This 6 week course introduces participants to basic skills used to create silver jewellery - including saw piercing, filing, soldering, polishing, decorative finishes, & basic design principles. Learners will be guided through the design and creation of a neck pendant and a finger ring. No refunds apply unless the course is cancelled by TAFE SA. International students on a Student visa (subclass 500) are not eligible to undertake short courses.
Participants are required to purchase their own silver for the projects and your tutor will provide you with the necessary details and information on how to do so. Other affordable options such as brass and copper are available should you choose not to work in silver. The course fee also includes a small equipment pack (needle file, saw blades, emery sticks and a dust mask).
Please wear safe closed toe footwear (no sandals or high heels) and bring a sketch/notebook, pen and pencil.
Introduction to Jewellery Making
Week 1 - Introduction & studio orientation. Technical Exercise [Design Transfer, Saw Piercing, Filing, Drilling & Papering]. Introduction to the Ring Project [either a soldered band, stacked or wrapped design]
Week 2 - Ring Project & Soldering technical exercises.
Week 3 - Ring Project continued. Polishing & alternative surface finishes. Introduction to Pendant Project [with Pierced out Design]
Week 4 - Pendant Project. Hammering and stamping techniques.
Week 5 - Pendant Project continued. Surface texturing techniques & connections
Week 6 - Finishing off all work.