FINAL WORKSHOP for 2017

INTRODUCTION TO SILVERSMITHING AND BANGLES

SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER 9.30AM to 4PM - COST $150 INCLUDES MATERIALS

Learn to transform sterling silver wire into beautiful funky bangles. Try copper and brass for gorgeous fold formed earrings or a pendant.  In this one day class we teach you:

  • simple soldering techniques
  • texturing and stamping your creations
  • forming bangles from heavy gauge wire
  • annealing and twisting your wire for bangles
  • cutting simple shapes from copper sheet 
  • transforming sheet metal into beautiful fold formed pieces
  • texturing metal using rolling mill and stamps and hammers
  • designing and cutting using snips, guillotine and jeweller's saw
  • drilling, filing and polishing
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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"

"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)

For our last workshop of the year, come along and enjoy our newly renovated studio.  You will take home lovely hand made jewellery, either bracelets or some earrings and a pendant.  If you've been a regular student you may make a combination of pieces. Whichever you choose, you'll have fun and leave with something nice to wear.

Accommodation available

If you wish to attend a workshop at my studios, I also provide accommodation in a lovely setting for your convenience. You can find my listing on Airbnb.com website - "Doonan Studios" OR book with me direct $60 pr night (includes light breakfast)

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

USING YOUR HYDRAULIC PRESS - DATE TO BE ADVISED 

Spend the day with Ann Chadwick as she instructs you in this workshop. Many of you know Ann from her many years working at QCA Jewellery & Small Objects faculty and in other areas of this discipline.  In this workshop Ann will cover the following:

  • using and making embossing and matrix dies
  • correct methods of metal preparation
  • care and correct usage of your press

You will have the opportunity to make several pieces to get you started with this new found knowledge.  Ann will also take orders for the purchase of hydraulic press. She has many years experience in metal forming and jewellery creation

HENS' PARTIES - jewellery or pottery 

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

You can choose to get messy with some clay, create a lovely hand built or wheel thrown pot, and have some laughs!  

 

OR you might light to make a lovely pair of earrings combining silver wire and beads, something to take home and wear, the choice is your's Cost:  $80 per person and includes your materials, firing and morning or afternoon tea.  

 

BYO Champagne ladies and enjoy the feel of the clay in your hands as you unwind for the afternoon.