Advanced Memorial Jewellery Course

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This Advanced Memorial Jewellery Course is going to include some techniques not previously shared before and provide you with the knowledge to create a successful cremation ashes, hair and fur jewellery business. Everyone is welcome, whether you’ve previously made resin items or jewellery or not.

Thank you so much to everyone for your patience and can’t wait to hear what you think. You may have taken the basic course already as a warm-up for this extensive Advanced Memorial Jewellery Course, and may find some of that content duplicate. I used the basic course as building blocks for the advanced course! Each module and lesson I write are so exciting and the hardest thing for me is not getting carried away, but I hope you can understand why I’ve saved the best stuff for the advanced course.

At the end of all the modules, upon completion, you’ll receive a digital certificate and one will be sent to you in the post with a wax seal of authenticity and signed in person by me, Nikki Kamminga

Nikki Advanced Memorial Jewellery Course Diploma - DO NOT COPY!

You will find more than enough for anyone to get started with their new business, even if it’s beginning as a hobby or craft, or to DIY. If that’s you, don’t worry, I definitely think you have a place here. There’s always a seat at this table for everyone, no matter your background or experience. From the experienced jeweller whose best friend wants you to add ashes to a custom design, to someone who lost their pet and made a ring with fur as a DIY kit and now wants a business from it. You could be someone like me, barely keeping their head above water as a stay at home parent, perhaps in a financially abusive relationship, and desperate for a small business that will make enough profit to buy some food. You might just want to cover a childminder a few hours a week – I don’t think anyone reading this will judge those parents who need some time to themselves. I genuinely think this is the best possible business for us unfulfilled new parents; it has fair profit margins so time away from your baby can quickly translate into money you can spend on groceries. At the same time, you’re absolutely helping people to remember a special time in their lives that passes so quickly. You might not really care too much about profit and be doing this for your community, in which case I’d advise you to still charge the going rate, then as soon as you can, employ someone to help you create pieces that you can mentor.

Offer pro-bono wherever you want to – for me that’s to the families whose babies were born sleeping, parents who miscarried and children who passed too soon. For you it could be someone who has gone through the same life experiences as you, or even others who have the same fur (or not so furry) babies. “Common sense” says not to undervalue yourself but giving away pieces or just asking someone to cover your costs can be a great way to gain experience and some 5* reviews. We’ll cover more of this at the end of the course and I’ll show you some ways to make sure your ball starts rolling

Please note, this course does not contain a recipe for our breastmilk preservation powder, nor will my Advanced Breastmilk Jewellery Course!

You’ll need the following supplies as a minimum to complete the course and create a breastmilk jewellery business. The ones in bold are included in the Basic Memorial Jewellery Supplies bundle here or you can purchase one of our business startup kits here which contain more supplies with a bigger discount. If you’ve already purchased many of the supplies it’s not too bad. You can print out the list when you get to the second lesson in the course where each of the supplies is explained.

If you need any help getting hold of the supplies you can get in touch with us. Let us know if you have any questions about the course before purchasing!
Nikki Kamminga

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Advanced Memorial Jewellery Additions

Learn how to add the most highly requested additions to breastmilk jewellery. Also called “inclusions” or “elements”, you will find out how to create pieces with hair, cord, colour and other kinds of sparkles. From baby’s first curl or lock of hair, to umbilical cord stump or dried placenta powder, to mica, precious stones and gold leaf.


Advanced Memorial Jewellery Techniques

Nikki teaches you the difference between direct pour and using silicone moulds to create memorial jewellery with the pros and cons of each. Covering the direct pour technique, and the three main types of silicone moulds: cabochon stones, sphere moulds and bead moulds. For each technique, Nikki covers adding cremation ashes, hair and fur and additions like sparkles and precious stones, birthstones and methods to get swirls and shapes.


Making Memorial Cabochons and Stones

Advanced cabochon stone making with ashes and hair in resin. Learn to work in layers to create stunning flatback stones with lots of depth, ideal for making ashes or hair rings, necklaces and earrings. Nikki shows you techniques to add fur, other elements and sparkles to the memorial cabochons


Making Memorial Orbs and Spheres

Advanced orb, sphere or pearl making with ashes and hair in resin. Learn to work with a sphere mould to create beautiful orbs, ideal for making memorial necklaces, earrings and keyrings. Nikki shows you techniques to add fur, other elements and sparkles to the memorial orbs, how to drill and then finish them with precious metal findings.


Silversmithing and Making Memorial Rings

This module covers some metalsmithing, silversmithing and goldsmithing including how to make ring shanks and solder on a bezel cup for direct pour and cabochon stone memorial jewellery. Nikki will tell you some ways to find a teacher to begin your silversmithing. Learn how to commission designs using CAD or use wax to have designs cast.


How To Market and Sell Memorial Jewellery

How To Sell Memorial Jewellery in person and online, including social media like Facebook and TikTok, free and paid for sales channels such as Etsy, Wix and WooCommerce. Some advanced cremation ashes and hair and fur jewellery SEO tips to get your website or sales channels to rank on search engines such as Google.


Memorial Jewellery Selling Platforms

Selling platforms like social media, Etsy, Shopify and WooCommerce websites for memorial jewellery


Starting Your Memorial Jewellery Business

A guide to making friends and contacts within the industry, Facebook support and further learning. At the end of this you’ll be ready to start making and selling your own memorial jewellery pieces with a great community to support you.


Supporting Yourself and Family

Some ways to balance work and family life, support yourself with your income and work from home with the hours you choose