Silver Jewellery with Jane Tadrist Wednesdays at 10:00 am and 6:30pm

Silver Jewellery with Jane Tadrist

This class is an ongoing traditional jewellery course for beginners and improvers, which covers different techniques each term to enable participants to create a minimum of one piece of silver jewellery.

Beginners will learn the essential techniques of saw-piercing, texturing, forming, soldering and finishing metal.  We begin by practicing skills with copper and then move on to working with silver.  We cover different techniques each term including: combining metals, making findings, bezel settings, twisting metal, patination and cold connections.


The tutor will provide all specialist tools and equipment at the term cost of $40.

A starter pack for beginners containing consumables and materials for the term project can be provided for $50.

Returning students can purchase some consumables and materials from the tutor or individually in consultation with the tutor.

Non specialist items – to be provided by participant

  • Fine black permanent marker eg. sharpie, stabilo
  • Masking tape
  • Double sided tape
  • Notebook and pens
  • Sketchbook and pencils
  • Steel ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Paint brush - fine
  • Large box or tool box to contain materials
  • 2x small containers with lid - individual portion jam jar or film canister size is ideal
  • battery operated clip on light
  • Apron
  • Old hand towel or tea towel to dry metal

Hire of all jewellery hand tools and equipment per term $40

Beginners pack for term project $50

  • Copper
  • Sterling silver
  • 1 x sterling silver 0.8mm wire
  • 2 x silver solder – hard & easy
  • 12 x 0 piercing saw blades
  • 3 x drill bits – 1.0mm, 1.2mm, 1.5mm
  • 5 x emery paper – 240, 400, 600, 800, 1000