Jewellery Summer School for Beginners

Beginner

Learn all the fundamentals of jewellery making in this fun intensive 4 day Jewellery Summer School. This course is a perfect introduction to jewellery making and jewellery design. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as a strip of silver and no previous experience in design or jewellery making is required.

 

Course Skill Level:

For those starting out on their jewellery making journey!


course details

  • $480 inc GST
  • Over 4 days
  • Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm


My very first lesson in making silver jewellery was back in April 2013. I chose SquarePeg from the Internet, as it seemed to offer instruction for any level of skill and experience and appeared friendly and down to earth from the online advert. Two years later and with several courses now under my belt I can whole-heartedly say that SquarePeg Studios is a fantastic school to learn the skills of silver making and delivered on every level and more.

— Rhonda, Happy Student


ABOUT THE COURSE

The Jewellery Summer School is perfect if  you want to learn how to hand-make silver jewellery from scratch. Over 4 intensive days students are introduced to jewellery making in our funky warehouse which is home to 12 contemporary jewellers. In the Jewellery Summer School students learn  all the techniques they need to design and create a sterling silver ring as well as another project such as earrings or a pendant.

What You'll Learn

What do students learn?

Metal cutting – students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames

How to size your ring

Texturing and stamping – whether it’s a hammered texture, or stamping with letter stamps on metal, we have a range of tools for students to experiment with

Roller printing – learn how to impress directly on to metal using a specialist rolling mill. Print with feathers, leaves, fabric, art papers, hand cut stencils and much more

Soldering – using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to make a ring band

Drilling

Forming metal – how to shape and dome metal

Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish

Patinate – use our special blackening compound to highlight parts of your design

What do students make?

A copper ring as a sample.

A sterling silver ring

Another piece of jewellery, ie ring, pendant or earrings, that you will design after discussion with the tutor

CLASS SIZE

To ensure that students have the best learning experience, our class sizes are capped at 10 students.


Practicalities

What is included?

Base metal sheet and wire

Sterling silver for your first ring

All the consumables you need to make your projects (ie saw blades, emery paper and drill bits) as well as all the hand tools and equipment you need.

Tea or coffee and yummy biscuits

What do you need to bring

A notebook and pen/pencil

An apron

Covered shoes

Your ideas and creativity

Safety

We take safety very seriously at SquarePeg. All students must wear proper enclosed shoes (no sandals or thongs), long pants or skirts and have long hair tied back. We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.

Our Tutors

Why choose a jewellery making course at SquarePeg Studios?

Our courses are taught by highly experienced and passionate teachers who are practising contemporary jewellers. This is the closest to an accredited course – without the assignments, stress and cost – that Sydney has to offer. Students not only gain the satisfaction of designing and hand-making their own piece of jewellery they also 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.

Meet your tutor

Emily works with traditional jewellery making techniques along with embracing new technologies. For example, she often utilizes 3D printing in her designs or forming with the hydraulic press as a complement to traditional processes. 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 shown work in many group exhibitions as well as presenting her work solo. Environmental and ethical concerns inform and motivate her works which meander through the design and creation of both jewellery forms and tableware objects within her practice.


The instructors are great fun and very skilled. They help you with technique and design but definitely allow you to steer how you want your piece to evolve. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time spent at SquarePeg with soldering torch in hand and can't wait to start my next course in a couple of weeks. WARNING: Once you start, you cannot stop creating!

— Rachel, Happy Student


Jewellery Summer School for Beginners

  • $480 inc GST
  • Wednesday to Saturday, 10am to 4.30pm

course dates

QUESTIONS?

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