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. No previous experience is required, however, your tutor can absolutely help you build upon your existing skillset over these four days if you do have prior design or jewellery making experience.
Perfect for students who want to take their jewellery making to the next level.
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.
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 informative one day workshop we guide you through the process so you learn everything you need to make a sterling silver ring band.
Want something more immersive? Check out our Beginners Jewellery Making Course.
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 a wax ring that will be cast by a commercial caster. On day two students will learn how to clean up their cast ring, how to remove the sprue, emery and polish it ready to wear. Students will also learn additional tips and tricks for making wax models.
This jewellery making workshop is designed to provide you with new skills and a unique piece of jewellery created by you.
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 an intermediate level or above. 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.
In this four-day jewellery making workshop students will be introduced to carving waxes to make stone-set jewellery.
On days one and two students will have the opportunity to make a ring, pendant or earrings with a bezel setting in wax that will be professionally cast in time for the second week of the workshop. Making settings for rough-cut stones will also be explored during days one and two of the workshop.
On days three and four students will learn how to clean up their cast pieces, prepare them for setting, and how to set their stones. Students will also have the opportunity to solder onto their castings to attach claws or extra bezels, particularly if they are working with rough-cut stones.
This jewellery making workshop is designed to provide students who have attended the ‘Carve Your own Silver Ring- Wax Workshop’ at SquarePeg Studios with greater skills, enabling them to make a unique piece of stone set jewellery – created by their own hand!
SquarePegs Jewellery Studio Bench Access is perfect for students that are confident to work independently and safely to continue to work on projects outside course or workshop time. Finish projects or start new ones and be a part of our vibrant studio space on a non-teaching day.
Practising contemporary jewellers and students past and present benefit from having access to all the tools and equipment of the well equipped SquarePeg Studios classroom and workshop.
Bench access participants will have their own bench in the classroom for the day and have access to the classroom, workshops, kitchenette and dining area. Participant numbers are generally small, so you have room to spread out and get into your making in our light-filled studio.
Studio Sundays is perfect for students who are keen to finish a project or start a new one and need some help and studio access. If you are eager to keep on making but don’t have a set up studio or can’t commit to a 7 week course Studio Sundays could be the answer.
Give the Gift of Creativity.
Want to give the gift of creativity but not sure which class?
Choose our general Gift Certificate here in values of $100 onwards and we will send you a printable gift certificate to present the recipient.
This voucher will include a unique code which will allow the recipient to enrol in the SquarePeg Course of their choice.
Know which class you wish to gift? You can directly gift a class by navigating to the class listing on our ‘Course’ tab within our website.
Then, proceed to “Find Dates & Book a Spot” on the course listing (you will find this in an orange box on the right of the course listing page).
From here you will see an orange box above the course dates entitled “Click here to gift this class”.
Go ahead and click this box, then select your ticket type and click through and fill out the details to enrol the recipient. Take note – it may be best to put your own email address at this stage so that the recipient does not receive a confirmation email on completion of payment. Once the gift has been given we can update the email address to the recipients address for you later – just let us know!
To purchase a Gift Certificate of a value amount click on ‘Find Dates and Book a Spot’ on this page.
Not sure which course and/or date to enrol the recipient of your gift certificate? No problem!
Simply get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can create a unique voucher for you as per your requirements and can happily email across a printable gift certificate for you to present to your loved one. Too easy right?!
An extraordinary, nurturing environment combining design and craft to bring your ideas to life. I would highly recommend SquarePeg - no matter what level you’re at.
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 14 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?
Elena Sorenson, Squarepegger since March, 2019
Elena has completed a Bachelor of Design (Jewellery and Ceramics) at the University of New South Wales school of Art & Design. She is currently completing her Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture at Enmore Design Centre.
Her practice is preoccupied with the medium of jewellery and its ability to impact across all contexts of creative expression.
Elena enjoys working with a range of materials from the traditional to experimental and is interested in collaborating with practitioners from a wide range of design and artistic disciplines.
Elena was a graduate resident at SquarePeg Studios in 2017-2018 and became a resident artist in 2019.