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Intensive Beginners Jewellery Making Short Course - $650 - NEW CLASS

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If you're time-poor like me, then this intensive beginners jewellery making short- course is for you. It's held over two-full-days on a weekend. You’ll work at your own pace while learning the fundamentals of jewellery making. This intensive workshop is great value for money. There are no additional costs and no need to pay extra to work in silver, it’s all included. And rather than attending classes week-after-week, you'll learn it all in one weekend. 

Everyone will be making different pieces of jewellery, so you'll be able to see how various types of jewellery are made. Classes are held around a big jewellers bench, so you'll have your own space and tool kit to use during the class. And, the beauty of working around this big jewellers bench is that you will also be able to see what everyone else is working on. It's great fun and a really supportive environment in which to learn. Most importantly, you'll be making pieces of jewellery to suit your style and taste. The pieces you make in this class might even be the start of your first range of jewellery. You'll be able to use the skills you learn in this beginners jewellery short course to start making your own pieces of jewellery at home.

In this intensive beginners jewellery making course, you’ll learn the following:

  • sawing
  • soldering
  • annealing
  • filing
  • texturing
  • oxidising
  • drilling
  • measure your materials
  • how to make earring hooks and posts for stud earrings
  • how to make jump rings
  • how to use a rolling mill
  • finishing techniques
  • essential studio safety 
  • hallmarking
  • different tools, what you do and don't need
  • places to sell your jewellery
  • how to price your work
  • where to buy everything you need - tools, metal, findings etc.

Like all of Pod Jewellery workshops, we work with sterling silver, you can also incorporate copper or brass into your work at no extra cost. You'll also have access to plenty of copper and brass to test out a texture or finish before applying it to your finished piece. I'm a big believer of learning to use the tools as you make your piece of jewellery. So we won't be spending hours doing sawing and hammering exercises. We'll be jumping straight into making our pieces and I'll provide you with plenty of help along the way.

You also have the option to work in gold, this will need to be ordered in prior to the workshop and will incur an additional fee. You can also make silver pieces with gold incorporated into them. 

At the end of this course you’ll take home several pieces of your own handmade silver jewellery. These pieces will look professional and you'll be proud to show them off. 

Included in your workshop fees are: 

  • a gourmet lunch on both days
  • all tools, equipment and consumables (emery paper, solder, etc.)
  • sterling silver, copper and brass
  • morning and afternoon tea
  • making instructions 
  • supplier lists
  • tool list

Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options are available for morning and afternoon tea, and lunch. 

This intensive short course does not cover working with lost wax, sandcasting, cuttlefish casting or stone setting. These are offered as separate workshops, click on the links about to find out more.

Plus, you can also ask me anything, I’m happy to share any information I have. And if you're wanting to start your own jewellery business, I can provide you with some great contacts, teach you about pricing your pieces and answer any questions you might have. This doesn't end when the workshop ends. You can always contact me at any time after the workshop if have any questions or need some advice.You're also welcome to take photos and/or video important parts of the workshop, such as soldering! 

No previous experience is necessary. All tools and materials (including sterling silver) are provided. Written instructions, gourmet lunch and morning/afternoon tea are included in your workshop fee. 

If you'd like to buy a workshop as a gift but you're not sure what date the recipient will be able to attend, you can purchase a Pod Jewellery Gift Certificate. This gives the recipient the flexibility to book into a workshop at a time that suits them.

A $100 deposit is required to secure your place. The balance of $550 is payable one week before the workshop. You can pay the balance at any time, although a payment link will be emailed to you one week before the workshop. This workshop is limited to six students. A minimum of two students must be enrolled for this workshop to run.

Start time: 9am-5:30pm both days.

Duration: 7.5 hours each day (15 hours total)

Workshop location: Workshops are held at the Pod Jewellery Studio in Kyneton - a one-hour drive north of Melbourne along the Calder Freeway. You can also catch a V/Line train from Southern Cross Station to Kyneton. Kyneton is on the Bendigo line. We can collect you from the station and bring you to the studio. Please email me one week prior if you need a lift from Kyneton railway station.

Accommodation: While the workshop is an easy drive from Melbourne, Bendigo and Ballarat, you might want to stay in the area while you're here for your workshop. These accommodation providers give Pod Jewellery students a discount on accommodation when you're in town doing a jewellery making workshop. 

Intensive Beginners Jewellery Making Workshop Gift Certificates
Our website automatically charges postage for gift certificates, if you would like to collect your certificate, please email or call Bec to arrange for a payment link to be sent with the cost of postage removed. 

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