Jewellery making holidays, courses & workshops



uk flagAndycraft Retreats

based: Hampshire, UK
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Residential craft courses in the Cotswolds. Courses run from Monday afternoons, tuition from knowledgeable tutors is provided in morning and afternoon sessions on Tues, Wed and Thurs. Various craft skills are covered, including: jewellery making, enamelling, patchwork and quilting, painting, drawing, millinery and paper crafts.

| patchwork/quilting | jewellery | millinery/hat making| paper crafts | UK |


uk flagFlux 'n' Flame Jewellery School

based: Dorset, UK
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1, 2 and 3-day traditional jewellery making courses in Milton Abbas, Dorset. Offering 1-day courses for complete beginners and longer courses for the more experienced. Learn from full time professional jewellery designers and makers.

| jewellery | England |


uk flagLondon Jewellery Workshop

based: London, UK
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A fully equipped jewellery making workshop in the heart of Shoreditch, London. Courses for all levels of experience, with just six places per class and plenty of one-to-one tutor time. Try a Jewellery Taster course, the Make a Silver Ring course, Gems & Gemmology or Silver Clay classes.

| jewellery | England |


Dancing Light Fused Glass & Ceramic Studio

based: Texas, USA

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Studio workshops offering weekends and short residential courses including glass fusing and jewelry making.

| glass crafts/stained glass | jewellery | USA |


Flux'n'Flame Jewellery School

based: Dorset, UK

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Offering weekend jewellery courses and summer schools, covering traditional making styles, press forming, gemstones and etching courses.

| jewellery | England |


In The Studio

based: Leicestershire, UK

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Residential jewellery making courses covering a range of skills that include: engraving, enameling, casting, wire wrapping, stone setting, silver soldering, shaping, piercing, texturing and hands-on experience of working metal and silver gilding.

| jewellery | beadwork | UK |


Silverweed for Women

based: Ceredigion, Wales, UK

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Creative jewellery making courses for women near Berlin, Germany. Individual tuition in a relaxed atmosphere. Also introductory courses at different venues.

| jewellery | women | Germany | Wales |


Wild Wire Women Retreats

based: California, USA

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Relaxed women's long-weekend retreats in California, focused on jewelry design and making; with jewelry designer, teacher and author Sharilyn Miller.

| jewellery | USA |


Zantium Mosaics

based: Derbyshire, UK

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Short courses throughout the year in a range of art and craft disciplines.

| mosaic | glass crafts/stained glass | painting/drawing | jewellery | UK |





jewelry maker

Want to make your own jewellery – be it earrings, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, chokers, hair grips and slides, badges and broaches, pins and cuff-links? This section covers residential multi-day jewellery making and design courses which cover all types of jewellery, made using a huge range of materials from ceramic beads to fused glass, precious metals such as silver and gold, crystals, pearls, gems, wood, wires, feathers, buttons, fabrics, metal clay, resin, you name it!


You'll find courses will aimed at all levels, from taster courses and basic introductory workshops, to courses for people with advanced skills. And they'll cover a wide range of making techniques, from simple bead threading through to wire wrapping, enameling, silversmithing and stone setting.


The Travel-Quest focus is on holidays so we'll list residential and multi-day courses where participants can stay on-site, or where the course provider suggests, and often organises, suitable local accommodation close to the jewellery workshop or studio. Many will be short, often weekend, courses while others may be longer holidays, often with other activities (craft based or just leisure activities) included.


Things to consider when booking a jewellery holiday

• Check if aprons are provided and, depending on the materials and techniques you'll used, make sure you have the right things to wear – footwear may need to be closed and clothing may get damaged by the processes, so make sure it's old!

• Check what the class size is.

• Ask if materials are included in the price.

• Also if tools are provided – even if they are, you may have your own favourite tools, so check if it's OK to bring them (mark them with tape before you pack so they'll not get muddled in the workshop) – also remember you'll not be able to put them in your hand luggage if you're flying.

• If you want to make a specific piece of jewellery (e.g. a wedding ring), that's perhaps not covered in the classes, ask if additional private tuition can be booked to learn to make this.