Weekly silversmith/jewellery classes
$30 for 2 hours
Maximum 4 people per class
Classes are weekly Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm.
(class days/times do sometimes change so please contact us for session times)
You might be a beginner who is hesitating to dive into jewellery making, or a seasoned jeweller in a bit of a creative slump. In either case, it’s always inspiring to remember that there are many reasons to make your own jewellery.
*Please note we also run cuttlebone casting for our regular weekly students. The cost for this is $50 per person (not the usual $30).
Cuttlebone casting private workshop
make 1 (or more) silver pendants
Cost of studio hire is $240 for 1 to 4 people.
*** We do accept larger group bookings at an extra $60 per person, up to 10 people in total
(Posting finished pieces will incur an extra cost if required)
2 to 3 hour workshop session with 2 tutors
Tutor will show the process of preparing the cuttlebone
Cuttlebone for students will be made ready beforehand to begin carving straight away
Use special scrapers to carve out a design/shape of your own choice in the cuttlebone
Watch the tutor melt silver and pour it into the cuttlebone
Open up the cuttlebone to see your creation
Leave your piece with the tutors so they can solder on a bail for a chain to go through and polish it. Or if there is time left over we will get you to begin the filing and sanding up process on your own pieces.
Pick up the finished pendant/s later that day (or they can be sent by post to a designated address)
PLEASE NOTE Silver is an extra cost of approximately $20 for each pendant made (cost depends on silver price at the time of workshop)
Although you will only be in the studio for 2 to 3 hours, the two tutors will need to cut off the sprues, file and sand areas, solder on a bail, and polish each one so you can have your finished item later that day.
1. IT’S MEDITATIVE
The secret to a happy, healthy life is being creative. That applies to jewellery making, too! Creating is meditative, automatically reducing stress.
2. HANDMADE JEWELLERY = AWESOME GIFTS
Who doesn’t love receiving handmade gifts? Depending on what you make, you can whip up a gorgeous gift in no time.
3. NO MORE SPENDING MONEY ON STORE-BOUGHT JEWELLERY
If you make your own jewellery, you can recreate some of your favourite designer pieces to fit your budget. Even if you use the same metals and gems that the designer piece uses, you’ll still save a lot of money!
4. YOU CAN BE UNIQUE!
Create unique projects that stand apart from the crowd. You can imagine your perfect piece of jewellery and recreate that. No one else in the world will own the same piece of jewellery!
Don't know how to design? We can help you create individual designs just for you.
Do you have a design but don't know how to make it? We can help you make it.
At Woolaway Studios, anything is possible!
Here, at Woolaway Studios, on the Fleurieu Peninsula, we believe that everyone can learn how to create their own jewellery. People come to us for weekly classes from Victor Harbor, Cape Jervis, Port Elliot, Middleton and Goolwa, so it is a wonderfull way to meet like-minded people. We also run private workshops for people from further away.
Our workshops will help you to realise your creative side in an enjoyable, relaxing and rewarding manner. Plus after our workshops you will take home beautiful pieces that you have made yourself. Our affordable and fun classes are conducted in small groups so you get plenty of individual attention.
Make something unique for yourself, your partner (valentines day, birthday), parents (mothers/fathers day), children, grandchildren, wedding accessories etc.