Come and make your own silver ring – using nature to imprint beautiful markings into your unique design!
In this workshop you will use nature to create unique etchings to produce your hand made piece of jewellery!
You will learn the technique of Lost Wax Casting. This involves taking a wax cast, resizing it to fit you perfectly and then using leaves, flowers and twigs to press unique designs into the wax cast.
Your teacher will take your wax cast off and it will come back as a beautiful piece of silver. You will then finish off your ring by shaping and polishing it.
You can make a delicate, fine silver ring or a thick chunky one.
What will we cover?
Within this workshop you will learn:
- What is lost wax casting
- How to use the tools and waxes
- How to utilise flowers, leaves and twigs to make beautiful designs
- The dos and don’ts of casting
- What materials can be cast
- The basic fundamentals of how to make a wearable piece of jewellery.
Feel free to bring in flowers, leaves and twigs to use when creating your original piece of wearable art but there will also be lots available to you within the workshop.
This is a two-week class with the first part taking place on June 28 & July 19 (Fee covers both classes).
Please come at the same time in the second week as you do in the first.
The price of silver is NOT included, because it will vary depending on the size of the jewellery (and the number of items) you make.
Silver costs are based on the size and weight of the finished item and can range between a few dollars to $100 – this will be explained in the class and you will have full control over this cost in class.
- Wheelchair Accessible Venue
- Gender Neutral Bathrooms
- Quiet Spaces
- Discounts Early Bird Tickets
- Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreter Upon Request
Who will be teaching?
Qing (she/her) has been creating her own art and jewellery projects for over 15 years, during which she created custom projects and taught her skills to people of all age groups.
Her favourite mediums to work with are paper, fabric and shiny beads; items allowing the freedom to do bold and detailed work alike.
Questions about the class or other ways we can assist with accessibility? Feel free to email delsi (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org.