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TIME2 hours 2 hrs
PRICE$50 $50 pp
Who doesn't have a stash of unworn & broken jewellery in their bottom drawer?
Empty your jewellery drawers girls. It is time to transform your broken inherited and pre loved jewels to create wearable jewellery or simply just make a one off statement piece!
Thrift, revamping, reclaiming & recycling have become synonymous with craft in recent years. Reacting against the technological advances of the 21st century, ostentation is fading & bigger issues: sustainability, climate change, global poverty, & ethical trading are becoming important.
Remember: you do not have to spend a fortune nor buy pieces in mint condition, especially when you are going to cut it up, pull it apart or restring it!
Give old jewellery a fresh lease of life & bring a vintage charm to your designs through an inspired use of beads & charms. Bring your own broken treasures & create something wearable. You will also receive valuable tips in cleaning & preserving your jewellery.
** Materials Not Included in Price
Bring your own broken treasures, beads etc and create something wearable. Learn how to repair your jewellery. Tools supplied to use on the day. Plus enjoy a sumptuous afternoon tea!
convert clip on earrings to pierced or vice versa
restring a broken strand of beads (or some collected ones) on a strong flex stainless steel wire
glue loose or missing diamantes, brooch bars etc
add an extension chain for extra length in a short choker
change ear fittings to sterling silver or surgical steel if you have sensitive ears
As seen in Better Homes & Garden Magazine. Op shop necklaces re purposed by the team at Etelage!
WHAT YOU LEARN
Learn how to make simple repairs to jewellery. For example;
Loads of finishing touches and professional tips.
Learn how to string beads on wire and finish off with a clasp.
Learn how to convert clip ons to studs.
Learn how to make a necklace or bracelet longer.
Learn how to glue stones.
Learn how to link charms & chain. (Linking is a technique used to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets and chokers.)
WHAT YOU MAKE
Whatever you bring with you on the day you can repair or be given advice on how to repair it at home.
ABOUT YOUR JEWELLERY TUTOR:
Christine Smalley is the Founder and Creative Director of Etelage. Her signature designs are bold beaded necklaces and intricately detailed earrings. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of jewellery design in jewellery workshops & travels the globe to source beautiful artisan components. Christine draws inspiration from the modern deco 1920s style, 1960s jet set glamour and some 1970s boho chic all of which governs her artistic expression.
She observes that generally as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions & not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity. So it is with that philosophy she shares her skills and knowledge of jewellery design to encourage all her students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local.
Christine creates a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild! With over 15 years teaching experience Christine is dedicated to empowering her students to become better designers and better makers, equipping them with skills and confidence to create whatever her students dream!
This class is available on Request
No previous jewellery making is necessary.
Empty your jewellery box and bring along ALL your broken jewellery or things you want to recreate to make wearable again!
Glasses if you wear them
Notebook if you want to take additional notes
760 Darling Street, Rozelle NSW
Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist
I founded Etelage (French for adornment) in 2002, fueled with a passion for women to exude their notable and authentic style through jewellery.
Etelage is your creative tool box. With jewellery and bead retail stores formerly in Newtown and Cronulla, Etelage moved 100% online in 2015 and has recreated that instore retail experience of inspiration, knowledge and passion.
" 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. So it is with that philosophy that I share my skills and knowledge of jewellery design to encourage all my students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local.
My goal always is to create a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild! With over 15 years teaching experience I am dedicated to empowering my students to become better designers and better makers, equipping them with skills and confidence to create whatever my students dream!
I look forward to meeting you in class."
We'll keep you posted!