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Beginners Jewellery Making - October Long Weekend Special Offer
from AU$510.00

Beginners Jewellery Making - October Long Weekend

Over 3 days Saturday to Monday, 10am to 4.00pm

Next Available: Sat, 01 Oct 10:00AM (AEST)
6 hours x 3 Days
Over 20 people have attended this class

Description

The 3 day Long Weekend School is a perfect introduction to jewellery making and jewellery design. All tools and base metals, (copper and brass) are provided, as well as a strip of sterling silver for your first piece. This course is designed to allow students to progress through the foundation stages of metalsmithing. Your tutor will assist you with design development, technical issues and problem-solving. There is no prerequisite for this course.

Students will learn a range of fundamental techniques over the 3 full days of the course and students will make copper or brass saw piercing and texturing samples and a sterling silver ring band as their first soldered project. This may be followed by another sterling silver jewellery piece of the student's own design if time permits. Processes focusing on forming and texturing such as doming, embossing and stamping will be learnt to aid inspiration.

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What you will learn

  • Students will learn the foundation skill of metalsmithing
  • Saw piercing, texturing, shaping, soldering, filing, polishing
  • Design for jewellery

What you will get

  • 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.
  • Sterling Silver to make the first ring and base metals (copper and brass)
  • Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What to bring

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

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 have some heating!) and hot in summer so please dress appropriately.

Appropriate for

Absolute beginners with a passion to metalsmith and make jewellery


SquarePeg Studios

4.9
(490 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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5.0 (2 reviews)
Emilyrated it
09 Jun 2020
This June long weekend we participated in the beginner jewellery making workshop - over the three days we were taught by Liz (whose warmth and encouragement was so motivating), we learnt about essential tools, problem solving, silversmithing techniques and finishing processes in great detail. It was challenging, but also one of the most rewarding weekends - stepping away with a solid, polished project you made yourself is so incredible! I'm already eager to participate in more workshops at SquarePeg to expand my knowledge further. I can't recommend SquarePeg classes or Liz as a mentor highly enough! Thank you again!
ANDRErated it
08 Jun 2020
I had a great time with tutor Liz who showed to principles of jewelry course and all tools and techniques to make my ideas come true. Definitely will be back for more information about the alchemy.

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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