy a different stones from the Tutor. At the end of the course you come away with several pieces of jewellery.

It is run by Fiona Cocks BA(Hons) who is has been teaching classes for over 10 years. She is enthusiastic and fun. The 2.5 hour sessions takes place in the workshops of Bigbury Mint, which is in Ermington, near Ivybridge, in the heart of the South Hams area of Devon.

Courses run on Thurdays evenings. We can take group-bookings at other times as well, and these can be tailored to your needs.

What’s included in the price?

All tools and materials are provided, but if you are wishing to work in silver there will be a small additional charge. Turn up ready for a 6pm start on Thursday evenings with clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty, and shoes suitable for a workshop (not flip-flops or sandals). Parking is available right outside. Tea/Coffee and biscuits are available!

Terms and Conditions.

You need to pay for your course in full before booking is confirmed. Phone 01548 830717 to make a payment. Please note that full refunds can only given with a minimum of 30 days notice. If the notice is less than 30 days, then we can only refund 50% of your payment. We retain the right to refuse entry to anyone who is aggressive or under the influence of drugs including alcohol.

Cost. £140 payable on booking.

If you have a group of 6 or more, a course can be arranged just for you. Vouchers available.

Call 01548 830717 or email info@bigburymint.com.


Next dates;

  • Thursday May 2nd – 23rd and June 6th 2019. 6-8.30pm
  • Thursday October 31st and November 7th – 28th 2019. 6-8.30pm