Beaded Jewellery Workshop - Beginners

Common Techniques in Beading: Learn All You Need to Know



3 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 6 to 20 label $149 (or 4 payments of $37.25 via Afterpay)


Your teacher, Christine Smalley is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

See additional precautions taken by your teacher   

I disinfectant all the tables and chairs before and after each class and have available for class participants hand sanitiser pumps in the kitchen, bathrooms, and workshop space.

In this hands-on jewellery workshop you will learn the two most commonly used techniques in costume beaded jewellery making (stringing and linking beads) plus loads of finishing touches and professional tips.
Love wearing jewellery?
Want to learn the basics of jewellery making?

Then this jewellery workshop is for you!

What Will I Make?
• An illusion choker strung on flex wire and simple drop earrings using Czech glass crystals
• A linked crystal choker and small drop earrings.
• Make and finish the pieces in your choice of colour.

PLUS Receive a student participant pack on the day which will help you get started in jewellery making:
- Booklet 23 pages of inspiration from beads, techniques and design tips
- Bookmark
- Instruction sheets
- Discount code for future workshop bookings

What you Learn:

  • Learn how to string beads on wire and finish off with a clasp.
  • Learn how to individually link beads to make a "rosary" style bead chain. (Linking is a technique used to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets and chokers.)

EVERYTHING IS SUPPLIED
Use of tools on the day and all materials are supplied.

Plus order optional add ons and continue your creativity at home with your newly learnt jewellery skills. (Collect at your workshop)
  • wire 5m with crimps and clasps
  • earring part set (5pr) brass, silver plate and/or surgical steel
  • tool trio wire cutters, round nose and flat nose pliers
  • bead mat - so your beads do not roll away
  • Czech glass bead mixes 'pastel' (pink, mint, lemon, baby blue), 'warm' (red, oranges and pinks) or 'cool' (purple, blues and greens) colours

We offer workshops at two inner west studios:
Rozelle

Summer Hill 30 Jan 2pm
Easily accessible by public transport the studio is located in the redeveloped iconic Flour Mill.
by lightrail: A one minute walk from Lewisham West light rail stop
by train: less than 10 minutes walk from Summer Hill railway station.
After your workshop enjoy a tipple at one of the small bars or a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants on offer in Summer Hill village.

Please note: A minimum of 4 participants is required to go ahead and a maximum of 6, due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Add-ons available for this class

Bead Mat ($3)

Earring Kit brass 5pr ($6)

Earring Kit 5 pr surgical steel ($6)

Czech glass bead mix 'cool' ($10)

Czech glass bead mix 'warm' ($10)

Czech glass bead mix 'pastel' ($10)

Tool Trio ($59)

Wire and Clasp Kit ($12)

Earring Kit 5pr Silver Plate ($6)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Knowledge Required
Suitable for everyone. No experience in jewellery making needed.
 
What you'll get
What You will make and take on the day:
  • An illusion choker strung on flex wire and simple drop earrings using Czech glass crystals
- A linked crystal choker and simple drop earrings
- Make and finish the pieces in your choice of colour
  • Technique handouts on how to make earrings and take home skills you can use again and again
  • All materials
  • Booklet, bookmark and instruction sheets
  • Discount code for online purchases and future workshop bookings (valid for 1 year)
What to bring
All materials provided
BYO:
reading glasses
note book
curiousity!
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.

Location

Flour Mill Summer Hill, Flour Mill Way, Summer Hill NSW (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher
Christine Smalley
Christine Smalley
(Etelage)

Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist

5.0 (17)

I founded Etelage (French for adornment), a boutique jewellery design studio, in 2002. Fueled with a passion for women to exude their notable and authentic style.
Etelage celebrates the maker culture, creativity and the joy and craftsmanship of handmade.
I am a local inner west, Sydney jewellery designer, passionate educator, author, community-spirited and sustainable style advocate.
I wander the globe to source the beautiful and the unique. From vintage elements which I find in dusty basements to modern elements made by artisans from time-honoured traditions. I observe that generally as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions and not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity.

My goal is to create exciting and original creative workshop experiences, encouraging all my students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local.

I love creating a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild! With over 18 years teaching experience from TAFE, corporate and community groups, to hens parties and private tuition, I am dedicated to empowering my students to become better designers and better makers, equipping them with skills and confidence to create whatever they dream!

Learn how to string chunky necklaces, knot eclectic beads, link chandelier earrings, use buttons and buckles in jewellery design, and more at our friendly and intimate studio spaces in Rozelle and Summer Hill (Sept 2020). Alternatively, we can travel to your venue. (for group bookings only)

I invite you to come and learn some simple jewellery making techniques with a local jeweller, which will impress you as well as your friends.

Etelage jewellery workshops are perfect for individuals, corporate bookings or a group of friends.

Let's make and play together and unlock your inner creative!

Chris
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Verified reviews

Bernise Pektuzun • Oct 2020


I had a lovely day at the beading class with Christine. She’s a great teacher with a lot of knowledge and really nice to chat with. I learnt loads of skills that I can now use when making my own jewellery. Everything was organised well, Christine had yummy snacks and bottled water for us. I would highly recommend this class.

Jojie Villa • Aug 2020


I thoroughly enjoyed my first jewellery class facilitated by Chris. We were provided with all the materials and tools to make two sets of necklaces and matching earrings using two different techniques. You can see that Chris is passionate with what she doEs and assisted us Whenever we need help. I left the class feeling confident in making beaded jewellery. I thought the cost of the class is so worth it. Thank you Chris for sharing your talent in making beaded jewellery.

Marsha Kozlova • Aug 2020


It was such a great class especially if you love jewelry but don't have any experience!
Our teacher Chris was very knowledgeable, helpful and supportive.

It was a small, intimate and super fun class.

I feel so proud of myself with the jewelry i made.

Belinda Young • Oct 2019


A lovely way to spend the afternoon. The teacher (Chris) was very friendly, helpful and informative and made learning the basic beading techniques easy. Looking forward to making more of my own jewellery!

Anne Gray • Jun 2018


Chris was well organised, friendly and a good instructor. She taught me how to make a beaded choker, a beaded necklace and two sets of earrings. I was able to choose the colour scheme for both projects. The venue in Rozelle was easy to get to. I will definitely be using my newly acquired skills to make jewellery for family and friends
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