Jewellery Design and Rendering

Getting creative with jewellery designing

Hey, it’s Vennice here! Let’s get to my favourite part of jewellery making: design and rendering. In these classes, I’ll be guiding you step by step through the design process, covering all the basics up to perfecting those more elaborate projects. Get excited, because together we’ll be building your confidence in rending jewellery with plenty of practice and support! 

In these classes, you'll get to...

  • Gain confidence with shading and rendering techniques
  • Become familiar with basic rendering tools
  • Understand how to render on different surfaces
  • Learn how to render with different metals
  • Gain confidence using coloured pencils
  • Learn how to draw brilliant-cut gemstone
  • Understand that highlights and cast shadows are truly magic
  • Learn how to collaborate gemstones with jewellery
  • Tips and tricks for jewellery design and rendering
colour pencils

Why we created these classes: So, you've got ideas in your head, but you don't quite know how to put (coloured) pencil to paper. We want to give you all the tools and practice opportunities so you can shade and render like a pro, while we also school you on a game-changing lesson on highlights and cast shadows. 

Jewellery Design and Rendering
jewellery designs
jewellery sketches

Practice makes perfect, which is why we included over 100 royalty free designs for you to practice within the Metalsmith Academy.  You can even combine our other techniques to create your own design (also included in your membership). 

As a Metalsmith Academy member, not only do you get access to this class and all our online jewellery making classes, you'll also have access to so much more including...

Express Bites

We are listening to what you’re struggling with and making videos and handouts to help you with exactly that – our stalking skills are on point!

Template Packs

If you’re feeling a little lost for inspiration, have no fear, we have templates galore for you to use however you like – zero credit required!

Tips and Tricks Library

Solutions to the problems causing you drama! Not only do we share our tips and tricks, but you can upload and share too!

Creative Kickstarters

Every two months we’ll be releasing a brand new challenge! But what’s a challenge without some ass kicking prizes? (Seriously, think GRS MicroBlock and you’re in the right ballpark).

Student Roadmap

A firm favourite with our current members, you’ll never have to worry about where to start or what’s next again. Everything is laid out in a logical step by step process.

Community Support

If you’re feeling down on the motivation front, don’t worry! Our supportive community forums, with members from all over the world, are here to help.

Supplier Discounts

Gesswein, Otto Frei, Durston Tools, Pepe USA and SC Studios…. just some of the suppliers giving our members exclusive discounts.

Direct Help

Every morning Lucy and Vennice are over in the forums helping solve your dramas, and have a good gossip over coffee.

Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

A note on tools

The list can go on and on for tool requirements depending on your budget, and we will include a variety of possibilities in our downloadable handouts and during the tutorials. However, we want to make our projects available to everyone irrespective of budget so for the most part we will try not to get too flashy with the essential tools.  Please note that we provide you the colour pencil code in the everyday class, you can purchase the colour pencil individually and so we strongly recommend watching the course videos before going out on any crazy shopping sprees.

colour pencil sets

What our Metalsmith Academy members are saying

5 stars all the way, looks a bit suspect right? Just to make sure, I’d suggest Google reviews too!

Join monthly for only $47 per month, or save on two months’ membership fees by joining annually for $470 per year. You’re free to cancel your subscription at any time, and it’s entirely drama-free to do so!

Frequently Asked Questions

As many times as you like as long as your subscription is active

Yes you will need specific tools for this class, we have included a basic tool list above, and the course contains detailed tool handouts together with product codes for all tools used during the class.

Unfortunately, we can’t provide a specific answer to that questions.  It depends on the tools you decide to purchase and the quality.  We try to include as many options as possible in our classes so that student’s can make choices based on their budget, but we will be honest, tools are not cheap.

The videos are only playable through the website and so are not downloadable.

Absolutely you can!  It would be pretty tough to work with your laptop on your workbench.

If you do want that little extra support, don’t worry at all – that is one of the main reasons why we launched our membership.  Lucy, Vennice and the team will be active in the forums daily to help with any problems you might be having with the classes.

Unfortunately not at this stage, however our handouts that accompany the videos have extensive, easy to follow instructions.