Finishing School


Finishing School


This course is for jewellers looking to expand their polishing & finishing, beginning with the simplest of techniques. During the course, there will be an in-depth and thorough look at each skill. Extensive tutorials will give you an opportunity to watch a true master at work, before you turn your own hands to your new-found methods. Plenty of time and guidance is on hand, however further practice in your own surroundings is most definitely recommended.


  • Learn to file up pieces properly

  • Use emery, sandpaper & silicones correctly

  • Finishing using both pendant drill and polisher

  • Learn to high polish, satin, matte and oxidise

  • Pick up hints & tips to enhance your skills

By attending this course, you will come away with a fantastic understanding of finishing jewellery that will lead to the further development of your core skills and technical ability. The class is limited to 8 students to ensure key concepts are covered and to give maximum one-to-one tuition. You will be shown all the necessary methods to harness the techniques, however please be aware that a certain amount of continual repetition will be required post class to hone the skills. Practice makes perfect!

Vanilla Ink Studios promotes and supports the jewellery sector in Scotland, with the core aim to educate, inspire and empower the industry.

We will provide all the necessary materials and tools needed. You will each have your own bench where we have access to all hand tools, but do feel free to bring your own if you are more comfortable.

Please note that you need to have a good understanding of jewellery making. A knowledge of basic jewellery techniques is required. Skills such as soldering, filing & saw piercing are essential, as is good eyesight in order to take this course. Please bring your own glasses or optivisors. This is for people with a competent knowledge of jewellery making. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

**please note classes may be cancelled due to lack of attendees. In the unlikely event, you will be fully refunded and notified the day before the class is scheduled. If you can not attend the class but someone you know can take your place then please let us know ahead of the class, we can only refund the class if there is at least 3 days notice.**

22nd September
Full day course
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Tutor: Scott McIntyre

Vanilla Ink Jewellery School
Mercat House
19 Argyle Court
The Hidden Lane
1103 Argyle Street
G3 8ND

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