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Cast a Silver Ring workshop – Mothers Day ideas!

20 March 2018 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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One event on 13 May 2018 at 10:00 am

$150

Make a silver ring from wax over 2 mornings. Just in time for Mothers Day! Make a ring for yourself, your mum or bring her along for some serious one on one mother-child love. For those of us who can’t be with our mums, this could also be a lovely way to make a special memento to celebrate them. Spaces limited to 6 people.

 

In this workshop, you’ll learn the art of silver jewellery making using the wax casting method. Learn the processes of carving and preparing waxes to be cast in metal, through to cleaning and polishing your own ring to take home with you.

Learn the skills to create a ring of your own design using a variety of wax working techniques, including carving and forming. These will then be cast by a commercial caster in a metal of your choice.  On the second day, learn to clean and polish the cast rings. Please note that the course cost does not include the casting fee (approx. $20-$70 for a large ring, including metal, prices will vary according to the weight of the wax ring. Please bring $25 with you on day 1).

Beginners welcome – no previous experience required.

First week – Learn to carve and prepare waxes to be cast in metal – Transfer of design onto wax and carve out the design – Learn how to finish your wax to get a clean casting – Experiment with other types of wax, mouldable and sheet At the end of the first lesson, your wax ring will be weighed to identify the cost of the metal it is to be cast in. You can choose from sterling silver, brass, bronze etc). Costs vary. Expect to spend between $20 and $70 on casting, depending on how chunky the ring is and the metal type chosen. * Please note that the cost of casting is additional to the course costs.

Second week – Receive your metal rings back from the casters – Learn to clean, file and polish your ring to the finish you desire.

 The workshop is 5 hours in total and limited to 6 students

Day 1 –  10-1pm– learn the skills to carve a ring in wax (3 hrs)
Day 2 – 10 – 12noon – learn to clean and polish your sterling silver cast ring (2 hrs)

Ages 12 and up

Details

Date:
20 March 2018
Time:
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cost:
$150
Event Category:
Website:
http://bridgetkennedy.com.au/events/

Venue

Bridget Kennedy Project Space
53 Ridge Street
North Sydney, 2060
Phone:
0411808274
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Organiser

Bridget Kennedy
Phone:
0411808274
Email:
hello@bridgetkennedy.com.au
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