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Make a Silver Ring

Saturdays 31 August & 14 September @ 1pm - 4pm

August 31 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Make a Silver Ring workshop in Auckland

Ever wanted to make your own jewellery?
Ring, pendant or others, this Make a Silver Ring workshop is the perfect introduction to designing and making your very custom pieces!

In the Make a Silver Ring workshop we will be using the ancient Lost Wax method.

  • In the first session:
    We will use jewellers wax and carve a wax model of the piece you want to make. Our experienced tutor Macarena Bernal will show you how to do that step by step, so fear not if you are an absolute beginner, you will be well guided! This workshop caters for all levels.  Once you’ve crafted your piece of jewellery in wax, it will be cast in either white bronze or silver – whichever you choose!
    The wax model you made will be used to create a plaster mould in which molten silver or bronze will be poured into (our tutor will do this tricky bit in between your two sessions)
  • In the second session:
    Your casting will be back, at that stage you will be finishing youe piece.  Filing, carving and cleaning it up to make it look just like you dreamed it!


What to Bring to the Make a Silver Ring Workshop:

We provide all materials and tools and organise the casting for you at your own cost.
Casting prices will vary depending on size, weight, and metal of choice. As a guide, a 3.5g wax ring can cost $15 in silver and $8 in white bronze approximately.

What students say about the Make a Silver Ring workshop:

Jacqueline M. (March. 2023)
Maca was an amazing talented and knowledgeable tutor. Everything was explained fully and she never failed to assist if required.

The venue was comfortable, well lit and fully kitted with all equipment required. Nice size class with not too many students making almost one on one when required.

Sheirley I. (Dec. 2022)
Loved working with Maca on this lost wax process. Always wonderful to learn something new, especially with such a vibrant and engaging tutor!

Samantha W. (Dec. 2022)
I absolutely loved the Make a Silver Ring Workshop. It was so much fun to be able to create something from scratch, and Maca was super friendly and helpful in guiding the process to make sure we came out with brilliant finished pieces. I will definitely be back for more workshops in the future!

Em G. (Dec. 2022)
The Make A Silver Ring (lost wax casting) course that Maca Bernal put on over 2 Saturdays was incredible. The venue was great, having such a range of materials and tools to work with, and with such expert tutoring, made for an experience that exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend the tutor, the venue and this workshop!


Find out more about Macarena Bernal



August 31
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Studio 2
35 Uxbridge Road
Auckland, 2014 New Zealand
(09) 535 6467


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Make Silver Ring: Saturdays 31 August & 14 September @ 1pm - 4pm Ticket
This ticket entitles you to attend the Make a Silver Ring workshop taking place on Saturday 31 August & 14 September @ 1pm - 4pm.
$ 189.00
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About Your Tutor:

Macarena Bernal

Macarena Bernal – Tutor of Resin Jewellery workshop, Make a Silver Ring Workshop and Design and Make Jewellery term classes Chilean national, resident of New Zealand since 2012, and a citizen since 2018, Macarena has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from Finis Terrae University in Santiago, an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery Practice from MIT in Auckland, a Post Graduate Degree and a Master’s Degree from the Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin School of Arts. Macarena Bernal chooses Contemporary Jewellery as her…