Make a Silver Ring Workshop

Learn how to make a silver ring in Fitzroy



3 hours Class size 12 to 40     label $160

Ever wanted to craft your own silver jewellery? This workshop is the perfect introduction for those looking to dip their toes in the shiny world of silversmithing.

Using the ancient method of lost wax carving, you will learn an easy and low-cost method for making unique pieces all on their own. Lost wax carving starts with making a wax model of your desired object, which is used to create a metal mould called casting. The casts are then taken to have molten silver poured into the mould and, once hardened, filed or carved into its final shape.

We’ll cover the different varieties of wax and their properties, and how to create a ring using basic shaping techniques with files and carving tools. You’ll gain an understanding of the lost wax technique, casting and the finishing of metal jewellery.

Explore texture and pattern through the creation of several wax rings and select a favourite to have finished in 925 Silver. You can collect your finished ring three to four weeks after the class.

Please note: This class requires at least eight students to run. In the unlikely event that we don't get this number of students, we'll cancel the class and fully refund you and inform you via email, so please watch your email a few days prior to the class.


What you'll get
  • A comprehensive beginner’s overview of the casting process, different waxes and their applications, understanding ring sizes, use of jeweller’s tools and advice on finishing your future metal pieces (also covered in a detailed handout available)
  •  A silver ring, carved by you and finished by the teacher
  • The opportunity to carve several different wax rings
  •  Information on where to source tools and what you’ll need to commence at home

What to bring

Just yourself!

Suitable for

This class is perfect for beginners - no prior experience is needed.

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday or hens party.


Caity Lane (your teacher) adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

Location

Work-Shop Melbourne - 195 Argyle Street, Fitzroy VIC

Your teacher
Caity Lane

Caity Lane

4.8 (42)

Caity Lane is a Melbourne-based designer and silversmith, and the head and hands behind Metalhead Jewellery. Using the lost wax casting technique, Caity explores shapes and textures outside of the jewellery norm. After completing a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts/UNSW Sydney, Caity launched Metalhead Jewellery in Sydney in 2014. She then made the move to Melbourne, feeling it a  more suitable environment for her quirky aesthetic. Caity’s designs are inspired by heavy metal, raw mountainscapes and handmade imperfection.




Your host
Work-Shop
Work-Shop

4.8 (2241)
30k

Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill. From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.

Community values lie at the heart of our project. We collaborate with local artists and industry experts to teach classes and utilise local suppliers for any materials needed. We also provide a creative environment for emerging artists to produce and sell work, and meet like minded individuals. Work-Shop will be a space for everyone, with a rotating schedule of art shows, information nights on local issues and a whole range of events and community initiatives.

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Zoe Tarling Jul 2021


Great workshop. Thanks everyone. Excited to see the finished product in a few weeks. Cheers.

Mylene Aguilar Jul 2021


I went with my friend and we really enjoyed this class, I like how Caity firstly showed us the ropes and let us do our own thing and educated us on the whole process, I would definitely recommend this class to anyone interested in making their own treasure

Angela Dodds Jul 2021


Fantastic workshop! Very fun and casual, but also informative. The price is so reasonable for everything that we did and learnt, and we walk away with something that we’ve made ourselves. 10/10!

Adrian Harris Jul 2021


The class was great, the format was excellent and Caity was attentive and gave one-on-one help throughout. Thanks for an awesome experience. =)

Colin Santi Jun 2021


Well firstly, it was a belated well thought of more than middle age birthday gift from my two children that attended with me. The atmosphere was warm & typically Fitroy, having lived there in the 70's. Which was nice as well. Anyway as with most things it was what you bring with you as an individual in character as well. Cait was a natural and lovely young girl of a friendly & helpful disposition . I didn't have a clue as to what to do? But found it quite meditative to sit and try to create a form in the manner of a ring. Everyone attending seemed happy & talkative Cait was helpful & attentive to all as I could tell. The only negative if you could call it so, was that the lighting was a little dull to scribe anything fine. But I did forget my reading glasses, and I am in my waining years I guess A very diverse and enjoyable birthday gift! Looking forward to the result of my lay efforts.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Colin Santi

