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), 6 to 20

label $149 (or 4 payments of $37.25 Afterpay)

In this hands-on jewellery workshop, you will learn the two most commonly used techniques in beaded jewellery making plus loads of finishing touches and hands-on tips from a local jewellery designer.

Love wearing jewellery? Want to learn the basics of jewellery making? Then this jewellery workshop is for you!

What you'll 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 of inspiration from beads, techniques and design tips
  • Bookmark
  • Instruction sheets on techniques learnt
  • Discount code for future workshop bookings

What you'll learn:
  • Anatomy of necklaces and earrings
  • Different styles of necklaces and earrings
  • How to string beads on wire and finish off with a clasp.
  • How to individually link beads to make a "rosary" style bead chain. (Linking is a technique used to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets and chokers.)

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
  • 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

We offer workshops at two inner west studios:

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.

Summer Hill
Easily accessible by public transport the studio is located in the redeveloped iconic Flour Mill.
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.

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.

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


Add-ons available for this class
  • 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 home 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
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 or anniversary gift.


Christine Smalley is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

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.
Location

Paper Rock Scissors Art Studios - 760 Darling Street, Rozelle NSW

Your teacher
Christine Smalley
Christine Smalley
(Etelage)

Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist

4.9 (34)

I am a local inner west, Sydney jewellery designer, passionate educator, author, community-spirited and sustainable style advocate and founder of Etelage (est. 2002), a boutique jewellery design studio. Etelage celebrates the maker culture, creativity and the joy and craftsmanship of handmade.

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.

Fueled with a passion for women to exude their notable and authentic style, 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 19 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. 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!

Christine
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Cindy Faure Jan 2022


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


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


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.

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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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