S Y L V I A  N E V I S T I C


This year, I am available for private tuition in my studio as well as tutoring a
Thursday evening bench access class at the JamFactory, Adelaide.

With a background in various jewellery and object making techniques learnt over 20 years I hope that I can help you achieve what you set out to achieve. The types of techniques and skills you can learn are varied and can be quite specialised such as bezel, claw or flush mounting and setting, wax modeling, casting, chasing and repousse, spoon making, designing a unique production range, costing work, etc... 

Price: $85/hr with a minimum of 2hrs per session. For times and availability please email me in the first instance to discuss your interest info@sylvianevistic.com.au


I facilitate a number of jewellery and object making workshops and classes throughout the year. They currently run at the JamFactory centre for contemporary craft in Adelaide, South Australia.  Please see the listings below for details.


This specialised 1-day workshop will give you the opportunity to learn and experience the processes involved in making spoons. Each participant will make a silver teaspoon as well as couple of brass examples. Traditional flatware techniques will be discussed and alternatives to traditional methods will be shown. Some techniques that will be covered are forging, pressing, soldering, planishing and finishing of work. All materials are supplied including the silver and brass. Some strength is needed for the class, as we will be doing some repetitive hammering and bending.

Note: This class will no longer be running as a set workshop but the concepts and techniques are available for you to learn privately, email me to discuss info@sylvianevistic.com.au

During this 2-class workshop participants will be introduced to carving and manipulating wax, which will be sent off to industry to be cast using the lost wax casting technique. Once castings have returned, they will be cleaned up and turned into wearable pieces using traditional jewellery making techniques.

No previous jewellery experience is required for this class, but if you have some basic jewellery fabrication skills, this workshop will add to them and give you more practical and innovative techniques to create with metal, while also providing you with contacts and lots of tips and tricks for casting projects in the future.

There will be additional charges for the casting fee and the silver/metal that is used for your pieces, which is dependent on the metal price for the day.

Bookings and details:



Flush setting is a method of setting a stone flush to the surface, where a fine ridge of metal is pushed over the edge of a stone. This workshop starts with a demonstration of the techniques used in flush setting into a piece of copper. You will be instructed in the anatomy of a faceted stone, measuring, marking, drilling the housing and then setting the stone. After a bit of practice you will have a chance to set coloured stones into a supplied sterling silver signet ring that you may take with you. All materials are supplied including the stones (cubic zirconias) and silver ring. Should you wish to set any other stones, please feel free to bring them along for discussion. The best size for this technique is 1.5mm-3mm, stones should be faceted and round, being at least 7 on the MOHS scale, ie: tourmalines, sapphires, diamonds, cubic zirconias etc. PLEASE NOTE:  This workshop is specialised and suited to the intermediate jeweller; previous experience in jewellery making is needed. It is not suitable for anyone who hasn’t learnt beginner’s jewellery techniques before.

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