Jewellery Making Class for Beginners

Jewellery Making Class for Beginners

Make your own beaded necklace and earrings!

Next Available: Sun, 21 Apr 1:30PM (AEST)
3 hours
Over 10 people have attended this class


In this class you will learn one of the most popular and widely used techniques for stringing beads by both hobbyists and jewellery designers, that of tiger tail.  

You’ll learn the basics of design so you can make your own necklace using the beads provided, as well as how to start and end a necklace and add a clasp. You’ll also learn how to make a pair of beaded drop earrings on head pins, and how to attach earring wires.

You’ll be able to have fun playing around with your beads to make your design on the bead board, and you’ll learn some technical skills such as using round nose and chain nose pliers. There will be examples on the table to inspire you too. We will have a range of bead colourways available, along with all of the findings (clasps, jump rings etc.) and tools you’ll need for your projects.

Suitable for absolute beginners – no experience necessary.

This is a small class, so you will have plenty of access to the tutor, as needed.


About your teacher:

After enjoying a long career in Public Relations, Julie Stephens found the craft of beading several years ago. The wonderful world of jewellery-making reignited her passion for creativity and for making. Jewellery design brings together her love of fashion, colour and the process of idea conception through to creation. 

Julie learned her craft by attending many workshops and completing a jewellery design course with the New York Institute of Art & Design. Her handmade jewellery business, Julie Stephens Designs, was born out of her first collection as part of this course.

She sells her work via her website and has a presence at Incube8r, a retail space and gallery for makers and artists in Fitzroy. You will also find her from time to time at various craft markets including Rose Street Artists’ Market, Kensington Market and Crft Wrk.

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What you will learn

  • Basic tools used in beaded jewellery-making, types of beads available and the tiger tail technique
  • How to start and end a necklace and add a clasp
  • How to make a pair of earrings on head pins with earring wires

What you will get

  • All beads and tools required to make your own necklace and a pair of earrings
  • Personalised guidance based on your needs
  • Full class notes so you can practice techniques at home

What to bring

  • Just your enthusiasm

What to wear

Casual. No need to tie long hair back – we won’t be using power tools or soldering equipment.

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in learning to make your own beaded jewellery

Studio Inqu

(67 Reviews)

Studio Inqu is a new arts space in Kew for painters, beginners and lovers of art. We currently offer weekly paint & sip classes and will be expanding our program in the coming months.

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4.0 (7 reviews)
Emmarated it
27 Nov 2023
Overall I felt like it was a good experience, the teacher had put in thought to buying the beads for the students. She was very knowledgeable in what she was teaching. There were a couple of reasons that it wasn't five stars The chairs weren't great, I think that there should have been chairs with backs. Some of the instructions for making the necklace weren't said and it meant it wasn't made properly. The teacher could have made the class a little more engaging and relaxed into the teaching more.
Melissahrated it
30 Apr 2023
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Penelope rated it
27 Nov 2022
What a great afternoon and thank you to Julie Stephens for sharing her knowledge and helping us to finishing our necklace and earrings.
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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:

  • A refund can be requested 2 days before class starts. An admin fee of AU$5.00 applies.
  • A transfer can be requested 2 days before the class starts. Free of charge.

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.

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