This great one day class with Olga Pinto is also known as the "So what do I do with it now...?" class, or, everything you need to know about putting together your bead stash is a successful manner. 

If you love beading, or would simply like to make your own lovely necklaces, bracelets etc, come and experience a day of expression and creativitiy by engaging in making innovative design. We will teach you how to master the skills you need to make your own future designs. 

This class covers a wide range of activities, from the "7 principles of design" through to a good overview of the material options available when bead stringing. 

You will have the opportunity to make use of some of these materials during the class by designing some jewellery pieces yourself! 

In addition, you will be taught how to finsh your jewellery piece in a professional manner and to make use of a variety of materials and techniques, such as gluing end caps, attaching end caps with headpins, crimping, etc. 

Knots will also be covered including specialist knots such as slider knots used for adjusting the length of your jewellery. 


  • Basic principles of design
  • Material identifcation and correct selection
  • Attaching jewellery findings (clasps etc.)
  • Knots, such as square and slide knots 
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Class Schedule

Duration: 6 hours

What you will learn
  • Basic principles of design
  • Material identifcation and correct selection
  • Attaching jewellery findings (clasps etc.)
What you will get
  • Tuition
  • Notes (soft copy)
  • The loan of a SJS student tool kit during the class

What to bring
  • A MATERIAL FEE of $20 is payable directly to your teacher on the day, cash only and correct change please.
  • PLEASE BRING ( if you have them - you do not need to purchase to do the class)
  • Round and Flat nose pliers
  • Crimping pliers
  • Beading Board
  • Wire cutters
  • Scissors
  • Pen, Notebook
What to wear

OH&S protocols at SJS require all students to wear CLOSED IN shoes and for long hair to be tied back. We recommend wearng glasses instead of contact lenses and to wear minimal jewellery in a studio environment.

Appropriate for

There are no prerequisites for this class, it is open to all.


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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