Jewellery courses

Why choose a course at
SquarePeg Studios?

Hand made jewellery made in the Beginners Jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios in Sydney

Design your own piece

At SquarePeg Studios' jewellery courses students gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own jewellery. We have jewellery courses to suit every level, from beginners through to advanced students as well as a range of specialist courses like stone setting and wax carving and casting.

See students work

Using a torch to solder silver jewellery in Advanced Jewellery Course

Get behind the scenes

Have the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at a contemporary professional jewellery studio while learning great new skills in jewellery techniques and design.

see the space

Students learning how to make jewellery at SquarePeg Studios in Sydney

Highly experienced teachers

Our jewellery making courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. Students gain a range of skills that allow them to continue making jewellery at home and many of our students make their hobby into a jewellery business

Meet our tutors

meet our fabulous tutors

Tutor Majella Beck
Majella is a jeweller, object designer and teacher based in Sydney. She combines precious and non-precious materials and sees her work as a constant exploration and evaluation of what makes jewellery precious. Majella is SquarePeg's resident tutor and teaches a range of courses including Beginners Jewellery Course, the Wax Carving and Casting Workshop and the Stone Setting Course. She currently teaches a variety of courses relating to contemporary jewellery and objects. Majella participates regularly in exhibitions and has work held in private collections.
Tutor Diane Appleby
Diane Appleby completed her Master of Art in Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2003. She has taught in the Jewellery and Object Design Department, Sydney Institute of Technology, Design Centre Enmore, and at the College of Fine Art, University of NSW. Diane’s catalogue of work encompasses collections for exhibition and collaborations with clients on individual pieces. “My jewellery is designed to not only catch the eye, but to also feel delightful to wear. I like to play with colour, form and texture. I choose materials for their unique character, such as stones for their luminosity, metals to encapsulate strength, and silks for their sheen and rippling texture. I enjoy creating pieces with a precious presence. “At the heart of every design is an inspiration, whether I am creating a collection for an exhibition or working with a client to create a uniquely personal piece. I find the satisfaction of bringing a concept to life from a few simple sketches to a finished form extremely exciting.”  
Tutor Emily Copp

Emily works with traditional jewellery making techniques as well as embracing new technologies within her practice. She completed her Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at the Design Centre Enmore (SIT), after having previously run her own business. Emily is passionate about all things jewellery and loves the scope for constant learning which it provides.

Emily has presented work in many group shows and is currently working towards a solo exhibition, scheduled for 2016, which is inspired by her concerns around the coal seam gas mining industry within Australia.


What makes SquarePeg Studios the best place to learn jewellery making?

Our jewellery courses teach our students – from beginners up – all the techniques and skills needed to make hand make jewellery.

Is there parking?

Yes, there is plenty of free on-street parking in Junction St and the streets surrounding the studio.

Are you near the train?

We are less than a 10 minute walk from  Marrickville Station, and the same distance from buses which run along Illawarra Rd.

Who are your tutors

All our jewellery class tutors are contemporary jewellers with tutoring experience. We also have guest tutors from interstate and abroad who are well known artists and teachers.