Course Summary

A jewellery making course that’s perfect for beginners!

Learn how to make both traditional and contemporary jewellery pieces in CAE’s highly popular jewellery making course. Learn how to make rings, brooches, pendants and earrings using various materials such as sheet metal and wire. Students will also learn techniques such as ring-making, wire techniques and saw-piercing. Perfect for beginners and experienced students alike. Basic materials included in the fee.

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Jewellery making course contents:

Students will work on a series of projects initiated by the tutor, allowing them to cover basic jewellery techniques including:

  • ring-making
  • wire techniques
  • saw-piercing
  • bending
  • shaping
  • twisting
  • filing of metals
  • silver soldering
  • metal finishing and polishing
  • ear hooks
  • drilling holes

Techniques and processes are demonstrated then undertaken by students in this very hands on class.
Students can expect to make at least 2 items (more, if time permits) as guided by the tutor, eg. ring, brooch, pendant, earrings.

Please note that this is a suggested outline for beginners and can be altered with negotiation depending on individual working pace and level of difficulty applied to each project.

Students work in non-ferrous metals (copper – supplied) or may choose to work in precious metals (silver & gold – student to supply).

Return students and those with more experience are welcome in the class where they can work on projects of their own undertaking at their own pace with assistance from the tutor as required.

Course Outcomes

If you’re a new student you will aquire the knowledge and techniques to have made at least two jewellery pieces. You will also have gained an understanding of precious metals and how they relate to the jewellery industry.
Return students can further build upon their skills and acquire further and more complex techniques.

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Whose this class best suited to?

This course is perfect for beginners with no prior jewellery knowledge but also caters to more experienced students.
It will be of interest to those who want to try their hand at jewellery making at a more professional level than that of a basic hobbyist. It will appeal to students with a desire to realise their own designs in non-ferrous / precious metals.

Continuing students, who have done this course previously or have prior experience in Jewellery Making, are also welcome to join the class to further their skill and knowledge by working on their own projects, with some guidance from the tutor.

Sculptors and small scale silverware makers may also find some of these skills useful.

Material Requirements

Please bring to class:

Some design ideas or an aesthetic that you like – but if you’re not sure about this, the teacher can help you on the day.

Please also bring a sketchpad, pencil and an apron of some type to protect your clothing (approx. cost $5 – $15).  

A base metal of copper is provided to work with and is included in your course fees.

For any students interested in working in silver, information regarding where to purchase it will be provided by your tutor during the first class. This will be at students own cost (and is approx. $2.00 per gram). Continuing students will already have purchase information for silver from previous course notes. 

For safety reasons, please wear covered toe shoes (no sandals) and bring an apron or shirt to protect your clothes. Long hair must be tied back. 

Course Sessions

Thursday, 28th March - 4 classes

Session ID HVA15002C
28 Mar - 18 Apr 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$299 / $284 (conc)
Tassia Joannides

Saturday, 30th March - 2 classes

Session ID HVA15003C
30 Mar - 6 Apr 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$299 / $284 (conc)
Jason Patterson

Thursday, 2nd May - 4 classes

Session ID HVA15006C
2 May - 23 May 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$299 / $284 (conc)
Vicki Mason

Sunday, 26th May - 2 classes

Session ID HVA15004C
26 May - 2 Jun 10:00am - 4:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$299 / $284 (conc)
Tassia Joannides
Last updated: February 15, 2019 03:58pm