Jewellery designer's desk at the SquarePeg Studios in Sydney

Easter Four Day Jewellery Making Intensive

Beginner to Advanced

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.

Course Skill Level:

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

course details

  • $595 inc GST
  • 4 days - 24 hours tuition
  • Friday to Monday 10am to 4pm

Excellent workshop! Diane is one of the world's best tutors who manages to guide every participant to produce their best. Sharing and learning from others is another strength of these intensive workshops which opens everyone to new possibilities.

— Pippa Craig, Long-term SquarePeg Student


Our Easter Four Day Jewellery Making Intensive is a perfect introduction to jewellery making and jewellery design. All tools and base metals are provided, as well as sterling silver for your first project, and no previous experience in design or jewellery making is required.

Over the 4 days of the Easter long weekend course, students make a textured silver ring band, followed by a ring, pin or pendant of their own design exploring the 3D Form. Processes focusing on forming and texturing such as doming and stamping will be learned to aid you in your inspiration. Dissect a dome, add a pearl, the world is your oyster!

Many of our students produce outstanding work and continue to specialised workshops such as Stone Setting or Wax Carving and Casting.

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 silver band ring

A pin or pendant of their own design, exploring the 3D Form


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

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.


SquarePeg’s courses are carefully crafted to present a learning pathway suitable for the complete novice, flowing on to intermediate classes through to specialty and advanced jewellery workshops. Our light and airy workshop and spacious classroom provide an inspiring learning environment and our approach is to constantly improve our beloved studio and be agile in responding to our student’s needs.

Learn from tutors who are practicing Contemporary Jewellers who hold a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience. We are consistently awarded 5/5 star reviews by our students and  have a strong cohort of burgeoning jewellers who return to study with us term after term. We are constantly impressed with the beautiful jewellery works created by students during our courses.

Ready to secure your place? Our Early Bird enrollments are available up until five weeks out of class start date.

Our classes regularly sell out in advance so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you can’t find a place in your preferred course date or if you would like to learn more about any of our classes. See you at the studio soon!

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

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.”  


So much fun
I’ve never made jewellery before or worked with metals. This was such a fun creative outlet and I was stoked with the pieces I made.
Diane is the best!

— Michael McClughan - Happy Student

Easter Four Day Jewellery Making Intensive

  • $595 inc GST
  • Pay in Instalments Available
  • Friday to Monday 10am to 4pm

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