Christine Smalley, jewellery making teacher

Christine Smalley
Etelage

Etelage

Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist

5.0 (22)

I am a local inner west, Sydney jewellery designer, passionate educator, author, community-spirited and sustainable style advocate and 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 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 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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Listings


Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Summer Hill / Mobile

5 to 20

label $125

5.0 (15)

Beaded Jewellery Workshop - Beginners

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Summer Hill

6 to 20

label $149

5.0 (5)

Retro Jewellery Class: Chunky Necklace, Earrings

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Summer Hill

4 to 8

label $135

Vintage Jewellery Making Class for Hens Parties

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Rozelle / Mobile

6 to 30

label $59

Intermediate Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Summer Hill / Mobile

5 to 10

label $149

Jewellery Repair and Upcycle Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Summer Hill

4 to 12

label $50

Jewellery Workshop: Delicate Jewellery

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Summer Hill

4 to 8

label $89

Duo Earrings Craft Box / Kit: Chandelier + Drop

videocam Pre-recorded video

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $59

DIY Simple Pretty Earrings Craft Box / Kit

videocam Pre-recorded video

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $49

Duo Earrings Craft Box Kit: Leaf Drop + Chandelier

videocam Pre-recorded video

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $59

4.0 (1)

DIY Chandelier Cleopatra Earrings Craft Box / Kit

videocam Pre-recorded video

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $49

DIY Boho Chandelier Earrings Craft Box / Kit

videocam Pre-recorded video

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $45

Eclectic Colourful Beaded Necklace Craft Box / Kit

videocam Pre-recorded video

local_shipping Craft kit delivered

label $85

Beaded Jewellery DIY Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $69

Beaded Earrings DIY Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $59

Boho Jewellery DIY Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $49

Retro Jewellery DIY Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $89

DIY Vintage Style Jewellery Craft Box / Kit

local_shipping Ships to you

label $69



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Reviews

(22)



Susan Clarke Mar 2021

Duo Earrings Craft Box Kit: Leaf Drop + Chandelier



Lovely class with clear instructions and the earring pack had all I needed thank you!


Amanda Barne Feb 2021

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



We really enjoyed Christine's class on Monday night. She is lovely, very friendly and helpful ! There were lots of ideas to choose from, and the equipment needed was all there. I will be back for sure !


Samantha Harris Feb 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



Super friendly and welcoming environment. Very helpful and calm teacher. Felt very involved as a solo student.


Danielle Gerber Jan 2021

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



Great teacher! She was so lovely. Very welcoming and helpful. The materials were very good quality and the designs to pick from were stunning! I loved this course and would highly recommend it. We even got served home made chocolate brownies!


Wendy Moon Dec 2020

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



I can't believe that I made 3 pairs of lovely statement earrings within 2.5 hours under the guidance of Christine who is so patient and knowledgeable. I would love to continue to make beautiful jewellery again with Christine as she uses good quality materials.


Bernise Pektuzun Oct 2020

Beaded Jewellery Workshop - Beginners



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

Beaded Jewellery Workshop - Beginners



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.


Melanie Young Aug 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



I went to this workshop with a friend of mine and we both really loved it. There were so many earrings to choose to make - and the teacher has great style so everything on offer was lovely. The workshop building is a nice space; pretty easy parking nearby and we had good social distancing throughout. Very happy with this class and love my new earrings.


Natasha Burtenshaw Aug 2020

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



Great having interchangeable kits to choose from - made it easy to get started and learn techniques. Small class was lovely and felt like an excellent price point for the take home skills and product.


Marsha Kozlova Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Beaded Jewellery Workshop - Beginners



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.


Diana Mao Feb 2020

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



I had a blast at Christine’s class and she helped me to make two beautiful earrings. Christine is a great teacher, very clear in her instructions and also so helpful to everyone. Love her energy and sense of style. Will definitely keep an eye out for future classes. Diana


Fiona Fernandez Feb 2020

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



The venue was great, with a lovely view and enough room for everyone. We made beautiful earrings and had a great selection of gorgeous beads to choose from. Chris is a great teacher too, showing each individually how to do things. I loved the class and the earrings I made.

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs review by Fiona Fernandez

Pam Forsyth Jan 2020

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



Chris was brilliant. I really enjoyed my class. She has a delightful manner & I enjoyed her sense of design. Thank you.


Manijeh Karimi Nov 2019

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



Really enjoyed the class. Defenately recommend it. Chris is a great teacher and the place is easy to find.


Brenda Nov 2019

Jewellery Repair and Upcycle Class



It has been so satisfying to restring and repair my jewellery, thank you for your patience Christhroughly enjoyed your workshops, the friendly atmosphere and the creative ideas. Sincerely Brenda


Belinda Young Oct 2019

Beaded Jewellery Workshop - Beginners



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!


Melanie Wolfenden Apr 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



Lovely morning making some beautiful earrings! Christine was very understanding and helpful throughout the whole process. Lots of fun - I definitely recommend!


Sophia Ye Apr 2019

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



Such a fun workshop resulting in some beautiful creations! Really nice relaxed atmosphere and studio.

Jewellery Making workshop review by Sophia Ye

Nina Liao Mar 2019

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



I recently hosted a Hens party with Christine, and I could not be any happier with the event. I made a very last minute booking, and Christine was very efficient with her responses and everything was finalized within 2 days. The venue was beautiful, spacious and easy to find. The girls had the best time making vintage earrings while enjoying brownies and tea that was provided.I highly recommend this activity and won't hesitate to book again in the future. Thank you Christine for such a wonderful experience.


Katty Fisher Jan 2019

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



The class was absolutely amazing. The Venue was great, clean tidy environment which was easy to find on the busy Main Street. Christine provided us with all the tools, great materials and guidance whenever we needed and she gave equal time to each of the students. We were also provided with afternoon tea and sparkling water in the class so it was a relaxing experience. It was a great value for money  + more

Jewellery Making workshop review by Katty Fisher

Lauren Sep 2018

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Earring Workshop: Make Three Pairs



This was such a great class, I really enjoyed making two pairs of unique earrings and learning a new creative skill! Chris was so friendly and taught earring making techniques really well and inspired us with lots of earring designs. Highly recommend!


Anne Gray Jun 2018

Beaded Jewellery Workshop - Beginners



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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