Learn how to cast items from resin to create your own jewellery. Students will be shown how to make a simple ‘open’ mould, embed different materials into resin, to use pigments to produce different effects and to use resin with existing jewellery techniques. All related health and safety issues will be covered.
Learn resin casting and mould preparation techniques. Embed fabric, paper and various small objects to create unique jewellery objects.
You can expect to produce at least one finished bangle and a small number of beads from your own moulds.
This Resin Jewellery Making class is delivered by Sarah & Stacey from Flock Curiosity Assembly.
Flock Curiosity Assembly is the creative jewellery partnership of Sarah Byrne and Stacey Rutigliano formed in 2009. They are inspired by a mutual love of unusual and unconventional colour combinations in the form of edgy statement designs for everyday and every event wear. Every piece is designed, sculpted, cast and finished by Flock Curiosity Assembly in their home-based Melbourne studios.
Feel free to bring along materials to embed into resin such as fabric, decorated paper or magazine pages, coloured thread or ribbon, shells, dry plant material and small plastic parts. Generally, sharp metallic parts should be avoided. Note that glass objects cannot readily be reproduced.
For safety, please wear covered toe shoes (no sandals) and bring an apron or shirt to protect your clothes. Long hair must be tied back and please do not wear any loose/dangly jewellery.
Students who are pregnant, have skin or respiratory allergies, or who are sensitive to paints or chemicals are recommended to buy respirator masks equipped with charcoal filters for organic solvents. CAE supply P2 safety masks to all other students.
This course is suitable for complete beginners and those with previous jewellery making experience.