Sea Urchin Necklace
Nicole has a love of all things refined and silver.
Her work is inspired by treasures that are found, the tiny collection of nature’s gems. Nicole enjoys finding the individual stories that these treasures create for the wearer and the connection between the piece and nature.
Since completing her BA in Jewellery Design at Curtin University, her pieces have been picked up by a number of gallery shops. Nicole also works as a jewellery tutor at Fremantle Arts Centre, offering classes for beginners through to advanced.
Image courtesy of Nicole Kelly
Bezels are a popular and secure way to set stones. Using a stone of your choice, make a customised bezel and band. Processes covered including sawing, filing, soldering, sizing and setting. No previous jewellery making knowledge required.
In this intensive class, learn how to create shapes, forms and different dimensions with metal. Solder, file and texture surfaces to explore the construction of contemporary jewellery.
Learn the art of lost wax casting, creating miniature sculptural works in metal. Cast small–scale forms in new or recycled metal using a simple vacuum method and learn how to make them into wearable treasures. This is a great class on its own or linked with one of FAC’s other jewellery courses.
Keum Boo is a stunning technique where gold foil is applied to a silver surface, resulting in a contrast of bright yellow against white silver. Create a small a pendant, earrings, or brooch in this one day workshop. No previous jewellery making skills required.
Learn the foundations of jewellery making including soldering, sawing, filing, riveting and creating textured surfaces in metal. Design and construct your own contemporary bracelets, rings, earrings or pendants in silver.
Make a set of beautiful stacker rings using copper, silver and brass in this one day workshop. Learn some fundamental jewellery-making skills and explore how to design your rings using texture, shape and size to create your own unique set that can be worn together in a stack or on their own.
Discover the simple technique of cuttlebone casting and the art of lost wax casting, a process in which a mould is created out of wax, burnt away and then refilled with metal. Using wax mould–making techniques allows for fine detailing on a small scale, resulting in exquisite metal pieces.
Learn how to set and create a pearl cup using a water casting process in silver for a pendant or a ring. Bring your own pearl or we can provide a fresh water pearl for your piece.
Create your own unique set of textured earrings in this new teens' course with Nicole Lance. Learn a number of fundamental jewellery making skills while exploring how to design, texture, shape and hammer your own pair of textured earrings.
Create your own unique set of stacker rings using copper, silver and brass. Learn a number of fundamental jewellery making skills while exploring how to design, texture, shape and size your own set of rings. Stacker rings can be worn together in a stack or own their own.