5 DAY CRASH COURSE - February 2018
@Sanur Jewellery Studio
10am - 4pm every day
TOTAL COST FOR 5 DAYS WORKSHOP: 10 million rp (or $750.00 USD)
Imagine a holiday and learning all at the same time for a fraction of the cost back home!
What a wonderful place to come and learn silver-smithing skills on the island of Bali and mix it with a bit of surfing, shopping and relaxing too.
You will create up to 4 pieces depending on how quickly you learn. Perfect if you are on the island for an extended period of time or live in Bali.
You will receive a certificate from us at the end of this course, that will allow you to continue onto the Advanced course in the future if you wish with us. It is not accredited, more of a keepsake.
WHAT YOU LEARN:
DAY 1 and 2 – Gem Setting – A trip to the smelters in the morning in Celuk and to the gem store to purchase the stone you will set from a wide variety of stones from Indonesia through to cut gemstones from around the world. Recap on how to anneal, solder, saw, file, cut and shape silver - creating your first silver piece out of various thicknesses of silver wire and sheet. Understanding sheet metal, how it is made, how to create various thickness using a press and working with it to use nature around us to create different shapes and textures from bark and plants to practically anything that will go through the press around the concept of a pendant or ring.
You learn how to set a cabochon stone (various gems to choose from including garnet, turquoise and amethyst and moonstone - small ones included in cost of workshop - but if you have your own please bring it or use the one you will purchase at gemstore) This workshop is set over 2 days to understand the various shapes of stones and their names and in this case, the “bezel” setting which we will be working with. First you will design your ring or pendant on day one and work out how the stone (and where the stone )will be set. You will work on the base of the ring or pendant with design and texture.
DAY 3 - Cold Connection & Riveting - this is when you learn how to make a piece of jewellery with ‘movement’. Using a variety of techniques, you will make a piece that will be fun and moveable with a cut out front and a solid back and riveted together.
DAY 4 - Chain Making - This is not an easy task and it is time consuming, but once you have all your parts designed and finished, putting it together is fun! Make a chain bracelet or a necklace.
DAY 5 – The Art of Granulation. Learning from a master, you will be taught how to mix the special glue made from seeds used in Indonesia, how to make and to adhere the silver granulation balls you will make for your piece. Working on either a pendant or a ring. Granulation is originally an ancient art brought from India.
Late afternoon of the 5th day: finishing and polishing and presenting for photographs.
You will also have the option to purchase your own starter silver smithing kit for $250 USD which will include most of the tools you will be working with. It is only optional.
8 grammes per day (total of 40 grammes) however you want to use it
Additional silver can be purchased for $1.10 USD per gram
lunch every day (and cakes and fruit) and all you can drink cold water, coffee and tea
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