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The Whimsical Bead

‘Silver Maille’ : Chainmaille Earrings

$50.00 $120.00

Are you wanting to make some beautiful earrings in precious metal but are too scared to jump in because of the perceived cost? Perhaps you just need some new earrings for your jewellery box or maybe you would like to be able to make some beautiful gifts for someone special?
This is the workshop for you!

All these earrings have been created with sterling silver and silver filled rings/findings and are truly beautiful, plus with a bit of patience, they’re not that difficult to make.

You will learn

  • All about the different types of silver rings that are available;
  • How to effectively and efficiently open and close jumprings;
  • How to create eyepins;
  • How to create byzantine and romanov weaves;
  • How to create graduated full persian weave;
  • How to create mobius weave;
  • How to attached Swarovski elements to your designs;
  • How to attach ear hooks to your designs;
  • We will also discuss how you can alter these weaves to create different designs (such as bracelets, pendants, necklaces).


This class will run with a maximum of 10 students.



Date & Time:
Sunday 11th August
10.00am until 4.30pm


The Whimsical Bead Studio, in Healesville, Vic
Fully Equipped, Heated/Airconditioned
EFTPOS & Credit Card Facilities Available


Dani from The Whimsical Bead & Brooke from Brooke & Belly

Dani is the owner/creator of The Whimsical Bead and has been creating with polymer clay for 13 years and that, along with metal, is where her passion lies. She also has a passion for creating with gemstones, sterling silver and Swarovski crystal as this is what started her beading obsession over 15 years ago!
Dani loves to teach and pass on her knowledge and she feels very lucky that people want to learn from her.

Many of you would know Brooke as part of our ‘Crew’ however Dani has finally convinced her to share some of her amazing skills with our students!
Brooke is Dani’s ‘Right-Hand Gal’ and will often be at the studio to assist with workshops, Open Days, students needs and anything else Dani needs her to (did we mention we love this chick?!).

Brooke’s artistic passion lies in chainmaille jewellery and she creates under the name ‘Brooke & Belly’.
She spends her days in a highly engaging corporate environment and any other time she can spare creating beautiful pieces of wearable jewellery in the company of her adorable 10 year old male ragdoll cat, affectionately called Belly.
She has spent several years developing her skills through education, research and practice.
Brooke has combined these skills with her love for sterling silver, which she believes brings beauty and quality to her pieces.
The focus and attention to detail required to weave these very small rings together is at times challenging but mostly Brooke finds the process to be very therapeutic and essential for helping maintain her work / life balance and her sanity!


Skill Level:
This workshop is suitable for students of all skill levels.
Patient beginners will have great sucess!


$120 plus a kit of $45.

Price includes tuition, use of tools (if required), consumables, morning and afternoon tea, tea/coffee.
Kit fee includes 3 different kits – we will be making 3 different earring designs on the day and your kit fee includes all of these.
Kits all comprise of handmade silver filled jumprings, sterling silver ear hooks and Swarovski elements/beads (where applicable).
There will be a few different colours available in regards to beads and extra kits will be available for purchase on the day if desired.


All bookings require a deposit with the balance to be paid on the day.

Payment plans are available so please do not hesitate to contact us if you require this option.
Bookings will be made on a first come, first served basis however a deposit must be made before your booking is secure.
Please see our Workshop Terms & Conditions page for full terms and conditions and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns.

Places are strictly limited.



What to Bring:
  • Jewellery Making Pliers (if desired, or borrow ours). We recommend fine round nose pliers, two pairs of chainnose/bentnose/flat nose pliers (for opening jumprings), cutters; If you would like to borrow/purchase these please let us know before the workshop;
  • Your lunch (or you can go into town on your lunch break);
  • Notebook/Pen/Pencil if you would like to take notes.



If you would like to book a position for this class, you can do so online (preferred, so we all have a copy of the transaction) or call Dani on 0412 662 179.
Once you have booked in, you will receive a manual ‘Confirmation of Booking’ email a week or two before the workshop which will include a booking reminder plus all the information you need for this workshop.

If you have any questions or concerns please just ask.
We look forward to seeing you at the Studio very soon!