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Intermediate Two – Continuing Jewellery Making


The Intermediate Two – Continuing Jewellery Making is perfect for students who want to take their making to the next level and pursue their own design ambitions.  This course is designed to allow students to progress their skills 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 One 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.




Course Skill Level:

For those with confidence in the basics.

course details

  • $385 inc GST
  • 7 sessions - 21 hours tuition
  • Tuesday night with Emily Copp 6.30-9.30pm

Great studio, great tutor, super helpful and knowledgeable, learned many new technical skills while in the company of lovely like minded creatives!

— Gabi


The Intermediate Two – Continuing Jewellery Making is a class of students at various stages of their jewellery making journey.

To join this class students will have completed our Beginners and Intermediate One courses (or equivalent) as pre-requisite.

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 the wide world of jewellery making and design, whilst building their skills through their week to week jewellery making practice.

For students progressing from Intermediate One, creating a bezel set ring is the optional technical project covered.

Presentation of jewellery techniques and processes in our Intermediate Two – Continuing Jewellery Making class differs term by term with a focus on skills-based learning informed by the background experience of participants in the class.

Students will be introduced to various equipment and processes informed by their individual projects. Equipment such as the hydraulic press may be covered and fabrication of hollow forms such as spheres and more complex shapes may be covered as context to help students continue to gain confidence in soldering. Otherwise, students will work in consultation and with the support of their tutor to decide upon the best approach to realise their design ideas during the term.

Many of our students produce outstanding work and continue to specialised workshops such as Wax Carving for Jewels or Chasing and Repousse.

What You'll Learn

What do students learn?

Intermediate Two – Continuing Jewellery Making are introduced to techniques such as:

Bezel Setting

Advanced soldering skills

Introduction to the Hydraulic Press

Hollow forms

Term by term skills-focused learning informed by the experience level of participants in the class


To ensure that students have the best learning experience, our Evening Jewellery Making Atelier class size is capped at 9 students.


What is included

• Base metal sheet and wire
• 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 do you need to bring

• materials for your projects – a selection of materials are available in the class. Alternatively, your tutor will assist you in ordering any additional materials you require

• 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.

We encourage students to bring along their own safety glasses and ear protection.

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 SquarePeg Studios tutor and director

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 small 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 as a sessional lecturer and technical officer 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.”

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

Great workshop and Emily ran a structured yet flexible learning environment. The blend of theory, demo and practical was perfect. THANK you!!

— Rachael C

Intermediate Two – Continuing Jewellery Making

  • $385 inc GST
  • This composite class is suitable for students who have completed our Beginners and Intermediate 1 courses or equivalent
  • Tuesday night 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