SILVERSMITHING | EARRING WORKSHOP
DESIGN AND CREATE A PAIR OF EARRINGS
Explore, discuss and plan the shape, texture and function of your own unique design.
+ LEARN TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES
Learn and practice the use of key silversmithing tools and various traditional techniques required in the creation of your design.
+ CREATE YOUR OWN PIECES
Delve into your creativity, utilise silversmithing hand tools and techniques and by completion of the workshop you will hold in your dirty but proud hands a unique pair of earrings designed and handcrafted by you.
To begin this 4 hour workshop we will view a range of design stimulus, and over a coffee explore and discuss jewellery, objects and materiality. During this time you will consider and discuss your concept, then plan and design your earrings. You will have a choice of metal, either Sterling Silver or Brass.
Following this you will learn how to draw / scribe your design onto metal; fine hand sawing techniques and how to shape and form your metal.
We will explore several processes for applying textures to the surface of your metal, such as stamping and hammering; look at how to join metal components; filing and sanding methods; and various finishing techniques such as brushing, oxidising (blackening) and polishing to complete your drop or stud earrings.
WHAT TO BRING
- Please wear closed in shoes
- Please bring your glasses if you require them
- Refreshments will be supplied
MORE WORKSHOP DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
PLEASE EMAIL TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST & FOR FURTHER DETAILS
THE RUBY + PRANKSTAR STUDIO IS IN AN OLD CHURCH LOCATED JUST OUSIDE BANGALOW - PART OF THE BYRON BAY SHIRE IN NORTHERN NSW
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