Tony Curtis Jun 2021


Caity was very professional and easy-going, cracking the odd gag and explaining the lost wax casting process.
There were about 16 participants and Caity was able to spend time with everyone. No one missed out on her advice. I'd Brought along 2 sapphires to fit into a ring I wanted to make. For a first-timer, me, this did not phase Caity and she advised the best way to go about it. The venue is very spacious and well heated and plenty of room for students, with no crowding. It was very handy for me, a Fitzroy North resident, and plenty of parking. I thoroughly recommend this ring-making course. The resident pooch was very friendly, keeping an eye on everybody and getting plenty of tickles!
Really looking forward to receiving my ring!
Cheers,
Tony

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Katrina Dowey Jun 2021


Good venue, good equipment, enough equipment, good resources.
Cuppa tea would be nice. Thank you

Ella Cooper May 2021


Caity was very friendly and welcoming into the studio and gave us all a concise run down on how to use the tools laid out for us. She was there to give tips and tricks to achieve our rings.
The space was open and inviting.
I had a lot of fun at this workshop getting fiddly with wax and tools and can’t wait to see the silver ring that Caity finishes for us!

Bridget May 2021


Loved our teacher and they class, really clear instructions, great atmosphere and we can't wait to see the final product.
Would highly recommend :)

Matilda Darvall May 2021


I enjoyed this session. It was less guided than I expected, but maybe that was because of the large class size? Anyway, it was a new and interesting experience and I’d recommend it :)

Joanne Andrews May 2021


Booked this in as something I've always been interested in but didn't want to do a full course. Great introduction, feel like I could start this as a hobby without further courses. Good vibe throughout, ideas and examples were given, teacher never "took over" on your piece allowing learning, experimenting and ideas to flow. Fully recommend for anyone interested or keen on silver ring work. Would go again.

Jessica Humphreys Apr 2021


It was a great class and the dog is super cute! Would do it again :) Highly recommended.

Amelia Terry Apr 2021


Teacher was knowledgeable ,informative and very approachable. Time allocated was appropriate for carving the wax ring and a great list of recoesources were provided to take home at the end . Learnt slot about the ring making process form carving , casting to finished product .Others attending were friendly too.

Emily Fleet Apr 2021


Lots of information, great atmosphere and a workplace dog. Honestly one of the best workshops I've been to.

Angelique Brandt Apr 2021


I loved caity she was super friendly and helpful! She created a great environment to learn and be creative in! The venue was also really unique and set the vibe and tone! Overall would definitely recommend everyone to try it!

Anna Light Mar 2021


Loved the venue! Want to live there
Caity was great - easy to follow her and easy to ask questions. Definitely would recommend.

Sakshi Bhattad Feb 2021


A very unique and fun experience! My partner and I made each other our engagement rings. Caity was a great teacher. Would definitely recommend this class:)

Marli White Feb 2021


Awsome hands on experience, great instructor. Really cute date night idea. I cant wait to see the final product. Highly recommended.

Make a Silver Ring Workshop review by Marli White

Joel Barton Feb 2021


Really good class and great instructor! I suggest everyone brings a few ideas to work off of.

Sarah Turberville Jan 2021


The only thing I would improve is the direct lighting over the tables — easier to see what’s being worked on.

Emily James Jan 2021


Caity ran an amazing class and was super helpful, covering the basics of casting your own silver ring from wax. Loved it! Super easy to find and a comfy set up in a great warehouse space.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Emily James Sydney

Kayte Kitchen Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The class was awesome the teacher started of with like a briefing and then she like let us go and guided us to make these things that I thought you could not make. The venue was made for the workshop it was so good with all the design that other people have made. From Flynn Age 12

Iris Lee Dec 2020


Teacher was helpful. Everyone was friendly. Also thank you for giving out Cadbury. Love a snack when crafting.

