WORKSHOPS 2019

INTRO to JEWELLERY MAKING (beginners' class)

October 19 9.30 til 3pm  $250 per full day includes material

Using sterling silver and copper sheet you will learn to create a beautiful pendant and a pair of earrings. 

Tuition includes learning to:

  • Anneal metal
  • Cutting metal with shears and saw
  • Soldering small jump rings for pendant
  • forming metal with forging hammer and blocks
  • Filing and polishing
  • Create simple findings for earring wires

This is always a fun day and very popular. You will take home a lovely set of jewellery ready to wear

Fold forming workshop

Pendant and Earrings - Beginners etching with copper and silver.  Below are some images of workshops held in 2018!  so much fun

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

 

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)

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