Art of Jewellery Making | Karen Harvey Jewellery

Art of Jewellery Making - Earrings/Pendant

Sterling Silver Earrings/Pendant - Beginners


Learn the basics of silversmithing by making your own pendant or earrings.  Understand how sterling silver reacts to heat, hammering, texturing, soldering.  

The workshop includes demonstrations and personalised assistance where needed, from the development of your design to the final finish - everyone leaves with their very own individual piece of sterling silver jewellery.   Materials and equipment are provided.

Get creative with changing the shape of a sheet of precious metal!

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What you will learn

  • How to saw, shape, texture, solder and polish a piece of sterling silver into a stunning pair of earrings or a pendant.

What you will get

  • Expert tuition, materials and equipment are provided along with a huge sense of achievement at the end of the day! (NB: chains for pendants are not included. A small range is available to purchase.)
Parking Info

All day parking is available behind Boom Gallery in the old woolen mills, opposite Boom Makers, accessed from Riversdale Road

What to bring

  • If you wear reading glasses, bring them along. Apron or overshirt to protect your clothing. Notebook and pen. Sense of humour.

What to wear

Do not wear loose clothing such as loose sleeves or scarves. Wear close-toed shoes or boots, preferably leather (no sandals or open-toed shoes). Long hair needs to be tied back.

Appropriate for

This workshop is suitable for beginners, no experience necessary. We play with fire in these classes so minimum age = 18. We also do a lot of hammering/sawing so you need to be relatively fit.

Karen Harvey Jewellery

(3 Reviews)

My jewellery making practice uses traditional silversmithing techniques which I teach in my studio/workshop at Boom Makers in Newtown, Geelong.  Jewellery as art is my passion and I love sharing it.

Over the last couple of years, I have been travelling throughout rural Victoria and NSW running workshops which have been full of fun, companionship and fabulous jewellery results.

My workshops cover various techniques including saw-piercing, forming, texturing, soldering filing & polishing techniques.  Everyone leaves with a beautiful new piece of sterling silver jewellery - a pendant, pair of earrings or a ring, depending on the workshop you take.  I also run Make your Own Wedding Ring workshops for couples who want to have super special rings to exchange on their big day!

My workshop is made up of professional jewellers benches and equipment - limited to 8 people so you all get my undivided attention.  

I also organise other jewellery making professionals to run workshops in their specialised field of jewellery making - these workshops are occasional and get booked very quickly, so keep an eye out for announcements.

Come along with your own design, or work on a design provided.  Make a day or a weekend of it.  By yourself or with friends.  My workshops are fun and relaxed and most importantly informative and inspiring.  I look forward to teaching you how to make your own special piece of jewellery that you will be so proud to wear yourself or make as a gift for someone special. 

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5.0 (3 reviews)
Carmelarated it
09 Jun 2022Art of Jewellery Making - Earrings/Pendant
Karen was a fantastic teacher in our silver jewellery workshop. She had clear instructions and was patient and encouraging in helping us create our designs. I’m very much looking forward to another class with Karen!
Mimrated it
09 Jun 2022Art of Jewellery Making - Earrings/Pendant
This was a wonderful workshop with Karen. She is a gifted teacher and the six hours flew by. We all ended up with beautiful earrings or a necklace. I am so happy with my silver earrings. Karen was enormously well equipped with everything we needed to make sterling silver jewellery. I would highly recommend this workshop. We were all beginners in our group.
Janerated it
09 Jun 2022Art of Jewellery Making - Earrings/Pendant
Thank you for the workshop. It was a fun day, the day went so quickly while we were all busy creating and chatting. I loved that we all created something different, you did well keeping up with all our requests for help! Looking forward to a follow-up class.

Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$40.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 5 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 Karen Harvey Jewellery or organised by Karen Harvey Jewellery 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 Karen Harvey Jewellery


I agree to give Karen Harvey Jewellery unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Karen Harvey Jewellery  classes and events or on Karen Harvey Jewellery premises. Karen will usually ask first of course! (For use of Karen Harvey Jewellery marketing materials).

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