This year, I was invited to attend the Pure Silver Ring Making Workshop by Tanja Sadow, Dean and founder of Jewelry Design & Management International School (JDMIS) at the Singapore International Jewellery Expo (SIJE) 2022 held at Marina Bay Sands.
Do you have trouble finding the jewellery piece that perfectly expresses your personality and style? Do you want to find a productive channel to express your creativity and aesthetic sense? Why not try making jewellery by yourself?
Insider Tip: Silversmithing is not difficult, at all. It is beginner-friendly and can be done at the comfort of your own home using the new Metal Clay technology. Plus, you can even turn your hobby into a side business for additional income! Why silver? It is one of the jewellery metals that can endure the test of time. Silver is regarded as a noble metal that is hypoallergenic, resists corrosion, looks stunning and is less expensive than gold! More importantly, if you work with 99.9% pure silver, it tarnishes more slowly and can be fired, soldered and polished more easily that sterling or other lower-quality alloys! Take that fine silver and make it an ultra-file powder – and you get ‘metal clay’ – an incredible pure silver material that is easy for beginners to mould and use to explore their creative potential.
Personalised jewellery makes a perfect gift or keepsake. It is one-of-a-kind and accurately reflects the person’s personality and style. While customising jewellery is not difficult these days, handcrafting one makes it especially meaningful.
Try it for yourself and find out how master craftsmen work with ‘Metal Clay’ – composed of pure silver particles, water and binders, and transform it into a pure silver ring through shaping, carving, and “firing”. Bring home and flaunt to family and friends, a unique and noteworthy 999 Pure Silver Ring!
Learning from JDMIS
I had so much fun designing and making my very own silver ring. It was one of the most insightful workshops that I have attended. Tanja is such an awesome teacher and kept us engaged throughout. And who knew you don’t have to be sweating it out in a kiln to make a silver ring all within 1 and a half hours! Check out the process on this Instagram post.
If you’re interested to learn more about silver making, JDMIS offers the Silver Jewellery Fabrication Certificate that focuses on building the foundational skills needed for a wide variety of designer projects and covers the techniques and design considerations related to the use of the different types of metal clay. JDMIS is supported by SkillsFuture with funding up to 70% of Tuition Fees.
To find out more about this certification, call JDMIS at 6221 5253 to indicate your interest. Grab some digital FREEBIES kindly provided by JDMIS.
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