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Consolidate & Advance Jewellery Making (Stage 4-9)

Next Available: Thu, 03 Oct 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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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.


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.

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