Silver Jewellery Workshop - Beginners

Design and Make Your Own Silver Jewellery


In this short 3 hour course Sarah will guide you through learning the traditional techniques to make your own silver jewellery. In order to ensure you are able to create further projects at home on the completion of your class there is a strong focus on using tools that are readily available and able to be set up and used at home.

Each participant will have the choice of creating a ring, set of earrings, or a pendant, in a design of their own style. They will be guided through the process from marking out their design, cutting, forging, soldering, sanding, texturing and then finally finishing their piece.

These sessions are aimed to be a fun creative experience and no prior jewellery making or metal working experience is necessary.

Tea and coffee are available through out the workshop 

Sarah Munnings was working in the corporate world of finance and when she was struck down by a devastating mystery illness. Tests, more tests, and months of trips to doctors, led to the diagnoses of Fibromyalgia (a chronic pain condition). This led to Sarah to rediscover her creativity as her own personal form of rehabilitation and become a self taught jeweller who developed a table top jewellery practise in her kitchen.

She now teaches others the amazing creations that can be made using copper, silver and brass. She uses traditional techniques of forging, soldering and texturing metal, and is passionate about using tools that are easily accessible so that her guests at workshops can continue their journey of discovery at home.

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What you will learn

  • Create and design your own silver piece
  • Learn traditional jewellery and metal working skills including soldering
  • Discover which tools you can will need to practice at home

What you will get

  • Take home your own unique piece of jewellery
  • Enjoy a social class while learning a new skill
  • A full list of tools and supplies are included

What to bring

  • Just yourself!

What to wear

Closed Toed Shoes - While aprons are provided, please wear old clothes

Appropriate for

Suitable for ages 16+ this class is appropriate for beginners and no experience is necessary

The Old Auction House is an independently run multi-use arts precinct located in the regional Victorian town of Kyneton, just an hour north of Melbourne.  Housed in a historic weatherboard building, which served as the much loved Ferris auction rooms for over 80 years, the precinct opened in April 2017 and is home to a variety of artistic spaces.

The Old Auction House is currently home to a retail shop specialising in quality Australian handmade items, four working artist studios including local glass artists Leadlight By Ettore, a teaching space for visiting artists, and two gallery spaces with rotating exhibitions.

  The Old Auction House is open 7 days and the entire space has been renovated to be accessible for those with prams, wheelchairs, and mobility issues.

The Old Auction House has a focus on community engagement in the arts. Each studio runs a variety of classes with different artists and materials throughout the year. Some of our Studios and regular teachers are listed below!

Leadlight By Ettore - With over 40 years of experience in glass arts, Ettore and Rhain run weekend workshops, term classes, private groups, school holiday classes and 2 hour sessions. LBE run courses in a variety of glass arts and skills including fusing (warm glass), copper-foiling, leadlighting, and mosaics. 

Kyneton Craftery - Craft, Chat & Caffeinate!  With a love of everything craft, Kyneton Craftery run a variety of craft classes for adults and children. We believe you don't have to be able to draw or paint to craft and you are never too old!!! Beading, wire jewellery, stamp carving, linocuts and printing, fabric dyeing, marbling, cardmaking, embossing, alcohol ink, acrylic pouring, macrame and the list goes on!

Teaching Space - The Old Auction House also has a variety of visiting artists who teach their own specialty classes for beginners through to master classes.

 Please have a look through our full list of classes to see the range of crafts and skills you can learn with our tutors or get in touch to book a private group session or party.

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5.0 (3 reviews)
02 August 2021Silver Jewellery Workshop - Beginners
The silver beginners workshop was such a great experience for both my daughter and I and it was something we enjoyed doing together. Sarah was a great teacher, very helpful and made sure the class was run in a relaxed and comfortable environment. The studio was great! I would highly recommend learning at the Old Auction House, also the town of Kyneton was lovely. A experience all round.
25 April 2021Silver Jewellery Workshop - Beginners
SO MUCH FUN! And such a calm environment. Excellent teacher! Go at your own pace and nothing seemed daunting. We were stoked with the rings we made. 10/10 would recommend!
19 July 2020Silver Jewellery Workshop - Beginners
This was a fantastic workshop VERY well taught by Sarah and super well organized by the folk at The Old Auction House in Kyneton. Excellent value for money (I’m wearing my earrings and ring today) and I just want to do more - classes and working with silver. Thank you!

Refund Policy

Cancellation of session booking within 7 days of the workshop start date will forfeit the full workshop fee. If cancelled by the participant between 7 - 21 days before the workshop a 50% deposit will not be refunded. At management discretion participants may be transferred to another workshop or session.

If a workshop is cancelled by The Old Auction House due to insufficient enrollments, participants will be given the choice between a full refund or can transfer to a replacement workshop. Notification of cancellation of workshops will be at least 2 days before the workshop starts.

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Terms & Conditions

Please ensure that all dress code guidelines and age restrictions are carefully followed as management will not allow incorrectly attired participants to have access to the studio spaces at The Old Auction House which may result in any fees being forfeited. Please note that even when visiting the studios these dress codes will still apply. Due to COVID 19 masks must be worn in all areas of The Old Auction House, including during all classes.

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