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Beginners Jewellery Making Course
from AU$445.00

Beginners Jewellery Making Course

7 sessions 3 hours per class

Next Available: Thu, 01 Sep 6:30PM (AEST)
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3 hours x 7 Weeks
Over 500 people have attended this class

Description

Our Beginners Jewellery Making Course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of jewellery making and design. Over seven weeks, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to make your own silver ring. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as a strip of silver.

Lesson covers:

  • Metal cutting – students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames
  • How to size your ring
  • Texturing and stamping – whether it’s a hammered texture, or stamping with letter stamps on metal, we have a range of tools for students to experiment with
  • Roller printing – learn how to impress directly on to metal using a specialist rolling mill. Print with feathers, leaves, fabric, art papers, hand cut stencils and much more
  • Soldering – using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to make a ring band
  • Drilling
  • Forming metal – how to shape and dome metal
  • Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish
  • Patinate – use our special blackening compound to highlight parts of your design
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What you will learn

  • Soldering – using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to make a ring band and other jewellery
  • All the fundamentals of jewellery making you need to know to allow you to make your own silver ring plus more
  • Cutting, texturing and stamping – whether it’s a hammered texture, or stamping with letter stamps on metal, we have a range of tools for students to experiment with

What you will get

  • Base metal sheet and wire
  • Sterling silver for your first ring
  • All the consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.
  • Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What to bring

  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • Covered shoes
  • Your ideas and creativity
  • We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

What to wear

All students must wear enclosed shoes, long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back. Our warehouse has a concrete floor and can be cold in winter (we have some heating!) and hot in summer so please dress appropriately

Appropriate for

No previous experience in design or jewellery making is required.


SquarePeg Studios

4.9
(467 Reviews)

SquarePeg Studios is a Sydney jewellery studio and school, established in 2011, we occupy a 200sq metre warehouse space in Marrickville. 

With studio spaces for 14 practising jewellers, a well-equipped workshop and busy jewellery school seeing around 50 students each week, SquarePeg Studios is a participatory community space created by and for the contemporary jewellery network of Sydney.

At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery, we have excellent workshop facilities and a dedicated and talented team of tutors to help you learn everything you need to know to create your own jewellery designs in an inclusive and friendly environment.

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4.8 (53 reviews)
Amandarated it
30 Jun 2022
Every week was a great learning new techniques and Dani was a great teacher!! Pace was balanced with plenty of time to experiment and practise and the studio was comfortable and easy to get to. Highly recommend for those starting out. I’m so excited to continue learning, that I already booked myself into the intermediate class.
Lucus rated it
30 Jun 2022
A small class, was great, not having enough equipment like sand paper, one of many items to finish a project was really sad. People turning up late and then getting one on one time as they were late pretty annoying. This class is really just for fun, like sip and paint. This is not a class to introduce you into jewellery making. Put me off jewellery making.
SquarePeg Studios 05 Aug 2022

Hi Lucus, 

Sorry to hear you were unhappy with your course. 

We know there was an issue with the punctuality of a student in your class. While we stress the importance of punctuality, students have legitimate reasons for being late. As professionals, we must show care. It is frustrating when a student is careless and demanding; also tricky for a tutor to manage. We are sorry that you were adversely affected. 

We have ample tools & consumables; students only need to ask tutors. Each bench has a tool board with essential tools; the classroom has 100s more. Some tools & equipment will need to be shared; this doesn't usually cause problems and will happen at any jewellery school. 

Students from your class produced exceptional works, not pieces that would be made in a "sip and paint" style course and several have progressed to advanced classes. 

It's a shame you didn't contact your tutor or us with your concerns at the time. We are always ready and keen to address any concerns. Regards Kim

Damienrated it
30 Jun 2022
I absolutely loved this course. Our teacher, Danielle was very friendly & knowledgeable. We learned all the basics (cutting/sawing, soldering, shaping/forming etc.) and made some beautiful pieces of jewellery in an encouraging & safe environment. The studios are spacious and clean, very inviting and have all the tools you need to make your projects. Highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about learning how to make jewellery!
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.

OR

  • A refund can be requested 30 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$30.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 21 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$30.00 applies.
  • A credit note can be requested 21 days before the class starts. An admin fee of AU$30.00 applies.

No changes will be allowed after these times.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Terms and Conditions and Refund Policy 1/8/22

SquarePeg Studios has provided jewellery tuition at the highest level since 2011. We bring professional jewellers and practising artists from near and far to provide our students with an excellent and diverse education in an inspiring and well-equipped learning environment. 

The following terms and conditions must be adhered to, 

  1. For peace of mind enrolling, SquarePeg Studios recommend purchasing the optional refund protection offered by We Teach Me, our third-party booking platform, at checkout. (See We Teach Me terms and conditions)
  2. On enrolment, the course fees must be paid in full or via our available payment plan options to secure the place.
  3. Cancellations 30 days or more before class starts.
    1. SquarePeg Studios will accept cancellations in writing up to one month before the start date of the class. The refund will be the fee paid less a $30 booking fee and administration fee. 
    2. SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the total fees paid if preferred. The credit note can be used for any course or workshop and is valid for twelve months from the issue date. 
  4. Cancellations up to 21 days before class starts.
    1. SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid less the $30 administration fee. The credit note can be used for any course or workshop and is valid for twelve months from the issue date. 
  5. Transfers between 21 and 5 days before the class starts will only be processed if the student's place in the course can be filled.
    1. SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student to an alternate date within 12 months of the original booking and issue a $30 administration fee.
  6. It is the responsibility of the student to attend all classes. No make-up classes, refunds or credits will be issued for non-attendance of all or part of the course or workshop.
  7. Jewellery Studio Bench access is available to students 18 years and older or by special arrangement for younger students.
  8. Some of our courses require prior learning and have minimum age requirements. Therefore, please check the course description thoroughly before enrolling.


COVID - 19 Update to terms and conditions as of 27th July 2022. Subject to change as per Government directives.

  1. Suppose a class or workshop cannot proceed due to NSW or Federal Government directives. In that case, SquarePeg Studios will transfer the student enrolment to the next scheduled course or workshop date and promptly notify the student of the change.
  2. If the new date is not suitable for the student, SquarePeg Studios will issue a credit note for the fees paid to date. The credit note will be valid for twelve months from the date of issue. SquarePeg Studios, at its discretion, may issue a refund less the $30 booking and administration fee.
  3. Students attending classes or workshops must adhere to Government guidelines and agree to follow the directions of SquarePeg Studios directors and tutors.
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