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Jewellery Making Short Course - Foundations

Jewellery Making Short Course - Foundations

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A Jewellery Crafting Adventure: Foundations of Metalsmithing short course

Embark on an adventure into a world of shimmering possibilities and discover the secrets of transforming raw materials into wearable works of art as you unleash your inner artisan. With every strike of the hammer and flicker of the torch, you'll forge connections between creativity and craftsmanship, all under the nurture & guidance of Kimba. Whether you're a jewellery enthusiast or a curious spirit eager to explore the alchemy of metal, this course promises an exciting voyage filled with fire, metal, and the magic of bringing your jewellery dreams to life. Join us and let your imagination take the reins as you hone the skills needed to turn your creative visions into tangible realities.

  • 6 sessions in Eltham North
  • Tuesday October 26th - November 30th  from 18.00 to 21.00
  • Small class size of 4 people
  • All tools and materials provided
  • Sterling Silver provided for projects and base metals for practise
  • Extra studio access time (SAT) can be arranged  $30 for a 3 hr session 


Suitable for:

  • Individuals looking to explore a new hobby
  • Those interested in learning  how to create personalised jewellery & gifts
  • Individuals seeking a therapeutic activity & a means for artistic expression
  • People looking for opportunities to connect and network with like-minded individuals
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs who want to acquire foundational skills for starting their own jewellery business
  • Those considering a career in jewellery design or metalsmithing, as this course provides an initial insight into the industry and helps in determining the pursuit of advanced education in the field

Skills covered:

  • Sawing metal
  • Filing
  • Forming metal including doming & making jump rings
  • Soldering
  • Construction
  • Chain Making
  • Surface embellishments Roller Printing/Texturing/Stamping
  • Cold connections eg. Riveting
  • Surface finishing
  • Bonus: Round Bezel Setting


  • Upon completion, participants will possess the skills and expertise necessary to craft their own jewellery and apply these techniques to various jewellery projects
  • You will receive a comprehensive list of resources and recommended suppliers for purchasing materials, guidance on setting up your personal workspace, and insights on selecting the essential tools needed
  • Participants have the opportunity to compile a portfolio showcasing their creations, which can be used as part of their application for advanced studies in the field


Some of the following projects you will be following my guidance and for a couple of the projects you will be able to design your own piece within the brief given.

  • Earrings
  • Necklace pendants
  • Rings
  • Chain
  • Stud Earrings
  • Handmade findings

Download the course guide HERE. or if you have any questions. Email: with 'SHORT COURSE'  in the subject line.

NDIS participants are most welcome. An invoice can be organised & sent directly to your plan manager. Please email to enquire. Please note that the current location of this course does not have wheel chair access.



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