Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings

Eartastic - Design and handcraft your own set of earrings in sterling silver.



4 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public classes), 3 to 5

label $139 - $149 ($149 per guest when you book for 1+ guests, $139 for 3+ guests)

In this hands-on workshop, "eartastic" you will learn techniques to make a pair of earring designed and hand made by you! The workshop is hosted in the Blue Mountains, Lady Bird Studio / Karinya which has expansive views over a valley of trees, the property backs onto the national park.

You will begin learning how to work with metal, first using copper to practice saw-pierced and texturing which will help develop your idea. Then after morning tea move on to creating your own beautiful sterling silver pair of earrings.

With time to focus and hone your skills, this class, open to all levels, is the perfect starting point to get creative and make some fabulous wearable piece of your own design.

The workshop is for beginners or anyone with some experience. All materials will be provided at no extra cost.

Essential techniques covered:

  • Metal cutting – learn how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames
  • Texturing and stamping – whether it’s a hammered texture or stamping, there is a range of tools to experiment with
  • Anneal – using special jewellery torches watch how to anneal metal
  • Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your earrings a final finish.

We finish in time lunch (BYO your lunch), time for you to relax and enjoy the view.

Please note: The workshop will only go ahead if there are two or more participants - anyone booked will be moved to a new date that suits them.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
  • Equipment and creative supplies - a piece of copper and silver provided.
  • A selection of tea, coffee and water
What to bring
  • Your enthusiasm
  • Wear comfortable clothes as you will be working with tools (an apron is provided).
  • You must wear closed in shoes and long hair must be tied back.
  • Bring your lunch. Morning tea will be provided.
Location

Wentworth Falls, NSW

Exact location is masked for privacy. You'll automatically get the specific address after booking.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings location
Your teacher
Fran Cane
Fran Cane
(Lady Bird Design)

5.0 (301)
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Fran is an artist; an educator, neither overshadows, they simply entwine and enrich one another.

At a young age Fran discovered the value of creating art in her daily life. The act of art helped Fran express her identity. The process of developing an idea, especially with jewellery, seeing that idea come to completion by Fran's own hand filled her with satisfaction and accomplishment.  Fran began to see how creating art helped other aspects of my life and learning.

Fran is inspired by nature, patterns, form and texture. Each created piece portrays a slice of life, a perspective of the world in which we all live. Her mediums span painting and jewellery to collage and stitching. They all bring joy, though not everything turns out how she envisaged.

In particular Fran sees the unique design and individually handcrafted nature of bespoke jewellery as an ornamental way of extending personal self-expression. During the creative process, she is mindful that someone will be wearing the piece and it will come alive only when it finds its owner.

Fran is most comfortable in the studio classroom teaching art than in any other place or endeavour. It fills her soul to help others learn by exposing them to tools, materials and techniques of Fran's trade and then develop their skills and confidence in the creative medium.

Through support, conversation and laughter, I set a welcoming scene of free expression.

Ladybird Design Creative Studio is the culmination of creating a life around my passions of art, jewellery and teaching. It frees Fran to take a piece of silver, blank canvas or paper, turn it into a beautiful thing and share it with the world every day. Fran believes now more than ever that pursuing one’s passions makes life more colourful and vibrant, gives us pleasure and purpose, but most of all it reminds us of who we are.

Fran would love to share the joy of creating and making with you.

Verified reviews

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Anna Quinn Sep 2023


Fran was knowledgeable about what we were doing and provided plenty of guidance in the earring making process. We were supplied with all the necessary materials as well as a test piece of copper to practice techniques on. Great day out!

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Anna Quinn - Blue Mountains

Cath Apr 2023


This was such fun. Fran is not only brilliant and creative and knows her stuff but she creates a lovely relaxed atmosphere and is really brilliant at offering just enough help and suggestions at just the right time to make sure that your piece turns out as you dreamed or even better but you still feel like you made it yourself :) Looking forward to next time!

Anonymized Customer Jun 2022


We had a wonderful time with Fran and made 2 pairs of beautiful earrings. Also we were offered some delicious biscuits with tea and coffee. The place itself is cosy and has some magnificent views.

