Jewellery with Di Appleby

Di’s class for the 2019 Summer Retreat is sold out!

Make sure you’re on the waitlist in case more spots become available. In the mean time there are a range of other classes available as part of this retreat and don’t worry if a place becomes available in this class we’ll let you switch

Waitlist open

A Splash of Colour and Light

Medium: Jewellery
Skill: Intermediate to advanced
Materials: $120* (basic tool kit $70)

This workshop aims to enhance the impact of your jewellery creations.

With a focus on design you will learn how to accentuate three-dimensional form by exploring the impact of colour, light and shadow. Incorporating materials such as gemstones, pearls, ebony and shell you will give your pieces new life.

You will learn to set a variety of sizes of gemstones in silver bezel settings, building on your existing soldering skills and how to do complex solder joins.

During this 7-day workshop you will make two cabochon-set rings and a range of other items of your choice such as pendants, earrings and rings.

This workshop is senior secondary student friendly (bookable for those 15+).

Materials list

About Di

Di completed her Masters of Art in Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2003. She has taught in the Jewellery and Object Design Department at the Design Centre Enmore, at the College of Fine Art, University of NSW and currently teaches at SquarePeg Jewellery Studios, Sydney.

Her personal style focuses on handmade designs of great colour and craftsmanship. Gemstones set into burnished silver and gold find unique form in Diane’s designs, along with richly coloured gems and bejewelled objects.



*The materials cost noted is indicative only if you need to purchase every item. You may already have some of the required materials or tools in your artwares collection and therefore the estimated materials cost will be less than indicated. See the materials lists for more information