Who doesn't have a stash of unworn & broken jewellery in their bottom drawer? 

It is time to transform your broken inherited and pre loved jewels to create wearable jewellery or simply just make a one off statement piece!

Bring your own broken treasures, beads etc  & create something wearable.

For example:

  • convert clip on earrings to pierced or vice versa
  • restring a broken strand of beads (or some collected ones) on a strong flex stainless steel wire
  • glue loose or missing diamantes, brooch bars etc
  • add an extension chain for extra length in a short choker
  • change ear fittings to sterling silver or surgical steel if you have sensitive ears

As seen in Better Homes & Garden Magazine. Op shop necklaces re purposed by the team at Etelage!


  • Whatever you bring with you on the day you can repair or be given advice on how to repair it at home.


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. 

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Class Schedule

Duration: 2 Hours

What you will learn
  • Learn how to make simple repairs to jewellery, Loads of finishing touches and professional tips, & Learn how to string beads on wire and finish off with a clasp
  • Learn how to convert clipons to studs, & Learn how to make a necklace or bracelet longer
  • Learn how to glue stones & Learn how to link charms & chain
What you will get
  • Expert tuition from an expert coach
  • Materials included

What to bring
  • Bring your own broken treasures, beads etc & create something wearable.
  • Empty your jewellery box and bring along ALL your broken jewellery or things you want to recreate to make wearable again!
  • Reading glasses if you wear them
What to wear




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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