Sat, 12 Nov|
ScatteRING Workshop with Kirra-lea Caynes
Make a small collection of pendants and rings with multiple cast-in-place faceted gemstones
Time and location
12 Nov 2022, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Our studio, Kangaroo Valley NSW 2577, Australia
About this event
In this one day workshop we will be focusing on how to cast-in-place faceted stones in the scattered style.
You will be shown how to create both a pendant and a ring with scattered cast-in-place stones. Once both projects are completed, you'll have time to explore a variety of ways the scattered stone placement can be applied. Prepare to be delighted by the surprising and satisfying results!
The materials covered in the workshop include 30g of sterling silver and a variety of synthetic faceted stones, with the option of buying natural faceted sapphires. It is recommended to start with the synthetic stones provided in the workshop, before using natural gemstones.
The materials provided will allow you to make up to 3 take-home pieces of jewellery. If you need more than 30g of silver, there will be an option to purchase more on the day (cash, bank transfer and card options will be accepted).
An extensive array of solid objects will be available to mould and cast, but you are welcome to bring your own to explore and use in the casting process. You can also bring your own metal and gemstones, should you wish to personalise a project with your own materials. Please note that gemstones used in the cast-in-place process should be 7.5 or higher on the Mohs hardness scale.
The classes are limited to 5 students to ensure a flexible and tailored experience.
What the day includes:
- A whole day workshop from 10am – 5pm
- Lunch, coffee, tea and snacks throughout the day
- All materials including 30g of silver and a variety of faceted stones
- Option to purchase additional silver and natural gemstones
- A clean, contemporary studio to create your pieces
What you should wear and bring with you:
All you need to bring is yourself! Snacks, tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.
Please dress appropriately: closed in shoes, long pants and hair tied back. Also please be aware that we are working with clay, so it can get a little messy!
About your instructor, Kirra-lea Caynes
Kirra-Lea is a trade-qualified jeweller who has been manufacturing for over 10 years. Her passion lies in contemporary jewellery, particularly using and manipulating nature and raw materials to create bespoke jewellery. She has been using the sand casting technique for over 6 years, and for the past 4 years she been using the casting-in-place method. This process involves placing stones inside a mould, then pouring molten metal into the mould, allowing it to form around and securely encapsulate the stone, setting it in place.
About our studio
Our studio is nestled in the Kangaroo Valley of NSW within easy reach of the village centre and with views of the surrounding mountains and escarpment. You will have your own fully equipped workbench and access to a range of professional tools and equipment. 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.
Just add this item to your cart and, once processed, you will receive an email confirming all the relevant contact details, times and studio location. Et voila, it's that easy! Hope to see you at the workshop!
What if I can't attend after booking?
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. And if (in the unlikely event) we need to reschedule the workshop, you will be offered either a full refund or 100% credit to use towards another workshop.
Your booking fee includes 7 hours of tuition, a selection of faceted gemstones, 30g of sterling silver, lunch and refreshments through the day