Intermediate One | Jewellery Making Course

Beginner to Advanced

Our Intermediate One – Jewellery Making Course is suitable for students who have completed our Beginners Jewellery Making Course at SquarePeg Studios or equivalent studies elsewhere.

This class is suitable for students who have completed our Beginners course or have prior experience but need to brush up on the basics before continuing to our Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making Course.

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.


Course Skill Level:

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

course details

  • $405 inc GST
  • 7 sessions - 21 hours tuition
  • Tuesday nights with Emily Copp 6.30 - 9.30pm

Emily's class was wonderful - the information was presented in an easy to digest manner, very hands on, with no time wasted. The teacher was also very helpful and supportive of our creative urges and ideas, taking time with each of us to ensure we enjoyed what we were making and were happy with the end results.

— Michael Katchan, Happy Student


During our Intermediate One – Jewellery Making Course, students begin to expand upon their foundation jewellery making skills learned in their studies thus far. Practical exercises will be presented at the start of term which target improving student’s soldering skills, introducing 3-dimensionality to designs as well as a focus on resolved surface finishes – the fast track to creating professional looking jewellery pieces.

As the term goes on students in Intermediate One will create a more complex jewellery design in consultation with their tutor to further practice and finesse hands-skills learned.

Our class sizes are capped at 10 enrollments to ensure the best learning experience for our students.

Many of our students produce outstanding work and go on to our Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Making Course or continue to our specialised design workshops such as Gem-setting 101 Bezel Setting Workshop or Carve Your own Silver Ring – Wax Workshop.

What You'll Learn

What do students learn?

Intermediate One Students are introduced to new techniques and build on existing skills such as:

Accurate saw-piercing

Metal forming processes

Accurate marking, measuring and fitting

Sweat soldering & T-joins and how to approach multiple solder jobs on the one piece

Introduction to the flexi shaft

Polishing processes, tips and tricks

Students expand upon the fundamentals of jewellery making and design and incorporate new techniques into self-directed projects


To ensure that students have the best learning experience, our Intermediate One – Jewellery Making class size is capped at 10 students.


What is included

• base metal sheet and wire

• consultation on the purchase of materials for your project. Some materials are also available for purchase at our studio.

• 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 must 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.

Emily Copp

Meet your tutor

Emily Copp ~ Emily is a Sydney based creative who works with diverse materials and technologies. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Environmental and ethical concerns inform and motivate her works which include jewellery forms and tableware objects within her practice.

She is a resident artist and director at SquarePeg Studios alongside teaching various classes in SquarePeg Studio's classroom. Emily also moonlights at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus.

“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”

Emily Copp 'Boundless' 18k white gold and Australian Parti Sapphire

We learned to make good quality, lovely looking jewellery! We all went home with something we felt proud of making. Emily was so informative, extremely helpful and patient. I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to try something creative. You will be pleasantly surprised by how much you learn and much fun it is!

— Zoe Houghton, Content Student

Intermediate One | Jewellery Making Course

  • $405 inc GST
  • Pay in Instalments Available
  • Tuesday nights with Emily Copp 6.30 - 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