Beaded Jewellery Workshop for Beginners

Learn all you need to know about common beading techniques at this jewellery making workshop!



3 hours Class size 1 to 8 (public classes), 5 to 20

label $155 (or 4 payments of $38.75 Afterpay)

Join us for an unforgettable beading class in the inner west of Sydney where you'll learn the two most commonly used techniques in beaded jewellery making. Led by Christine Smalley, a local jewellery designer and passionate educator with over 20 years of experience, this workshop is perfect for beginners who want to delve into the world of jewellery making.

In this hands-on technique driven workshop, master the basic and essential beading techniques plus be shown professionally finishing tips and industry contacts. You will learn how to string necklaces using flex cable wire and clasps. Additionally, learn how to link beads together which is the perfect skill to learn if you love wearing earrings.

Participants will make two necklaces and two pair of earrings i.e., an illusion necklace and linked crystal necklace as well as simple drop earrings using Czech glass crystals. Plus, as a bonus, you'll receive a complimentary student participant pack filled with inspiration, design tips, and instruction sheets to help you continue your jewellery making journey at home.

Optional extras to help you get started
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
  • Tools wire cutters, round nose and flat nose pliers
  • Czech glass bead mixes 'pastel' (pink, mint, lemon, baby blue), 'warm' (reds, oranges and pinks) or 'cool' (purple, blues and greens) colours


Important note: The class requires a minimum of four participants to proceed. If you're planning a group outing or a corporate team-building activity, we can accommodate your needs.
On balmy nights, the Summer Hill studio opens up to cool breezes, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere.

We offer workshops at two inner west studios:
This workshop will be held at Summer Hill
Summer Hill
Easily accessible by public transport the studio is located in the redeveloped iconic Flour Mill next door to Soul Tree Cafe.
By light rail: A one minute walk from Lewisham West light rail stop
By train: less than 10 minutes walk from Summer Hill railway station.

Rozelle
The studio is located next door to La Coq restaurant and opp Artereal Gallery. The nearest cross street is Denison St.
By car: Outside the studio is unlimited parking and surrounding streets offer 2 hours parking.
By bus: There is a bus stop 2 min walk away outside Dominos, on Darling St.


Make a day of it
After your workshop, enjoy a tipple at one of the small bars or a bite to eat at one of the many cafes/restaurants on offer in Summer Hill or Rozelle villages.
Alternatively drop by a local market and make a day of it with your besties.

Summer Hill Markets
- 1st or 3rd Sunday
- Open 9am-1pm
- Buy artisan food, produce and products made by local makers and creators.

Rozelle Collectors Market
Outdoor second hand, bric-a-brac and antique market.
Every Saturday 9am - 3pm

Rozelle Farmers Market
Every Sunday 9am – 2pm
Rozelle Public School

Add-ons available for this class
  • Bead Mat ($3)
  • Earring Kit brass 5pr ($6)
  • Czech glass bead mix 'cool' ($10)
  • Czech glass bead mix 'warm' ($10)
  • Czech glass bead mix 'pastel' ($10)
  • Wire and Clasp Kit ($12)
  • Round Nose Plier ($24)
  • Wire Cutter ($30)
  • Flat Nose Plier ($24)
  • Tool Trio ($69)
  • Earring Kit gold plated (5pr) ($8)
  • Earring Kit silver plate (5pr) ($7)
  • Earring Kit surgical steel (5pr) ($8)
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 home on the day:
  • An illusion necklace strung on flex wire and simple drop earrings using Czech glass crystals
  • A linked crystal necklace 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 future workshop bookings
What to bring
All materials provided
Please BYO:
  • Reading glasses
  • Notebook
  • Curiousity!
Suitable for

This class is great 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 birthday gift.

Location

Paper Rock Scissors Art Studios - studio 105/3 Mungo Scott Place, Summer Hill NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Lewisham station (700m).

Beaded Jewellery Workshop for Beginners location
Your teacher
Christine Smalley
Christine Smalley
(Etelage)

Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist

5.0 (56)

I am a local inner west, Sydney jewellery designer, passionate educator, community-spirited and sustainable style advocate. My workshops celebrates the maker culture, creativity and the joy and craftsmanship of handmade.

Fueled with a passion for women to exude their notable and authentic style, my goal is to encourage all my students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local.

