Learning to make jewellery is great fun and in each of these workshops you learn different techniques for making silver rings. If you're not sure which workshop is best for you, this information might help you decide.
The main difference between these two workshops is in the Silver Ring Workshop, we work directly with sterling silver to create a ring in one day. In the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop, we carve a ring from wax and then it is sent to Melbourne to be cast into sterling silver.
In the silver ring making workshop, you make a ring band. You learn to saw, file, emery, solder, anneal, texture, polish and oxidise. You'll also learn about the different types of solder, the different soldering torches available and how to make a ring to fit any sized finger. You can see some of the rings made by students in this workshop on the Silver Ring Workshop Pinterest Board.
Silver Ring made directly from the metal in the Silver Ring Workshop.
In the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop, you'll learn about different types of wax, sizing your ring, carving and texturing wax, and finishing your ring so it can be sent for casting. You'll then learn to clean up your ring, file and polish it, texture it and add an oxidised surface. You can some of the rings made by students in this workshop on the Lost Wax Pinterest Board.
Silver ring made by Huy in the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop.
By using a casting house, rather than casting our own wax pieces, we don't need to invest in expensive equipment. This is why making jewellery from Lost Wax is something you can continue to do from home. The Ultimate Lost Wax Jewellery Tool Kit includes all of the tools you need to make your piece from wax and then finish it once it has been cast. A number of past students of the Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop now make and sell their own range of jewellery.
The Silver Ring Workshop is held over one day and includes a gourmet lunch. The Lost Wax Silver Ring Workshop is held over two half days one week apart. If you can't make the second half of the workshop the following week, we can slot you into the second half of another workshop at a later date.
Regardless of which workshop you attend, we also give you making instructions, a tool list and a list of suppliers. You can also contact Bec after the workshop if you have questions or need help.
If you're still having trouble deciding which workshop you should attend, call Bec to discuss.