Classes

Jewellery Classes

jewellery classes melbourne 

In Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.

Learn how to make your own silver jewellery in my professionally equipped workshop.

jewellery classes melbourne

In jewellery classes you’ll learn to make traditional and contemporary pieces such as rings and earrings using sheet metal and wire. I teach the basic methods of sawing, drilling, filing and finishing metal. There’s plenty of time to practise these skills as we progress through the projects.
jewellery classes melbourne 
With over 30 years experience in making jewellery and many years of teaching jewellery I can expertly guide you through your course resulting in finished pieces of jewellery that you’ll be proud of.

I run small jewellery classes (maximum of 8 students) that ensure that you’ll move quickly through the projects. My home workshop provides a relaxed suburban setting in which to nurture your new skills.

I have classes suitable for complete beginners through to more advanced makers and I run classes both on weekends and weekdays. I can also tailor a course to suit your particular needs, for example, corporate team-building events or folio development.

Please contact me directly to enquire about private tuition.

Taking enrolments now – details below.

Beginners Classes

make wedding rings

5 WEEK COURSE

This five-week course offers an introduction to the basics of jewellery making. We will cover earring making and ring-making. Suitable for complete beginners, students learn to saw, file, solder and finish silver to produce 2-4 finished pieces over the five classes. A great starter class.

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Intermediate Classes

Intermediate Level 1:
Wax Modelling for Silver Casting

3 WEEK COURSE

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Suitable for students who have completed beginners-level classes. Students will learn to make jewellery items in wax that are suitable for being cast. Using a variety of different waxes, students will carve into wax, build in wax and become familiar with wax tools. Castings are sent to be done off-site, and resulting cast pieces will then be used to learn all the tips and tricks of converting those to finished pieces.

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Intermediate Level 2:
Chain Bracelet

3 WEEK COURSE

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Suitable for students who have completed beginners-level classes, these three classes see students complete a simple chain-linked bracelet from sterling silver wire. Great soldering practise!

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Intermediate Level 3:
Ring with Bezel Set Gemstone

3 WEEK COURSE

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Suitable for students who have completed beginners-level classes. Students will learn to make jewellery items in wax that are suitable for being cast. Using a variety of different waxes, students will carve into wax, build in wax and become familiar with wax tools. Castings are sent to be done off-site, and resulting cast pieces will then be used to learn all the tips and tricks of converting those to finished pieces.

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Specialty Classes

Gem Setting

5 WEEK COURSE

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The focus of this course is very much on the correct seating of the stones, the secure setting of the stones and the finishing around the settings and not on fabrication of the settings, as such. In the 20 hours David covers bezel setting, partial bezel sets, four and six prong settings, gypsy and raised-grain (‘star’) settings. Students will be actually doing these settings in class after his demonstrations.

The course is aimed towards those students who have perhaps completed a diploma or part of an apprenticeship, but we also make the coursework accessible for those people who have only done short courses in jewellery. We find that those who had very little formal jewellery training AND the students who had studied formally (partial apprenticeships, diplomas etc.) are both successfully served well by the work we do in class.

The course fee includes the supply of sterling silver castings for setting into, the supply of inexpensive cabachons, cubic zirconias and the materials for making your own setting tools in the first week.

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Silicone Mould Making

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Precious Metal Clay Level 1

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Precious Metal Clay Level 2

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