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.
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
The Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making Course is perfect for students with who want to take their making to the next level. This course is designed to allow students to progress their skill through the different stages of jewellery making, as the tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem solving. The pre-requisite for this course is our Beginners course.
Students coming from the Beginners course to the Intermediate stage 1 Jewellery Making Course will expand upon the fundamentals of jewellery making and design and make pieces which may incorporate a range of materials including metal and non-metal elements.
Stage 2 and 3 Intermediate students continue to build on their skills and learn a range of new techniques and also work on individual projects which are developed after consultation with the tutor.
7 sessions Monday nights (with Emily Copp) or Wednesday night with Erin Keys, 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?
Emily Copp, Squarepegger since February, 2015
I’m drawn to the traditions of metal-smithing in a contemporary context for the duality it demands. Duality in striving for technical precision (in terms of making), alongside embracing creative freedom in design. I am inspired by cycles within nature, semiotics, the contrast of micro & macro & the intersecting places in between. Environmental and ethical considerations motivate me and inform my work.
I completed my Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at the Design Centre, Enmore in December 2014, and spent 4 months exploring my practice post studies as SquarePeg Studio’s Graduate Resident. I am continuing as a SquarePeg tenant and am excited to be teaching the Beginners Jewellery Course at SquarePeg Studios.