Is it really possible to make a sterling silver ring in one day from scratch – with no experience at all? Well, it certainly is at SquarePeg Studios. In this one intensive day workshop we guide you through process so you learn everything you need to make a sterling silver ring band. 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!
Want something more intensive? Check out our Beginners Jewellery Making Course.
All day session Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm
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.
Learn jewellery making and become an accomplished artisan at the SquarePeg Jewellery Making Atelier course! This is a unique 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 to create special one-off pieces.
The Jewellery Making Atelier is an exciting course for students at all levels, offering a broad range of subjects and techniques. Participants are encouraged to produce – through the process of design and making – jewellery pieces that are individual in design and well made.
7 weekday sessions Tuesdays or Wednesdays, 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 consecutive Saturdays Saturday, 10am to 4pm
If you love gem stones then this Stone Setting workshop is for you! Bring your jewellery to life with gemstones! Learn skills to make settings and to set your own gemstones in this “Introduction to Stone Setting- course. Students may choose to make a ring, pendant or earrings in silver set with a semi-precious cabochon gemstone which we will supply!
2 days 2 x Saturdays 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
The Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making class is perfect for students with who want to take their making to the next level. Whether you have done a Beginners course or have already completed the Intermediate course this course is structured around student’s needs and interests, as the tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem solving.
Students coming from the Beginners course to the Intermediate Jewellery Making Course begin to expand upon the fundamentals of jewellery making and design and make more complex pieces which may incorporate a range of materials including metal and non-metal elements.
Continuing students learn new skills and also work on more complex self directed projects.
7 sessions Wednesday nights, 6.30 - 9.30pm
SquarePeg Studio's 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. 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 Studio is unique space for making & learning all things jewellery and silversmithing combining a jewellery school and studio spaces. We have courses to suit every level, from beginners through to advanced students.
With space for 12 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 and day access 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?
Elizabeth Mitchell, Squarepegger since July, 2015
Elizabeth Mitchell is a Deco loving, Rock and Roll dancing, Jasper fossicking metalsmith from Sydney. She is currently in her final year at Enmore TAFE completing her Silversmithing Trade Certificate, and her fledgling label ‘Metal by Mitch’ is peeking it’s head out into the local bustling jewellery community.
An interest in metal forging was piqued at a young age by her father Mitch Mitchell who hand crafted Wrought Iron gates from a factory in the Hills District.
Her journey into metalsmithing began in 2011 when she joined the inaugural Beginners Class with SquarePeg Studios and consequentially stayed for many more. In 2013 she began her Trade Certificate and the cycle comes full circle with 2015 finding her being accepted into tenancy back at the place it all began, SquarePeg Studios.
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