Remember making all of those delicious Sterling Silver rings? Come and spend another day working with precious silver, only this time you will learn a bezel setting technique and create your very own stone set ring.
Rachel will also teach you how to make another piece, be it a cuff, pendant or set of earrings as well. This extra piece will allow you to design and create your own unique precious keepsake.
This workshop is only for those who have already attended previous Sterling Silver Ring Making Workshops. Students will revisit the steps and create new ring bands to go along with their stones, so they will already be familiar with the techniques and processes needed for these creations.
The workshop has been capped at six participants in order to provide a relaxed and attentive setting in which participants will be introduced to the joy of working with metal to create jewellery.
A minimum deposit of 25% must be paid before Tuesday 10th September to secure a place in this course.
Date: Saturday, 30th November.
Time: 10.00am - 4.00pm
Where: Castlemaine Community House, 30 Templeton Street.
The workshop fee includes:
- All base metal sheet and wire needed to create your ring.
- All tools and equipment needed to construct your ring.
- Covered shoes (no open toes or thongs)
- Sensible clothing for a metal workshop environment. (Fitted clothing with no loose sleeves is best option.)
- All long hair must be tied back. – No loose jewellery, especially bangles or necklaces.
- An apron of some sort, if desired.
Part of the workshop will involve the use of a high speed polishing wheel and a jewellers gas torch, which is used to heat metal to very high temperatures. It is requested that participants please exercise a high level of care in regards to their personal safety when using this apparatus and attend the workshop dressed in an appropriate manner.
Tutor: Rachel Grose
Rachel is a professional jeweller and Ballarat artist with degrees in Gold and Silversmithing from Monash University. She has spent 17 years creating unique and custom jewellery pieces for clients across Australia and her works have been shown at the Castlemaine Art Gallery, the Convent Gallery and The Ballarat Fine Art Gallery.
- bezel setting technique
- their very own hand-made jewelery
- guided tutorial
Fitted clothing with no loose sleeves, Covered shoes, All long hair must be tied back. No loose jewellery, especially bangles or necklaces.
those who have complete previous sterling silver workshops with Rachel
Vendor since 2016
Castlemaine Community House is in Castlemaine, Mount Alexander Shire, within the Central Goldfield region of Victoria. It is situated 120kms from Melbourne, approximately an hour and 15 minutes from the city. Castlemaine is encircled by at least six towns, each with their own particular identity. In addition to its established population, the Shire is a magnet for an increasing population of arts practitioners, tree changers, down shifters and those pursuing an alternative lifestyle based on environmental sustainability.
Castlemaine Community House provides programs and activities contributing to community development and supporting individuals and groups within the local community.
Castlemaine Community House is:
◙ a learning centre
◙ a meeting place
◙ a not-for-profit enterprise
◙ a drop-in centre
◙ a supportive, welcoming placean information network
We have a range of regular activities, educational classes for adults, programs for parents and children, and a large number of community projects which we run or contribute to. We are run by a committee of management and we have a number of staff and volunteers.
2015 marks our 30th anniversary. There is abrief history of our first 30 years
Refunds Policy Cancellations and refunds policy:
- No refund will be issued within 48 hours of the course start date or once the course has commenced.
- A full refund, less a 10% administration fee will be provided for all booking cancellations requested prior to the course start date.
- Any flexibility outside the above policies must be approved by the Castlemaine Community House Manager.
Castlemaine Community House requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Castlemaine Community House to organise a refund or transfer