Easter Four Day Jewellery Making Intensive

Beginner to Advanced

Learn all the fundamentals of jewellery making in four days of making at SquarePeg Studios in the Easter Jewellery Intensive. This course is a perfect introduction to jewellery making and jewellery design. No previous experience is required. However, if you do have some prior design or jewellery making experience your tutor can help you build upon your existing skill set.

Course Skill Level:

Perfect for those with jewellery experience and those starting out on their jewellery making journey.

course details

  • $480 inc GST
  • 4 days - 24 hours tuition
  • Friday to Monday 10am to 4.30 pm

I've done courses elsewhere where we seem to only skim the surface, but this was right into the practical detail from the start and I left feeling confident to be able to work further on my own at home.

— Kim Littleton, Happy Student


The Jewellery Easter Intensive 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 spacious warehouse which is also home to 12 contemporary jewellers. In the Jewellery Easter Intensive 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 Students Learn

If you have prior jewellery making experience your tutor can help you build upon your existing skill set to learn new skills as a reflection of where your interest lies.

For students just starting out you will 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 You'll Learn

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


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


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 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.

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.

Diane Appleby

Meet your tutor

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.”  


Loved the course. Learned to saw, drill, anneal, solder.form and texture copper brass and silver. Learned how to dome and punch and use various other tools all of which were supplied. Made two pendants and three rings. Great group of people in the class and the teacher was patient and helpful and inspiring.
Thank you for a great weekend!

— Janine and John Kelliher

Easter Four Day Jewellery Making Intensive

  • $480 inc GST
  • Friday to Monday 10am to 4.30 pm

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

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