Mini 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
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 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.
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.
Make a pair of beautiful silver earrings in this one day workshop. Learn how to texture the surface of silver as well as doming, forming and shaping techniques to create earrings and attach handmade pieces to silver findings that you have made yourself.
In this extended class, learn how to create shapes, forms and different dimensions with metal. Solder, file and texture surfaces to explore the construction of contemporary jewellery.
This class is great opportunity for students who would like extra class time to work on their own projects or a beginner wanting to know about jewellery basics including soldering, filing, sawing working with silver and other metals and how to make simple jewellery pieces.
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.