Silversmith Jewellery Making Beginners Workshop

Silversmith Jewellery Making Beginners Workshop

Buderim QLD

DURATION - 3.5 Hours

1 TO 3 PEOPLE

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What we will do

Discover the intricate work of Silversmithing!

In this beginner course, you will be introduced to the world of silversmithing - Learning 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

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 jewelry 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.

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.
Silversmith Jewellery Making Beginners Workshop
Silversmith Jewellery Making Beginners 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

  • Comfortable clothes, closed in shoes. 
  • Bring a lunch.
  • Willingness to learn and have fun. 
  • Creativity. 
Please contact to find out any additional information.
1

Half Day Silversmith Course; 9am - 1230pm

Discover the intricate work of Silversmithing!

In this beginner course, you will be introduced to the world of silversmithing - Learning 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

2

Half Day Silversmith Course; 1pm - 430pm

Discover the intricate work of Silversmithing!
In this beginner course, you will be introduced to the world of silversmithing - Learning 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

Departure/Return Location
Buderim QLD 4556, Australia
What to wear
Comfortable clothes, closed in shoes
Included
Professional Teacher
Apron
Water
Light refreshments
All equipment
silver
Not Included
Lunch
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3 Reviews for this activity

  • Rebecca Blade -

    23-10-2018

    I had the most wonderful afternoon with Nick learning all about his silversmith history and the special art of silver! He was so accommodating in helping me make my unique necklace. I cant wait for my next class. Thank you Nick :)

  • Margaret Hardy -

    04-10-2018

    Excellent - will be going back

  • Miriam Head -

    17-07-2018

    Had a great day with Nick learning the basics of silversmithing. He is very knowledgeable and i learnt a lot from this experience. Would highly recommend doing this workshop, would also make a great gift!

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