Learn all the fundamentals of jewellery making in this fun intensive 4-day Jewellery Summer School. Fast track your introduction to jewellery making and jewellery design and kick the year off right!
Learn the fundamentals of jewellery design and fabrication over four fast-paced days in our light-filled Marrickville warehouse.
You’ll learn everything you need to know to make your own silver ring and another jewellery design. No previous experience in design or jewellery making is required, but if you have done some making in the past, this is a great way to reignite your passion for making jewellery.
At A Glance
- $595 inc GST
- Materials Included
- 10 am to 4 pm
This course was an amazing experience. I learnt so much and had a fantastic time. Emily is a brilliant teacher and guided us through a range of making processes clearly and thoroughly. She gave us the confidence to experiment and make our own designs while being supportive if we had any questions.Bronwen, 2021
ABOUT THE COURSE
Beware, many students find making jewellery addictive.
What To Expect
What You Learn?
Metal cutting – students are taught how to saw-pierce metal using professional jewellery saw frames
How to size your ring
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
Soldering – using special jewellery torches students learn how to anneal and solder metal to join the silver together to make a ring band
Drilling – how to use the drill press for various drilling tasks such as saw piercing internal shapes or decorative drill holes
Forming metal – how to shape and dome metal
Finishing – learn how to file and use emery paper to give your ring a final finish
Patinate – use our special blackening compound to highlight parts of your design
What You Make?
A copper textured sample.
A brass saw-piercing sample
A sterling silver ring
Another piece of jewellery, ie ring, pendant or earrings, that you will design after discussion with the tutor
To ensure that students have the best learning experience, our class sizes are capped at 10 students.
What is Included?
- Base metal sheet and wire
- Sterling silver for your first ring
- 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 to Bring
- A notebook and pen/pencil
- An apron
- 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
- long hair tied back
- We provide safety equipment and training on how to use all relevant equipment.
- Enrol below – you can secure your place on the spot!
- Or, take advantage of our payment by instalments option to secure your place. This option is offered at check out.
- 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.
Is the date you would like sold out?
Please send us an email to register your interest and to go on a waitlist. firstname.lastname@example.org
This 4-day beginner jewellery making summer school was really wonderful. I did it as a follow up to the make a ring in a day course that I already thought was awesome but this was less of a marathon and gave everyone more chances to experiment and get into the creative process. The studio space is equipped with everything you need to come up with a ring and one or two secondary projects. I felt very inspired by our instructor Emily and the creations my classmates made. It's very therapeutic when you get immersed in the process and I'm so excited to get back to this lovely studio to learn more!Anita, 2021
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 also spends a few days a week as a sessional lecturer and technical officer at the University of NSW Art and Design Campus in the Jewellery, Metal & Wood workshops.“I love the alchemy of transforming ideas into materialised design through the varied efforts and explorations of making.”