Description

Get together with a group of riends and enjoy learning how to handmake a sterling silver ring each.This is a small group experience (maximum of 6) and an opportunity to see behind the scenes of a working studio in a Marrickville warehouse. It's a great idea for a Hen's Party or another special occassion. We can offer this on a Sunday (some Saturdays are available) and we can also arrange a catered lunch at an additional cost. Contact Brenda to discuss the options.

Is it really possible to make a sterling silver ring in one day from scratch – with no experience at all? Well, it certainly is at SquarePeg Studios.

This one day jewellery making course makes a great gift and is a great introduction for students who would like to see if they enjoy working with metal. It’s perfect for those who would like to make a ring for themselves, for a partner or friend.

Students experiment and sample copper (some make a copper ring first) and then incorporate these new skills into a sterling silver band. All tools and materials, including copper and a silver strip, are provided.

MEET YOUR TUTOR

Contemporary jeweller Erin Keys creates graphic works based on ideas in mark making, using traditional jewellery making techniques and laser cutting technology. Her practice involves developing work for exhibition, production and sale. Living in Bosnia Herzegovina 2006-2008, Erin taught creative workshops to Romani children before joining the JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio. After completing the 2 year tenure Erin spent 10 months at Australia's iconic Gray Street Workshop; an invaluable residency in her career and personal development. Moving to Sydney in 2010 she joined SquarePeg Studios, a workshop for emerging and established jewellers to work together in a creative and supportive environment, where she is an active tenant, mentor and teacher. As a Design Developer at Dinosaur Designs, a manufacturer of homewares and jewellery, Erin worked in a small team developing and prototyping designs. 

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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 Hours

What you will learn
  • Metal cutting – students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames
  • 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
  • How to make your ring – either to make it for yourself or for a partner or friend (if you are thinking of making a ring for someone else, please bring along the ring size or ring in the size you want to make)
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
  • Your ideas and creativity
  • We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.
  • Enclosed shoes (for safety)
What to wear

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg. All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back.

Appropriate for

If you've always wanted to make your own silver ring, this is perfect for you!


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SquarePeg Studios

Vendor sincce 2016

SquarePeg Studios is a unique space for learning and making all things jewellery. 

At SquarePeg Studios we have a passion for contemporary jewellery – making it and teaching others how to make it. Located in a Marrickville warehouse SquarePeg Studios is one of a kind in Sydney – a jewellery school as well as being home to 12 contemporary jewellers, we have excellent workshop facilities and some of the best tutors in Sydney.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

Refund policy as per our Terms and Conditions

    1. The course fees must be paid in full on enrolment and are non-refundable.
    2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.
    3. We may cancel a course in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.
    4. It is the responsibility of the student to attend each class in the course and no refund, or provision of any additional classes, is available for non-attendance of all or part of the course.
    5. All students must be over 16 years of age.

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Terms & Conditions

Conditions of Registration

    1. The course fees must be paid in full on enrolment and are non-refundable.
    2. Notwithstanding section 1, the course fees may be refundable in the event that a course is cancelled or oversubscribed.
    3. We may cancel a course in the event that there is an insufficient number of students subscribed to the course.
    4. It is the responsibility of the student to attend each class in the course and no refund, or provision of any additional classes, is available for non-attendance of all or part of the course.
    5. All students must be over 16 years of age.

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