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Jacques Fabian working at his bench
Jacques Fabian doing some Repousse and Chasing the traditional way

We are Australia’s first fully comprehensive Trade Training Specialists. We work with industry specialists and maintain a high standard of training integrity for Jewellery making and Silversmithing – Traditional of course.

Our Trainers

Peter Keep Australia's first online Trade training program

Full Time Traditional Silversmithing

Full time Traditional Silversmithing

$27,000.00 + Materials course duration One year
9.30am – 4pm
Monday to Wednesday

Some of the Topics covered

Tool making
Metallurgy
Raising
Sinking
Planishing
Polishing
Finishes
Construction
Forging
Repairs
….. and SO Much More!

This full-time program will allow those who complete it the ability to start their own Silversmithing business, contemporary or traditional workshop confidently.
This course covers all aspects of Hand fabrication within the industry and includes all tool making and smithing processes.
Not to be missed this training is conducted by our Senior head lecture Master Silver and Goldsmith Jacques Fabian.
Placement is limited Maximum of 4 students. This limit on attendees allows for greater one on one guidance.

Some Subject topics covered are as follows:
1) Repairs – Hollow wear

2) Raising

3) Design

4) Texturing and textured finishes

5) Repoussé and Chasing

6) Box making

7) Bowls and Vessels

8) Mixed Media

9) Casting Techniques

10) Tricks of the Trade

11) Larger traditional items – Challaces

12) Tools

13) Engraving on precious metals

14) Rhodium and Gilding processes

15) Hydraulic Die Forming and pressing processes

16) Formulas, Measurements and Calculations
17) Occupational Health Welfare and Safety (OHW & S)

Included in your fees are:
Training
Printed Resources
Use of Studio tools and equipment
Trade suppliers list

Things you are required to provide:
A4 spiral bound Visual Arts diary
Black BIC fine point pen
Permanent marker pen – fine point black or blue to make your metal
2B Pencil, mechanical pencil, Eraser, Ruler
Personal toolbox
Materials – Metal and Gemstones
Lunch

Full Time Jewellery Manufacture

Full time Jewellery Manufacture:

$27,000.00 +GST, Materials course duration One Year
9.30am – 4pm
Monday to Wednesday

Some of the Topics covered

Use hand tools
Use precision machine hand tools
Metallurgy – how metals work
Making Mounts and Settings
Setting
Fabrication and Construction
Repairs
Design
Wax and Casting processes

This full-time program will allow those who complete it the ability to start their own business or begin work in a Manufacturing Jewellers workshop confidently.
This course covers all aspects of Hand fabrication within the industry and includes Making mounts and Setting processes.
Not to be missed this training is conducted by our Senior head lecture Master Silver and Goldsmith Jacques Fabian.
Placement is limited Maximum of 4 students. This limit on attendees allows for greater one on one guidance.

Subject topics covered are as follows:
1) Jewellery Repairs

2) Ring makes
a. Plain barrel and Flat
b. Rings with settings
c. Design

3) Pendant and Earring Fabrication
a. Design
b. Construction
c. Setting

4) Making Mounts and Settings

5) Stone Setting

6) Design
a. Inspiration
b. Drawing and Sketching
c. Communications through Design
d. Hand Renderings in colour

7) Findings

8) Fabrication Techniques

9) Casting Techniques

10) Tricks of the Trade

11) Understanding Gems and Gemmology

12) Tools
a. Tool Maintenance
b. Tool set up – Gravers, handles and sharpening
c. Hammer facing – shapes and polish
d. Files and handles
e. Emery sticks

13) Engraving on precious metals

14) Rhodium and Gilding processes

15) Costing your work out

16) Hydraulic Die forming for Jewellers and Metal smiths
17) Formulas, Measurements and Calculations
18) Occupational Health Welfare and Safety (OHW & S)
19) Enamelling and Jewellery
20) History of the industry

Submit your portfolio for review to be able to apply for Recognition to Prior Learning (RPL) – (Interview required and learning units and resources can not be used as RPL evidence)

Included in your fees are:
Training
Printed Resources
Use of Studio tools and equipment
Trade suppliers list

Things you are required to provide:
A4 spiral bound Visual Arts diary
Black BIC fine point pen
Permanent marker pen – fine point black or blue to make your metal
2B Pencil, mechanical pencil, Eraser, Ruler
Personal toolbox
Materials – Metal and Gemstones
Lunch

6 Week Just the Basics Jewellery Manufacture or Silversmithing

6 week just the basics in Trade Jewellery Manufacture or Traditional Silversmithing:

$4,400.00
9.30am – 4pm
Monday to Wednesday for six weeks


Use hand tools
Learn about metals
Learn about heat processes like annealing and soldering
Learn basic construction

This course is open to all individuals who are interested in entering the precious metals industry.
The course will introduce you to the tools used in the Jewellery Manufacturing industry on a daily basis. You will then progress to learning how to use those tools in basic skills providing a practical understanding of the techniques and outcomes we seek in this trade.
This understanding will allow you to consider applying with confidence to Manufactures for potential employment or give you the industry insight to follow on with the Full Time Jewellery Manufacture course with a goal to begin your own business.

Some of the Topics covered

Topics covered are as follows:
1) Interpret Technical drawings
2) Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
3) Use hand tools
4) Use power tools in hand held operations
5) Perform computations and
6) Perform engineering measurements.

As we are not a government organisation there is no VET fee help or government assistance available. This is not a certified course.

Included in your fees are:
Printed Resources.
Use of Studio tools and equipment
Brass and Silver materials pack. (If you make a mistake you will have to purchase your own materials to repeat the process)
Trade suppliers list

Things you are required to provide:
Note pad and pen.
A4 Visual Art book with spiral binding
2B pencil, 0.5 Mechanical pencil, eraser and ruler
Bic Black classic fine point pen
Permanent marker pen – fine point
Silver for final activity to be advised.

Online Silversmithing with Jacques

This online Silversmithing course with Jacques will take you through all the kinds of skills such as Sinking, Planishing and Hand fabrication are some of the skills you will be introduced to during this Silver Salt Spoon introduction unit.

“Hi my name is Jacques Fabian. I am a Master Silver and Goldsmith with over 42 years of experience in this Trade. I am so excited to bring you these training videos from my Private STUDIO41 in Strathalbyn, South Australia, I see the Revival of this ancient and classical Trade Skill being highly desired. 

Over the next few months I look forward to bringing you skill topics such as – Tool making, Flat ware, Hollow ware, Trays and Techniques on a myriad of Items and Contemporary designs all created using Traditional applications.

A special thanks to my Friend Peter Keep for asking me to participate on his platform.

We run Silversmithing workshops at regular intervals throughout the year here in STUDIO41. For more information please feel welcome to contact our office on admin@jacquesfabian.com.au

You can also contact Jacques at www.jacquesfabian.com.au 

In our next video we will be teaching you how to make the accompanying Salt bowl.

https://www.jewellerytrainingsolutions.com.au/courses/silversmithing