In order to be a great designer, you must understand the technical aspects of accurate drawing and drafting as well as master the techniques to quickly applying creative variations to existing shapes and designs.
Technical drafts in various views communicate accurate fabrication requirements to any jeweller. Together with a focus on practical, beautiful and comfortable design, these skills ensure competence and understanding in this most creative and limitless field.
An impressive sketch can close a sale; knowing how to sketch efficiently and effectively in front of a customer is a useful skill which will make you indispensable.
A good designer does more than just design! Throughout the course, learn about jewellery trade practices such as requirements gathering, customer sign-off, and even in-depth jewellery costing including weight, gem and manufacturing cost estimation.
As a graduate of the JD100 you already know how to trace, sketch, produce gems in all shapes and sizes, understand and draw settings and findings as well as plan your creations considering the elements and principles of design. Since the creative has been covered, this program will train you to focus on accurate and detailed draughts to avoid costly mistakes and guarantee your design is produced to exact customer specifications. From efficient and effective counter sketches in front of the customer, jewellery trade practices such as requirements gathering and customer sign-off, all the way to the end communication with the jeweller and beyond with in depth jewellery costing including weight, gem and manufacturing cost estimation theories.
Technical Drawing Fundamentals
Intermediate Technical Drawing
Advanced Technical Drawing
Fast Effective Counter Sketching
Jewellery Cost Estimation
Technical Drawing preview video
My favourite course is JD200 because I absolutely love learning from Tanja! She is so clear with explaining how to do things, very easy to understand and has so much experience in the Jewellery world with so many relevant, interesting stories to illustrate her points... I feel confident and ready to be a Fine Jewellery Designer!
- Carys O. (Britain)
I will tell my friend about the conducive environment and generous knowledge-sharing and hands-on practices in school.
- Hwee Yee C. (Singapore)
Tanja has been very patience and passionate in teaching and making us understand our subjects very well.
- Tracy T. (Singapore)
My favourite course is JD200 because I learned so much from the course from Tanja. This course has taught me the foundation to make my own designs and this is essential in creativity.
- Inna L. (Philippines)
Tools and materials
Students will receive everything they need to complete all their coursework. This course includes all the tools, drawing and reference materials needed for students to accurately draw and present their jewellery designs to a manufacturer.
This course offers a design experience. At the end of the workshop, participants will have designed their own jewellery.
Next Step (Traditional Jewellery Design Specialisation): JD300 - Classical Jewellery Design 3: Jewellery Illustration, Light and Colour.
Next Step (Complimentary Jewellery Design Specialisation): DD100 - Digital Jewellery Design 1: Fundamentals of Digital Jewellery Design (CAD).
Jeweller's Knowledge (Core Components):
GT100 - Jewellery Trade Practices 1: Gem and Jewellery Trade Secrets,
FT100 - Jewellery Fashion Trends 1: Epic and Contemporary Trends
Participants attending and completing this programme as a stand-alone certification can choose to enroll for the Fine Jewellery Design Diploma.
1 week (Full-time), or
5 weeks (Part-time)
JDMIS runs week-day, weekend and weeknight courses for this popular course. JDMIS also has flexible make-up schedules and graduates can return without cost for refresher courses (subject to availability).
Course fee is inclusive of GST as well as all tools and materials provided during the course.