Carol McCaskie Dec 2020


Enjoyed the class and the teacher, Kate. The lighting could of been better, I found my eyes get very tired with the intricate work required for this activity.

Karmen Jobling Dec 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews


It may have been helpful to have a page on geometry and ring styles - a 101 so to speak.

Kaelasha Tyler Jun 2020


An awesome experience and skill to have, we had so much fun doing the workshop, everyone there were lovely.

Maggie Buchanan Jun 2020


Fantastic class, learnt so much about lost wax casting, and Caity was lovely! The three hourss flew by, recommend this class for anyone interested in jewellery making!

Ann Niap Jun 2020


This engaging and friendly hands-on experience was a suitable introduction to jewellery crafting for the beginner. I am looking forward to receiving my ring.

Caitriona Dempsey Jun 2020


Caity was friendly and taught the class well. I liked how she just taught us the basics and then let us play around and come up with our own things. It would be good to also get an electronic copy of the booklet that was provided during the workshop next time.

Hana Crowl Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Fantastic! Caity was super lovely and the class was informative and fun. Can’t wait to wear my rings. Highly recommend it!

Cathie Dunn Jun 2020


What a fantastic workshop. Instructor was brilliant so helpful without being over the top. So willing to share her knowledge and experience. Would highly recommend.

Jade Reynolds Mar 2020


Great class! I got really stuck in, could have stayed doing this for hours Very informative and helpful plus handy leaflet to take home included :)

Make a Silver Ring Workshop review by Jade Reynolds

Emma Beukers Mar 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Caity was amazing, gave us plenty of tips and tricks to carve our rings, feedback to make our designs work better to ensure perfect casting, great workshop space

Jewellery Making workshop review by Emma Beukers

David Lynch Feb 2020


The class was great!
Our teach was very engaging & attentive. Excited for the final product.

Zerrin Koroglu Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed this class, it was laid back and casual
the teacher was helpful but also allowed us time to get stuck into our ring design. Caity had plenty of helpful hints and tips as well
I would do this class again

Make a Silver Ring Workshop review by Zerrin Koroglu

Zerrin Koroglu Feb 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


I really enjoyed this class, it was laid back and casual
the teacher was helpful but also allowed us time to get stuck into our ring design. Caity had plenty of helpful hints and tips as well
I would do this class again

Jewellery Making workshop review by Zerrin Koroglu

Ally Sekulovska Feb 2020


This class was so much fun and Caity was absolutely excellent! Will be recommending this to others

Samantha Louis Jan 2020


I loved this class, the teacher - Caity gave us good direction. She sat with us individually to help with any ideas we brought to the class to make our silver ring, but its also fine if you don't as she came with examples.

It was a hot evening, but there were fans in the work shop and I didn't feel uncomfortable at all during the class.

I enjoyed the time working on my piece and would highly recommend it, plus I get to keep something I created!


Yvonne Peters Dec 2019


Teacher was amazing, I learned a lot and came out with lots of fab information. Venue was grouse!

Jane Sunderland Dec 2019


Had a great time at the Make a Silver Ring Workshop.
Caity was friendly, her instructions were easy to follow, and she gave everyone one-on-one advice during the class and made you feel very comfortable even for complete beginners like me!

Rachel Polivka Dec 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This class was a lot of fun and I learned a lot. Caity has great skills with the wax and was knowledgeable about the casting process. She had a lot of funny stories, too. It’s cool to be able to make your own piece of jewelry. There was plenty of time for me to experiment and make three pieces. I chose two to get casted into silver. You get one piece included in the price of the workshop and you can get an additional piece cast for an extra cost, based on the weight of the piece. It’s really good value!

Caitlin Butler Dec 2019


An amazing class in a very cool venue. Caity, out teacher, was extremely knowledgable and overall a friendly person! It was great fun and I highly recommend
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