Jewellery Making Classes

In the Adelaide Hills - Paramangk Country 

I offer a range of jewellery making classes from beginners to experienced practitioners, including specialized jewellery-making techniques. I can also provide individual teaching for you to work at your own pace on a project of your choice. Specialised workshops are offered periodically or can be conducted on request. Tutored and untutored bench space is available for rent. 

Please contact me if you would like to book a class with a group of friends on a particular day. 

I trained in Germany in traditional metalworking techniques four decades ago. My skills and experience cover a large number of techniques which I am happy to share with you. Cart Icon

Check out the video located on the about me page where you can see my studio and hear about my practice.

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RING MAKING

Saturday 4 Feb 2023, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Design and make your own ring: 1 day - Beginners  In this one-day introductory class you will learn a range of jewellery making techniques and use specialised tools to make a sterling silver ring. The class size is limited to ensure everyone gets assistance and one-on-one time. 
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Wax Carving Jewellery (2 days)

Saturday 11 Feb 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Jewellery making class in the Adelaide Hills in Bridgewater. Design and make your own ring in the Adelaide Hills in Bridgewater: 2 days - 8 hours - Beginners.
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RING MAKING

Saturday 25 Mar 2023, 10:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Design and make your own ring: 1 day - Beginners  In this one-day introductory class you will learn a range of jewellery making techniques and use specialised tools to make a sterling silver ring. The class size is limited to ensure everyone gets assistance and one-on-one time. 
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MAKE YOUR OWN WEDDING/COMMITMENT RINGS 

 

Design and make your own wedding/commitment rings in the  Adelaide Hills. 

no pre-existing experience required  

 

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Commitment rings are a symbol of dedication and partnership.

A meaningful way to celebrate your partnership  through designing and hand-makeing each other’s special rings. 

You are welcome to my studio where I will guide you through the process of designing and making your special rings.

In an initial consultation we will work together to design your rings. There are many different looks and techniques available  for creating your personal, unique rings, That symbolizes your bond. The next step will be to schedule time in my studio to create them.

I will guide you through the process from beginning to end for your custom designed handmade rings to take home.  

 

Please contact me for more information.

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WAX CARVING JEWELLERY (2 DAYS)

Two Day Class (Beginners)

In this two-day class you will learn how to carve and manipulate and texture wax to shape rings which then can be cast in sterling silver.

I will guide you through the steps of sizing the ring and making a wax model using the ancient technique  of wax carving.

This introductory class is designed for beginners with no previous experience. Or for the intermediate student who hasn't used wax carving techniques.

Please note this is a two class workshop with a week in-between to allow for sending the rings to the foundry for casting them in sterling silver.

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Cost: $380                

Duration: st day  10am - 3pm 
                   2nd day 10am to 1pm

Class size: Maximum 5 people    

Please contact me if you are interested. 

I will guide you through the steps of sizing the ring and making a wax model using the ancient technique  of wax carving.

This introductory class is designed for beginners with no previous experience. Or for the intermediate student who hasn't used wax carving techniques.

Please note this is a two class workshop with a week in-between to allow for sending the rings to the foundry for casting them in sterling silver.

In the first class you will learn how to size, shape and pattern and your ring. The following week you will learn how to finish the ring ready to be worn. 

All materials, class notes, silver for one ring and casting fees are included.  Additional items will incur a fee for casting and sterling silver.

Tea, coffee and snacks provided.

Class size: Maximum 5 people

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RING  MAKING

Design and make your own ring: 1 day - Beginners 

In this one-day introductory class you will learn a range of jewellery making techniques and use specialised tools to make a sterling silver ring. The class size is limited to ensure everyone gets assistance and one-on-one time. 

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I will guide you through the steps of designing and making your own sterling silver ring using techniques such as saw-piercing, annealing, hammering, forming, soldering, texturing, filing, sanding and polishing.

This introductory class is designed for beginners with no previous experience. 

All materials, tools and consumables are included in the cost. Sterling silver for your ring will be provided. You will make one custom sized  wearable sample ring in copper or brass and a sterling silver ring of your design to take home.

Tea/coffee and snack is provided.

Cost: $250            

 Duration:  one day 

Class size: Maximum 5 people    

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EARRING MAKING

Earring making: 1day - Beginners 

Design and make your own earrings or pendant. (Beginners)

During this one day course I will teach you the basics of jewellery making to develop and a make pair of earrings or a pendant. The class size will be limited to ensure everyone gets assistance and one-on-one time. 

I will guide you through the steps of designing and then making your own special piece using techniques such as saw-piercing, annealing, hammering, forming, texturing, filing, sanding and polishing.

You will make at least one pair of earrings with handmade sterling silver hooks.

All tools, materials and consumables are supplied and include sterling silver, copper, brass and aluminium. 

(no prerequisites required)

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Cost: $230               Duration:  one day 

Class size: Maximum 5 people    

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INTRODUCTION TO JEWELLERY MAKING

7 WEEKS - 3 hours per week 

Design and make your own jewellery using traditional jewellery making skills

This course is an introduction to jewellery making for those who have no experience or a refresher for others who would like brush up and extend on their skills. The class size is limited to ensure everyone gets assistance and one-on-one time. 

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You will be guided through the steps of designing and making earrings or a pendant with pierced out designs, a ring and a pendant with a bezel set round cabochon stone. 

The techniques you will learn include: 

  • design transfer and basic design principles 
  • copper colouring
  • traditional and contemporary techniques
  • saw piercing, filing, drilling and papering
  • polishing, alternative surface finishes, decorative finishes 
  • hammering and stamping techniques
  • cold joining
  • surface texturing techniques and connections
  • soldering

All tools and consumables will be supplied (copper/ brass/ aluminium). A cabochon stone for your pendant is also included. I have a large variety of stones to choose from.  Silver available for your projects is available for purchase in the studio for the current trading price. About $2 per gramm. 

Duration: 7 Weeks (21 hours)
Class size: Maximum 4 people                                                                                                                                                                                 Cost: $480

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COPPER TEASPOON MAKING

 

One Day Class

In this class you will learn how to design and make a copper teaspoon using metalsmithing techniques. The spoon is made from one piece of copper no soldering required. 

The class is designed for people who have basic metalworking knowledge. You will be guided step by step through the process of designing and making your teaspoon from scratch. All materials for this project are provided. At the end of the day you will be leaving with your own spoon.

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Cost: $220                        Duration: 10am - 4pm 
Class size: Maximum 4 people    

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ONE ON ONE TEACHING

One on one teaching

Private tuition is perfect for students who would like detailed instruction to develop and deepen existing skills. You will decide which project or techniques you would like to explore. This can include; designing, etching, advanced detailed soldering, stone setting, riveting techniques, chain making, wax work. We will work together to achieve the best outcomes for you. 

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PRICE:  $100 per hour (a minimum of three hours is required per session)

Please contact me to discuss the project and book a time-slot. 

The fee covers tuition, use of all tools and equipment in the studio, consumables such as saw blades, emery paper, gas and solder and up to 10 grams of sterling silver. 

 

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