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Silicone Mould Making for Jewellery

Make your own multiples!


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Description

In this intensive one day workshop contemporary jeweller and experienced mould maker Erin Keys will take students through all the steps involved in mould making for jewellery and small objects. Students will be introduced to the uses and possibilities of mould making, as well as tools and materials that can be used.

Students will have the opportunity to make several moulds using models we have, and can also bring along their own models for discussion with the tutor. Erin will demonstrate how to make a block mould and how to cut and release the models, and share tips and tricks from her experiences making moulds for her artworks.

A wax model will be taken from the moulds made in class, and students can take there waxes to the commercial caster for casting into metal at a later date.

What students learn

  • The best mould making technique for your project
  • What materials/ surfaces can be moulded
  • How to adapt and modify models to easily mould
  • Making support and spacers
  • Cleaning and securing (sprue tips) models
  • Preparing mould making compound
  • Mixing / measurements / process
  • How to make a one piece block moulds
  • Cutting and releasing models
  • Tips and tricks

What students make

  • Several pinkysil moulds
  • Models using wax and or plastimake (depending on model)
  • Waxes that can be cast at the commercial caster at a later date (additional cost applies)

MEET YOUR TUTOR

Contemporary jeweller Erin Keys creates graphic works based on ideas in mark making, using traditional jewellery making techniques and laser cutting technology. Her practice involves developing work for exhibition, production and sale. Living in Bosnia Herzegovina 2006-2008, Erin taught creative workshops to Romani children before joining the JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio. After completing the 2 year tenure Erin spent 10 months at Australia's iconic Gray Street Workshop; an invaluable residency in her career and personal development. Moving to Sydney in 2010 she joined SquarePeg Studios, a workshop for emerging and established jewellers to work together in a creative and supportive environment, where she is an active tenant, mentor and teacher. As a Design Developer at Dinosaur Designs, a manufacturer of homewares and jewellery, Erin worked in a small team developing and prototyping designs. 

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What you will learn
  • The best mould making technique for your project, what materials/ surfaces can be molded, how to adapt and modify models to easily mold, & Making support and spacers
  • What materials/ surfaces can be moulded
  • How to adapt and modify models to easily mould
What you will get
  • Silicone (pinkysil)
  • Model for moulding
  • Tools and materials needed for making moulds
  • Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What to bring
  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • Covered shoes
  • Your ideas and creativity
What to wear

Proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

A jewellery-making course for jewellers of all skill sets. In this fun and practical hands-on workshop students learn how to make silicone moulds for jewellery and small objects.


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SquarePeg Studios

Vendor since 2016

SquarePeg Studios is a unique space for learning and making all things jewellery. 

At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery – making it and teaching others how to make it. Located in a Marrickville warehouse SquarePeg Studios is one of a kind in Sydney – a jewellery school as well as being home to 12 contemporary jewellers, we have excellent workshop facilities and some of the best tutors in Sydney.

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

  1. The course fees must be paid in full or as a pay by instalment plan on enrolment and are non-refundable.

  2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.

  3. A course may be canceled in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.

  4. Our courses are open to students 16 years and older.  

  5. It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes. No make-up classes or refunds are issued for non attendance of all or part of the course or workshop.

  6. Some of our courses require prior learning, please check the course description thoroughly before enrolling.


COVID - 19 Update to terms and conditions as at 1 May, 2020. Subject to change as per Government directives.


  • In the event a class or workshop cannot proceed due to NSW or Federal Government directives regarding social distancing, SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student enrolment to the next date on which the course or workshop is scheduled and notify the student of the change in a timely manner.

  • In the case that the new date is not suitable for the student, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid to date, which can be applied for any course or workshop. The credit note will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue. 

  • Students attending classes or workshops must adhere to latest Government guidelines and agree to follow the directions of SquarePeg Studios directors and tutors with regard to social distancing and appropriate hygiene measures whilst attending SquarePeg Studios.

  • Students must not attend SquarePeg studios if they are unwell, have been in contact with a person that has tested positive to Covid-19 or returned from overseas within the past two weeks.

  • In the instance a student is required to self-isolate, a credit note for the value of the missed classes will be issued.

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Terms & Conditions

  1. The course fees must be paid in full or as a pay by instalment plan on enrolment and are non-refundable.

  2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.

  3. A course may be canceled in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.

  4. Our courses are open to students 16 years and older.  

  5. It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes. No make-up classes or refunds are issued for non attendance of all or part of the course or workshop.

  6. Some of our courses require prior learning, please check the course description thoroughly before enrolling.


COVID - 19 Update to terms and conditions as at 1 May, 2020. Subject to change as per Government directives.


  • In the event a class or workshop cannot proceed due to NSW or Federal Government directives regarding social distancing, SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student enrolment to the next date on which the course or workshop is scheduled and notify the student of the change in a timely manner.

  • In the case that the new date is not suitable for the student, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid to date, which can be applied for any course or workshop. The credit note will be valid for 3 years from the date of issue. 

  • Students attending classes or workshops must adhere to latest Government guidelines and agree to follow the directions of SquarePeg Studios directors and tutors with regard to social distancing and appropriate hygiene measures whilst attending SquarePeg Studios.

  • Students must not attend SquarePeg studios if they are unwell, have been in contact with a person that has tested positive to Covid-19 or returned from overseas within the past two weeks.

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Glennda

08 June 2019 • Silicone Mould Making for Jewellery

The mould making course was very good, instructions were clear and I’m very happy with the resulting mould.

hannah

11 August 2018 • Silicone Mould Making for Jewellery

This was an excellent course that was well facilitated, well planned and well delivered. A lot was achieved in one day and great written resources were distributed to ensure that we could pursue this in domestic situations. The tutor was extremely knowledgeable about the content being covered and gave students individual recommendations about their model making projects in a timely and considerate fashion. An excellent course that I would highly recommend.

Julie

03 October 2016 • Silicone Mould Making for Jewellery

I really wanted to make my own moulds for resin and Erin answered all my questions, even the ones that were specific to my interests. I could tell right from the beginning of the class that she had an amazing amount of knowledge and was more than happy to share it with us. She was very patient, never flustered, even when questions were coming at her from all directions! The size of the class was great and I never felt I had to wait long to get one-on-one help from her. I would definitely do more classes from Square Peg especially if all the tutors are of the same calibre as Erin.

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