Introduction to Fashion Jewellery

One Day Workshop
Held at Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery

Where: Killarney Vale on the Central Coast
When: Saturday 1st May 2021
Time: 10am – 4pm
Skill Level: ALL…beginners welcome
Price: $380
The Introduction to Jewellery workshop is the foundation on which all of your skills are built on.
In my opinion, it is the most important first step in Jewellery making and design creative journey.


Course Details 


  • Tools and their uses
  • How to use safe tool practices.
  • How to make and join eye pins like a professional 
  • Correct use of jump rings, & how to open & close them with ease
  • How to make jump-rings 
  • How to distinguish a good product from an inferior product
  • Uses for an inferior product
  • techniques to assist you Colour mixing
  • The golden rules for Design principals
  • Placement of materials & ratio of materials size
  • Techniques to assist you Colour mixing and matching
  • Seed beads and their use in jewellery making and designing
  • proportions & its principles and understanding how to use it in your work
  • How to develop your eye……like why things work and why they don’t
  • How to design & make beaten metal coils & shapes & add them to your work for a decorative finish.
  • Working with artistic wire & how to harden the wire.
    I cross techniques from my silversmithing background into this workshop that will give you an edge with jewellery design…such as beating metal shapes & coils

WHAT’S INCLUDED in your workshop

  • All materials
  • Use of studio tools (please feel free to bring your own tools)
  • print out PDF student sheet
  • there will be extra products & tools for students to purchase
  • The studio is fully equipped with floor to ceiling beads and findings


  • Lunch – Notebook & pencil & or pen
  • your eagerness to learn all these fabulous new techniques
  • If you prefer to use your own tools, please bring them along

Colour choices available for this workshop

you will have plenty of colour choices in this workshop

IMPORTANT!!!  please wear covered in shoes


Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery awards students Certificates on Completion of all workshops.

Wine & Cheese (or tea & coffee) will be served after this workshop for those that would like to relax before heading home.