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.
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.
The Intermediate Two – 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 and our Intermediate 1 course (or equivalent studies).
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you wish to discuss your experience and get help in finding our most suitable class for you.
Love gemstones? Want to incorporate them in your jewellery designs? If you answered yes, this foundation gem setting workshop is for you! Participants make a rub-over bezel set gemstone ring in sterling silver and learn how to set a semi-precious cabochon during this fun and informative two day stone setting course.
The Easter Four Day Jewellery Making Intensive is perfect for students who want to take their making to the next level. This course is designed to allow students to progress through the out-set stages of jewellery making. The tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem-solving. There is no pre-requisite for this course.
During the course, students will learn foundation jewellery making skills alongside working on individual projects developed after consultation with the tutor.
The aim of this course is to provide students with the confidence and skills to work on individual projects while gaining a greater depth of understanding of jewellery techniques and design – starting from the ground up.
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?!
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.
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!
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.