Spring Jewellery Making Intensive | October Long Weekend Workshop

Beginner to Advanced

Learn to polish like a professional and freshen up your approach to jewellery making this spring.

Considered surface finishes and contrasts in colour in your jewellery designs are the themes of the Spring Intensive on the October long weekend. You will learn how to bring your jewellery to life by incorporating contrasting materials and applying thoroughly considered finishes.

Choose your look and select from processes such as heat anodised titanium, coloured gemstone beads and pearls along with silver, copper and brass which can be incorporated into your designs. The elegant and sturdy process of riveting will be taught as a major mode of construction for your collection of jewellery that will be completed during the workshop.

Students will practice processes such as riveting and careful soldering to minimize damage to finishes and to minimize fire scale. This will go hand in hand with selecting construction processes to protect surface finishes on the overall design of the pieces being created.

When all these approaches come together, students will learn how to achieve fabulous finishes as the icing on the cake during this 3-day jewellery making intensive.

Course Skill Level:

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


course details

  • $460 inc GST
  • 3 days - 18 hours tuition
  • 10am to 4pm - Saturday to Monday


The course was fabulous and Diane is an amazing teacher who taught me a lot! I was impressed with all the new skills and info I walked away with, it went above and beyond my expectations.
I also loved the space where the class was held, plenty of room and tools for everyone to use.

— Ainslie M, Happy Student


ABOUT THE COURSE

Students will be making a ring focusing on the core techniques being introduced (forming metal, texturing, constructing, soldering and riveting).  Next, students will make a ring, pendant, pair of cufflinks or earrings of their own design throughout the remainder of the workshop.

To introduce colour into your major project you will have the opportunity to use pearls or gemstones beads, heat anodised titanium, brass or copper.

You will walk away from this three-day course with a bagful of new techniques and wearable Jewellery designed and created by your own hand.

What students learn

Metal cutting – students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames
How to size your ring
Soldering - using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to make a ring band
Learn to incorporate pearls in your design
Heat patina for Titanium
Drilling
Forming metal – how to shape and dome metal
Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish
Polish – refine and perfect the surface finish of your design

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

What You'll Learn

What do students make

Students will be making a ring focusing on the core techniques being introduced.  Next, students will make a ring, pendant, pair of cufflinks or earrings of their own design throughout the remainder of the workshop.

CLASS SIZE

To ensure that students have the best learning experience, our class sizes are capped at 10 students.


Practicalities

What is included?

Sterling silver for your first ring

Brass

Copper

Either Titanium or Pearl (s) to incorporate into your design

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, 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.

Diane Appleby

Meet your tutor

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.”  

Diane-Appleby-rings

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 M, Stoked Student


Spring Jewellery Making Intensive | October Long Weekend Workshop

  • $460 inc GST
  • 3 Consecutive Days - Long Weekend
  • 10am to 4pm - Saturday to Monday

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