Jewellery Making Kickstarter
Do you want a career as a jewellery designer-maker, but don't know where to start?
If that feels like you then we invite you to join our 4-week intensive Jewellery Kickstarter programme in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where you will spend your days immersed in metalsmithing, design, stone setting and gemmology and your evenings exploring the beautiful and unique city of Kuala Lumpur.
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.
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 5pm Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch at 12 noon. The studio will remain open however until 7pm every evening and will be open Saturdays from 9am until 7pm for those who wish to fit in a little extra practice.
Piercing out a pendant - sawing, filing, and finishing - add a tassle just for fun!
Introduction to textures as we make a pair of earrings and a million samples
Soldering - making a bronze chain with a sweat soldered element and handmade clasp
Stacking rings in silver and bronze - with room for stone setting later!
Sweat soldered stud earrings
Metallurgy, melting rolling and forging - creating a forged bangle
Tool making for stone setting
Making a spinner ring
Octopus set ring - a firm favorite!
Making a forged bezel set ring
Jewellery design - rendering gemstones and metal (2 days)
China town trip for gem shopping!
Bead and bright setting
Chunky bezel set ring
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.
Course Fee: RM 10,000
Kit Fee: RM 2,650*
Total: RM 12,650** (approx. USD 3045)
*Kit fee includes materials to make all set projects, as well tools such as drills and burs, saw blades, polishing wheels etc. All these will be yours to take away at the end of the course!
**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 of RM 8,650 payable no later than 1-month prior to the start date.
7th October 2019
6th April 2020
20th January 2020
6th July 2020
By registering and making payment of the Course Fees, you hereby agree to our Terms and Conditions.
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