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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 jewellery design studio in Sydney which offers classes in jewelllery making for individuals as well as for hens parties, corporate and .community groups.

Christine Smalley, founder of Etelage started her jewellery design journey when she was 8. The 70s was the beginning of her creative exploration. "I remember always making" stuff", but it is jewellery "small sculptures" that have captured my heart and my hands! Since that time I have inherited, collected and fossicked a vast amount of exotic, tribal and highly collectable beads and embellishments which I have used to create notably unique, beautiful and meticulously made jewellery but also over the last 15 years been a passionate jewellery teacher.

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!
She 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.

Observing that generally  as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions and not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity, 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. 

So if it feels like all work and no play, Etelage offers a flexible and varied program from beginner jewellery workshops and 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 and give yourself a creative fix now. YESSS!

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Terms & Conditions

            

  • Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds if you can’t attend a class for any reason.      
  • You are however completely welcome to send a friend in your place!. Refunds are not available due to our intimate class sizes.
  • Etelage reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class due to numbers. In this instance you will receive a full refund or you can choose to attend another workshop of the same value (or plus or minus any difference in class fee)
  • All class handouts, materials & projects are original Etelage ideas and subject to copyright.

        

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