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 key silversmithing 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 3 hour workshop we will view a range of design stimulus, and over a coffee explore and discuss body adornment, jewellery, objects and materiality. During this time you can consider and discuss your concept, then plan and design your earrings. Your 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, hammering and burnishing; 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
- Coffee and cake will be supplied
WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD AT THE
RUBY + PRANKSTAR STUDIO
54 CURRUMBIN CREEK ROAD, CURRUMBIN WATERS
[ LOCATED AT THE DUST TEMPLE ]