Beginners Jewellery Making Course


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.

Course Skill Level:

For those starting out on their jewellery making journey!

course details

  • $425 inc GST
  • 7 sessions - 21 hours tuition
  • Thursdays and Mondays 6.30pm - 9.30pm

I would highly recommend The Beginners Jewellery Making Course at Square Peg Studios. The teacher, Emily Copp, was patient, encouraging and so generous with her knowledge and equipment. I love the silver ring and earrings that I made!

— Elizabeth, Happy Student


The Beginners – Jewellery Making Course introduces students to the basics of jewellery making over 7 weeks (total of 21 hours tuition). Students learn all the techniques needed to make a sterling silver ring before proceeding to another project.

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


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 sterling silver ring

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


Our Beginners – Jewellery Making Course is designed to provide you with a relaxed and intimate setting for learning your new craft. To ensure our students have the best learning experience, our class sizes are capped at 10 students. Book your spot now.


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.

A show bag containing silver sheet and wire plus other goodies from our sponsor Pallion

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


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.

Payment Options

Enroll below – you can secure your place on the spot!

Or, take advantage of our payment by installments option to secure your place:

Pay a 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

Is the date you would like to join sold out?

Please register in our July 2020 waitlist/expression of interest class and if we receive enough interest we will schedule a Weekend Beginners over the weekends of July 25th and August 1st. Use the date drop-down menu below. This ticket is free of course whilst being a handy way for us to record your interest.

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.

Danielle Lo

Danielle’s practice has a deep focus on presence and place, emulating forms of nature within her surroundings. The works are an intimate physical exploration of conceptual ideas, achieved through the use of shapes, form, line, colour and textural elements. Danielle predominately works in silver and enamel, using traditional silversmithing techniques Upon finishing her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Objects at Enmore Design Centre (2014), Danielle went on to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Jewellery and Object at Sydney College of Arts (2016) and has finished the JamFactory Associate Training Program (2018) in the Metal and Jewellery Studio.  

Danielle Lo earrings

I would highly recommend the beginners' course for anyone that wanted to learn a new skill and do something creative! It is a great introduction to jewellery making and Emily was an amazing teacher!

— Rabia, Happy Student

Beginners Jewellery Making Course

  • $425 inc GST
  • Pay in Instalments Available
  • Thursdays and Mondays 6.30pm - 9.30pm

course dates


Need more info?  We're happy to hear from you.

Directors: Emily Copp on 0402 697 557 or Kim Elliott on 0407 803 003