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Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

Next Available: Thu, 15 Aug 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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30 June 2019 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

I finished stage four a couple of weeks ago and now have started stage five. Each stage is more technically demanding but I feel that given the coaching and tutoring I have had so far then I will cope with this. Additionally the more demanding it is; the more enjoyable the course. Going to Contemporary Metal each Thursday morning is an experience I enjoy and look forward to. The people, both students and staff are friendly and no matter what stage they may be working on are interested in what you are doing. Phil is an Artisan in his own right, and the more I get to know him the more I appreciate his skill and also his easy going method of teaching. There is no criticism for any mistakes, we get shown where we go wrong and how to correct it. That is what teaching is all about. It is this environment and coaching that is encouraging me to further my skills, (mmm ???) and get full enjoyment from Contemporary Metal. Phil has had a long and illustrious career in Silversmithing, however I dare say that in an alternative world he may have had equally illustrious career as a DJ:) Kevin Good.


18 June 2019 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

I really enjoyed stage 4 and making the straight collet ring with facetted gem. The help I received from Phil and Co. was great. The finished ring is beautiful and I am confident I can continue to produce well-made, quality jewellery at home.


16 June 2019 • Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

Contemporary Metal has become like family. Each and every course I have completed has been excellent. The atmosphere is always friendly and accommodations are made with no fuss if life gets in the way of attending a class. The instruction from Phillip is always offered in a non-intimidating, meet you where you're at, vibe. Encouragement at every level is a given and as you move through the stages there is room to start creating your own designs. Thanks Phillip and Robyn for creating such a wonderful space.

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