New jewellery classes available in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs!

jewellery classes melbourne 

Learn how to make your own silver jewellery in my professionally equipped workshop.

Jewellery classes melbourne.

In jewellery classes you’ll learn to make traditional and contemporary pieces such as rings, bangles, pendants and earrings using sheet metal and wire. I teach the basic methods of sawing, drilling, filing and finishing metal. There’s plenty of time to practise these skills as we progress through the projects.

 

 

With over 20 years experience in making jewellery and many years of teaching jewellery I can expertly guide you through your course resulting in finished pieces of jewellery that you’ll be proud of.

 

 

I run small jewellery classes (maximum of 8 students) that ensure that you’ll move quickly through the projects. Our home workshop provides a relaxed suburban setting in which to nurture your new skills.

 

 

I have classes suitable for complete beginners through to more advanced makers and I run classes both in daytime and evening timeslots. I can also tailor a course to suit your particular needs, for example, corporate team-building events and folio development.

 

 

Taking enrolments now – details below.

jewellery classes melbourne with jane ruljancich

Sterling Silver Earrings
Sterling Silver Earrings

Silver Hoop Earrings
Silver Hoop Earrings

Pearl Ring
Pearl Ring

Class schedule: Terms 1 and 2, 2018

Beginners Jewellery

This nine week course serves as a complete beginners introduction to the making of silver jewellery. Students learn sawing, drilling, soldering, filing and surface finishing. We aim to complete 4 to 5 projects, which includes earrings, rings, and a bangle with a charm.

Date: Sat Jan 27 – Sat Mar 24
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (3hrs x 9)
Cost: $520

Date: Tues Jan 30 – Tues Mar 27
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm (3hrs x 9)
Cost: $520

Date: Sat Apr 21 – Sat Jun 16
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (3hrs x 9)
Cost: $520

Date: Tues Apr 24 – Tues Jun 19
Time: 10.30am – 1.30pm (3hrs x 9)
Cost: $520

Mini Course: Earrings

This three week course offers an introduction to the basics of earring making. Suitable for complete beginners, students learn to saw, file, solder and finish silver to produce 2-4 pairs of earrings over the three classes. This short course can be done in the first three weeks of Tuesday’s Beginners course in Term 3 or Term 4.

Date: Tues Jan 30 – Tues Feb 13
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3hrs x 3)
Cost: $175

Date: Tues Apr 24 – Tues May 8
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3hrs x 3)
Cost: $175

Mini Course: Rings

This three week course offers an introduction to the basics of working with metal to produce a ring. Suitable for complete beginners, students learn to saw, file, solder and finish silver to produce a small stack of rings over the three classes. This short course can be done in Weeks 4, 5 and 6 of any Beginners course in Terms 1 and 2.

Date: Tues Feb 20 – Tues Mar 6
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3hrs x 3)
Cost: $175

Date: Tues May 15 – Tues May 29
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3hrs x 3)
Cost: $175

Mini Course: Bangle with Charms

This three-week course offers an introduction to the basics of working with metal to produce a bangle. Suitable for complete beginners, students learn to saw, file, solder and finish silver to produce silver bangle with a hanging charms over the three classes. This short course can be done in the last three weeks of Tuesday’s Beginners course in Term 1 or Term 2.

Date: Tues Mar 13 – Tues Mar 27
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3hrs x 3)
Cost: $175

Date: Tues Jun 5 – Tues Jun 19
Time: 10:30am – 1:30pm (3hrs x 3)
Cost: $175

Intermediate Jewellery

Following on from the completion of a beginners’ course, this nine-week course aims to enhance those first basic skills and provide additional skills and practice in making metal jewellery. Projects include working with wax to produce cast ring, chain making, a pendant project and a ring with a bezel.

DAY CLASSES

Date: Sat Jan 27 – Sat Mar 24
Time: 10am – 1pm (3hrs x 9)
Cost: $520

Date: Sat Apr 21 – Sat Jun 16
Time: 10am – 1pm (3hrs x 9)
Cost: $510

EVENING CLASSES

Date: Wed Jan 31 – Wed Mar 28
Time: 6pm – 9pm (3hrs x 9)
Cost: $520

Date: Wed May 2 Wed Jun 27
Time: 6pm – 9pm (3hrs x 9)
Cost: $520

Gem Setting

Learn a variety of stone settings over 20 hours of tuition. The course is appropriate for students with basic metal skills (those who have completed Beginners level or more) and those wanting to refresh existing gem setting skills. Cost includes the supply of sterling silver castings for setting in to, the supply of inexpensive cabachons, Cubic Zirconias and the materials for making your own setting tools in the first week. The focus is very much on the correct seating of the stones, the actual setting of the stones and the finishing around the settings and not on fabrication of the settings themselves. Course content includes; making of setting tools, bezel setting, partial bezel sets, four and six prong settings, gypsy and raised-grain settings. Students will be doing these settings in class after demonstrations.

Maximum of 8 students per class.

Date: Sun Feb 4 – Sun Mar 4
Time: 12:30pm – 4:30pm (5 x 4hr classes)
Cost: $590

Tutored Access in the Workshop

My workshop is open people who want to make their own projects, but would still appreciate some guidance. This is only suitable for people that have completed a basic short course in jewellery, either with me, or elsewhere.

 

Times can be arranged by appointment, please contact me directly.

Date: Wednesdays every week during school term time.
Time: Minimum 3 hour blocks
Cost: $55 per 3 hours

Un-tutored Access in the Workshop

My workshop is open people who want to make their own work and don’t need any help in doing so. This is also only suitable for people that have completed a basic short course in jewellery, either with me, or elsewhere.

 

Times can be arranged by appointment, please contact me directly.

Date: By arrangement
Time: 9:15am – 3:15pm
Cost: $55 per day


Join me for a wonderful class of jewellery making!