Make three to four pairs of earrings with different textured surfaces including roller printing and hammering. Roller-printing involves pressing a textured material, be it silk, lace, sand paper or fly-wire into a metal's surface. This is done by rolling the metal and material through a rolling mill. Even the tiniest and most delicate detail can create impressive results. Hammering silver will result in different textures depending on the hammers used. Oxidisation can also be used to create a beautiful contrast with sterling silver that has been hammered and roller-printed.
Make your earrings with your own design.
No previous jewellery making skills are required, so no preparation is necessary!
Silver and earring hooks are included in the class cost.
The duration of the class is three and half hours
- Learn how to finish earrings to a retail standard
- Learn how to create contrast on sterling silver through oxidisation
- Learn how to craft beautiful custom textured earrings using a range of processes
- Three to four pairs of earrings (all in sterling silver) depending on time constraints.
- No materials or tools required.
Jeans/long pants,tee shirt,closed in shoes and hair tired back if long.
16 and over.
Vendor since 2016
We are a contemporary jewellery studio and gallery run by local jeweller Philip Noakes, who has over forty years experience in making and teaching in the industry. Philip has exhibited extensively around Australia, and makes his own work and private commisions, as well as teaching from the studio.
Contemporary Metal offers jewellers and students access to a fully equipped studio including: rolling mill, soldering and melting torches, pendant drills, vacuum casting, vulcaniser and wax injector, hydraulic press, lathe, tumbler, polisher, ultrasonic, large dapping sets and lapidary equipment.
We have benches available for hire on a casual, weekly or ongoing basis.