Chain Maille

MARTINE FOERG

Workshop 2 hours

Saturday 16 October 2021 - 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Sunday 17 October 2021 - 1.30pm to 3.30pm

Picture the medieval past and create a pair of chain maille copper earrings!

About the Workshop

Chain Maille Copper Earrings

Medieval Craft for the 21st Century

Chain maille! Once used in a medieval age known to protect the knights of kings from serious injury!

Picture the medieval past! “Knights in shining armour,” the romance, rich nobility – princes, courage and valour.

The beauty of chain maille is its simplicity but it is a lengthy process. Today modern chain maille jewellery takes its inspiration from the medieval.

 

We use alot of open jumprings which are woven tightly together.

The end result is an elegant style with flair and suits the refined taste.

Join Martine for a 2 hour session and take home your pair of copper earrings at the end. You can then be insprired to make your own bracelet and possibly a necklace to complete the full collection of your handmade wearable art.

Copper is an elemental metal that is a bright reddish-orange in colour. It is a reactive metal, meaning over time, it will darken and gain a patina, sometimes with a greenish hue. Copper can also discolor skin, most commonly when it is worn snugly like a finger ring or tight-fitting bracelet. Copper is a soft metal, which makes it great for wire wrapping. Because of copper's softness, solid copper components may bend easier than copper-plated beads and findings. Unplated copper is usually called raw copper or bare copper.

This course is suitable for over 16 years of age.

 

 

VENUE

Buninyong Anglican Church Hall

405 Scott Street, Buninyong

MATERIALS

  • All materials supplied

BOOKING CONDITIONS

Please refer to the terms & conditions at the bottom of the site for changes to your booking. We have a very strict no changes to booking inside of 7 days policy. You will receive a full refund if government restrictions prevent travel.
 

LUNCH & COFFEE!

There are several options in walking distance. Please note there is no fridge onsite.

Tea and instant coffee making facilities will be available at the venue.
 

PARKING

There is plenty of free parking all over Buninyong within walking distance to all venues.

 

MAXIMUM STUDENTS

Only 9 students! Book early!
 

HEALTH

Please do not attend and contact us straight away to get a refund if you have any cold and flu symptoms and/or have travelled to a COVID hotspot inside of 14 days of the workshop. Our workshop spaces are set up to ensure adequate distancing between students.

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SATURDAY 16th OCTOBER
1.30P
M-3.30PM

SUNDAY 17th OCTOBER
1.30P
M-3.30PM

$90 PER PERSON
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Meet the Artist
Martine Foerg

Occasional Creek Jewellery

 

From impulsive doodles on napkins to more advanced drawings in a sketchbook: Martine's designs are organic, sinuous, elegant. A representation of nature and balanced and all handmade. Gems from the earth, love and care are put into the conception and design.

Jewellery is Martine's passion and her mission is to celebrate all things hand-made. To provide creativity in design, expression and inspire craftsmanship - to bring joy to those who wear it - providing the best quality - elegant, affordable & handmade jewellery - to connect with those that have a philosophy for re-use, re-cycle and re-model - to strive to surpass quality, innovation, and value.

 

Martine's workshop is in Durham Lead, south of Ballarat. She uses recycled sterling silver, copper and gemstones, often vintage and re-used pieces found in opportunity and 2nd hand shops.

 

Occasional Creek Philosophy

  • Ecological

  • Ethical

  • Sustainable

  • Recycled

  • Reclaimed Sterling Silver

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