SILV02 Course: Introduction Silversmithing

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SILV02 – Introduction to silversmithing.  Make a substantial sterling silver ring from sheet material

This is a 3 hour course which is ideal to introduce you to silversmithing techniques.

Participants will be provided with up to 16grams of sterling silver in a 15.5 mm x 1mm thick sheet. The band can be finished by either polishing to a smooth shine or textured by planishing

Participants will be provided with all the materials necessary to finish the substantial silver ring band.

Duration: 3hrs

Price: $225.50 (Group session)

Availability: Group sessions. On selected days; Mondays Wednesdays  & Thursdays. Please contact for timetable.
(Class sizes are kept very small so sessions must be booked in advance. Sessions are available most weeks subject to enrolment numbers)

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SILV02 – Introduction to silversmithing.  Make a substantial sterling silver ring from sheet material

This is a 3 hour course which is ideal to introduce you to silversmithing techniques.

Participants will be provided with up to 16grams of sterling silver in a 15.5 mm x 1mm thick sheet. The band can be finished by either polishing to a smooth shine or textured by planishing

Participants will be provided with all the materials necessary to finish the substantial silver ring band.

Skills covered

  • The silver strip will be cut and prepared to the desired width
  • Participants will be shown the technique of sizing the metal to a particular ring size. The silver will be cut to size and prepared for silver soldering
  • After an introduction to the Smith Mini Oxy/acetylene touch participants will silver solder the ring
  • The ring band will be cleaned up ready for either final polishing or texturing with the planishing hammer
  • The purity of the silver will be marked by stamping with the standard sterling .925 silver punch
  • Finally the final high finish will be applied

 

Duration: 3hrs

Price: $225.50 (Group Session)

Availability: Group sessions. On selected days; Mondays Wednesdays  & Thursdays. Please contact for timetable.
(Class sizes are kept very small so sessions must be booked in advance. Sessions are available most weeks subject to enrolment numbers)

Additional information

Session Type

Group Session, Private Session