Jewellery Making Summer School for Intermediate Students | 2020 Dates listing soon!


Perfect for students who want to take their jewellery making to the next level.

Course Skill Level:

For those with confidence in the basics.

course details

  • $430 inc GST
  • Over 3 Days
  • Saturday to Monday, 10am to 4pm

It's official I'm an addict! This has been my 6th term being taught by the knowledgeable and talented Erin, Wednesday nights have been nothing but jewellery! I started as a complete beginner with no experience but am now confident to use the studio equipment to design and make while still learning more and more each week! 5 out of 5 stars!

— Kirsten, Happy Student


The Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Summer School is perfect for students who want to take their making to the next level. This course is designed to allow students to progress their skill through the different stages of jewellery making. The tutor assists with design development, technical issues and problem-solving. The pre-requisite for this course is our Beginners course.

Students coming from the Beginners course to the  Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Summer School will expand upon the fundamentals of jewellery making and design and make pieces which may incorporate a range of materials including metal and non-metal elements with a focus on bezel setting for stones.

Summer School students continue to build on their skills and learn a range of new techniques and also work on individual projects which are developed after consultation with the tutor.

Intermediate and Continuing Jewellery Summer School is a composite class made up of students who have completed the Beginners course and are at the Intermediate 1 level as well as students who have completed the Intermediate course and beyond. 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.

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

What You'll Learn

What do students learn

Intermediate Students are introduced to techniques such as:

Additional soldering techniques such as sweat soldering

Cold connections (riveting dissimilar material)

Introduction to flexi shaft

Basic bezel setting

Professional finishing techniques

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


What is included

Base metal sheet and wire

Silver for the creation of a ring project

A cabochon gemstone

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

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.

Erin Keys

Meet your tutor

Contemporary jeweller Erin Keys creates graphic works based on ideas in mark making, using traditional jewellery making techniques and laser cutting technology. Her practice involves developing work for exhibition, production and sale. Living in Bosnia Herzegovina 2006-2008, Erin taught creative workshops to Romani children before joining the JamFactory’s Metal Design Studio. After completing the 2 year tenure Erin spent 10 months at Australia's iconic Gray Street Workshop; an invaluable residency in her career and personal development. Moving to Sydney in 2010 she joined SquarePeg Studios, a workshop for emerging and established jewellers to work together in a creative and supportive environment, where she is an active tenant, mentor and teacher. As a Design Developer at Dinosaur Designs, a manufacturer of homewares and jewellery, Erin worked in a small team developing and prototyping designs. 

Erin is a great teacher. She allows you the flexibility to work independently on your own projects whilst providing valuable advice when needed.

— Darlene, Happy Student

Jewellery Making Summer School for Intermediate Students | 2020 Dates listing soon!

  • $430 inc GST
  • Saturday to Monday, 10am to 4pm

course dates


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

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