Jewellery allows you to express your individuality, your style & your mood.
Thanks to a few Parisian couturiers costume jewellery has become accessible & acceptable since the 1920s.
This is the decade & the decades following which have given me so much inspiration for my own designs. Whether you love the jewellery of the modernist 1920s, glamorous 1950s, futuristic necklaces of the 1960s, Madonna’s 1980s or a global village ethnic then these style workshops are for you! Etelage offers two style workshops: delicately formed vintage & chunky eclectic tribal. You can choose from one of our many DIY projects or be inspired & create your own. You are the designer in all style workshops unless specified.
Workshop Vintage Style:
Design your own statement necklace or chandelier earrings using filigree stampings, stones, French jet, cameos & crystals. (see inspirational designs & DIY projects below)
Workshop Tribal Style:
Tribal has been a “contemporary” look since the 1920s. Artists & designers have all been inspired by the primitive. Jewellery designers over the decades have used natural materials such as:
- wood, seeds, nuts, feathers,
- turquoise, coral,
- shell, horn & bone
to create natural & exotic tribal pieces of usually over scaled proportions.
Create some tribal accents & ethnic inspired accessories.
Design your own statement necklace, wrap around bracelet or gypsy chandelier earrings.
(see inspirational designs below)
- Skill Level: Workshops encourage the freedom of design & confidence for the technically experienced jewellery maker. You are the designer in all style workshops.
- When? Tues evening at the Etelage store (see workshop schedule for dates)
- Time: 7 - 9:30pm
- Min/Max: 4/8
- Cost: $25 plus materials
- Incentives: If you want to get serious with your jewellery making, tools & more luscious beads are available for purchase by all students on the day with a 10% discount.
Christine Smalley - Founder & Creative Director of Etelage (est 2002), shares her passion for artisan traditions & vintage design. Drawing inspiration from 1920s deco style, 1960s jet set glamour &1970s boho chic governs her artistic expression.
Two instructional beading DVDs later & a business nomination for business innovation (Telstra Awards 2009) Christine continues to pursue excellence in her passion for all things adorned. Christine is also a regular blogger, teacher (incl TAFE, Notebook Magazine's Craftroom - 2010 & schools) & loves all things vintage.
Testimonials:“I was really inspired by both style workshops & made a couple of really unique pieces Thanks Chris for being a great teacher & showing us how to approach design as a true designer.” Jane
Booking Terms & Conditions:
- All workshops must be paid in full at time of booking.
A $20 booking fee will be charged for any cancellations and where less than 72 hours notice is given there is no refund permitted.
Etelage reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class due to workshop numbers or the unforeseen absence of a tutor. You will be offered an alternative course, credit for a future workshop or a full refund.
- All materials & tools are supplied for jewellery workshops unless specified.