Jewellery fabrication masterclass: The craft behind the piece

Behind every beautiful piece of jewellery is an important mechanism that ensures its functionality. In this course, discover the fundamental techniques to metalshmithing - the craft behind the piece - as you create hinged and lidded jewellery boxes, brooch pins, earring hooks and necklace clasps.

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Teacher Date Day Time Sessions Fee Enrol
Bifei Cao 4-5 & 11-12 February Weekends 9:30am-4:30pm 4 days $495 Enrolments closed. Join our mailing list

Course outline

  • Week 1: jewellery boxes
  • Week 2: brooch pin, earring hook and necklace clasp

Learning outcomes:

At the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • create three dimensional jewellery and objects by hand
  • accomplish more technique learning, especially mechanism.
  • transfer designs or sketches  to metal
  • review jewellery and metals historically and culturally
  • take the challenge to explore possibilities

Who should enrol

This course is open to anyone interested to explore jewellery making.


You will need to purchase personal protective equipment including safety glasses and a dusk mask and bring these to class each week. Suitable clothing and sturdy covered shoes are required within the gold and silversmithing workshop. Long hair should be tied up. 

You should also bring a sketchbook and/or notebook, pencil and extra fine permanent marker for drawing onto metal.

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