Workshops

"but I'm not creative..." - I hear this from so many people but I say everyone has creativity within them! You just need the opportunity, space and tools to express that creativity. I am running workshops that will give you the skills to create your own unique piece of jewellery.  Details of my current workshops are below.

 

I look forward to meeting you and sharing my experience as a jewellery designer with you. Drop me a line if you have any questions or ideas for the sort of workshop you would like to attend.

Joanne

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Watch this space for next workshops



November 6, 13, 20 and 27

10:30am – 1:00pm

The Churn Room, Dayboro Butter Factory, 38 Williams St., Dayboro

Foundations of Jewellery Making - a 4 week course to learn the core skills of metalsmithing.

This multi workshop program will introduce you to the five main skills sets that form the foundation of metalsmithing.

During this program you will learn and practice:

Sawing

Cutting metal with a jewellers saw – putting the saw together, understanding which blade to use, practicing sawing metal shapes.

Filing

Using files to shape your metal – understanding which file to use for the job at hand, practicing your filing technique to smooth and shape edges.

Metalworking

Learning how to shape and texture metal; annealing the metal to make it malleable; adding texture with stamps, hammers, dapping the metal to form domed shapes.

Soldering

Working with a butane torch to learn how to heat your metal to solder or join metal into your desired shapes. You will learn about using flux to prevent oxidation of metal and using different grades of solder to join the metal and removing oxidation with a pickle solution.

Finishing

Once you have fabricated your piece of jewellery there are a range of finishing techniques to choose to complete your piece. Learn to add that special finish with texturing, burnishing, buffing, polishing and patinating.

 

During the course you will practice on base metals (copper, aluminium or brass In addition to the pieces you make from base metals you will be able to make 2 – 3 pieces from sterling silver – earrings, rings, bangle.

Cost: $490 per person + BF

Book here

Individual workshops for 1 or 2 participants are also available on request to cover specific skills.

If you would like to make a specific piece of jewellery or you wish to extend beyond basic metalworking skills please contact me and we can discuss how we can create a workshop to meet your needs.

Contact details: manresadesign@gmail.com
 

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The Churn Room

Included in the price:

Materials
Use of tools
Light refreshments - there is a coffee shop next door if you wish to buy food or drink.
Your finished pieces to take home

What to wear:
Closed in shoes

Long hair must be tied back and long sleeves need to be fitted or able to be securely rolled up out of the way.

Clothes you don't mind getting dirty, or an apron to protect your clothes.

Please Note:
Due to the nature of the tools used , the workshop is open to participants 16 years and over only. 
Workshops require a minimum of 2 participants to go ahead.

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