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Metal Finishing/Polishing Session (BYO cast ring) - Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs, 3105 VIC)

Metal Finishing/Polishing Session (BYO cast ring) - Melbourne (Eastern Suburbs, 3105 VIC)

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So you never attended a wax carving jewellery workshop and embarked on your wax carving journey on your own accord. You sent your wax carved ring off to be cast in metal and it's in your hand with a spiky sprue looking dull and all. Now you're thinking "well, what do I do now?"! You're feeling lost and overwhelmed, and that is totally normal! 

If you have a freshly cast piece of silver/gold in your hand and aren't sure how to get it smooth and shiny - this class is for you! It's  BYO cast ring. This class is for finishing one ring. I'll take you through the steps to finish it professionally. I'll provide all tools, polishing compounds and equipment for use in the studio - you just have to bring your own lost wax cast (or sand cast) ring! Allow 2 - 2.5 hours for this class! 

Important note: this class does not include preparing stones for setting in metal, stone setting techniques, graver work/engraving, soldering or casting/assembly. It is strictly for finishing plain metal stone-less silver or gold rings only (no platinum or 22K gold is permitted). Suitable ring designs for finishing in this class are: stacking ring, dome ring, signet ring etc.

Please reach out before booking to ensure your ring design is suitable and that I have the correct tools and attachments onsite!

Students who have attended the one-week wax carving masterclasses are invited to purchase this class as an add-on in the future if they require help with finishing/polishing any of their independently cast items from their classes! 

Much Love,

Dahna

Prerequisites

Open to complete beginners - the only requirement is BYO cast ring! The classes are available to individuals aged 15 and up. For those under 18, a parent or guardian must be present during the course duration and the class should be arranged privately as a 1:1. Please email me at dahnamak@gmail.com to ensure your ring is suitable for this class. This class does not include stone setting/seat preparation, soldering, graver work/engraving, or cast/assemble.
This class is for polishing silver and gold rings only. It is not suitable for high karat 22K gold or platinum - sorry!
Spare rings are not available in the event a student forgets to bring their own ring to class. In this event, the class is rescheduled (can not be refunded).

Course Details

The course starts at 10 am. You'll be guided through polishing and finishing your casting to a completed product. Includes take-home PDF notes and tool lists (sent via email after class). This class involves the use of power tools and safety equipment must be worn when required.

Important note: this class does not include preparing stones for setting in metal, stone setting techniques, graver work/engraving, soldering or casting/assembly. It is strictly for finishing plain metal stone-less silver or gold rings only (no platinum or 22K gold is permitted). Suitable ring designs for finishing in this class are: stacking ring, dome ring, signet ring etc.

Schedule & Structure

Cleaning and Polishing - starts at 10 am, lasting around 2 - 2.5 hours dependent on your design. Includes coffee/tea and biscuits.

This class is arranged at a time that suits us both, with weekdays preferable. This class can occasionally be hosted on weekends provided my other classes aren't booked. Please reach out to check my calendar availability.

Tools List

You will be working on fully equipped jeweller's benches using professional processes and tools. All necessary equipment, safety glasses, and consumables are provided onsite for use in the studio. Please bring an apron if you choose to remain dust-free, as well as your reading glasses! BYO cast ring (raw casting).

Fees & Payment

The total course fee is $185 which is due upfront before class. You are required to bring your own ring for this class!
Classes are strictly non-refundable.
Please refer to Workshop FAQ's and Workshop Policies for further details.

Studio Policies & Safety

This class involves the use of power tools and requires you to wear the provided safety equipment on request (filtration mask and safety goggles).
Safety is top priority. Students must adhere to all safety procedures: closed-toe shoes, long hair tied up, no loose clothing or scarves. Clean safety glasses and new disposable masks will be provided for you to wear. Please read through the studio policies carefully prior to attending your classes - these policies are sent to you immediately after the class has been purchased. If you're unwell, please reschedule your class to another weekday. Full terms and conditions for workshops and policies can be found on our website. Studio policies are sent via email after a class has been purchased. Please review these policies prior to attending class.

After Course Completion

After course completion, you will receive an informational pack (in PDF format) detailing the polishing/finishing steps, a list of tools used, and access to one-time supplier discounts with participating local suppliers. This information is sent via email to your provided email address.

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