Jewellery Skills - Fretworking with Precious Metals

Sat. 7th March, 10am to 5pm

Learn the incredibly versatile technique of fretworking (also known as piercing) on precious metals.


€125 (incl. €50 deposit)

Learn the incredibly versatile technique of fretworking (also known as piercing) on precious metals. Create a unique silver pendant of your own design and a pair of brass earrings (or a brass key fob).

Master the use of the jewellers saw and explore the potential of this fascinating technique. Any line or design you can draw with a pencil you can cut with a jewellers saw. The possibilities are only limited by your creativity!

We will cover: Basic fretworking techniques, layout and design, transfering designs, material selection, working in 2d and 3d, soldering and using blowtorches to add components, filing and cleaning up your jewellery, how to create a variety of finishes and surface treatments and much more.

This workshop is suitable for beginners but would be of interest to participants with previous jewellery skills experience. All tools and silver supplied. Adults 17 yrs+

If you have any questions or if you would like to book a place, contact fablab@saul.ie. Participants need to be 17 yrs+ of age, and there are a maximum of 8 spaces, so book yours soon!