Summer Vibes | Jewellery Making Workshop
WHEN: 10:30am – 4:30pm 5 Jan 2021 – 8 Jan 2021
TICKETS: The Bench Website
In this course you will be introduced to principles in mineralogy and gemmology, this will help you to undertake more complex stones, cuts and projects. Bezel making is an essential component to jewellery making when learning to set gemstones. This course teaches you everything you need to know in order to make your bezel from sterling silver sheet.
No experience necessary!
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.
Stone Setting - You will learn the basic technique of how to construct a bezel and set a cabochon gemstone.
Finishing - You will acquire a knowledge of how to file and polish your finished design and introduce colour to your work using patination techniques.
The focus of this course is to refine your skills and produce a high standard silver gem set ring or pendant. The skills you learn can be used later with pendants, bracelets, earrings and organic forms, such as sea glass.
You will be introduced to industry standard machinery and equipment that will help you to refine your approach to jewellery making. Everyone will complete one bezel set semi precious stone silver ring or pendant.
All materials included. A take home starter kit is supplied for your initial projects (day one) and a small selection of precious metals and base metals for your remaining designs. Sterling silver for your ring/ pendant, sterling silver sheet, cabochon semi precious gem stone and consumables is supplied. If you wish to bring your own stone, please email The Bench at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.