WORKSHOPS 2018

Cuff and Earrings - Etching Copper and Silver :  21 July $185 9.30 til 4pm

On this full day workshop you will learn basic and intermediate metalsmithing skills including

  • Annealing metal with gas torches
  • Simple soldering techniques
  • Cutting metal using jewellers saw and shears
  • Shaping metal using blocks and stakes 
  • drilling and shaping silver for earrings
  • Etching images onto copper and silver 
  • Finishing an etched cuff and silver earrings
  • Create silver findings for earrings
  • Sanding, filing and polishing
  • Health and safety in the workshop

 

Silver bracelet workshop

11 August 9 til 4.30 $220 (limit of 4 students)

Learn TO MAKE A LOVELY JUMP RING BRACELET using heavy gauge sterling silver wire

In this workshop you will learn to make large jumprings and manipulate finished pieces using hammers and anvil 

You will learn to transform 1.5 and 2 ml wire into a lovely bracelet using newly learnt skills including:

  • shaping and making jump rings
  • squaring up and soldering wire joins
  • interconnecting rings with soldering
  • texturing pieces using hammer technique
  • making simple bail for findings
  • filing and polishing - ready to wear

 

For bookings CLICK HERE (4 maximum)

INTRODUCTION TO jewellery making (beginners' class)

This beginners' class will suit anyone who would like to work with metal.  In this one day class you will learn :

  • annealing and simple soldering 
  • make basic findings
  • texturing metal using hammers, stamps and rolling mill
  • simple fold forming technique
  • cutting using snips, guillotine and jeweller's saw
  • drilling, filing and polishing

For bookings CLICK HERE 

 

You will finish a lovely pair of earrings and/or a small pendant in the day

Class is limited to 5 so book in early

BANGLE workshop - date tba

This is always a popular workshop, loads of fun. Learn to make 2 lovely bangles in one day. Using thick copper sheet and lovely silver rectangular wire - you'll create your "one-off" pieces, soldered and made to fit you.

Learn to:

  • size your metal for correct fit
  • prepare for good solder join
  • anneal, stamp and shape your bangles
  • solder ends to form finished bangle
  • filing, sanding and polishing

Testimonials

"I just wanted to say what a fabulous day I had today at your bangles and rings silversmithing workshop.  Very informative, very helpful with loads of guidance and just enough flexibility for students to express their own creativity.  I'll definitely be back.  Thanks a million! Cheers Niki"

 

"Penny is a wonderful down to earth teacher who teaches jewellery courses at her studio in Doonan in Queensland. So if you are looking to expand your skillls, I would not hesitate to recommend this gorgeous lady to you" Jeanette Bowyer aka thegypsysoul

 

"It was a fun class, new friends and now sporting a lovely new silver cuff and silver bracelet, a day well spent." - Suzanne Bearham (from August 19 workshop)

Accommodation available

If you wish to attend a workshop at my studios, I also provide accommodation in a lovely setting for your convenience. Downstairs room with own bathroom and snack making facilities $70 pr night (queen bed) includes breakfast. Should you wish to share the downstairs space we have blow up beds and mattresses available. (second person downstairs separate room ($30 pr night).  You will need to be prepared to share your bathroom and fridge with workshop attendees during the day. More info THROUGH Airbnb site on Eumundi locale 

upcycling for jewellery using everyday items - TBA 

9 am til 5 pm.  BYO lunch. Refreshments available and a glass of wine at the end!

A fun and relaxed day using everyday items such as saucepan lids, old tins,  cards, fabric and small computer components etc - upcycling items into funky wearable art. Sterling silver sheet and brass available to purchase. Silver wire and copper sheet included in price. Some silversmithing techniques including soldering will be included. You will learn to: 

  • flatten materials in hydraulic press
  • use jeweller's saw and drill press
  • cut materials using disc cutters and press 
  • file, sand and polish finished items
  • make simple sterling silver findings 
  • create soft and hard joining methods with rivets and cotton

HENS' PARTIES or girls' morning 

Fantastic fun for a morning of laughter and creativity - a truly memorable way to enjoy your Hen's day!

You can choose to make some lovely earrings or a funky bangle with your own design.  Using silver and base metals, a great morning creating your very own wearable art piece. 

 Cost:  $100 per person and includes your materials and morning tea.