Natural materials in jewelry

During this course we will take a look at all the beautifull materials nature offers us to work with. We will concentrate on materials from animal origin like bone, horn, hair, teath, eggshell,... From vegetable origin like wood, seeds, vegetable ivory, jet and amber. From the ocean like coral, shells, pearls, fishleather, skeleton and quills from the sea-urchin,...


This course includes a theorethical and a practical part. First we will discuss the different materials and their properties. You will learn how to manipulate them en use them in jewelry by using cold connections (adhesive bonding, setting, inlay, riveting,...).


We will discuss several jewelry designs to discover all the possibilities. After that you start working on your own design.



  • an assortment of natural materials
  • dust mask
  • 2 coarse saw blades
  • use of the studio materials
  • instruction leaflet
  • drink and biscuit


To bring yourself:

  • pencil
  • paper
  • an apron if you wish
  • silver plate and wires, 1 mm thickness (quantity is depending on your own design)
  • basic jewelry materials: round plier, half round plier, flat plier, shear, saw frame and sawblades, drills (0.7, 0.8, 1 mm),needle files, big files, sanding paper, silver solder (hard, medium, soft), soldering flux and dish, tweezer, centre punch, charcoal block for soldering, compass, measering rule, third hand with tweezer, binding wire, steel scriber



Photo's Lotte De Mey


Day When Price # Places
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 2, 3 and 4th of August:
10h - 16h
330 € 4


You register by filling in this form and transferring the full course fee to account BE54.0015.7368.9297 mentioning your name, the course name and the course date. After sending this form you will immediately recieve a confirmation email in which these payment instructions are repeated.

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