Make your own Silver Ring with Qing

  • 15th Feb, 2023
  • 7:45pm - 9:00pm (AEDT)
  • Laneway Learning
    Level 3 Rooms 14, 15/37 Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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$39 - $45 AUD + BF
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**This is a two-week class with the class taking place on Wednesday February 15th and Wednesday March 1st (fee covers both classes)**

Come and make your own silver ring! Making something yourself if always so meaningful, and to make a ring – something significant that we likely wear everyday – has even extra charm.

This class will introduce you to silver jewellery making using the technique of “Lost wax casting”. This involves working with a wax ring that becomes the cast for your silver ring. 

You will shape the wax to uniquely fit your finger, and then shape and carve your design from the wax. You can make a delicate, fine silver ring or a thick chunky one.

This is 100% beginner class and your beautiful teacher Qing will be with you every step of the way to help you make the ring of your dreams.


What will we cover?

This is a two-part workshop. In part one you will learn:

  • What is lost wax casting 
  • How to use the different tools and wax
  • How to file the inside to size your ring
  • How to cut away excess wax to create your design
  • Create your own wax cast

Between classes your cast will be turned into your silver ring, and in part two you will:

  • Learn to file your silver using different grades of files so that rough edges and scratches are removed
  • Learn to polish your silver
  • Choose whether to apply an oxide to add a darker finish to your silver

Feel free to come with some inspiration images of styles of rings you like or an idea of what you would like to engrave! However, we will also show you ring styles within the class to give you some inspo.


Important Info

This is a two-week class with the class taking place on Wednesday February 15th and Wednesday March 1st. (Fee covers both classes). 

Please come at the same time for both classes.

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.


Accessibility

  • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
  • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
  • Quiet Spaces
  • Discounted Early Bird Tickets
  • Free Tickets for First Nation Attendees 
  • Auslan Interpreted 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.

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Photo: various students works.

Questions about the class or other ways we can assist with accessibility? Feel free to email us at melbourne@lanewaylearning.com