Make Earrings in a Day Workshop

Beginner

Learn how to design and fabricate a pair, or two, of sterling silver earrings of your own creation. In this fun and inspiring one day workshop you will be introduced to the foundation skills of metalsmithing while being taught everything you need to know to make earrings of your own design.

Want something more immersive? Check out our Beginners Jewellery Making Course.

 

Course Skill Level:

For those starting out on their jewellery making journey!


course details

  • $215 inc GST
  • One Day - 6 hours tuition
  • Weekends - either a Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm


The earring making class taught me so much more about materials, techniques and process specifically relevant to earrings but also transferable to other jewellery pieces. The class was engaging and fun and the workshop is very well organised and well equipped. Thanks SquarePeg.

— Wayan, 2020


ABOUT THE COURSE

Join us in our light filled studio workshop to forget about the world and focus on your creativity. Our Make Earrings in a Day Workshop will teach you traditional silver smithy skills whilst making a pair of beautiful sterling silver earrings. Your tutor will help you to bring your design ideas to life ensuring that by the day’s end you will have some fabulous new jewellery to take home with the added satisfaction of having made the design yourself.

This one-day jewellery making course makes a lovely gift and is a great introduction for students who would like to see if they enjoy working with metal. It’s perfect for those who would like to make earrings for themselves, for a partner or friend.

What you will learn

During this one day workshop students will be introduced to the jewellery artists bench and jewellers foundation tools and processes. You will learn to saw pierce using a jeweller’s saw, how to emboss and stamp your metal for beautiful decorative effects. You will learn how to form and dome your metal and polish it to perfection. You can also learn how to compliment your earring designs with a patination process, where special chemicals are used to beautiful effect. You will learn how to solder ear posts and/or make earring wires to perfectly suit your design. Skills learned are able to be transferred to other jewellery designs such as rings or pendants.

What You'll Learn

What students learn

How to mark out your earring design – either bring along a printout of your design idea/pattern, we will have ideas to choose from – or we can help you create spontaneously on the day!

Saw Piercing – students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames

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

Flame colouring titanium – learn how to create beautiful colours with light and versatile titanium

Introduce additional materials – we will have a treasure trove of interesting materials to choose from such as acrylic, aluminium, and more

Soldering – using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to build your design

Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish

Patination – use our special blackening compound to highlight parts of your design

What students make

A pair (or two!) of unique hand crafted sterling silver earrings

CLASS SIZE

To ensure that students have the best learning experience, this course has a small class size of only seven students


Practicalities

What is included

15 grams of Sterling Silver to make the body of the earrings

Sterling silver wire for earring posts and hooks

Copper 

Brass 

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

A notebook and pen/pencil

An apron

Covered shoes

Your ideas and creativity

You may like to bring along stencil ideas for sawing out in metal as your earring design – templates will also be available on the day.

Safety

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.

Payment Options

Enroll below – you can secure your place on the spot!

Or, take advantage of our payment by installments option to secure your place:

Pay a 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks out from your course, and the final 30% payment three weeks ahead of the course start date.

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.


I had a great time with tutor Liz who showed me the principles of jewelry making and all tools and techniques to make my ideas come true. Definitely will be back for more information about the alchemy.

— Andre M, Satisfied Silversmith in the Making


Make Earrings in a Day Workshop

  • $215 inc GST
  • Pay in Instalments Available
  • Weekends - either a Saturday or Sunday, 10am to 4pm

course dates

QUESTIONS?

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