Learn to make silver jewellery in this 6-week evening course that will introduce you to the basic skills used to create silver jewellery, including saw piercing, filing, soldering, polishing, decorative finishes and basic design principles.
Learners will be guided through the design and creation of a finger ring with either a soldered band, stacked or wrapped design, as well as a neck pendant with pierced out design.
The course will include:
- Initial studio orientation
- An introduction to technical exercises (design transfer, saw piercing, filing, drilling and papering)
- Ring project (soldering technical exercises, polishing and alternative surface finishes)
- Pendant project (hammering and stamping techniques, surface texturing techniques and connections)
Participants will be required to purchase their own silver for the ring project. Set sizes are available for purchase from your tutor ranging in price from $10 to $21 per piece depending on the width of the ring band/s selected.
Should participants also wish to work in silver for the pendant project, it can be sourced directly from local precious metal suppliers (as directed by your tutor). The cost will vary depending on the thickness and dimensions required for each individual design. More affordable metal options such as copper and brass are available for purchase starting at $3 per sheet. The course fee also includes a small equipment pack (needle file, saw blades, emery sticks and a dust mask).
What to Bring: Sketch/notebook, pen and pencil. Dress Code: Closed footwear (no sandals or high heels). Hair tied back.
For organisations that wish to pay the student fees for this course and are unable to pay by credit card via the website, please contact the Student Engagement & Onboarding team via email on SEOShortCourses@tafesa.edu.au to organise a Third Party Payment invoice.
6 weeks x 2.5 hours
Student Visa (500)
Current VISA holders eligible
2023 Dates coming soon
Fees are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to this short course opening for enrolment.
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