Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

Continue to advance your jewellery skills.

Next Available: Tue, 04 Aug 5:30PM (AWST) (10 more dates)
3 hours x 6 Weeks
Over 250 people have attended this class
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Continue to advance your jewellery skills. 

There is set project work in stages 4 to 9 to advance and consolidate your jewellery making skills as follows:

  • Stage 4 -  Straight Collet Ring with Facetted Gem. 
  • Stage 5 - Tappered Collet and Split Shank Ring with Facetted Gem.
  • Stage 6 - Facetted Gem Drop Earrings.
  • Stage 7 -Large Gem Set Band Ring with Bezels and Edge Wires. 
  • Stage 8 - Pendant and Chain with surface decoration (roller printing and or hammering) and Gems.  
  • Stage 9 - Earrings with Set Gems

You design the stage 7 to 9 projects and discuss your proposed fabrication process with the teacher.

For more information on the Stages 4 to 9 and projects please, visit the Contemporary Metal website.

The cost of each Stage is $470.00 (inclusive of GST). There is a consumable charge of $30.00(inclusive of GST) per course which is payable at the commencement of the course.

Silver can be purchased from the studio.

Classes are run on Saturday morning (9am to 1pm ) and Thursday  morning (10 to 1pm) and evening (5.30pm to 8.30pm) in six week blocks.

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What you will learn
  • Continue to advance your jewellery skills. You must have completed either Stages 1 to 3 or have demonstrated jewellery skills.
  • Projects will be developed as a group and individually to accommodate different skill levels. Set projects are detailed below.
  • More advanced jewellery making skills.
What you will get
  • Your project jewellery.
  • More advanced jewellery making skills.
  • Skills developed include sawing, soldering, shaping and filing, melting metal, gem setting in various forms, shaping ring shanks, finishing and polishing.

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn.
  • An apron.
  • Research and design drawings for stages 7 to 9.
What to wear

Jeans/long pants, tee shirt, covered shoes and long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

Previous jewellery making skills required.


Contemporary Metal

Vendor since 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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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Contemporary Metal requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email Contemporary Metal to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Contemporary Metal or organised by Contemporary Metal must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Contemporary Metal.


I agree to give Contemporary Metal unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Contemporary Metal classes and events or on Contemporary Metal's premises. (For use of Contemporary Metal marketing materials).


Contemporary Metal requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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21 March 2020 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

This place is like a drug - totally addictive. Phil is a very skilled (and humorous) master artisan with a world of patience. He has a well equipped workshop and there’s always a great vibe.


20 March 2020 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

Contemporary Metal Studio offers a wide range of tuition for silver workings. The attention to teaching at the highest technical standard possible is a meld of highly qualified teachers and staff plus a fully fitted out studio and equipment consisting of everything you could possibly require. On top of this, it is a delight to go to class, both teachers and students are a delight to be with - inspiring and encouraging. I have been so inspired and it's been impossible not to become totally in love with working with silver.


20 March 2020 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

Yesterday another course came to an end. I watched the new students on course one finish their rings, something they could not have done six weeks, ago. The smiles on their faces were priceless. Well done to Donna their instructor. Other more advanced students were also finishing off projects or in the case of some advanced students, getting their project to a stage where they might finish off later. In those cases their skills have developed to a point where they are embarking on more difficult and often incredibly beautiful works that they have designed themselves. All this comes about by the instruction of Donna who looks after stages 1 & 2. I saw how thorough and caring she is with her pupils. More advanced students come under the tender loving care of Phil. Mmmmmmm. Anyway his teaching method is somewhat different, akin to throwing you child into the swimming pool to teach them to swim. Guess what, it works, just when you think you are making a mess and drowning, after you have been shown and told how to make your masterpiece, Phil will step in and assist you showing you where you went wrong, and how to correct the problem. Learning by experience and mistakes is a powerful way to learn.. I would not have learnt so much if Phil had mollycoddled me, as an Instructor he is second to none. The atmosphere in the classes is almost family like. Even though we may be at different levels all are interested and encouraging with each other’s work. This is a result of Phils humour and caring for his pupils. To me personally it is not just a jewellery class, but also a friendly social environment. Yes I am signed up for the next course, and if you are considering jewellery making, I cannot recommend Contemporary Metal highly enough. Now for that kid still thrashing around in the pool. Oops. Kevin.

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