Jewellery Making Course




1 to 9




Over the course of 40 hours we teach you the fundamentals of jewellery making, taking you from design to creation, teaching at all levels.

If you are a beginner or more advanced you will learn the time-tested traditional techniques, using tools and equipment so you can make your own unique handcrafted jewellery. These classes are taught by a professional jeweller goldsmith & silversmith who guides you through a variety of skills; designing, techniques and using tools such as saw frames, files, hammers, flexible shafts and teach you how to solder and polish jewellery. You can also learn the process of wax carving if you like.

As well as jewellery, you can also learn to make objects if you like using techniques such as forging, chasing (repousse), hollow-ware (cups, pots) and more. The classes are designed for a maximum of nine student and each student learns at your own pace.

In these classes, you will meet like-minded people making a variety of different pieces, have fun throughout the entire term whilst gaining a great level of education. You can make jewellery pieces or objects or both using different materials such as precious metal, gemstones, pearls, copper, base metal, slate, fossils and more. You will gain extremely valuable knowledge that is the key to creating your own designs.

We have enough tools for you to use for the first lessons but we encourage you to slowly purchase your basic tools for the next lessons of the term. All precious metal and gemstones will need to be purchased at an additional cost and we will provide you with a list of suppliers and a student discount letter on enrolment. We have a very well equipped workshop.

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Perfect for beginners to intermediates and all levels welcome.

shopping_basket What you'll get

- Your individual handcrafted jewellery or object
- a great opportunity to learn from a master Swiss craftsman
- learn the traditional time-test techniques
- individual tuition at your own pace - 9 max
- a fully equipped authentic gold & silversmith's workshop

build What to bring

- Graph paper
- Pen
- Pencil
- Rubber
- Precious metal
- gemstones and other materials

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This class series runs for 10 consecutive weeks, at the same time each week

lightbulb_outline Suitable for

This workshop is perfect for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, special occasion, birthday, baby shower, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Studio 303

Studio 303, rear of 303 Parramatta Road, Leichhardt NSW


Ernst Pfenninger
Ernst Pfenninger

50+ years experience in jewellery making

Ernst Pfenninger is a renowned designer, goldsmith and one of the few silversmiths teaching in Australia. He was trained in Switzerland and has more than 50 years of experience creating classic and contemporary jewellery as well as experimenting with unconventional pieces that present an uncommon challenge. He is enthusiastic, passionate and delighted to be able to share his valuable knowledge with you.

Book at least 48 hours before each date
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