UnEarthed - Sand Casting Jewellery Class

Learn to cast silver jewellery with Kirra-Lea

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Make your own Delft clay sand cast jewellery!

Kirra-lea jewellery teaches you how to use sand delft clay to cast in place rough Australian sapphires in this one day class.

For more information, check out our website!

What to expect: 

  • All tools, equipment and materials will be provided.

  • You will take home an UnEarthed piece with rough sapphires 

  • Snacks, tea and coffee

  • Written instructions so you can make your piece easier

  • The satisfaction of completing one or more pieces from scratch in one class.


All tools, equipment and materials (including a sterling silver piece weighing up to 30 grams and rough Australian sapphires) are provided. Written instructions, snacks, tea and coffee are included in your workshop fee. This class is limited to six students.

In this one day short course, you will learn how to create a clay mould, place sapphires correctly inside the mould and cast them in place with sterling silver. You have the option to clean up your cast pieces, finishing them off ready to wear home. Or spend the day casting, taking your unfinished pieces home to clean up. We work with sterling silver in this class; up to 30g is included in the fee. This should allow you to make up to three pieces. If you would like to spend the whole workshop casting you have the option of buying more sterling silver (charged at cost price per gram) or bring your own gold or silver. Maybe you have some old jewellery you don’t wear anymore? We can melt it down and cast it into a new pieces of jewellery!

Sand casting can be used to replicate almost any hard object and turn it into precious jewellery. Many objects found in nature can be appropriate like shells, coral, sticks, gum nuts, acorns. But you can also use a variety of metal objects like existing pieces of jewellery, keys, spoons, and so much more. You can bring along an assortment of objects you would like to cast in silver. (Not all objects are appropriate to make a sand mould of so bring a few options.) You can also choose from the many objects already available in the studio. 

The rough sapphires supplied for this class are from a mine in Queensland. The rough comes in a varity of colours, shapes and sizes. Something for everyone! You are more than welcome to bring along your own stones to cast in place. Faceted or cabochon stones can be fun to experiment with! But the only stones that are hard enough to be cast in place are diamonds, sapphires, rubies, zircons, spinels and hematite. All other stones will be too fragile and will shatter.   

Duration: 7 hours over one class

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What you will learn
  • How to create a clay mould
  • How place sapphires correctly inside the mould and cast them in place with sterling silver
  • How to clean up your cast pieces, finishing them off ready to wear home
What you will get
  • Any jewellery you make in the class is yours to bring home!

What to wear

Long pants, closed in shoes - and don’t wear white, it will get dirty!

Appropriate for

No previous experience is necessary! This class is suitable for anyone.


Claw Creative Studios

Vendor since 2019

Claw Creative Studios is a collective of artists and jewellers located in the heart of Fitzroy. We offer classes and short courses for jewellery making, jewellery design and entrepreneurship by both the resident artists and guest teachers.

Claw Creative Studios was inspired by the belief that supporting creatives today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of startup culture and the decentralisation of the workplace.

Our vision of a supportive, self-sustaining community that shares its success with creative businesses and professionals, aiming to encourage and enhance support for creatives from those just starting out to established supporters alike. 

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Claw Creative Studios 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 Claw Creative Studios to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Claw Creative Studios or organised by Claw Creative Studios must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Claw Creative Studios.


I agree to give Claw Creative Studios unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Claw Creative Studios classes and events or on Claw Creative Studios’s premises. (For use of Claw Creative Studios marketing materials).


Claw Creative Studios requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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