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Beading Basics Crafternoon: Contemporary Jewellery with Sweet Treats Champagne

A fun crafternoon for those who want to learn the basics of jewellery assembly using beads & charms. It is also a great starting point for a beginner or any jewellery making enthusiast wanting to brush up on core technical skills.

Make

  • a vintage inspired beaded chain choker OR a pair of elegant drop earrings
  • using vintage & modern Czech glass beads, charms & crystals.

Tea party

Enjoy a glass of bubbles (or juice) on arrival plus sweet treats displayed on tiered platters and tea, coffee or hot chocolate.

About Your Jewellery Tutor

Christine Smalley is the Founder & Creative Director of Etelage. Her signature designs are bold beaded necklaces & intricately detailed earrings. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of jewellery design in jewellery workshops & travels the globe to source beautiful artisan components. Christine draws inspiration from the modern deco 1920s style, 1960s jet set glamour & some 1970s boho chic all of which governs her artistic expression.

She observes that generally  as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions & not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity. So it is with that philosophy she shares her skills and knowledge of jewellery design to encourage all her students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local.

Christine creates a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild! With over 13 years teaching experience Christine is dedicated to empowering her students to become better designers and better makers, equipping them with skills and confidence to create whatever her students dream!

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Class Schedule

Duration: 90 Minutes

What you will learn
  • Commonly used techniques in costume jewellery making
  • Finishing touches & professional tips
  • A vintage inspired beaded chain choker OR a pair of elegant drop earrings
What you will get
  • Includes all materials and tea party!
  • A ruler & measurements for jewellery design
  • Instructional technique flyer for future reference
  • Discount coupon for future beading supplies from Etelage

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
What to wear

Casual


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Etelage

Vendor sincce 2016

Etelage, established in 2002, is a design studio offering bespoke jewellery made in Sydney, workshops at Breathing Colours Gallery Rozelle and an online artisan bead + jewel store.

Founder of Etelage, Christine Smalley has designed for galleries such as National Gallery Australia (ACT), contributed to film incl The Great Gatsby and has produced 2 DVDs in jewellery making, distributed nationally through Lincraft, Target and maybe even your local library.

The Etelage brand has become synonymous with innovative design and meticulous handcrafting, using a variety of unique old and new elements sourced globally and stocked in galleries and boutiques nationally.

Christine observes that generally  as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions & not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity. So it is with that philosophy she shares her skills and knowledge of jewellery design to encourage all her students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local. 

Christine creates a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild! With over 14 years teaching experience, Christine is dedicated to empowering her students to become better designers and better makers, equipping them with skills and confidence to create whatever her students dream!

So if it feels like all work and no play, Etelage offers a flexible & varied program from beginner jewellery workshops & master classes to regular monday beading meetups. Make some jewellery that will impress you as well as your friends. Pick a class that suits you, gather your girlfriends & give yourself a creative fix now. 

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