Make your own silver earrings!

Next Available: Sat, 15 Oct 3:00PM (AEDT)
6 hours


This class is Metalsmithing 101 and is a great introduction to working with metal.

Join contemporary jewellery, Marina Civiero, to design and make your own earrings to show off to friends in this fun and fast class! 

In a small class, you will learn beginner techniques of working with metal, including how to:

+ Cut metal using a jeweller saw frame and blades

+ Anneal your metal to help you manipulate shapes

+ Hammer and texture your design

+ Cold-join your components together

+ File, sand and polish your pieces to your desired effect

+ Oxidise or blacken your pieces to highlight areas of your design

+ Create your own sterling silver ear hooks

You can bring your own design or get design guidance from your teacher, and learn how to saw-pierce, anneal, hammer, texture, file, sand and polish your metal. Choose from a range of finishes such as matte, shiny, hammer or oxidised to complete the process. 

In this beginners class, you will start using brass or copper to develop your skills, and then make at least one pair of sterling silver earrings with handmade sterling silver hooks.  You will come out of the day with several pairs of finished earrings.

All tools, materials and consumables supplied.

Since this class will be running into the evening, we decided to turn it into a jewellery making pizza party! Please include any dietary requirements when booking - and if you aren't interested in the pizza, feel free to bring some dinner along - we have a fridge and microwave for you to use if needed. 

About your teacher

Marina Civiero is a contemporary jeweller of 30 years. She has run her own successful jewellery business which has included a retail shop front in Newtown, participating in design markets, contributing to contemporary jewellery exhibitions and  wholesaling to boutiques and design galleries across Australia.

She was a teacher at TAFE NSW for 15 years and has delivered various jewellery workshops including at Sturt School, Mittagong. 

Taking inspiration from many sources, including interiors, nature and fabrics, Marina enjoys incorporating colour and texture into her work. Utilising textile techniques such as printing and weaving, there is a strong sense of hand work and stitching. Through attempting to replicate textiles processes and textures, there is also a reminder of her childhood and of her mother constantly hand and machine knitting, sewing and stitching. 

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What you will learn

  • You will learn a really versatile jewellery technique

What you will get

  • Rad jewellery making skills!

What to bring

  • Sketches, ideas and a notebook and pen

What to wear

Casual clothing with closed in shoes

Appropriate for

Anyone and everyone!

MakerSpace & Company

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A place for people to make things

Our agenda is to build a culture of innovation and excellence in Australian design, whilst strengthening the local community by bringing people together.

We are a place for locals to participate in the culture of making, and for visitors to experience the best in Australian Design across furniture, ceramics, metalwork, woodwork, industrial design and more.

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5.0 (2 reviews)
Annetterated it
11 Jun 2022
Marina was an excellent teacher - the class was a good pace and I've come away with two pairs of earrings that I'll actually wear! Highly recommend it.
Lizrated it
11 Jun 2022
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a transfer or credit note.

If you can't attend the class:

  • A refund can be requested 5 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$25.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.
  • A credit note can be requested anytime before the class starts. Free of charge.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Kids in classes: MakerSpace classes are designed for adults. Kids aged 14-17 can book this class on the condition that an accompanying adult also participates - which means booking two places. If you have questions about kids in the workshop, please read this.

 Terms and Conditions: All students must read and agree to our full Terms and Conditions, you can find them here.

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