Learn the art of carving and shaping wax to create your own unique ring. Once you have the knowledge, lost wax carving is something you can continue from home without the need to purchase a lot of expensive tools after the workshop.
You can also apply the skills you learn in this workshop to carve brooches, earrings and pendants. You receive making instructions, a list of tools and where to buy them, and all the information you will need to get your pieces cast.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE IS HELD OVER TWO HALF DAYS.
On the first half day you will work with wax to carve your ring. The wax rings will then be taken to Melbourne to be cast in silver (included in the course cost) or gold/platinum (for an additional cost). We will gather again for half a day one week later to finish off our gold and silver rings. If you'd like to make a ring band, you may want to consider the one day Silver Ring Making Workshop.
No previous experience is necessary. Written instructions, a list of suppliers, tool list and morning/afternoon tea included. All tools and materials (except gold/platinum) are provided. A sterling silver ring weighing 15 grams is included in the workshop cost. If you would like to make a heavier ring, you can pay for the extra silver, which will be charged at cost price.
To find out more about Bec de Podolinsky and Pod Jewellery, visit podjewellery.com.au
Monday 25 and Thursday 28 September 2017 Sunday 19 and 26 November 2017 Saturday 9 and 16 December 2017 Duration: 4 hours each day
- About different types of wax.
- How to use jewellers tools including wax ring mandrel, jewellers saw and files.
- Skills to allow them to continue making more pieces from home
- All tools, equipment and materials are provided. A sterling silver ring weighing 20 grams is included in the workshop cost
- A delicious afternoon tea.
- Unlimited tea/coffee
- Hands on tuition in a small group
- Written instructions, so you can make more pieces of jewellery.
- A list of suppliers including where to have pieces cast
- A list of tools and where to buy them. Pod Jewellery students receive a 12.5% discount on tools.
- The satisfaction of being able to say you made it yourself!
- A 10% discount on selected local accommodation, when completing a workshop.
- Notepad and pen
- Reading glasses if you wear them
- An apron
Clothing made from natural fibres (where possible). Long hair will need to be tied back.
No previous experience is necessary.
Vendor since 2017
Pod Jewellery is designed and handcrafted by Victorian Goldsmith Bec de Podolinsky. The Pod Jewellery Studio is located high on a hill overlooking Mount Macedon and Hanging Rock near Kyneton in central Victoria.
Bec designs and creates unique pieces of contemporary jewellery using platinum, gold, silver, copper and brass. She also teaches jewellery making and make your own wedding ring workshops, along with offering private tutoring.
Workshops are held in the new fully equipped Pod Jewellery studio, which features an ultrasonic cleaner, tumbler, flypress, dapping sets, setting plates, swage blocks, rolling mill, hand drills, disc cutters, Orca and Smith Little torches with soldering and melting attachments, ingot moulds, silversmithing stakes, draw bench with a range of plates, bangle and ring mandrels, a guillotine, shears, and large circle cutter for making bowls and vessels.
All benches are fitted with the GRS system with interchangeable saw plates and wooden bench pegs attachments. Setting and soldering attachments are also available.
Workshops are held all year round.
For more information about Bec de Podolinsky, visit podjewellery.com.au
Places are strictly limited on all workshops and courses. Any cancellation after payment has been made, will incur a $100 cancellation fee. The remainder of your workshop fee will be refunded. If you are unable to attend, you may transfer your workshop booking to another person (for the same workshop dates only). If the workshop does not run and is cancelled by us, 100% of your workshop fees are refundable.
There are no refunds for students cancelling within 72 hours of the start of the workshop.