Winter Warmer – June Long Weekend Workshop

Intermediate+

Looking to improve your soldering skills? Our 3 day Winter Warmer June Workshop is a concentrated and inspiring learning environment which you will love! Learn new skills with the torch and bring the warmth of gold to your silver jewellery during our three day soldering intensive this winter at SquarePeg Studios.

 

Course Skill Level:

For those with confidence in the basics.


course details

  • $460 inc GST
  • 3 Days - 18 hours tuition
  • Saturday to Monday 10am to 4.00 pm


Fantastic studio for learning. Fun friendly vibe with the most important being the stellar teacher, Diane. Very Inspirational.

— Kate Caicedo, Happy Student


ABOUT THE COURSE

Students attending the Winter Warmer Intensive will learn the ancient Korean process of Keum-boo, “attached gold”, while designing and constructing a unique silver ring or another item of jewellery. Keum-boo is a gilding technique which permanently adheres thin sheets of 24-carat gold to silver by a process using heat and pressure.

3D form and shape and the application of gold will be considered and incorporated into your design. The order of construction and how to set up work for multiple solder joins will be a focus of this workshop. Students will also learn and practice sweat soldering, butt joins and T joins while working on their major project.

SquarePeg Studios will be the hot place to be this June long weekend so fire up your jewellery making skills, improve your soldering techniques and learn lots of useful tips and tricks as you develop control and confidence under the expert tuition of Diane Appleby.

What Students Learn

Keum-boo – students are taught the Korean gilding technique which permanently adheres thin sheets of 24-carat gold to silver by a process using heat and pressure

How to size your ring

Soldering approaches – the order of construction and how to set up work for multiple solder joins will be a focus of this workshop

Soldering - using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together inclusive of sweat soldering, butt joins and T joins

Roller printing – learn how to impress directly on to metal using a specialist rolling mill.

Forming metal – how to shape and dome metal

Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish

What You'll Learn

What do Students Make

A sterling silver ring

Another piece of jewellery, ie ring, pendant or earrings, that you will design after discussion with the tutor

CLASS SIZE

To ensure that students have the best learning experience, our class size is capped at 10 students.


Practicalities

What is included

Base metal sheet and wire

Sterling silver for your first ring

A piece of 24 Carat gold to learn the Keum Boo process

All the consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.

Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What you need to bring

A notebook and pen/pencil

An apron

Covered shoes

Your ideas and creativity

Safety

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg. All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back. We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.


We had an incredible group, I was nervous about going into something I’d never done before alone, but everyone was so friendly and welcoming. Our teacher was fantastic, so much patience and knowledge. I’ve already signed up for SquarePeg's Intermediate Course, I’m hooked!

— Gemma Mills, Early 2018 Student at SquarePeg Studios


Winter Warmer – June Long Weekend Workshop

  • $460 inc GST
  • Saturday to Monday 10am to 4.00 pm

course dates

QUESTIONS?

Need more info?  We're happy to hear from you.


Directors: Emily on 0402 697 557 or Kim on 0407 803 003