12 reasons to choose a Pod Jewellery Making Workshop

Our Jewellery Making Workshops truely are unique. We're based in the country, (just an hour north of Melbourne) you don't need any experience and you will make a piece that suits your style and taste. 

You get to make your own unique piece of jewellery

We’re all unique and what we make should reflect this. In many jewellery making courses, students all make the same piece of jewellery. Pod Jewellery workshops allow you to make a completely unique piece of jewellery.

For example, in the silver ring making workshop, you get to choose the width of the silver, whether the ring band will be curved, flat, round or half round. This ring is sized to fit the your finger and can be textured with a hammer, brushed, oxidised (so it looks black), polished to a high shine or a combination of these things. No two rings are ever the same.

We make all our pieces from sterling silver

Often when you’re learning to make your first pieces of jewellery, you work with copper. This is an economical and beautiful material to work with but it does tarnish very quickly and will turn your skin green when you wear it.

All pieces in Pod Jewellery Making Workshops are made from sterling silver, which is 92.5% silver. We don’t work with copper unless you'd really like to. You may want to make a pair of copper earrings with sterling silver hooks.

For an additional fee, you can also choose to make your piece from 9 or 18ct gold, and if you're carving a piece from wax, you can also make a piece from Platinum.

We’re located in Kyneton

If you’re not familiar with Kyneton, it’s an amazing country town an easy one hour drive north of Melbourne. It's close to Bendigo, Daylesford, Ballarat and Castlemaine. So if you live in regional Victoria, there's no need to travel to the city to learn how to make jewellery. It’s known as the food capital of central Victoria  We have stunning accommodation options including Flop House, where Pod Jewellery students receive a 10% discount when completing a workshop.

Workshops are held over one or two days to save you time

Most jewellery courses run over several weeks in three hour blocks. By holding our workshops over one or two days, this saves you travel time and allows you to build your skills throughout the day until you finish your piece.

You work at your own pace

Everyone learns at a different pace. By limiting our workshops to a maximum of six students, everyone receives plenty of help and attention, and I’ll stay as long as possible to ensure you go home with a piece you love. Larger studios can have 15-20 students in a class.

Our studio is fully equipped

We've sourced high quality tools and equipment from across the globe for the Pod studio. Our equipment is new, vintage and antique, and made in Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, Japan and USA. The studio is fully insulated, has double-glazed windows and has great heating and cooling, so you'll stay comfortable while making your piece of jewellery.

You don’t have to pay for parking

It’s not a big one, but because we live on a property outside a little country town, parking is free, so you can park outside the studio all day without fear of getting a ticket.

No preparation classes

We don’t require you to attend a special class to learn how to use jewellers tools.

We learn to use each tool as we are making our pieces. You be shown how to use each tool or piece of equipment safely and efficiently during the course of workshop.

No additional fees for silver or any other materials

When you pay for your workshop, everything is included. So there will be no additional fees for sterling silver. You’ll only pay extra if you decided to work with gold or if you make an extremely heavy piece from wax (more than 15 grams).

No instant coffee!

Our studio is equipped with a pod coffee machine and selection of coffees including decaf, hot chocolate, chai latte. We also have a range of gourmet and herbal teas. We also provide you with a yummy morning/afternoon tea and if you're attending a full-day workshop, you'll also get a gourmet lunch included.

You only need to pay a deposit to secure your place in a jewellery making workshop

A $100 deposit is all that’s require to secure your booking. The balance is payable in the week prior to the workshop.

You can pay in a variety of ways

You pay for your workshop securely via the Pod Jewellery website and we offer lots of different ways to pay You can use afterpay, zipPay, Visa, MasterCard, Amex, Paypal or direct bank deposit. 

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