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Make Your Own Jewellery At Karen’s Boom Workshops

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Workshops are now running at Karen Harvey Jewellery @ Boom Makers in Newtown Geelong.

I will be teaching various workshops as well as hosting guest artists who will teach some very special techniques (these workshops will be available for people who have a good grounding of working with precious metals and various equipment (pendant drills, torches etc)  Further information will be released as dates have been set – please keep an eye out or ask me to be put on the email list for notification when dates are released.

Winter workshop dates have been set and I am offering beginners classes on Saturdays and Sundays.  Class sizes are limited and are held in my studio which is fully equipped with professional jewellery making benches and equipment.

To enrol in one of my classes see the links below.

CURRENT CLASSES

Workshop 1: Beginners: Earrings/Pendant 

Saturdays 10am-4pm  Currently taking bookings for my winter workshops for Saturdays 18 June to 20 August (COST: $240 per person, silver cost included in price)

Even if you have no experience, you will learn the basics of silversmithing by making your own earrings or pendant.  Understand how sterling silver reacts to heat, hammering, texturing, soldering.

I encourage you to design your own piece – I don’t provide you with patterns or templates. You do not need to be a skilled artist to do this – I will teach you how to get the end result of what you have in mind.

My workshop includes demonstrations and personalised assistance where needed, from the development of your design to the final finish – everyone leaves with their very own individual piece of sterling silver jewellery.   Materials and equipment are provided. (note: Chains for pendants are not included in the price of these workshops – I will have a small selection available for purchase if you wish, or you may bring your own)

Get creative with changing the shape of a sheet of precious metal!

NB: We play with fire in these workshops – minimum age = 18yrs.

 

Enrol NOW

Select the class product and complete the form and payment.
Don’t forget to add your preferred class date to the form.

Beginners : Earrings / Pendant Class

$240.00

Workshop Details

  •  Each workshop runs around 6 hrs     
  •  No experience necessary
  •  Design and create your own piece of jewellery with the help of an experienced gold and silversmith.
  •  You will be guided through all skills you will need to make your idea come to life.
  •  All materials and required tools are supplied. 

Minimum age – 18

Workshop 2: Beginners: Ring Making Class

Sundays 10am-4pm  (Currently taking bookings for my winter workshops for Sundays 18 June to 20 August) (COST: $360 per person, silver cost included in price)

Learn how to make your own ring – you will be guided through sizing techniques, metal selection and all the traditional metalsmithing techniques required to form a ring.  Understand how sterling silver reacts to heat, hammering, texturing, soldering.

You will be given the option of making a single band sterling silver ring or using sterling silver wire, you can make a set of 3 stacking rings.  After forming you will have the choice to further enhance your ring by adding textures and patinas that create another dimension to your design.

I encourage you to design your own piece – you don’t have to make what everyone else is making and you don’t need to be a skilled artist to do this – I will teach you how to get the end result that you have in mind.

This is a basic ring making class – please don’t get too far ahead of me thinking gem setting.  That can come later.

Changing the shape of precious metals is a fascinating process!  Forming a ring out of a flat sheet of sterling silver – it’s amazing and fun!

NB: We play with fire in these workshops – minimum age = 18yrs.

 

Enrol NOW

Select the class product and complete the form and payment.
Don’t forget to add your preferred class date to the form.

WORKSHOP REVIEWS

“Karen was a fantastic teacher in our silver jewellery workshop. She had clear instructions and was patient and encouraging in helping us create our designs. I’m very much looking forward to another class with Karen..”

Carmela

Thank YOU for holding the workshop. It was a fun day, the day went so quickly while we were all busy creating and chatting. I loved that we all created something different, you did well keeping up with all our requests for help! 
Looking forward to a follow up class……
Jane

I had a great time at Karens workshop, lovely atmosphere, great teacher, she really knows her stuff. The beginners class was a great place to start and Karen was very patient! I will be signing up for another class. Thank you

Anna

” Love the opportunity to join your classes Karen, you are such a special talent.”

Lou

Such a fab day. You always make it look so easy. Can’t wait till you come back next year

Steph

 I had the best time Karen. I really enjoyed the workshop and was surprised at how they turned out.  I can’t wait till the next one.
 
Amanda

This was a wonderful workshop with Karen. She is a gifted teacher and the six hours flew by. We all ended up with beautiful earrings or a necklace. I am so happy with my silver earrings. Karen was enormously well equipped with everything we needed to make sterling silver jewellery. I would highly recommend this workshop. We were all beginners in our group.

Mim

This workshop was great fun and I came home with some lovely silver earrings having spent the day in great company. Karen is a patient and intuitive instructor. I’d love to do another workshop one day.

Wendy

 Thank-you Karen, I had an excellent day and learned a lot. Your patience and teaching did assist in making it good fun and productive. I hope to be able to come and join another of your classes

Carole

Contact

Email: karen@karenharveyjewellery.com
Phone: AUST 0400 427 839 - INTL 614400 427 839