Jewellery Designers will plan and design jewellery using a variety of materials such as silver, gold, precious stones and crystals. Many jewellery designers are self employed and work on a freelance basis but it is possible to get started by working for a small or medium sized enterprise that supply good to high street stores or retail chains.
There is no defined careers route. Skills are more highly regarded, but art/ceramic/glass/jewellery qualifications may help you with the skills you need as well as add validity to an application. A portfolio of work would help when going for an interview.
- Drawing and design skills
- Accuracy and attention to detail
- Able to work with tools and different materials
- Commercial awareness
- Self motivated
- Able to communicate your ideas effectively
£16,000 to £20,000