Bev Jun 2022


Turning a flat piece of silver into a stunning pair of earrings is such a thrill. I love what we created. Thank you Fran

Fran is a creative and patient teacher and makes you feel confident you can do this. So looking forward to my next workshop.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Bev  - Blue Mountains

Lauren Powell May 2022


Fran is just wonderful. She is friendly, informative, and fun. Fran provided just enough direction to understand the skill but allowed us to explore our own ideas. Fran is clearly experienced as I had a very vague idea which she was able to make sense of and turn into fantastic earrings. Fran was able to trial a number of different techniques to achieve our goal. I did this class with my mum and we both had such a great day, we would definitely recommend this class. SO. MUCH. FUN! Fran also provided delicious morning tea. Thank you Fran.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Lauren Powell - Blue Mountains

Michelle Andrieux May 2022


Fran was fantastic. Very patient and explained everything simply and well.
The class was enjoyable, I was surprised at how well my earrings turned out. I’d definitely recommend this class. I’ll be back for another session with Fran for sure.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Michelle Andrieux - Blue Mountains

Helen Campbell Apr 2022


Fran is friendly, experienced and a great teacher - just enough guidance to give you confidence but not too much so you really design and create your own jewellery. Her studio has a wonderful view of the mountains and is well equipped. We were amazed at how far we got in 4 hours - from complete beginners with no design to completing our new earrings (which were surprisingly beautiful considering we had no creative bent at all) We are looking forward to doing another class with Fran soon.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Helen Campbell - Blue Mountains

Robyn Cruwys Feb 2022


It was a great course. At the end you get to come home with your own earrings and the venue was great. Everything was there and the view at lunch time was fantastic, really enjoyed it. Fran was an awesome teacher and explained everything in a way that made it easy to follow and do.
Highly recommended for anyone interested in jewellery making.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Robyn Cruwys - Blue Mountains

Jean Parlett Dec 2021


Fran is very talented and a great teacher. I finally did a jewellery class where I finished a fab and wearable pair of earrings I am proud of. Frans venue was properly organised with we had access to everything we needed. Fran was friendly and easy to understand. The class was well paced and held at a great venue. Everything I needed was provided and more.

Jewellery Making class review by Jean Parlett - Blue Mountains

Catherine Ferrara Dec 2021


Fabulous class thoroughly enjoyed it. Fran the teacher is terrific and class is small and intimate. I made some lovely earrings which I will wear a lot.

Silver Jewellery Making Class: Earrings review by Catherine Ferrara - Blue Mountains

Maxine Acosta-Ostrzycki May 2021


Absolutely loved Fran’s silver jewellery making workshop. She’s highly experienced, patient and taught with empathy and great skill. The venue has everything you needed plus the complimentary nibbles with cheese, tea, chocolates and strawberries. It was a wonderful night for the whole family which consisted of a 10 year old girl, husband and wife :)

Jewellery Making class review by Maxine Acosta-Ostrzycki - Blue Mountains

Deslie Kasmer Apr 2021


Fran was very keen to hone our skills before we started on the silver;so the teaching was important to her as well. She guided our ideas and encouraged our own unique creations. A well set up and welcoming environment. Thankyou Fran

Jewellery Making class review by Deslie Kasmer - Blue Mountains

Brigitte Grant Jan 2021


Such a fun class!
Fran (the teacher) was friendly and very helpful!
Cant wait to do another of her class. Highly recommand it!

Sabina Lvankovic Dec 2020


As a teacher Fran was easy going and fun to be around, all materials were supplied that made things easier. A really fun day with earnings to go home with

Jill Johnson Dec 2020


Lovely afternoon with Fran. I really enjoyed the process and company while designing and making an amazing pair of earrings. I would highly recommend this class.

Kathleen Konarew Nov 2020


This workshop was a really creative and collaborative experience which I totally enjoyed - many thanks
The teacher's positive approach and practical support made the experience really affirming - giving one the confidence to try more. I look forward to participating in more workshops in the future

Frankie Louise Oct 2020


The class was terrific. Fran was super lovely, knowledgable, outgoing and caring which made me feel completely at ease. She was so helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed the class. I can't believe I made a full set of gorgeous earrings on the first day which I gave to my daughter who bought me the class as a gift. I also had one of the best tasting coffees made for me ;). The studio has a very relaxing ambiance in a lovely bush setting. Fran is a true artist with a lot of other talents all of which added to the creative energy of the day. Fran makes her own beautiful jewellery, many of which I was tempted to buy for myself (and might still do). All in all, I can't say enough good things about the experience and I highly recommend the class. Thanks, MJ.

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