Join artisan and enthusiast Aileen Gardner in a fascinating day class learning to make Scale Mail jewellery.  This is based on an ancient armour style which predates Chainmaille.  In this class you will create a shield necklace inspired by this amazing armour style. And the necklace is light too.


  • Scale sizes vs Link sizes
  • Creating your shield
  • Chains to finish off your project
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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 hours

What you will learn
  • Scale sizes vs Link sizes
  • Creating your shield
  • Chains to finish off your project
What you will get
  • Tuition
  • Notes (soft copy to be emailed after class)
  • The loan of a basic tool kit if required

What to bring
  • Your MATERIALS FEE is NOT included in the class.
  • Fee of $25.00 is payable to your teacher on the day.
  • Finished project will be in BRUSHED SILVER. Each student may choose highlight colour on the day.
  • Pen & Notebook
  • You are welcome to bring your own pliers if you have them. Flat/chain/round/needle nose pliers only, no serrated edges.
What to wear

We request that you wear closed shoes, have long hair tied back and wear minimal jewellery in classes for WH&S reasons. We also recommend you wear glasses over contact lenses if required.

Appropriate for

Previous basic chainmaille experience preferred but not essential. For safety reasons jousting is not allowed.


Sydney Jewellery School

Vendor since 2015

Sydney Jewellery School (SJS) is Australia's leading independent contemporary jewellery facility for students wishing to learn the art of jewellery making, multi-media creative arts techniques and object 'd art creation.

The school operates from our own premises and dedicated studio space in Rosebery, an inner South/East suburb of Sydney. Housed in the Heritage Listed Leda Building our air-conditioned studio is flooded with natural light and is equipped with the latest tools and equipment.

SJS also provides space for people wishing to access bench space on a casual or daily basis.

We cater for both the beginner through to the accomplished artisan with a range of classes and techniques: Beginner classes; Class modules to build your skill level; Specialist techniques; Master classes; Visiting artists program; International teachers program.

Many of our classes and the equipment needed to participate are only available within the framework of formal University/TAFE training, SJS is proud to be able to offer short courses in these techniques to all.

Our classes are surprisingly affordable and extremely competitive. Compare for yourself.

The studio has a fully equipped kitchenette and a substantial library with a large selection of books and DVDs on Jewelry and Craft.

Our Director Menaka Cooke and Studio Manager Jae Brown and the wonderful teaching faculty at the school look forward to welcoming you to the studio and to helping you turn your creative dreams into reality.

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