Wed, 17 June | Our studio

RESERVED for Liz and Leanne - Geometric shapes for jewellery workshop

Learn how to create perfectly formed geometric shapes in brass and sterling silver for jewellery components and settings - some previous experience required.
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RESERVED for Liz and Leanne - Geometric shapes for jewellery workshop

Time and location

17 June 2020, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Our studio, Wildes Meadow NSW 2577, Australia

About the event

Expand your design repertoire by learning how to make perfect geometric shapes for your precious metal jewellery. Different shapes require specific fabrication techniques, so you'll be given a template and shown how to saw, file, bend and solder thick gauge metal to produce perfect squares, hexagons, teardrops, and trillions. The skills you develop in this workshop can later be used to make rings, pendants, bangles, earrings, links and bezel settings for stones or resin jewellery pieces.

This is a fast-paced and fun workshop with an emphasis on developing your technical skills. To get the most out of the day, you'll need to have some previous soldering, filing and sanding experience.

What the day includes:

  • A full day workshop in a small group setting
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day
  • All tools and materials including brass and sterling silver
  • A contemporary, clean and safe work space in which to make your pieces
  • A glass of champage (or soft drink) to celebrate at the end of the day!

What you will learn and create:

  • How to measure and make perfect geometric shapes for jewellery components or settings
  • How to saw, file, bend and solder your geometric shapes
  • How to finish different shapes to a professional standard
  • You will make 3-4 different shapes during the day

What to wear:

  • Casual, comfortable clothes and closed in shoes
  • If you have long hair, please wear it back
  • Bring your reading glasses as it is detailed work
  • Your hands will get dirty, so please don’t wear any precious rings or clothing

About your facilitator: Zvoni Hodak

Hello! My passion for making jewellery began in my early 20’s in Melbourne while working as a studio assistant for a renowned jewellery designer. Then, following a career in business consulting in Canberra, I returned to jewellery making in 2011 when I moved to the beautiful Southern Highlands with my husband and creative collaborator, Phil. I use both traditional silversmithing techinqiues and newer digital technologies to produce clean, modernist pieces. I love working with natural gemstones and silver palladium, a precious metal that doesn't tarnish over time and provides a beautiful bright white canvas for my designs. I look forward to sharing my passion for jewellery making with you!

About our studio

Our studio overlooks the beautiful hills and valleys of Wildes Meadow in the Southern Highlands of NSW. You will have your own fully equipped workbench and access to a range of tools and equipment that are perfectly set up to help you learn how to make jewellery with sterling silver and other precious materials. Our emphasis is on having fun and learning in a small and collaborative group setting. The exact location of our studio will be sent to you in an email after booking.


What next?

Just add this item to your cart and, once processed, you will receive an email confirmation of your order containing all the relevant contact details, times and studio location. If you've already attended one or more of our workshops, please use the code SMITHY10 at checkout to get a 10% reduction on the booking fee. And, if you're a member of the SHAC (Southern Highlands Artisans Collective), you can use the code SHAC10 to also get a 10% discount on the fee! To become a member of the SHAC, just go to to sign up. Et voila, it's that easy! Hope to see you at the workshop!

What if I can't attend after booking?

We understand that life can get in the way and plans can change. If you need to reschedule, we can provide 100% credit towards another workshop if you contact us 7 or more days prior to the workshop date. Less than 3 days notice and we can provide 50% credit towards another workshop. Unfortunately, we can't provide any refunds or credits if you cancel on the day of the workshop.

And if in the unlikely event that we need to reschedule the workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or 100% credit towards another workshop.

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