Learn to make contemporary jewellery with goldsmith Bec de Podolinsky.
Workshops are held at Pod Studio just outside Kyneton - a one hour drive north of Melbourne along the Calder Freeway. Previous experience isn't necessary and these workshops are also suitable for beginners and students with some experience. You work with sterling silver (or gold/platinum for an extra cost) to create a ring, pendant, earrings or bangle. You can read more about these workshops by clicking on any of the classes below or by reading our Jewellery Classes Overview.
Jewellery Making Classes frequently asked questions
Jewellery Making Classes run all year round. You can keep up-to-date with when the latest jewellery courses are happening by following Pod Jewellery on the social media links below or by signing up for our newsletter.
These jewellery making classes are suitable for absolute beginners and those with some experience.
Our workshops are suitable for beginners and you can do them in any order. The most popular workshop is the Intensive Beginners Jewellery Short Course. You can also start with the Silver Ring Workshop. The stone setting workshop is the only workshop where you need to have completed the Intensive Beginners Jewellery Short Course first.
Yes, you learn basic jewellery making skills in every workshop. After the workshop, you also receive detailed making instructions, a list of tools to buy, a list of suppliers, so you know where to buy metal and have things cast. Tools are also available for purchase in the studio. I have put together fantastic jewellery tool kits containing the same tools you'll be using in class.
Jewellery workshops range from half a day to two days. They're designed to give you lots of useful skills without the long-term commitment needing to return each week.
Workshops are limited to three students. A minimum of two students must be enrolled for a workshop to run.
All workshops can be booked on this website. Select the workshop and date you'd like to attend, and then choose to pay a $100 deposit ($200 for the Intensive Beginners Jewellery Short Course) or pay in full. If you choose to pay the deposit when booking, the final balance is due one week before your workshop. You can also pay the balance at any time, although a payment link will be emailed to you two weeks before the workshop. You can also pre-pay your balance in instalments. Please email Bec to arrange.
You will receive an information pack email in the week prior to the workshop. It will give you all the details you need, such as what to wear, where to go and anything you might need to bring.
You're welcome to take photos and/or video important parts of the workshop, such as soldering. For the privacy of others in the class, please don't video or photograph other participants without their permission.
All of the tools, equipment and materials are provided. However, if you decide to make your piece from gold, this will be an additional fee. Up to 70 grams of sterling silver is included in your workshop fee. Tools are available for purchase in the studio.
You can also choose to make your pieces from 9ct or 18ct yellow, white or rose gold for an additional fee.
If you would like to make a ring that is 3mm wide and under, there will be 9ct yellow and rose gold available for purchase in the studio. If you make your ring from silver, there's a massive selection of silver to choose from, and the cost is included in the workshop fee.
Of course. You will leave the workshop with the stunning pieces of jewellery that you have made with your own hands!
The workshops are held in in Pod Studio just outside Kyneton, and easy 55 minute drive (85km) north of Melbourne along the Calder Freeway. Pod Studio is fully equipped with everything you will need to make a beautiful and unique piece of jewellery. In the weeks prior to the workshop, you will receive an email with details on the location of the studio and what to bring.
You can also catch a V/Line train from Southern Cross Station to Kyneton. Kyneton is on the Bendigo line. The studio is located just out of Kyneton and is not within walking distance of the station or local accommodation.
Workshops are taught by Bec de Podolinsky. Bec is a goldsmith based in Kyneton in Central Victoria.
You must be aged 18 years and over to attend a Pod Jewellery workshop.
Yes, you can buy gift certificates for jewellery making workshops via the website. Simply go to the workshop you would like to buy a certificate for, and select the gift certificate option. Gift certificates arrive fully gift wrapped in a Pod Jewellery box. You can also purchase electronic gift cards that are instantly emailed to you. All gift cards are non-refundable.
If you would like to collect your certificate, please select the pick up option when checking out and then email or callBec to arrange a time to collect your gift certificate.
Yes. Private tuition is available for individuals and small groups. You can take a private lesson to learn just about any jewellery skill or focus on a skill you'd like to improve. You can choose to work in silver or gold (for an additional fee).
Places are limited to three students in all workshops and courses. A $100 or $200 deposit is payable on all workshops and courses. We do not offer refunds for cancellations less than four weeks prior to the start date of the workshop.
If you're unable to attend, you can transfer your workshop booking to another person (for the same workshop dates only). If the workshop does not run and is cancelled by us, you will receive a full refund or can choose be transferred to another workshop. We do not offerfee reductions, refunds or make-up classes to students who miss classes.
Code Red conditions are the worst conditions for a bush or grassfire. The Country Fire Authority advises Victorians that in response to bushfire threat on a Code Red day, leaving Designated Bushfire Prone Areas the night before or early in the morning is the safest option.
As Pod Studio is located in a bushfire prone area, all workshops scheduled on days declared as Code Red will be postponed and the studio will not be open. These workshops will be rescheduled for a later date. Where possible, workshops will be cancelled the day before or as soon as a Code Red day has been announced. You will be contacted by phone at least one day prior if your workshop is being postponed due to to a Code Red Day.
The studio is deep cleaned and additional hygiene and cleaning measures are in place as part of our COVIDSafe Plan. Classes are now limited to three students to adhere to physical distancing requirements. You'll have your own set of tools and protective equipment, which is sanitised before each class. Hand sanitiser and sanitising wipes will also be available.