Introduction to Jewellery Making Skills Stages 1, 2 and 3.

Next Available: 28 Oct 10:00AM
3.0 hours


Come and learn how to make silver jewellery.

Each Stage is a six week course with a three hour class per week. Each Stage costs $460.00 (including GST) and new skills are learned at each Stage. 

 Skills covered include sawing, soldering and filing, basic gem setting, shaping with punches, polishing and use of equipment and new skills are learned at each stage. The projects for each stage are designed to progress skill development for basic jewellery making.  

Stage 1 students will make a cabochon gem set silver ring and a range of other samples. Materials and equipment are provided for all stage 1 students.

Stage 2 students will consolidate the skills developed in stage 1 and will make a silver linked toggle bracelet.  

Stage 3 students will further advance their skills and make two sided domed  pierced hollow pendant, initially in brass and if time allows in silver (chain included). Students will design their pendant.

 Students will receive a certificate of completion for each finished stage.

The silver for stage 2 and 3 projects can be purchased from the studio.

Stage 4 to 8 projects will follow on from stage 3 to further consolidate and advance your jewellery making skills. Details can be found under bookings for "Consolidate and Advance Jewellery Making Skills Stages 4 to 8."

Classes are run on Saturday morning (9am to 1pm ) , Wednesday (10 am to 1pm ) and evening (5.30pm to 8.30pm ) in six week blocks.Note: In 2018,there will be Thursday morning and evening classes and no classes will be held on a Wednesday.

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Class Schedule

Each Stage comprises a three hour class per week over six weeks. Note: There are no classes on the 25 and 27 Jan, Australia Day and 29 and 31 March, Easter.

What you will learn
  • Come and learn how to make silver jewellery in stages to develop basic jewellery making skills.
  • Stage 1 students will learn how to make a silver and gemstone ring and a range of other samples.
  • Stage 2 students will lean to make a silver toggle bracelet and Stage 3 students a two sided pierced hollow pendant.
What you will get
  • Your project jewellery.
  • Materials and equipment are provided for all stage 1 students, including silver. Stage 2 and 3 students can purchase silver from the studio.
  • Jewellery making skills including sawing, soldering, filing, basic gem setting, bale making and polishing and experience with a range of tools and equipment.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
  • Any drawings and visual research especially for Stage 3.
  • An apron if you have one. There are spare aprons at the studio.
What to wear

Closed in shoes,tee shirt,long pants/jeans and long hair tied back. The dress code is for your safety.

Appropriate for

No experience necessary for stage one students. Stage 2 and 3 students must have had pervious experience in jewellery making.


Contemporary Metal

Vendor sincce 2016

We are a contemporary jewellery studio and gallery run by local jeweller Philip Noakes, who has over forty years experience in making and teaching in the industry. Philip has exhibited extensively around Australia, and makes his own work and private commisions, as well as teaching from the studio.

Contemporary Metal offers jewellers and students access to a fully equipped studio including: rolling mill, soldering and melting torches, pendant drills, vacuum casting, vulcaniser and wax injector, hydraulic press, lathe, tumbler, polisher, ultrasonic, large dapping sets and lapidary equipment.

We have benches available for hire on a casual, weekly or ongoing basis.

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12 September 2017 • Introduction to Jewellery Making Skills Stages 1, 2...

I decided to do the "Introduction to Jewelry making" on the drop of a hat. I must say I had a great time, All the staff are wonderful and very friendly. The course taught me alot and the teaching is very detailed with plenty of assistance and explanations for me when i was stuck on the tricky bits. I had an Awesome time and met some beautidul people . Cant wait until my next course 👍😁🤙 Oh i now have a fantastic Snowflake obsidien ring which i wear with pride.


16 August 2017 • Introduction to Jewellery Making Skills Stages 1, 2...

I completed stage 2 which was the toggle bracelet. The class was fantastic. I was able to learn and create my piece of jewelry at my own pace with help from tutor Phil whenever needed and was very educational for a beginner with many different skills taught. Its so exciting and a great sense of achievement to see your finished product at the end of the 6 weeks and to be able to take it home and show it off to family and friends! I'm looking forward to completing more stages and developing my skills further.


09 August 2017 • Introduction to Jewellery Making Skills Stages 1, 2...

So far I have completed 1 & 2 of the Introduction to jewellery making skills stages-1-2-and-3. I look forward to going each & every class! It's so nice to be surrounded by like minded people that all have their own techniques and experiences, so you have so much support! No judgements just a positive atmosphere! Everyone is so friendly and such a great vibe! Its the best school to learn how to make Jewellery, Silver Smithing skills & more!! When you do your research, like I have, you will discover that you will be learning from the best! Philip Noakes is the G E N I US and you will learn so much from him & the teachers there. It's very important like anything to adopt good habits! It will not only help you to make beautiful quality jewellery, but safely & efficiently. It's such a wonderful feeling to be able to wear jewellery that you have made and see your family & friends wear your creations. With my whole heart & soul I love what I'm learning! Do yourself a favour and check it out! If it's not for you,at least you can walk away with your own creation!

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