Sat 15 & Sun 16 May / Introduction to Jewellery Making & Stone Setting (weekend workshop)


This fast paced weeekend workshop is for absolute beginners with no previous jewellery making experience who are interested in learning the fundamentals of silversmithing. 

Learn about key jewellery design concepts and the techniques for working in metal including saw piercing, filing, drilling, annealing, soldering, hammer/stamp texturing, bezel setting and polishing/finishing techniques.

You will walk away from this weekend course with a hand forged, textured copper leaf or feather and a sterling silver bezel set ring. 

Jewellery Collective is the only school in Australia that offers this weekend intensive format and our class sizes are limited to 4 students. 

Tea, coffee, lunch and all materials are included in the course fee. 


  • Safety in the workshop 
  • Using a jewellers saw & file
  • Shaping metal using hammers, pliers and hands
  • Texturing metal using hammers, stamps & punches
  • Introduction to the Orca torch
  • Soldering and appropriate solder choice
  • Selecting your cabochon & creating a bezel
  • Setting your cabochon
  • Polishing and finishing techniques


  • Visual journal and pencil / any design ideas you may have  
  • A postive attitude 
  • Any gemstones or cabochons or broken silver jewellery you may want to incorporate into your piece (time allowing) 
  • Please wear closed in shoes and have long hair tied back 
  • Please bring an apron or wear old clothes 


  • This class runs from 9.30am -3pm on both days. 
  • Tea, coffee, biscuits and wraps are provided on both days 
  • A cabochon gemstone, copper and sterling silver are included in the workshop fee 

Please note that workshop bookings are strictly non-refundable. Please Read our Terms & Conditions prior to booking a workshop.

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