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Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

Next Available: Thu, 06 Feb 10:00AM
3.0 hours x 6 Weeks
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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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23 September 2019 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

I have just completed the level 6 course, one which can only be described as “character building”. The faceted drop earrings are a challenge however with all the previous training I have had I am absolutely pleased with the outcome. “ Beautiful imperfection”. I can now go to the Hermitage Gallery in St Petersburg, look at a Faberge egg, and think “I can do better”. Philip keeps challenging us to keep challenging ourselves. The words “Have a go” constantly ring in my ears, drowning out his beautiful music. As a result I get better, taking myself out of my comfort zone, this is also obvious when I look at the work of the other students, the ones who are ahead of me producing stunning and at times very individual pieces. They have been taken out of their comfort zone, developed skills and have jewellery they are proud of. And pieces that make me think, “I need to lift my game”. The students behind me are also going through what I have been, and the result is showing in the pleasure and pride on their faces. It is not easy, we all make mistakes, Phil show us how to correct them or where we went wrong. We learn, we get better. If you are considering learning jewellery making “Have a go”, you will be a much better person for it. Kevin


07 August 2019 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

I always look forward to my classes at Contemporary Metal. The atmosphere is more than cordial, and instruction always at hand. A very good place to be and a great learning experience, thanks to Philip and Robyn.


06 August 2019 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

I’ve just finished my fifth course, making a split ring. This is more technically challenging, and with help from Phil I managed to produce a ring that my wife loved. Trouble is, it is not her size so I will be making another one to fit her. The thing is that as a result of all the input from Contemporary Metal and the training I am now capable of more difficult tasks, a long way from a nervous student that couldn’t even saw a piece of brass in a straight line when I first started. To anyone out there who reads this review, and is considering jewellery making, I cannot recommend the courses and friendship that I have encountered here. Stop considering, either sign up for a course, or just drop by to see what we do if you are not sure. What started out as a hobby just to pass time in my retirement, has now become a passion. Kevin Good.

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