Kickstarter - Level 2

Kickstarter jewellery class

Ready to take it to the next level?

If you already have a solid foundation in jewellery making and are ready to further your skills in areas such as stone setting, working in gold, wax carving and advanced fabrication, then we would like to invite you to join our 4-week intensive Level 2 Jewellery Kickstarter Programme in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where you will spend your days in our beautiful studio immersed in metalsmithing, design, stone setting and wax carving.


Prerequisite

Due to the complexity of the projects on this course, students must be detail oriented and have taken our Kickstarter Level 1, or have a solid knowledge of jewellery making, metalsmithing and basic stone setting, to be eligible for acceptance. Students must be able to perform the following skills competently in order to join:

Soldering items with more than 5 solder joints

Stone setting skills including flush, bezel, tube, bead and bright, and prong setting for rose cuts and cabochons

Experience in making jewellery items including rings, chains, bangles, pendants and earrings.

This time we’ll be working in gold too!

This time we’ll be working in gold too!


What do I need to bring?

Just yourselves and a little creativity! Sources of inspiration such as works of your favourite artist or photographs are always helpful so feel free to bring those along.

Do I need to purchase any materials?

All materials for set projects and samples will be provided. We do have additional materials for sale if you wish to make extras, or you can order from our favorite supplier Rio Grande.

What do we do for lunch?

We will break for an hour at 1pm for lunch and there are plenty of places close by to enjoy. Alternatively we have a kitchen with cooking facilities that you are free to use.


Intensive classes

With a schedule packed full of lectures, demonstrations and projects, this course is intense. If you want to learn at a leisurely pace, you may want to step away from this page.  However, if you want to get incredible value for money with days packed full of learning opportunities in our fully equipped classroom, and Saturdays available for practice in our friendly and welcoming studio - then this course needs your attention.


Class times and studio opening hours

Classes will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch at 1pm. The studio will remain open however until 7pm every evening. We will also be open Saturdays from 9am until 7pm for those who wish to fit in a little extra practice.


Class Schedule

Week 1

  • Wax carved skull pendant to be cast in sterling silver

  • Wax carved gem set ring to be cast in sterling silver

  • Organic wax modelling – using wax sheet and wire to be cast in sterling silver

  • Basket setting for round brilliants – making an asymmetrical prong set cluster pendant in sterling silver

  • Basket setting for trillion shapes – making prong set earrings in sterling silver

Week 2

  • Basket set ring – making a split shank ring in sterling silver

  • Prong setting for rough gemstones – making a sterling silver and 14kt gold ring with a rough gemstone

  • Bead and bright set bracelet in sterling silver

  • Single row pave pendant in sterling silver

  • Circular prong set pendant in sterling silver

Week 3

  • Bezel setting for a princess cut stone – making a sterling silver wide band ring

  • Single row pave pendant in sterling silver

  • Flush and prong set halo pendant in sterling silver

  • Pear shaped prong set pendant in sterling silver

Week 4

  • Pear shaped prong set pendant in sterling silver

  • Setting a marquise bezel ring

  • Hinged hoop earrings in sterling silver and 14kt gold

  • Rough diamond, sterling silver and gold channel set pendant

  • Time to finish up any unfinished projects


Coming from out of town?

We have a few options in terms of accommodation.  Many students stay in Nadi Bangsar or The Establishment where you can get a whole new studio apartment to yourself, both are available on Airbnb and are a 5 minute grab ride from the studio (which costs about 5 Ringgit).  The other option is a serviced apartment called The Nomad which is bookable through Expedia etc, this is about 7 minutes walk to the studio.  All these options cost approximately USD 30 per night.  A firm favourite seems to be Nadi however because there’s a great selection of restaurants within 2 minutes walk as well as a decent coffee shop - most important!

In terms of food, eating out if you like Malaysian / Indian food is super cheap - one meal will probably cost less than USD 3. Food at the supermarket costs pretty much the same as US / UK / Australia,

It’s a pretty easy city to hang out in, most people speak English and transport via grab is super cheap.  And there’s plenty of sights to see at the weekend too.


Prices

Total Course fee: RM 16,000* (approx. USD 3850)

You don’t need to bring a thing, all tools and consumables will be provided for use during class, as well as all materials for set projects. You’ll even get full colour handouts for each and every project - It’s an all-inclusive deal, there are no hidden fees!

*Price does not include accommodation or transport - but we will be more than happy to help you find your perfect home away from home.

To reserve your spot we will need to take a deposit of RM 4,000, with the balance payable no later than 1-month prior to the start date.

Special offer

Book before 31st December 2019 for the special price of RM 14,500

Think of all the gems you could buy with the savings!!


Upcoming dates

10th August 2020


Select Kickstarter Level 2 Intake

By registering and making payment of the Course Fees, you hereby agree to our Terms and Conditions.

 

 

Studio Membership

If you would like to spend more time working in our studio once your class is complete, check out our co-working studio membership options  

 

Book a tour

For more information on our courses or to book a tour of the studio contact us