Sterling Silver Ring Making Workshop

Rings… can symbolise love, commitment, friendship or simply an expression of “this is what I like!”… And one that’s been made personally by you is even more special…

This workshop offers you an opportunity to create your own sterling silver ring, under the experienced guidance of Gold and Silversmithing professional, Rachel Grose. If you are looking for an outlet for your creativity, jewellery making can be a rewarding choice.

This workshop aims to provide a practical beginners approach to jewellery making.

Participants will attend a workshop over to learn how to craft a sterling silver ring and will be introduced to the following jewellery making techniques.

  • Ring sizing and how to custom fit a ring.
  • How to create an individual design for a ring.
  • How to cut metal using a professional Jewellers saw.
  • How to texture and stamp metal using a hammer or metal stamp.
  • Soldering and annealing techniques using a jewellers torch.
  • Finishing and polishing a completed piece.

The workshop fee includes:

  • All base metal sheet and wire needed to create your ring.
  • All tools and equipment needed to construct your ring.

The workshop has been capped at six participants in order to provide a relaxed and attentive setting in which participants will be introduced to the joy of working with metal to create jewellery.

No previous experience is necessary but participants will need:

  • Covered shoes (no open toes or thongs)
  • Sensible clothing for a metal workshop environment. (Fitted clothing with no loose sleeves is best option.)
  • All long hair must be tied back. – No loose jewellery, especially bangles or necklaces.
  • An apron of some sort, if desired.

Part of the workshop will involve the use of a high speed polishing wheel and a jewellers gas torch, which is used to heat metal to very high temperatures. It is requested that participants please exercise a high level of care in regards to their personal safety when using this apparatus and attend the workshop dressed in an appropriate manner.

A minimum deposit of 25% must be paid before Tuesday April 30th to secure a place in this course.

Date: Saturday 4th May 2019
Time: 10 – 5pm
Where: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street.
Cost: $165 (full) or $150 (Early Bird Discount, available until 6th April)

Tutor: Rachel Grose

Rachel is a professional jeweller and Ballarat artist with degrees in Gold and Silversmithing from Monash University. She has spent 17 years creating unique and custom jewellery pieces for clients across Australia and her works have been shown at the Castlemaine Art Gallery, the Convent Gallery and The Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.

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