Discover the intricate work of Silversmithing!
This course will introduce students to some core Silversmithing techniques. These will include sawing, saw piercing, drilling, filing, sanding, polishing and basic stone setting. Participants will be encouraged to create a pair of drop earrings, bracelet and a pendant and students can take their creations home. A basic design outline will be provided but students are welcome to develop their unique designs using the newly learned techniques.
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Week 1 Basic health and safety training and basic skills acquisition
Demonstrations: sawing, drilling, filing, sanding
Exercise: Students will be working on acquisition of sawing skills, learning how to cut and finish straight lines, curves and corners
Week 2 A drop earring construction
Demonstrations: a basic earring hook, saw piercing, jump ring making and an earring assembly
Exercise: Following a design outline students will create a pair of drop earrings
Week 3 A bracelet construction
Demonstrations: creating designer chain links, drilling delicate components, cold joining chain links, clasp construction
Exercise: Students will start working on the components for the bracelet
Week 4 A bracelet construction - continued
Exercise: Bracelet assembly completion
Week 5 Basics of stone setting and pendant construction
Demonstrations: Tab stone setting, pendant hanging systems
Exercise: Students will start working on the pendants
Week 6 Basics of stone setting and pendant construction - continued
Exercise: Pendant assembly completion
This short course is non-accredited therefore is not registered with the National Training Register. Course details
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Learning practical skills through hands-on teaching
As a self proclaimed 'hands on' learner, my teachers at TAFE Queensland Gold Coast recognised the importance of providing me with avenues that showcase my desire to be creative with my hands. The practical knowledge and skills I have learnt throughout the course as well as having the qualification from completing a nationally accredited course, will allow me to fulfil my desire to travel the country....making and fixings things!
A thank you to all our amazing students. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with TAFE Queensland Gold Coast.