Quick Handcrafted Chains Workshop
AU$435.00

Quick Handcrafted Chains Workshop

An intensive 6 hour class

Next Available: Sun, 16 Jun 10:00AM (AEST)
6 hours

Description

WHAT STUDENTS LEARN

  • Design – Techniques for creating differently shaped links

  • Material knowledge - craft stunning chains using argentium wire and fusing techniques

  • Fabrication – Construction processes for efficient chain-making

  • Professionalism – Finishing touches to elevate your creations

  • Distinction – Tips and tricks to add uniqueness to your chains

WHAT STUDENTS MAKE

By the end of the workshop, you'll have crafted at least one finished long chain using argentium wire. Additionally, you can experiment and create unique pieces that showcase your newfound skills.

ABOUT THE COURSE

This workshop is designed for beginners who want to master creating beautiful chains without relying on store-bought options.

Michelle Hales, with her wealth of expertise, will guide you through crafting stunning chains using argentium wire and fusing techniques, unlocking the secrets that transform simple chains into stunning pieces of wearable art.

Embark on a journey into the fascinating world of chains, where each link tells a story of craftsmanship and creativity. The Quick Handcrafted Chains Workshop is carefully curated to provide a comprehensive understanding of the art and science behind chain-making. Michelle will share her knowledge and guide you through practical, hands-on exercises that will enable you to create chains that are not just accessories but expressions of your unique style.

Join us at SquarePeg Studios for an immersive experience where you'll learn the technicalities of chain-making and gain insights into the creative process of designing distinctive chains. The workshop is designed to cater to enthusiasts of all skill levels, from beginners looking to explore a new dimension of jewellery design to seasoned artists eager to refine their techniques.


MEET YOUR TUTORS - interstate guest tutor Michelle Hales leads the Quick Handcrafted Chains Workshop

Michelle Hales of Two Plums Design works as an artisanal jeweller from her home studio in Brisbane, Australia.  Michelle is an advocate for the responsible sourcing of materials and the ethical production of metals and gemstones in her craft.  Michelle's design practice is led by a desire for versatile, innovative and functional jewellery that reveres the story of origin.  In this way, she explores our human interconnectedness through the technical functionality of a piece, hand of the maker, body of the wearer and the viewer.   For Michelle, connections create opportunity and dynamism.   Connections bring form, function and histories together in endlessly interesting ways.

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What you will learn

  • Design & Material knowledge – Techniques for creating differently shaped links - craft stunning chains using argentium wire and fusing techniques
  • Fabrication – Construction processes for efficient chain-making
  • Distinction & Professionalism – Tips and tricks to add uniqueness to your chains – Finishing touches to elevate your creations

What you will get

  • 2.5 meters of 1mm round argentium wire
  • 200mm of 2mm round argentium wire
  • 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.

What to bring

  • A notebook and pen/pencil - Your ideas and creativity
  • Copper wire for experimental projects (this can also be purchased in class)
  • Participants are encouraged to bring: A pendant that needs a chain or a piece that could be presented with a chain
  • Be sure to wear covered shoes - we provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

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

The prerequisite for this class is our Beginners & Beyond Course or equivalent. Students should be able to independently sawpierce, solder and polish.


SquarePeg Studios

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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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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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