Handmade Jewellery for Beginners *Special Edition*

Need some you time?

My Wednesday night beginners’ jewellery making classes are the perfect excuse to chill out and get creative. Term three begins this coming Wednesday, the 31st of July, 6-9pm, and is a bit of a special one so don’t miss your chance to enrol.

For this special edition of Handmade Jewellery for Beginners I will be running a seven week wax working class where we will run through all the basics of wax carving. Over seven weeks, you will explore, experiment and discover the wonderful art of wax carving and have your favourite models cast in precious metals. Once the casting process is completed, I will show you how to transform your creations into a beautiful, wearable artworks.

As I mentioned, this is a special edition class and won’t be back for some time, so make sure you book in now to reserve your spot.

From wax to wearables. Learn how to carve, melt and form wax into beautiful jewellery pieces.

From wax to wearables. Learn how to carve, melt and form wax into beautiful jewellery pieces.

I have also just added some new dates for my one day Make Your Own Earrings and Make a Bezel Set Pendant classes which are a great taster for those who are brand new makers. For more information, head on over to the class page of my website.

Learn how to make your own beautiful gemstone pendant using the ancient technique of bezel setting. All materials are provided.

Learn how to make your own beautiful gemstone pendant using the ancient technique of bezel setting. All materials are provided.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Term Two of Handmade Jewellery for Beginners Starts Next Week - Don't Miss Out!

My goodness, Term one has just flown by! We recently finished up with the first round of Handmade Jewellery for Beginners and had a lovely group of ladies come together each week to share their projects and stories. The class got off to a flying start with an introduction to the versatile art of ring making, a great beginners’ project. We then ran through some great techniques which helped students develop their own designs to finish with and everyone left with a very personalised piece of jewellery.

This term has also been jam packed with private classes which are a great opportunity for students to work with me, one on one, to take their jewellery skills to the next level. Two of my private students, Vesna and Lilly, have been working on their very own bezel set rings which introduced them to a wide range of useful skills while also leaving them with their very own custom-made ring at the end of the project.

The lovely Lilly Buttrose setting her first cabochon gemstone during our one on one class together.

The lovely Lilly Buttrose setting her first cabochon gemstone during our one on one class together.

Lilly’s beautiful finished silver ring.

Lilly’s beautiful finished silver ring.

Vesna’s gorgeous chrysoprase and brass ring all ready for setting.

Vesna’s gorgeous chrysoprase and brass ring all ready for setting.

If you are needing some time out for yourself and feel inspired to develop your sense of creativity, you have just over a week to sign up for the next round of Handmade Jewellery for Beginners. Running over seven weeks from 6-9pm on Wednesday evenings, the class is a great place to start your jewellery making journey within the relaxed, social environment of my Studio Gallery in Glenelg South.

I have also just added some new dates for my one day classes, Make Your Own Earrings and Make a Bezel Set Pendant, as well as the term three dates for Handmade Jewellery for Beginners for your to mark in your calendars.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Claire Brooks Studio Gallery and look forward to seeing you next class!