Jewellery Summer School for Beginners

Young womans hands sawing sheet metal with jewllers sawframe on a jewellers peg

Learn all the fundamentals of jewellery making in this fun, intensive 3-day Jewellery Summer School. Fast-track your introduction to jewellery making and 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 silver ring and another piece of jewellery. 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

  • $575 inc GST
  • Materials Included
  • 10 am to 4 pm
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A very enjoyable intensive beginner's Jewellery class. Dani was a talented, very patient and encouraging teacher. She made sure that everybody succeeded and came out with a few pieces of well-made jewellery - it was impressive what everyone had made, and the course allowed for individuality. The rooms are well equipped. If you want to do a jewellery course in Sydney, I would highly recommend square peg studios.

Nikki, 2022


The Summer School for Beginners is essentially the same content as our flagship Beginners Jewellery Making Course but scheduled to suit students unable to attend weeknight or weekend classes throughout the year.  
Students are introduced to the fundamentals of metalsmithing over 3 days. Learn all the techniques needed to make a sterling silver ring before proceeding to other projects designed in consultation with your tutor. Your tutor will assist you with design development, technical issues and problem-solving.
Get a solid grounding in the foundation skills of metalsmithing, readying you to move on to our Intermediate classes and specialist weekend workshops where you can learn advanced techniques such as stone setting.
During this course, you will have the time to experiment with metal and see how it responds to different processes. You will learn skills that even the most experienced jewellers use daily. Everything you need, including sterling silver and the tools required to make your ring, is included. 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

Class Size

To ensure that students have the best learning experience, this class is 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.
  • A selection of teas, coffee and yummy biscuits

What to Bring

  • A notebook and pen/pencil
  • Magnifying glasses if you need them.
  • 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.

Payment Options

  • Enrol below to secure your place on the spot!
  • Or, take advantage of our payment by instalments option to secure your place. This option is offered at checkout.
  • Pay a 40% deposit followed by a 30%  payment six weeks from your course and the final 30% payment three weeks before the course start date.

Related Courses and Learning Pathways

Having completed the Summer School for Beginners, you can plan your next step and enrol for the Intermediate Jewellery Making Intensive | June Long Weekend 2023

Having completed the intermediate level course, you will be eligible to join classes such as the Gypsy Setting stone setting workshop.

For more assistance finding the next best course for you drop us an email. 



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5 stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Summer School beginner class was packed with lots to learn. I can’t wait to come back and do another class which will build on the skills I learnt. The teacher was patient and knowledgeable, she spent time with all students individually fine tuning people’s skills. I learnt heaps from her! I’ll definitely be making the trip from Newcastle to Sydney to join another class.

Cathy, 2022

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.

Danielle Lo

Danielle’s practice has a deep focus on presence and place, emulating forms of nature within her surroundings. The works are an intimate physical exploration of conceptual ideas, achieved through the use of shapes, form, line, colour and textural elements. Danielle predominately works in silver and enamel, using traditional silversmithing techniques Upon finishing her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Objects at Enmore Design Centre (2014), Danielle went on to complete a Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Jewellery and Object at Sydney College of Arts (2016) and has finished the JamFactory Associate Training Program (2018) in the Metal and Jewellery Studio.  
Danielle Lo earrings
Emily Copp smiling at camera whilst seatedat jewellers bench with an alight jewellers torch

Emily Copp

Emily is a Sydney based contemporary jeweller who works with diverse materials and technologies such as 3D printing alongside traditional silversmithing. Her practice spans jewellery and object design. She has presented work in many group shows, as well as exhibiting solo. Emily earned her Advanced Diploma in Jewellery & Object Design at The Design Centre Enmore (2014). Emily is a resident artist at SquarePeg Studios and teaches various classes in the studio's classroom. In 2017 Emily became a Director at SquarePeg.

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.”
'Boundless' ring in 18 karat white gold and Australian Sapphire by Emily Copp

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