During this course, you will be introduced to a range of modelling techniques using the computer-aided design (CAD) software Rhino. At the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation of core basic solid modelling tools for creating jewellery in CAD, as well as how to take existing jewelry-making knowledge into tolerances for producing 3D models usable for 3D printing and jewellery manufacturing.


  • Introduction to CAD/CAM
  • Introduction to Rhino interface
  • Layers, snaps and O-snaps
  • Building objects with curves (explode, join, rebuild, split, trim, fillet, offset)
  • Transformation commands (move, rotate, scale, mirror)
  • Basics of solid modelling
  • Basics of organic modelling
  • Universal Deformation Tools and their application
  • Preparing a file for rapid prototyping

Level: Intermediate (with proven experience in some jewellery manufacturing)

Entry Requirements:

  • Basic computer literacy level
  • Have beginner jewellery manufacturing skills or
  • Have completed the summer course “Jewellery Manufacturing for Beginners”

Materials to bring to your course:

  • Sketchbook
  • Pencils
  • Eraser

Course Dates: August 6 – 10, 2018,10:00 – 17:00

Fee: £600 – new learners


Successful completion of this course earns the student a British Academy of Jewellery Official Certificate of Completion.

For more information or a full course prospectus, please contact Stefania Costa at stefania.costa@baj.ac.uk

Program taught in:
  • English

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