Silversmithing is the art of making items from Silver, and as such, is classed as a Lapidary Allied Craft. Our members create from silver. bronze and occasionally gold.
WHAT WE DO
Silversmithing generally involves the use of silver wire or sheet to craft a variety of jewelry items, ranging from rings to pendants and broaches. Sheet metal and wire are carefully cut, shaped and soldered to create complete jewellery items or surrounds for cabachoned or faceted stones. Jewellery items and surrounds are also created by casting (see seperate menu item above).
OUR SILVERSMITHING WORKSHOP
Our silvermithing shop is located in the Ray Robinson building at our premises in the Caboolture Historical Village. Well equipped and air conditioned, it is one of the most popular activities at our club. Under the guiding hands of our excellent teachers, the beginner will carry out the fabrication of a number of ‘basic’ jewellery items in order to learn the techniques and tricks of the trade. Armed with those skills, they are then able to undertake more advanced work of their own choosing, again with the guidance of our teachers if they need assistance.
It is common for our members to create complete works by first cutting a stone, either by faceting or cabachoning, and then fabricate a silver setting or surround for it, however many works are also created completely in silver.
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