Jewellery Making to Inspire and Empower – Wax Carve a Silver Ring at Refuweegee

Refuweegee
249 W George St, Glasgow, G2 4QE
We will offer tickets on a four-tier sliding scale: Full price, half price, quarter price & free, especially for refugees and asylum seekers

Refuweegee is very easy to get to/find. Transport runs pretty much to the door. There are many bus stops nearby. Glasgow Central and Buchanan Street Spt Subway Station are between a less than a ten minute walk away.

There is also parking available on the street. There is a lift available to get to Refuweegee’s floor and plenty of toilets. Vanilla Ink will reimburse any local travel for refugees and asylum seekers.

Community Celebration Talk/Workshop Visual Art

Want to create a piece of jewellery in a unique, therapeutic and empowering way? You can carve your very own pendant inspired by your culture, heritage or personal experiences!

Not only that, you can carve your pendant in the inspirational HQ of the amazing Refuweegee charity, where you’ll be made to feel relaxed and right at home! Wax carving is a technique used by jewellers to mould, carve and craft pieces of jewellery in a material that is affordable, easily shaped and forgiving. Wax allows makers to be creative and test ideas before committing to metal. In this unique class, we will show you the techniques on how to carve jeweller’s wax into a pendant.

The wax will then be sent off to cast in silver using the lost wax casting process. We will then finish the rings in our workshop and post them back to the hands that carved them!

16+ only. If you need glasses to see things close up, please bring them with you. Making jewellery is fiddly!

Image credit: Wax Carve a Silver Ring at Vanilla Ink CIC, 2022. Photo: Vanilla Ink CIC