Introduction to Jewellery Making in Argentium
from AU$415.00

Introduction to Jewellery Making in Argentium

An intensive 6 hour class

Next Available: Sat, 15 Jun 10:00AM (AEST)
6 hours

Description

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

Fabrication – Fusing techniques specific to Argentium

Material knowledge - Best practices and scenarios for fusing

Material knowledge - Tricks for annealing, work hardening, and finishing

Design – How to create quick earrings with fused wire designs

Design – Moving on to designs with sheet Argentium



WHAT STUDENTS MAKE

During the workshop, you'll create quick earrings with fused wire designs, gaining practical experience in using Argentium. The class will progress to designing with sheet Argentium, allowing you to apply your newfound skills in more complex projects.


ABOUT THE COURSE

This workshop is tailored for those eager to understand the unique properties of Argentium, a silver alloy with exceptional benefits. Led by Michelle Hales, you'll delve into fusing techniques, learning when and how to fuse instead of soldering. Explore the advantages of Argentium, such as high tarnish resistance and reduced susceptibility to firescale. This hands-on class will cover everything from annealing and fusing to work hardening and finishing.

The Argentium workshop is designed to cater to enthusiasts of all skill levels, from beginners looking to explore a new dimension of jewellery design to seasoned artists eager to refine their techniques.

Michelle Hales will guide you through creating quick earrings with fused wire designs and progressing to more intricate designs with sheet Argentium. This hands-on experience will involve the use of torches, rolling mills, and hand tools.

Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your jewellery-making skills with the Introduction to Jewellery Making in Argentium workshop. Secure your spot today!

MEET YOUR TUTORS - interstate guest tutor Michelle Hales leads the Handcrafted Chain Making Workshop

Michelle Hales of Two Plums Design works as an artisanal jeweller from her home studio in Brisbane, Australia.  Michelle is an advocate for the responsible sourcing of materials and the ethical production of metals and gemstones in her craft.  Michelle's design practice is led by a desire for versatile, innovative and functional jewellery that reveres the story of origin.  In this way, she explores our human interconnectedness through the technical functionality of a piece, hand of the maker, body of the wearer and the viewer.   For Michelle, connections create opportunity and dynamism.   Connections bring form, function and histories together in endlessly interesting ways.

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What you will learn

  • Fabrication – Fusing techniques specific to Argentium
  • Material knowledge – Tricks for annealing, work hardening, and finishing
  • Design – How to create quick earrings with fused wire designs – Moving on to designs with sheet Argentium

What you will get

  • 50x50mm .8 sheet (for earring elements) & 1 meter .9mm round wire (for ear wires and wire designs)
  • 30cm of 2mm round argentium wire
  • 300mm 2mm round wire (for rings)

What to bring

  • A notebook and pen/pencil - Your enthusiasm, ideas and creativity
  • Lunch
  • Be sure to wear covered shoes - we provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

What to wear

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg. All students MUST wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

Perfect for those with at least Beginner Skills (equivalent of one or two terms of learning with us) and beyond!


SquarePeg Studios

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SquarePeg Studios is a Sydney jewellery studio and school, established in 2011, we occupy a 200sq metre warehouse space in Marrickville. 

With studio spaces for 14 practising jewellers, a well-equipped workshop and busy jewellery school seeing around 50 students each week, SquarePeg Studios is a participatory community space created by and for the contemporary jewellery network of Sydney.

At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery, we have excellent workshop facilities and a dedicated and talented team of tutors to help you learn everything you need to know to create your own jewellery designs in an inclusive and friendly environment.

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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

OR

  • A refund can be requested 30 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$30.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 21 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$30.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 21 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$30.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions and Refund Policy 1/8/22

SquarePeg Studios has provided jewellery tuition at the highest level since 2011. We bring professional jewellers and practising artists from near and far to provide our students with an excellent and diverse education in an inspiring and well-equipped learning environment. 

The following terms and conditions must be adhered to, 

  1. For peace of mind enrolling, SquarePeg Studios recommend purchasing the optional refund protection offered by We Teach Me, our third-party booking platform, at checkout. (See We Teach Me terms and conditions)
  2. On enrolment, the course fees must be paid in full or via our available payment plan options to secure the place.
  3. Cancellations 30 days or more before class starts.
    1. SquarePeg Studios will accept cancellations in writing up to one month before the start date of the class. The refund will be the fee paid less a $30 booking fee and administration fee. 
    2. SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the total fees paid if preferred. The credit note can be used for any course or workshop and is valid for twelve months from the issue date. 
  4. Cancellations up to 21 days before class starts.
    1. SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid less the $30 administration fee. The credit note can be used for any course or workshop and is valid for twelve months from the issue date. 
  5. Transfers between 21 and 5 days before the class starts will only be processed if the student's place in the course can be filled.
    1. SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student to an alternate date within 12 months of the original booking and issue a $30 administration fee.
  6. It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes. No make-up classes, refunds or credits will be issued for non-attendance of all or part of the course or workshop.
  7. Jewellery Studio Bench access is available to students 18 years and older or by special arrangement for younger students.
  8. Some of our courses require prior learning and have minimum age requirements. Therefore, please check the course description thoroughly before enrolling.


COVID - 19 Update to terms and conditions as of 27th July 2022. Subject to change as per Government directives.

  1. Suppose a class or workshop cannot proceed due to NSW or Federal Government directives. In that case, SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student enrolment to the next scheduled course or workshop date and promptly notify the student of the change.
  2. If the new date is not suitable for the student, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid to date. The credit note will be valid for twelve months from the date of issue. SquarePeg Studios, at its discretion, may issue a refund less the $30 booking and administration fee.
  3. Students attending classes or workshops must adhere to Government guidelines and agree to follow the directions of SquarePeg Studios directors and tutors.
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