Statement Earring Workshop - Beginners

Plus Stylist Secrets - Make 3 Pairs of Earrings

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6 (public classes), 5 to 20 label $115 (or 4 payments of $28.75 via Afterpay)

Your teacher, Christine Smalley is COVID-19 aware

This means that this teacher won't run a class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days, and will adhere to relevant state restrictions (e.g. on maximum number of students per class)

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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.

Learn how to make unique earrings to accessorise any outfit in this hands-on jewellery making course in the inner west of Sydney!

Whether you are a first-time crafter or love DIY, learn to make your own fabulous designer earrings, from linear and drop, to chandelier and beaded fringe styles, which will impress you as well as your friends.

Ever wanted to soften, broaden or lengthen your face?
Learn how to flaunt your assets with a 30-minute session on style and discover which earrings suit your face shape to create symmetry and balance.

Choose from a selection of uniquely designed kits using elements from our creative toolbox. Think vintage and modern crystals, beads and brass filigree sustainably sourced from Europe with a vintage modern twist.
Create three pairs of statement earrings to take home with you.

You will learn:

  • How you can elongate or soften your face shape just like a stylist by your earring choice.
-How to link beads and charms together.
-Professional tips on earring assembly and design.
  • About different jewellery parts and how to use them.
-Different elements from beads to charms and why they are your sustainable and ethical style choice.
On the day, you can purchase kits to take home to continue creating on your own!

Enjoy a a relaxed afternoon and some sweet treats, in this small group hands-on earring workshop. Leave with amazing pieces of jewellery, loads of inspiration and a spark of creative passion.

Plus, order optional add-ons for more jewellery making at home and collect at your workshop.
  • earring part set (5pr) brass, silver plate and/or surgical steel
  • round nose pliers
  • bead mat - so your beads do not roll away

Easily accessible by public transport the studio is located in the redeveloped iconic Flour Mill. A one minute walk from Lewisham West light rail stop and 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 restaurants on offer in Summer Hill village.

Note: A minimum of four participants is required to go ahead and max of eight due to COVID-19 restrictions.

We can also cater for exclusive team building activities for your corporate office or fantastic hens party ideas at your venue, or ours in either Rozelle and Summer Hill.

Aside from this class, this teacher also has the following coming up:

Add-ons available for this class

Bead Mat ($3)

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)

Round Nose Plier ($22)

You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge Required
Suitable for everyone. No jewellery-making experience required.
What you'll get
All materials: Vintage, modern crystals, beads and brass filigree elements sourced from Europe.
Three statement pairs of earrings.
Technique handout with steps and style notes.
Discount code for your next Etelage workshop booking (valid for 1 year).
What to bring
All materials and tools are supplied to use on the day.
Glasses if you wear them.
Notebook to take extra notes.
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


12 Flour Mill Summer Hill, Flour Mill Way, Summer Hill NSW and Flour Mill Summer Hill, Flour Mill Way, Summer Hill NSW (varies by date; click the date selector to see details)

Your teacher can also travel within 25 kms of Summer Hill for private classes

Your teacher
Christine Smalley
Christine Smalley

Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist

5.0 (17)

I 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 am a local inner west, Sydney jewellery designer, passionate educator, author, community-spirited and sustainable style advocate.
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 18 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 (Sept 2020). 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!


Verified reviews

Melanie Young • Aug 2020

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

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.

Diana Mao • Feb 2020

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

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.

Statement Earring Workshop - Beginners review by Fiona Fernandez

Pam Forsyth • Jan 2020

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

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

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Melanie Wolfenden • Apr 2019

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

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

Jewellery workshop review by Sophia Ye Sydney

Nina Liao • Mar 2019

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

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 as I managed to make 3 pairs of earrings that I’m really happy with. Thank you!

Jewellery workshop review by Katty Fisher

Lauren • Sep 2018

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!
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