Full Day Beginners Silversmith Jewellery Making Workshop

Full Day Beginners Silversmith Jewellery Making Workshop

Buderim QLD

DURATION - Full day

1 TO 3 PEOPLE

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Due to COVID-19
I am limiting classes to 
two people only at this stage and with the stipulation that you bring a mask to minimise any risk of infection and not to come if suffering a cold.
Keep well and healthy.


Discover the intricate work of Silversmithing!

If you are keen to fine tune your skills in the amazing world of silversmithing, then look no further than this incredible course!  Whether you are a beginner or just someone eager to learn more - we guarantee that with our help you will learn the core techniques needed to help you create your own masterpieces.

The cost of the class does not include the Silver. Silver can be purchased from me or you are welcome to bring your own silver.

These Techniques include; 

  • Sawing. 
  • Drilling.
  • Filing.
  • Sanding. 
  • Polishing.
  • Basic stone setting.
  • Shape and forge a piece of metal.
  • Techniques to pierce metal
  • How to make a ring to size
  • How to use a jewelers saw frame
  • How to use a jewelers saw and change blades
  • How to work on a jewelers bench pin
  • Using jewelers' files
  • Forging metal (how to manipulate metal with a hammer and textured stamps).
  • Soldering
  • Creating a polished finish
  • Basic Claw and Bezel Setting of gem stones

Participants will be encouraged to create a ring or pendant from a single piece of metal, a treasure you will be able to take home and enjoy for years to come. 

On site, we will provide a basic design outline for your masterpiece - however you are more than welcome to develop your own unique design from the techniques learnt. Creating jewellery is a timeless art form. A common theme in art history, it spans all cultures and continents and was a foundation practice of many master artists.

Please note that with this course everything is provided except the silver, this can be purchased at an additional cost or you are more than welcome to provide your own.

When you handcraft jewelry from precious metals and stone they become pieces of art - something highly personal and priceless - the perfect lifelong gift for a partner, loved one or friend. As the artist you put your own personality into the piece and take it to a level beyond mundane mass produced items.

The practice of silversmithing is enjoyable, creative, tactile and meditative. The skills required are not intuitive but can be easily learned with proper instruction and equipment. Sunshine Coast's very own Nick Murray will teach you the skills needed to create a stunning finished piece.

The Full Day workshop runs from 9am to 3:30pm on certain days. There are also half day workshops available. If the dates and times available do not suit you, please contact us and we can try arrange a suitable time for both of us. 

This class is aimed at beginners with no experience. There are other options available for those more experienced that want to further their skills. 

Silver to be purchased from me or you are welcome to bring your own silver


Full Day Beginners Silversmith Jewellery Making Workshop
Full Day Beginners Silversmith Jewellery Making Workshop

Where we will be

Located on the beautiful mountain side of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast QLD. 

After booking we will contact you to confirm your booking and to provide you with the address and any details to find us. 
 

Buderim QLD 4556, Australia. See map.

About your guide

Nick Murray SilverSmith
Hey, I'm Nick Murray SilverSmith
 Originally from England, Nick was enticed to move to Australia many years ago by its warm sun. Nick has spent over 40 years working in the Northern Territory and Northwest Queensland regions on large pastoral leases running cattle.

Out here working on the land Nick developed his silver smithing skills. Nick taps into his instinctive store of images, folk lore and emotion to capture the stark beauty and heritage of the Australian outback. Dramatic contrasts, subtle surfaces and exotic patterns are utilised to create the unique expressions of his visions in his wearable art. His pieces aim to evoke a feeling of empathy and a sense of belonging to the observer and owner.

Nick's innovative designs are influenced by his 40 years in the Outback. His work has been profiled in exhibitions throughout Queensland and NSW and purchased by galleries and private collectors, both in Australia and overseas.

Nick selects unique gemstones from around the world - pieces that intrigue him by their individuality and provide inspiration for his remarkable designs. Nick cuts and styles his own stones.

Guest requirements

  • Silver to be purchased from me or you are welcome to bring your own silver
  • Comfortable clothes, closed in shoes. 
  • Bring a lunch.
  • Willingness to learn and have fun. 
  • Creativity. 
  • Please bring your own lunch
Please contact to find out any additional information.
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Full day Silversmith Course 9am - 3:30pm

Discover the intricate work of Silversmithing!

