Our Beginners Jewellery Making Course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of jewellery making and design. Over seven weeks, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to make your own silver ring. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as a strip of silver. No previous experience in design or jewellery making is required.
7 sessions Tuesdays or Thursdays, 6.30 - 9.30pm.
Become an accomplished artisan at the SquarePeg Atelier! This is an exciting opportunity to spend one day per week working with a discerning expert jeweller who will assist you to become successful in developing your own line of jewellery or creating special individual pieces.
What makes SquarePeg Studios unique for learning jewellery making? Our jewellery school is also a workshop with 11 contemporary jewellers in residence so students have the opportunity to interact with professional makers and see the types of jewellery they are making.
7 weekday sessions Tuesdays, 10am to 4pm
In this two-day jewellery making workshop students will be introduced to a variety of wax working techniques, including carving and mouldable wax forming.
On day one, students will have the opportunity to experiment with different types of wax and make two wax rings that will be cast by a commercial caster. On day two, students will clean up the castings and also learn additional tips and tricks for making wax models.
This is an in-depth jewellery making workshop, designed to provide you with a new skill and a unique piece to call your own.
2 days Saturday, 10am to 4pm
The Make a Ring in a Day is a great introduction to jewellery making – teaching all the fundamentals needed to produce a unique sterling silver ring. And it’s also a lot of fun! In just one intensive day students learn everything they need to make a sterling silver ring band. Want something more intensive? Check out our Beginners Jewellery Making Course.
All day session Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Our Intermediate Jewellery Making Course is perfect for students with some jewellery experience who want to gain new skills and understanding of jewellery techniques and design. Students begin to design and make more complex pieces that incorporate these new skills and techniques and start to work on more self-directed projects
7 sessions Monday nights, 6.30 - 9.30pm
In just one day, improve your soldering and learn all the tips and tricks you need to get the most out of your jewellery making craft!
All day session Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Continuing on from Part 1 of the Intensive Torch workshop part 2 helps you develop more advanced soldering skills, as well as looking at fusing and reticulation.
All day session Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Our Advanced Jewellery Making class is perfect for students with higher-level skills who want to take their jewellery making to the next level. This course is structured around student’s needs and interests, as the tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem solving.
7 sessions Wednesday nights, 6.30 - 9.30pm
SquarePeg Studios jewellery school has been a great stepping stone for me, from knowing nothing about jewellery making to landing a full time job in the industry in just half a year of classes. I attended both the weekly night classes and did as many weekend specialised classes I could. Both Majella and the team at SquarePeg were great teachers and really made learning about something I knew nothing about a real interest and has now become my new career. I can't speak more highly about my time there and recommend to anyone interested in jewellery making."
SquarePeg is a studio enterprise in a large warehouse style space in Marrickville.
With space for 11 contemporary jewellers and a well-equipped workshop, a tenancy at SquarePeg is an opportunity to interact with a mix of emerging and established makers in a supportive and creative environment. As well as the studio space, we have a class room area ,and a number of tenants are also tutors in our jewellery school.
I'm really enjoying the variety of backgrounds and approaches everyone has - collectively there's a wealth of knowledge. You might be wrestling with a thorny problem and *bam* some-one has a brilliant solution you hadn't thought of. And we all like cake. What's not to love?
Linda Blair, Squarepegger since August, 2011
Linda Blair studied Jewellery and Object design and Jewellery Manufacture at the Design Centre Enmore.
Linda works with enamel and currently is creating pieces that replicate gems and gem set jewellery, replacing the stones with enamel. Many of these pieces are based on historic jewellery from the 16th to the 20th century. She is also interested in the addition of colour, line and texture to her work. Linda creates one off pieces, with no two pieces being the same.