Make your own
special piece of jewellery
with Abby Seymour’s
expert guidance

Learn how to
turn metal into
your own piece
of wearable art with
Abby Seymour.
Abby’s diverse practice and experience enables her to cover a broad skill base at her
workshops. With no prior skills or materials required, you will leave her
Brunswick East studio with an original piece of jewellery, crafted by your own hands.

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Available
workshops

Wax Carving to Metal - Jewellery Casting

Next class scheduled for: 19 June 2021

For any skill level. No prior skills, knowledge or materials needed.

Class details

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  • Location: This intimate workshop will be held over two days at Abby Seymour’s studio – suite 7, 50 Albert Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne.
  • Class size:This workshop is limited to a small number of students with a minimum of four bookings, otherwise it will be rescheduled and a credit note or new date will apply.
  • Bookings: We recommend booking to secure your spot. If workshop dates are affected by circumstances outside our control, we will reschedule. If you have already attended one of the two classes, the second will be rescheduled. If you haven’t done either class yet and can’t attend the new dates, you’ll have the option of a full refund.
  • What's included: All tools and materials are provided – all you need to bring is yourself, plus any inspirational images or objects you would like to refer to. To cast your jewellery, you can choose from silver, gold or brass. Gold involves an extra cost priced on the amount needed, and you can also buy other materials from Abby’s workshop if you choose to. You will have access to Abby’s showroom display of jewellery and reference books for inspiration as well.
  • Schedule: The workshop will be split into two classes. In the first class, you will learn how to work in wax and make your designs for casting. In the second class, you will learn how to work with your chosen metal and refine your special piece of jewellery, ready to take home. Each class will break for lunch from 12:30–1pm. Food is not provided, however there is a park across from the studio and cafes in the same street.
  • Completion: At the end of the workshop, your jewellery will be ready to take home, made to suit and fit you perfectly. You will also receive a comprehensive course guide, full of information to continue your jewellery making journey. You will have a good understanding of the basics and be able to attend any of Abby’s follow-up studio classes, offered only to her previous students.

This workshop is the perfect opportunity to bring your style and vision to life, using the techniques of an experienced artist and jeweller at the pinnacle of her craft. You will get to make your own unique ring, earrings, pendant, bangle or small metal object to take home.

Abby Seymour is known for her illustrative and distinctive carved detail, applied through the lost art of wax casting in metal. This style, which conjures references to ancient Egyptian relics and Art Deco geometry, naturally enables the maker to mark each piece as their own.

Designed for beginner to intermediate level, this workshop will guide you through the wax casting design process from choosing the right tools to selecting and carving the right wax, and filing and polishing your jewellery.

There will be many demonstrations along the way and opportunities for individual tuition, tailored to guide you through the nuances of design. You will also be given an invaluable hand book to reference at home, along with a gridded design pad and wax to continue your designs and of course, your very own piece to wear and treasure.

Student testimonials:

  • "Abby was very generous with knowledge sharing and if I wanted I could create pieces on my own at home. The booklet has all the information about where to buy supplies and tools, and Abby was very hands on with her teaching processes."
  • "It was a small class which meant I got lots of support from the teacher. Makes it a more positive experience, and is reflected in a better quality finished piece."
  • "A fun, informational and rewarding workshop with a great teacher. I didn't understand the jewellery making process beforehand but the class gave me a real insight into the various steps of design, constructing in wax and finishing in metal. Would love to do it again!"
  • "Abby is an incredibly knowledgeable teacher with lots of experience and patience. The studio and class is well-equipped and an inspiring place to complete a workshop. I would highly recommend the wax jewellery workshop."
  • "I loved this workshop and learned more than I expected. I was very inspired by Abby and also the other people attending the workshop, fantastic opportunity!"

Jewellery Casting - Ring Workshop

Next class scheduled for: 10 July 2021

For any skill level. No prior skills, knowledge or materials needed.

Class details

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  • Location: This intimate workshop will be held over two days at Abby Seymour’s studio – suite 7, 50 Albert Street, Brunswick East, Melbourne.

  • Class size: This workshop is limited to a small number of students with a minimum of four bookings, otherwise it will be rescheduled and a credit note or new date will apply. It is well suited to couples wanting to design their own unity or wedding rings.

  • Bookings: We recommend booking to secure your spot. If workshop dates are affected by circumstances outside our control, we will reschedule. If you have already attended one of the two classes, the second will be rescheduled. If you haven’t done either class yet and can’t attend the new dates, you’ll have the option of a full refund.

  • What's included: All tools and materials are provided – all you need to bring is yourself, plus any inspirational images or objects you would like to refer to. To cast your ring, you can choose from silver, gold or brass. Gold involves an extra cost priced on the amount needed, and you can also buy other materials from Abby’s workshop if you choose to. You will have access to Abby’s showroom display of jewellery and reference books for inspiration as well.

  • Schedule: The workshop will be split into two classes. In the first class, you will learn how to work in wax and make your design for casting. In the second class, you will learn how to work with your chosen metal and refine your unique ring, ready to take home.

  • Class Completion: At the end of the workshop, your new ring will be ready to take home, made to suit and fit you perfectly. You will have a good understanding of the basics and be able to attend any of Abby’s follow-up studio classes, available only to her previous students.

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own ring, this workshop is the perfect place to bring your dream to life through an enjoyable, expertly guided experience.

This workshop suits anyone looking for a fun entry into the medium and wanting to create their own original ring, as well as couples seeking to share the magic of crafting a sentimental ring for their special someone, together.

Designed for beginner to intermediate level, the workshop will guide you through the wax casting design process from choosing the right tools to selecting and carving the right wax, and filing and polishing your ring. There will be many demonstrations along the way and opportunities for individual tuition, tailored to guide you through the nuances of design.

With Abby’s vast design knowledge, technical expertise and highly specialised skill in the lost art of wax casting, your vision will be in safe hands – your own. Abby’s experience as a design teacher and in working with clients over the past decade to commemorate their personal occasions enables her to share and guide individuals through the process, with or without any prior experience.

Following the workshop’s two intimate classes, you will get to take home and cherish your ring into the future, with a special added connection and appreciation.


Student testimonials:

  • “Abby was incredibly kind with her knowledge, skills and resources. I learnt an incredible amount and had a fantastic time - very inspiring and I highly recommend this class to my friends!”

  • “Fantastic course, and lovely teacher who was very generous with her knowledge. Loved it, thanks Abby.”

  • “Abby was an extremely supportive and patient teacher, and I really enjoyed learning the skills required to create my own pieces of jewellery!”

  • “Brilliant working with Abby in her workshop. Her professionalism was very motivating. A great opportunity to be inspired by her amazing work - and she's so patient!"