Fashion Jewellery (Hillcroft Campus, Surbiton)

This course is designed for students who want to create beaded & wire jewellery, develop existing skills or learn new skills to enhance their design practice.

Course Content

he course is hands-on and will cover theory and practical skills, you will work on set pieces and be given handouts and useful information to enable you to work independently.

You will learn how to make eye-catching hoop or drop earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings incorporating an assortment of beads, findings, chains, charms and recycled objects,

You will learn basic stringing and wire wrapping techniques, wirework and design to create original and unique pieces. You will learn how to use basic jewellery tools and techniques, which will enable you to pursue advanced courses or workshops. This course is suitable for a mixture of abilities, those of you who are interested in jewellery making as a hobby or wish to take your work onto a higher level. It would also be suitable if you have an interest in fashion & costume design or making and wish to develop skills to accessorise your work.

Area Focus:

Stringing and beads.
Wire wrapping and beads
Clasps, findings, charms and recycled objects
Wire manipulation
Set projects, design & make
Finishing off and review

Learning Outcomes:
Gain experience of a range of basic jewellery making techniques

Gain experience of using a range of tools employed in basic jewellery making

Gain experience in making and designing necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings using wire wrapping and stringing techniques.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

First Class Requirements

Bring a notebook, pencil and an apron to the class

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.