Make your own Silver Ring with Qing

Type: Offer
Region: Melbourne Area
Points: 90 points each
Category: Hobbies and Craft
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**This is a two-part class (points covers both classes)**

Come and make your own silver ring! Making something yourself if always so meaningful, and to make a ring – something significant that we likely wear everyday – has even extra charm.

This class will introduce you to silver jewellery making using the technique of “Lost wax casting”. This involves working with a wax ring that becomes the cast for your silver ring.

You will shape the wax to uniquely fit your finger, and then shape and carve your design from the wax. You can make a delicate, fine silver ring or a thick chunky one.

This is 100% beginner class and your beautiful teacher Qing will be with you every step of the way to help you make the ring of your dreams.

What will we cover?
This is a two-part workshop. In part one you will learn:

What is lost wax casting
How to use the different tools and wax
How to file the inside to size your ring
How to cut away excess wax to create your design
Create your own wax cast
Between classes your cast will be turned into your silver ring, and in part two you will:

Learn to file your silver using different grades of files so that rough edges and scratches are removed
Learn to polish your silver
Choose whether to apply an oxide to add a darker finish to your silver
Feel free to come with some inspiration images of styles of rings you like or an idea of what you would like to engrave! However, we will also show you ring styles within the class to give you some inspo.

The price of silver is NOT included, because it will vary depending on the size of the jewellery (and the number of items) you make.

Silver costs are based on the size and weight of the finished item and can range between a few dollars to $100 – this will be explained in the class and you will have full control over this cost in class.

Wheelchair Accessible Venue
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Quiet Spaces
Auslan Interpreted Upon Request

Who will be teaching?
Qing (she/her) has been creating her own art and jewellery projects for over 15 years, during which she created custom projects and taught her skills to people of all age groups.

Her favourite mediums to work with are paper, fabric and shiny beads; items allowing the freedom to do bold and detailed work alike.

Access dependent upon class availability via our Laneway Learning Partner...

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