Silver Jewellery Beginners Workshop St George & Sutherland Community College

Silver Jewellery Beginners Workshop

Learn the basics of metalwork jewellery making from an industry professional in this one-day hands-on workshop. Traditional jewellery making skills such as saw-piercing, drilling, filing, soldering and polishing will be covered while making a pendant and a textured sterling silver ring.

$50 payable to the tutor for material costs.

Course Outline:

Students will start by learning how to use a jeweller’s saw frame and practice saw-piercing and make a saw-pierced pendant from copper or brass which they will hand polish. They will then texture a sheet of sterling silver using hammers and punches and make this into a finger ring by soldering the ends together.

Course Outcome:

By the end of this 1-day workshop students will have:

  • made a pendant from sheet metal using the methods of saw-piercing, drilling, filing, sanding and polishing
  • made a finger ring from sheet sterling silver using the methods above plus annealing and soldering using a gas torch and explored a variety of texturing methods

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled prior to the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.