If you are keen to fine tune your skills in the amazing world of silversmithing, then look no further than this incredible course! Whether you are a beginner or just someone eager to learn more - we gaurentee that with our help you will learn the core techniques needed to help you create your own masterpieces.

These Techniques include; 

  • Sawing. 
  • Drilling.
  • Filing.
  • Sanding. 
  • Polishing.
  • Basic stone setting.
  • Shape and forge a piece of metal.
  • Techniques to pierce metal
  • How to make a ring to size
  • How to use a jewelers saw frame
  • How to use a jewelers saw and change blades
  • How to work on a jewelers bench pin
  • Using jewelers' files
  • Forging metal (how to manipulate metal with a hammer and textured stamps).
  • Soldering
  • Creating a polished finish
  • Basic Claw and Bezal Setting of gem stones
Please note that with this course everything is provided except the silver, this can be purchased at an additional cost or you are more than welcome to provide your own.

When you handcraft jewelry from precious metals and stone they become pieces of art - something highly personal and priceless - the perfect lifelong gift for a partner, loved one or friend. As the artist you put your own personality into the piece and take it to a level beyond mundane mass produced items.

The Full Day workshop runs from 9am to 3:30pm on certain days. There are also half day workshops available. If the dates and times available do not suit you, please contact us and we can try arrange a suitable time for both of us.

This class is aimed at beginners with no experience. There are other options available for those more experienced that want to further their skills.  

Departure/Return Location
Buderim QLD 4556, Australia
What to wear
Comfortable clothes, closed in shoes
Included
Professional Teacher
All Equipment
Apron
Water
Light refreshments
Not Included
Lunch
Metal (Meterial)
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27 Reviews for this activity

  • Emily Rhodes -

    20-10-2020

    My wife and I spent the day with Nick for the beginners course and could not have been happier. Such a passionate person, kind hearted and willing to share his knowledge and skills with us was such a delight. We would both highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning or honing silver smith skills. Well both be heading back soon for the next level course to further our skills and enjoy another day with Nick and his lovely wife Ruth. Thanks again. Guide Response - Thank you Matt and Emily for your great review.It is always satisfying when you have enthusiastic students who really are enthusiastic about learning some of my skills. I hope I see you both again in the near future to further your silversmithing skills.

  • Sian Lorch -

    11-10-2020

    Nick and Ruth are lovely and so is the setting of the workshop. Nick is very knowledgeable regarding the art of silversmithing. Guide Response - Thank you for your kind words

  • Alicia Dezorzi -

    26-08-2020

    Very knowledgeable man Guide Response - Thank you Alicia

  • Madeleine Carter -

    22-08-2020

    Learning the craft of silversmithing was a dream come true, guided and encouraged by a true master, in the nurturing environment that Nick's studio creates (with a little help from superstar and partner in crime Ruthy). I would definately recommend this class for anyone and everyone. Whether you are wanting to start a jewellery line or are just curious as to how it all works, Nick will make sure you get what you came for. This was a 5 star experience, with 5 star views and even better company. Do yourself a favour and book a class now, I promise you won't regret it! Lots of love from Maddy x Guide Response - Thank you Maddy for your great review.It is always nice to work with enthusiastic students.Look forward to your next visit.Kind Regards Nickk

  • Karina Markwell -

    20-08-2020

    I did a full day beginners course with Nick and can highly recommend! He was very knowledgeable and skilful. He was great at explaining and teaching you the tools of the trade. Guide Response - Thank you Karina for your kind review.

  • Natalie Baxter -

    09-08-2020

    I had a great day at Nicks beginners silversmith jewellery making workshop. Nick is very knowledgeable Guide Response - Thank you Natalie for your kind review

  • Hannah Campbell -

    09-08-2020

    I absolutely loved the full day beginners silversmith workshop. Nick is incredibly kind and a wealth of knowledge, he made you feel comfortable and was happy to answer any questions I had. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone who is interested in making jewellery or gaining new skills. I was so happy walking away with the ring and ear rings that we made. I am obsessed and will definitely be booking again. Thank you so much Nick for such a fun day. Guide Response - Thank you Hannah for your kind review.it is so satisfying when I can teach enthusiastic students some of my skills. I look forward to doing future workshops with you to further your skills

  • John King -

    19-07-2020

    Nick is a very experienced and patient teacher. We had a great time and made jewellery that we will treasure for many years. Guide Response - Thank you John for your kind review .

