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From Wax to Wearable Jewellery
with Claire McArdle

Experience 2 hours of working with wax to make your own jewellery piece. During the class you will work with wax to explore different forms and techniques.
After the class, your wax will be cast into sterling silver and finished before being posted to you to wear and enjoy!

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From Wax to Wearable Jewellery Experience
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$240 per person (min. 2 people)

 

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CLASS INFORMATION

  • Available for private classes

  • Cost: $240.00 per person (min. 2 people)

  • Duration: 2 Hours​

 

Make your own unique piece of botanical silver jewellery.

Create a wearable memory with Ballarat silversmith Claire McArdle.

In this hands-on experience, you will learn about the process of lost wax casting to make personalised silver jewellery. Be inspired by Wildflower’s extensive range of botanicals and Ballarat’s famous gardens to create your own precious memento or unique gift.

Under the tutelage of Claire, you will use various tools, types of wax and techniques to create your own wax models, one of which will then be expertly crafted by Claire into an ever-lasting silver ring, a pair of earrings or pendant. 

Claire McArdle studied gold and silversmithing at RMIT University, including partaking in an exchange program with the Estonian Academy of Arts. She has won national and international awards for jewellery making and is currently undertaking a PhD in fine arts.

This event is part of the Made of: Ballarat Experiences series. Take a guided deep dive into Ballarat’s creative culture with hands-on experiences led by award-winning makers and creators. Explore the full series at madeofballarat.com

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Access to all the tools and materials to create a custom piece of jewellery

  • The price includes one piece of jewellery (ring, earrings, pendant or small object) up to 15g weight in silver. Please note additional costs apply for overweight pieces, multiple pieces, or for a piece to be cast into gold. 

 

WHAT YOU TAKE AWAY

A few weeks after the class participants will be posted their professionally finished piece of silver jewellery.

 

EXPERIENCE DURATION
120 minutes (2 hours)



MADE OF: BALLARAT CREATIVE EXPERIENCES
Explore Ballarat’s thriving creative culture with the Made of: Ballarat Experiences series. From gold leafing in a bluestone cellar to capturing moody backstreets on film, these hands-on adventures will take you off the beaten path with local makers and creators. Discover what Ballarat is made of – and perhaps unlock some hidden talents along the way. 

To explore the full series of creative and cultural experiences visit madeofballarat.com

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CM Workshop is where Claire McArdle focuses on teaching and jewellery experiences.

She has over fifteen years of experience in jewellery and object making.

After growing up in Ballarat she moved to Melbourne to study and work and has recently moved back. 

 

In her art jewellery practice she has exhibited internationally as well as around Australia and has won numerous awards. See more information at clairemcardle.com.

This takes place on the unceded lands of the Wadawurrung people.

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