This is a two-week class with the first part taking place on Wednesday 5th May and the second on Wednesday 19th May. 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 hundreds, this will be explained in the class and you will have full control over this cost in class
What’s it all about?
Would you like to make your own silver jewellery? Learn the fundamentals of the wax casting process to make your own pendant and earrings (hook style). Plus, we’ll learn how to outsource to jewellery businesses to create your own unique jewellery pieces.
We will learn the basics of wax working techniques, as well as very simple metal finishing skills. You will be able to create your very own sterling silver pendants.
What will we cover?
Bring Lace, doilies, pressed flowers
In this two-week class you will learn about the technique of “lost wax casting” and make your own silver pendant and earrings. Learn how to work with the wax and emboss, imprint or carve your design to create into a timeless piece of silver jewellery. (Chains not included.)
In the first class we will learn:
- What casting is
- How to outsource to jewellery businesses
- About different waxes
- How to make a pendant in wax
- How to clean up and finish wax cast pieces
Between the classes, the wax pieces will be cast into silver. Then in the second week we will take our freshly cast pieces and learn:
- Different tools to use for polishing metal
- Basic hand finish for silver
If you would like to polish your silver with power tools like a dremel, please bring a photo of your tools to the first class. We will be able to tell you if this is suitable to be used for metal polish in the second class.
Who will be teaching?
Qing 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 favorite mediums to work with are paper, fabric and shiny beads; items allowing the freedom to do bold and detailed work alike.
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