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SOLD OUT - Silversmithing essentials programme

Start your jewellery designing journey with this 5-week (30 hour) intensive programme aimed at giving you the skills and confidence to start producing your own designs.
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SOLD OUT - Silversmithing essentials programme

Time and location

24 Feb 2019, 10:00 am – 24 Mar 2019, 4:00 pm
Our studio, 31A Station St, Bowral NSW 2576, Australia

About the event

Start your jewellery designing journey with this 5-week (30 hour) intensive programme aimed at giving you the skills and confidence to start producing your own designs.

You will be introduced to a range of silversmithing tools and equipment in a professional, intimate studio setting with an equal emphasis on fun and safety. Encouraged and supported every step of the way, you will develop the skills, techniques and confidence required to start producing your own designs.

This programme is open to beginners, there are no prerequisites and experience is not required.

What’s the schedule?

We'll meet every Sunday from 10am to 4pm for five consecutive weeks. The first four weeks focus on developing fundamental skills through practical projects. The fifth week is reserved for working on your own personal project, with the help and guidance of your tutor.

Week 1: botanical bookmark (saw piercing and basic bench skills)

Week 2: textured rings (measuring, soldering, forming, texturing and finishing)

Week 3: forged bangle (measuring, forging, soldering, texturing and finishing)

Week 4: bezel setting (saw piercing, soldering, setting and finishing)

Week 5: personal project (fabricate a design of your choice)

What’s included?

All tools and materials required to get you started will be supplied, including sterling silver sheet and wire. Additional materials will be available to purchase, depending on what you would personally like to achieve.

PLUS: 5 days free studio access after the completion of week 2 of the programme. Usually costing $270, studio access can be used by participants to complete their projects or to work on new designs.

We also have a kitchen and break out area stocked with complimentary:

  • Savoury snacks and biscuits
  • Freshly ground coffee
  • A selection of teas
  • Sparkling water

What to wear?

Casual, comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes are the order of the day. Your hands will get dirty, so please don't wear anything too precious. If you have reading glasses, make sure you bring them along.

About your tutor, Zvoni Hodak

Zvoni’s passion for making jewellery began in her early 20’s in Melbourne while working as a studio assistant for a renowned fashion jewellery designer. She later designed her own range and stocked several small boutiques as well as retail outlets like Saba. Then, following a career in business consulting in Canberra, Zvoni returned to jewellery design in 2011. More recently, she has focused her practice on silversmithing, combining both traditional and contemporary fabrication techniques to produce elegant, modern designs. Setting up the Bowral studio and workshop allows her to teach others these wonderful artisan skills, while continuing to create her own jewellery.

What next?

Just purchase a ticket to secure your place in the programme and, once processed, you will receive an email confirmation containing all the relevant contact details, times and location. Et voila, it's that easy! Hope to see you in the studio!

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 programme if you contact us 7 or more days prior to the commencement date. Less than 3 days notice and we can provide 50% credit towards another programme. Unfortunately, we can't provide any refunds or credits if you cancel on the starting day.

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

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