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Weekend Beginners - Learn to Make Jewellery


Next Available: Sat, 31 Aug 10:00AM
6.0 hours x 4 Weeks
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Description

The 4-day Weekend Beginners over two weekends is a perfect introduction to jewellery making and jewellery design. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as a strip of silver for your work. This course is designed to allow students to progress through the out-set stages of jewellery making. Your tutor Sian Edwards will assist you with design development, technical issues and problem-solving. There is no pre-requisite for this course.

Weekend Beginner students will learn a range of fundamental techniques over the 4 full days of the course and students will make a textured copper ring band for practice, followed by a sterling silver piece of their own design. Processes focusing on forming and texturing such as doming, embossing and stamping will be learnt to aid inspiration.

The aim of this course is to provide students with the confidence and skills to work on individual projects while gaining a greater depth of understanding of jewellery making techniques and jewellery design starting from the ground up.

What do students learn?

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 a special blackening compound to highlight parts of your design

Polish – refine and perfect the surface finish of your design

Many of our students produce outstanding work and continue to specialised workshops such as Stone Setting or Wax Carving and Casting. This course also enable the student to progress to more advanced level courses such as Intermediate One Jewellery Making Course and our Jewellery Making Atelier


MEET YOUR TUTOR

Based in Newcastle, Sian Edwards completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design, Enmore TAFE in 2005 and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) in Jewellery and Metals, Monash University in 2009. Sian had her first solo exhibition, A Study of Birds at Studio 20/17 in 2010 and her second, Sequins and Scales at Gray Street workshop in Adelaide in 2014. She has exhibited in numerous group shows nationally including the Filippo Raphael Fresh! Award in 2010 and the National Contemporary Jewellery Prize in 2012 and 2016. Sian undertook an artist residency in Jaipur, India in 2012.

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What you will learn
  • Learn all the fundamentals of jewellery making in this fun intensive jewellery course.
  • Over 4 full weekend days, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to make your own silver ring.
  • Develop your design in consultation with your tutor
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
  • We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

What to bring
  • Covered shoes
  • Your ideas and creativity
  • LUNCH
  • A notebook and pen/pencil
What to wear

All students must wear proper 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 do have some heating) and hot in summer so please dress appropriately

Appropriate for

For those starting out on their jewellery making journey!


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SquarePeg Studios

Vendor since 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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Cancellation & 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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Sylvia

27 June 2019 • Weekend Beginners - Learn to Make Jewellery

Highly recommend this fun and thorough course. Taking place over two weekends allowed me time to consider my design approach, resulting in four rings that I intentionally and thoughtfully designed myself.

Minka

26 June 2019 • Weekend Beginners - Learn to Make Jewellery

I think the course was nicely prepared for someone who is interested in working with metal. Teacher was lovely and helpful and I made a nice ring.

Nicole

22 November 2018 • Weekend Beginners - Learn to Make Jewellery

This was a great course and venue, and I learnt so much over the 4 Sundays. I loved how we got to work on individual projects and the teacher tailored to our needs. Thanks to the teacher there were also some great design learnings.

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