Freeform Gemstone Carving for Jewellery

Freeform Gemstone Carving for Jewellery

Carving a special gemstone for one-off jewellery

Next Available: Sat, 04 May 10:00AM (AEST)
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8 hours


Sometimes a generic stone just doesn’t do the trick, and you need a one-of-a-kind, absolutely unique centre piece that no-one will ever be able to buy from a supplier.

When that is the case, then the only way to get that is to carve it yourself!

There is nothing like knowing that the stunning piece you made for your client (or yourself) is self-made in its entirety, and that you did it from start to finish.

In this class you will learn how to pick a great stone, what tools and materials you will need, and how to maximise the beauty of the stone using simple tools available in most workshops right now.

Come and join me for a fun class of exploration, design, discovery and a heaping of water-logged shenanigans, and go away with a stunning stone that is truly, perfectly yours!

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What you will learn

  • Perfect for those looking for the unique touch, carving your own stones will guarantee you get a second look!

What you will get

  • You'll be with me from 10am to 6pm (unless you're all speedy and we finish up earlier!) so I'll have coffee and tea are available for you when you get here (and for the rest of the day!) and when we break for lunch, there are a number of cafes and eateries nearby, or you can bring your own lunch if you prefer.
Parking Info

Parking is easily available in Dorset Square. If you're coming for a 3 hour class, you can park anywhere the 3 hour limit is sign posted. If you're coming for an all-day class, you can park on the roof level of the Coles Parking Building for free all-day parking.

What to bring

  • Just yourself! A full kit of materials is included in your class fee, and tools will be provided.

What to wear

This is a no-fire day at the Makery, so anything you’d be comfy in for the day is fine. It is, however, going to be a SOGGY class ;-) so if you have a waterproof apron, or a large towel, bring that with you. Avoid trailing sleeves that can get caught up in the work, and to keep rings and bracelets to snag-free pieces.

Appropriate for

This class encompasses both beginner and intermediate level students. You will need to be over 16yrs old and able to concentrate for the full day. Bring your sense of humour for a day of laughs and learning!

Gilded Poppy

(97 Reviews)

Welcome to the home of Gilded Poppy Makery, a fun, relaxing place to learn the art of Silversmithing.
Here you will meet new friends as you take raw materials and turn them into beautiful pieces of jewellery that will thoroughly impress your friends and family.

Small, intimate classes of no more than five people ensure plenty of one-on-one time with Storm as you put your new skills to the test creating a wide range of projects including rings, earrings, cuffs, bracelets and pendants.

The various classes will cover techniques such as Soldering, Pierce-work, Filing and Finishing, Stone Setting, Fold-forming, Etching, Enamelling, Metal Clay, Kumihimo Cord Making, Viking knit, Wire Wrapping, Bone Carving and so much more. It's fair to say that there is something for everyone, and you won't be bored any time soon!

Book into your class today and bring a friend or two. With a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 people, these classes are perfect way to escape from the daily rat-race for yourself, or as a crafty get-together with friends.

Gilded Poppy Makery is a warm, inclusive place where learning is fun and mistakes are celebrated as 'Design Features' (we have a sticker with that very thing on it!). Bring your curiosity and a sense of humour and join us at the workbench.

I'm looking forward to meeting you all,



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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


  • A transfer can be requested 7 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Gilded Poppy or organised by Gilded Poppy 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 Gilded Poppy


I agree to give Gilded Poppy unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Gilded Poppy  classes and events or on Gilded Poppy premises. (For use of Gilded Poppy marketing materials).

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