Beaded Jewellery Workshop for Beginners

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



3 hours Class size 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.

This workshop will be held at Paper Rock Scissors in Summer Hill
Easily accessible by public transport the studio is located in the redeveloped iconic Flour Mill next door to Granary 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.


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 village.
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.

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)
  • Tool Duo - Round + Flat Pliers w side cutter Aqua ($39)
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 a birthday or hens party.

Location

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

This venue is within walking distance from Light Rail (Lewsiham West) and Lewisham (700m) or Summer Hill Station.

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Your teacher
Christine Smalley
Christine Smalley
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Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist

4.9 (68)

I am a local inner west, Sydney jewellery designer, passionate educator, community-spirited and sustainable style advocate. My workshops celebrate 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 a friendly and intimate studio space in the former Summer Hill Flour Mill precinct. 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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