Wire jewellery: an introduction to techniques ADED11636

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This five-week course introduces participants to the aesthetic and technical skills involved in making wire jewellery. This will include developing aesthetic skills in relation to scale, shape, colour and design, and technical skills such as working with pliers, round nose and flat nose, hammers, and knitting needles. By the completion of the course, students will be able to make jump rings, chain and know how to use knitting techniques with wire. Each week participants will make final pieces such as a brooch, necklace and earrings and consider how the materials and techniques relate to changes in scale, colour and form.


Block 1

2 hours per week for 5 weeks

Weeks 2-6

Thursdays, 10.00 - 12.00 

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Develop an understanding of the creative processes involved in creating wire jewellery

■ Introduce the technical and aesthetic skills required in making jewellery

■ Familiarise the students with the tools and materials for wire jewellery

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Design and make wire jewellery with consideration to materials and aesthetics.

■ Practically demonstrate how to use tools and materials to create a variety of jewellery types.

■ Practically demonstrate their acquired technical and visual skills in developing work that exploits the variety of skills developed.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.