  • May Borwick -

    17-07-2020

    Fun day that flew by so quickly. Nick is a wonderful teacher, very patient and kind with so much experience and knowledge to share. Guide Response - Thank you May I look forward to furthering your knowledge

  • Sinclair Ally -

    17-07-2020

    Thanks Nick Guide Response - Thank you Ally

  • Aysegul Kayahan -

    14-07-2020

    My husband and I spent a great day with Nick learning how to make a beautiful couple of rings. The day flew past and was extremely enjoyable. Guide Response - Thank you for your kind review

  • Cheryl Broadhurst -

    21-03-2020

    Great workshop, Nick was very generous with his industry knowledge, skills, Supplier information, patience Guide Response - Thank you for your kind review and I am pleased you enjoyed your day as we created jewellery together.

  • Naomi Shimizu -

    04-03-2020

    Nick was an excellent teacher and helped my husband and I discover the creative world of silversmithing. Nick has a wealth of knowledge and taught us how to make our own rings in the morning session, and assisted us to make a twisted band using our very own sapphire. Would definitely recommend the full day beginners course to anybody interested in learning the art of working with silver. Guide Response - It was a pleasure to work with you both as you were so keen to learn. Thank you for your kind review Naomi.

  • Colleen Lyons -

    25-02-2020

    Nick way such a great teacher, patient, kind, creative. The environment was amazing, thank you so much Nick Guide Response - Thank you Colleen for your great review.I am so glad you enjoyed your day and your Opal ring

  • Jo Brosnan -

    19-02-2020

    A wonderful experience with an excellent teacher. A great environment and friendly, personal atmosphere. Thanks Nick I had a great day Guide Response - Thank you for your kind review,I am glad you enjoyed your day

  • Daren Wilkinson -

    15-02-2020

    A fantastic hands on educational experience!A big thank you to Nick for sharing your experience and expertise, a fun filled and very interesting day. Guide Response - Thanks Daren I enjoyed your company too

  • Paula Barr -

    15-12-2019

    I thoroughly enjoyed by full day class. We made two rings one featuring a stone of sentimental value that I brought with me. Thank you very much for your expertise and time Nick

  • Caryn Johns -

    14-12-2019

    Loved our day with Nick! He is a great teacher and so creative! We made beautiful wedding rings during our day. Book this course, you wont regret it! Thanks Nick, we will be back for more fun!

  • Francesca Roberts -

    25-11-2019

    My mum and I had a great day with Nick. I loved his workshop, he was very informative, patient and helpful. We were both very happy with our experience, and will definitely be returning. I highly recommend booking a class with Nick!

  • Brian Douglas -

    23-11-2019

    Excelent day. If you like to do something differnet then this is for you. As a bonus i got to make a gift for my wife and she loved it. Definately reccomend.

  • Kate Whitaker -

    07-10-2019

    I did the full day course with Nick and he couldn't have been more inspiring, helpful, and patient! I instantly felt at home in his cosy studio and had the best day ever! I look forward to doing another full day with him, and highly recommend to anyone looking to get stuck into smithing! Thanks Nick!!

  • Tale Liiv -

    23-08-2019

    I had a wonderful day with Nick! A fabulous introduction to the techniques of silversmithing - a very hands on day! I really loved the dress ring we made set with a Charoite All materials were extremely reasonably priced! Ill be back for sure!!! Guide Response - Thank you for your kind review

  • Melanie Little -

    13-08-2019

    We had a great day in a beautiful setting. Nick was very informative and helpful. A good first time experience. It would have been good to have an idea what the materials were likely to cost, in advance.

  • Kimberly Tholen -

    02-06-2019

    Great introduction into jewellery making. This course gave me more clarity on what I wish to achieve; either it be as a hobby or a career path. Guide Response - Thank you Kimberley for your review, I am glad you enjoyed the workshop

  • Selina Bennett -

    19-04-2019

    Myself and my husband thoroughly enjoyed our day with Nick. Nick taught us many techniques and we each made a ring on the day. We intend to do another with Nick as were keen to learn more..

  • Drew Pitty -

    17-04-2019

    Great day learnt so much and realised just how much there is to learn.

  • Nancy Visser -

    24-06-2018

    A very enjoyable and informative day. I came away with new skills to practise and three lovely rings. Nick was very easy to work with and learn from. I will definitely go again. He tailored the day to the things I most wanted to learn which was perfect. Guide Response - Thank you Nancy,it was a good session

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