31) Silver Jewelry Making (Basics)

An in depth study of fundamentals of Silver smith Design.  Students will be introduced to cutting, filigree, hammering, soldering, polishing, filing, finishing, basil making and stone setting in silver.

Class Outline

  1. Introduction to jewelry design and the tools and machinery necessary for its design and production.  Detailed lecture on workroom safety, sustainability and recycling of materials
  2. Filing, soldering and bezel making.   
  3. Ring Making - Stone setting, hammering and polishing of metals.  
  4. Jewelry design studio, prototype sketching
  5. Jewelry Making Chains and pendant making
  6. Creative Jewelry making, finishing and final critique

Please note: VCUQatar reserves the right to cancel classes for which not enough participants are registered. Already paid fees will be refunded.

Please do not purchase materials until VCUQatar has sent final course confirmation.

Items to buy for this class

Participants are required to buy their own materials beforehand and bring them to every class

You can buy the following materials from the instructor during the first class

  • 100 grams of silver (ready made for use as wire or plate) at QAR 5.8 per gram = QAR 580/-
  • 10 grams of soldering cadium = QAR 50/-
  • 5 small semi precious stones for QAR 35.- each = QAR 175/-
  • 1 packet of saw blades QAR 120/-

On occasions, there may be some more materials to be bought and brought in if and when advised by the instructor.

Where to buy your materials

Most of the materials are available from any art supply shop, for example:

  • Cass Art (Fire station): Community Classes students get a 15% discount upon presenting the registration ticket
  • Jarir Bookstore: on Rayyan Road or Salwa Road
  • Color Note: on Al Nasser Street
  • Ibn Al Qayyim: at Markhiya Roundabout
  • Al Rawnaq

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Mon, 21 Oct, 2019
Mon, 9 Dec, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
VCUQatar, Room 168, Jewelry Studio
QAR 1540


Jo Mohammed

Jo Mohammed is specializing in custom made fine Jewelry for both, men and women, and has been working in the Jewelry Industry for 20 years. He has created many cast gold replicas of important Middle Eastern and Asian icons like Fort Zubara as a sought after specialty.