With over 20 years teaching experience from TAFE, corporate and community groups I am dedicated creating a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild.

Workshops are held in friendly and intimate studio spaces in Rozelle and Summer Hill. Alternatively, we can travel to your venue. (home, Airbnb or hotel for group bookings only)

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

Christine
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Jenny Seymour Nov 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Learnt a lot and good value for money, great teacher, very enjoyable session and was well organised

Gail Jamieson Jul 2023


Excellent.

Teacher was very friendly and helpful and I learnt a lot. I hope to do some more workshops in the future. Katy

Tracey Franks Jul 2023

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


This was such a great class, Christine walked as all through the art of making Jewellery and was so helpful.
The venue was great close to public transport if needed.

I would not hesitate to do another class with Christine

Maria Chumachenko May 2023


Christine was amazing, so giving, open and genuine sharing her priceless experience with us! The class was technical and informative, very useful! Felt like a meditation!

Tamara Bishop Mar 2023

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 9 reviews


I spent the entire day beading & making jewellery with Christine from Etelage as I did one course following the other neither disappointed. The beaded jewellery workshop was I nice introduction & skill set to take into the earring workshop which finished off the afternoon. Christine is very knowledgeable, friendly & patient but also very easy to approach if stuck in 'creative indecision'. All materials are provided. I still wear my creations & have made many more since.

Stella Testa Feb 2023


Hi Christine,Thank you again for your time .I really enjoyed the beading class.The products you supplied were nice, the venue was lovely & easy to find, it was lovely that you gave me the opportunity to talk to you about my business & my story behind it.
Thank You again
Kind Regards
Stella

Maggie Lo Feb 2023

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


I had a lovely class with Christine, learning essential jewellery making techniques. Christine was warm, patient, and passionate about jewellery making. We had a very small class so got a lot of attention and help along the way. We were able to make two necklaces and two sets of earrings. The class was excellent value and I really enjoyed it!

Kerry Goode Dec 2022


Christine ran a fabulous workshop. Skilled, knowledgeable and patient, she taught fundamental beading skills. All of us loved the class . Thank you Christine

Photo of my efforts attached. Total absolute beginner and I was able to produce these gems

Jewellery Making class review by Kerry Goode - Sydney

Sandee McMillan Sep 2022


excellent venue, excellent teacher. So inspired after this course want to do more of christines classes

Virginia Baker-Woolf Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


This was a great class. Christine is lovely and a great teacher.
I learnt how to do two different processes which I could repeat by myself.
Wonderful afternoon. Highly recommend.

Elizabeth Walker Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


I did jewellery making for beginners with Christine at the old flour mill in Summer Hill which was a lovely venue.
Christine was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable in her profession.
It was a small group of 3 other ladies and Christine.
She imparted with her knowledge very freely, giving lots of help and advice.
At the end of the afternoon the four of us had made 2 beautiful necklaces and matching earnings. WOW what an achievement.
All in all I had a wonderful experience and will certainly do more workshops with her.
She even went a step further and provided us with beautiful home made chocolate and walnut brownies and strawberries.
Thankyou Christine !
Liz xxx

Sylvana El-Khazen Aug 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


We had a wonderful morning in this class! Christine was so lovely and we had a ball learning the jewellery making techniques. Looking forward to booking again!

Cindy Faure Jan 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Lovely moment! Teacher is great and instructions were clear. We received a booklet and instructions sheets to continue to practice at home. During class we learned differents technics for assembling beads.
Great workshop!

Glen Bennett Jan 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews


Christine was an excellent teacher - very professional, creative and patient. We made a couple of different styles so that we learnt the techniques and she showed us other styles as well. The time went very quickly and I came away inspired to make more jewellery.

Angela Byrnes Dec 2021


I really recommend this course for beginners. Christine was a wonderful teacher and demonstrated all steps in the making process really clearly. She took us through examples of jewellery she had made and how the techniques we were learning could apply to other designs as well. The space was clean and tidy and light. Christine even baked us some delicious chocolate brownies to snack on. Highly recommend this course, it has ignited my interest to keep learning and would love to follow up with another course at some stage in the future.

Thanks Christine!

Josephine Ardino Oct 2021


I really enjoyed the class. The teacher, Christine was very patient and it was easy to learn. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you

Bernise Pektuzun Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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

2 ClassBento workshops attended


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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