Classes & Courses

Jewellery Courses and Classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire

The St Albans School of Jewellery offers in depth classes and workshops to suit the diverse needs of students' individual projects. Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. We offer jewellery classes and workshops for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. We also offer taster sessions for anyone  simply wishing to have a go or treat a friend, family member or colleague to a gift card jewellery making experience.  Each class has a maximum of 10 students. In this framework, we can work on a one - one basis, enabling each student to pursue their ideas and goals at their own pace.  Get in touch today for further information...

Dates and Prices

Jewellery Classes for Beginners

Ideal for the complete novice or those wishing to expand their skills. Our beginners classes are taught across with an 8 week term of 3hrs per week on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday morning or on a Sunday. You can learn how to create and complete at least 8 projects, including.


  • Simple Band Ring

  • Domed and textured pendant

  • Domed and textured earrings

  • Pierced out pendant or ring

  • Bangle

  • Cabochon stone setting

  • Textured hollow form pendant

  • Flush setting

This course is specifically designed to introduce you to the fundimentals of jewellery making at the bench.


Intermediate Jewellery Making Classes

Suitable for students who have completed our beginners’ course or have some experience and understanding of jewellery making, our intermediate classes are ideal for working on your own designs or challenging yourself with further set projects. Students range from professional jewellery makers to hobbyists who love creating jewellery.

The prime focus of these classes is to build your confidence and knowledge. We empower you to express your creativity by developing your own designs and learning a series of expanding techniques.

Intermediate techniques

Intermediate Techniques

  • Hollow Form Work

  • Wax Carving For Beginners

  • Fabrication

  • Forging

  • Repousse

  • Chasing

  • Hydraulic Pressing

  • Fly Pressing

  • Intermediate Level Stone Setting

  • Flush, Claw & Tension setting

  • Reticulation

  • Granulation


Advanced Jewellery Classes

Once you have an in-depth understanding and experience in jewellery-making techniques, you may progress to our advanced jewellery classes. By this time, you will have a strong and clear sense of design and identity but may need some extra guidance on developing your style and creating more complex designs.

Advanced Techniques

Advanced Techniques

  • Advanced Stone Setting

  • Hollow Form Fabrication

  • Hinged Bangles with Box Catches

  • Wax Carving

  • Linking Systems

  • Hinged Lockets

  • Advanced Fabrication

Taster Classes & Workshops

Important Information

  • Payment for Classes: We require a deposit of £135 for weekday courses and the balance is payable on the first day of term.  Full payment is required  for all taster classes and weekend workshops. - this confirms your place. Payment can be made by debit or credit card over the phone, BACS payment online, or in cash by dropping in at our studio.
    • Please note we cannot hold places on classes and courses unless we have payment in advance, and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once booked, the class or course is non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Missed Classes: If you miss a class, it cannot be rescheduled. We hope by giving the dates in advance you will be able to make suitable arrangements to attend class. If you have to cancel a class or course, we regret that no refund can be issued. However, if we can fill your space, we will refund minus a £10 administration fee.
  • Class Cancellation: In the rare event that we need to cancel an event or workshop, we will issue a full refund or transfer for the class or course.
  • Materials: We provide materials such as saw blades, solder, and emery paper for your first class, but you will need to purchase your own materials thereafter. These items are available to purchase at our workshop. We also provide the base metals to make your first project. However, should you wish to work in silver, there will be an additional charge. This will vary depending on what you are making.

Classes for All Levels

Whatever your level of experience, we’ve got a jewellery class or course for you.

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“I Enjoy Every Single Lesson"

“I love the classes at The St Albans School of Jewellery. I am so glad I came across this school; I enjoy every single lesson and am always longing for the next one as soon as one is over. Martin and Tracy are both highly skilled designers and makers, who leave no problem unsolved and are always very committed to helping each student to finish their projects as close to perfect as possible. Their special gift on top of this is their ability to explain very well and with patience if necessary. The setting is perfect and can sometimes feel too cosy to get working hard.”

Sabine Riechmann - 05/07/2018

"You Will Become Addicted!"

"The Classes at the St Albans School of Jewellery are absolutely awesome. You are taught to make jewellery to the highest standards in a relaxed and creative environment. Martin and Tracy are extremely patient, always pleasant and totally professional in delivering the learning. You will become addicted!"