Summer Vibes Jewellery Making Workshop
WHEN: 10:30am - 4:30pm 6 Jan 2023 – 8 Jan 2023
TICKETS: Register online
VENUE: 107 Green Square
Your experienced tutor will guide you through a range of techniques for basic introductory jewellery making. You will have the opportunity to explore different styles and explore design ideas.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
You will be guided through the following techniques:
Sawing/piercing - Become proficient in setting up and using the jeweller's piercing saw to cut metal to size.
Annealing, texturing and shaping - You will gain an understanding in how to gently heat your metal to soften it, allowing you to then decorate and shape your metal. You will learn how to measure a ring size; form, shape and use a hand held oxy/gas torch to solder your silver.
Reticulation, granulation, doming and jewellery findings – You will become able to bring rich depth to your pieces with ancient metallurgic knowledge and 3 Dimensional shapes. You will have the opportunity to learn how to make your own catches, earring hooks and jump-rings.
Finishing - You will acquire a knowledge of how to file and polish your finished design and introduce colour to your work using patination techniques.
You will be introduced to industry standard machinery and equipment that will help you to refine your approach to jewellery making. Each day begins with short, structured technical exercises and then fabricating, decorating and joining will be demonstrated. You will learn the basic skills needed to create your own sterling silver ring and the remaining time can be used to create your own jewellery designs using your new skills. Everyone should complete at least one piece of jewellery.
Discussion between tutor and the students as a group and as individuals will take place to guide you to improve your skills.
All materials included. A take home starter kit is supplied for your initial projects and a small selection of precious metals and base metals for your remaining designs. Sterling silver for your ring/ pendant, sterling silver sheet and consumables is supplied.