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 29th 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 good product from inferior product
  • Uses for 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 principals 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 silver smithing background into this workshop that will give you an edge with jewellery design…such as beating metal shapes & coils


    • lots of fabulous earrings, that will incorporate techniques that you can carry over to other jewellery designs…see tecnhiques covered
    • freshwater pearl floating necklace 

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 equiped 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