Wire Wrapped Jewellery Workshop

A Workshop For Fossickers and Jewellery Makers

2 hours 4 to 8 label $75 or 4 payments of $18.75 Afterpay


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If you still want to attend this class, please first consider government restrictions in NSW. If you are currently allowed to attend, but are later prevented from doing so, we will postpone your booking accordingly.

Learn to wire wrap stones and beads to create beautiful, boho style jewellery in this creative workshop in our Rozelle, Sydney studio.
In this technique driven class you will learn two different wire wrapping techniques, practical techniques in wrapping beads and irregular shaped stones, finishing touches and professional tips from an experienced local jewellery maker.
You will have the opportunity to create two wire wrapped stones, plus a handful of beads and learn how to create and finish a chain and leather pendant.
What You will Learn:
- Learn the three techniques in costume jewellery making i.e. wire wrapping beads, using leather and linking chain to make necklaces to dangle your newly created wire wrapped stones and beads
- Loads of finishing touches and professional tips
- Learn how to to use chain and leather to make necklaces and chokers and finish off with a clasp and jumprings.

What You will Make:
- Wire wrapped stones and beads
- A chain necklace or choker
- A leather neclace or choker
- Make and finish the pieces in the colour of your choice
You will also receive a handy ruler and measurements for jewellery design and an instructional technique flyer for future reference.

EVERYTHING IS SUPPLIED but you also have the opportunity to buy tools, earring parts and beads to continue your creativity at home with your newly learnt jewellery skills.
Earring kits start from $4.95 (brass or surgical steel - nickel free)
Necklace and Earring kit combos: start at $14.95
duo- round nsoe and flat nose (both have a side cutter) $33
trio- round nose, flat nose and cutters $55
Starter Packs are $75 which include everything you need to continue your newly found skills at home from tools, beads and findings!

A great workshop for beginners, sustainable stylists and creatives. Bring a friend and have some fun. Your experienced and passionate teacher, Christine Smalley, founder of ‘Etelage’ (French for adornment) will share with you her 17 years of skills of the trade in jewellery making. She is inspired by juxtapositions, evident in her unusual colour combinations, highly textured and eclectic compositions her jewellery is known for.
Come and learn some simple jewellery making techniques with a local jeweller.

Note: A minimum of 4 participants is required to go ahead.
We can also cater for exclusive group bookings for your corporate office or a hens party at your venue or ours in Rozelle and Summer Hill (opening April 2020)

Knowledge Required
No prior knowledge required.
What you'll get
- Walk away with wire wrapped stones and beads as well as a chain and a leather pendant designed and made by you.
- Technique handouts on how to use leather ends, link chain and clasps, wire wrap beads and pendants, and take home skills you can use again and again.
- All materials
- Booklet, bookmark and instruction sheets
- Discount code for online purchases and future workshop bookings (valid for 1 year)
What to bring
All materials provided, however students are free to bring a stone, shell or pebble to wrap.
Glasses if you wear them.
A notebook to take extra notes.

Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a great Mother's Day gift idea.


760 Darling St, Rozelle, NSW

Your teacher
Christine Smalley
Christine Smalley

Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist

5.0 (12)

I founded Etelage (French for adornment) in 2002, fueled with a passion for women to exude their notable and authentic style through jewellery.
I am a local inner west, Sydney jewellery designer, passionate educator, author, community-spirited and sustainable style advocate. My ambition is to help you develop excellent technical jewellery making and design skills and inspire you to greater creative depth in your jewellery making adventures using beautiful modern and vintage elements sourced ethically and sustainably.
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 17 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!
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 (April 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!



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