Filter by
City of Sydney
Part of History Week

Laser cut jewellery from the Archives

Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000

Thursday 8 September from 10:30am to 1:30pm


Adult: $60Concession: $48

Led by an experienced facilitator in the Darling Square Library makerspace and members of the City history team, this workshop is a great introduction to laser-cut jewellery making and the City of Sydney Archive.

 You’ll be guided to personalise a range of fun jewellery templates using images from the City’s Archive. Once you’re happy with your final design, we’ll laser cut or etch it for you. You’ll receive your design during the class and can add the hooks, clasps or cords to make it wearable. 

What you’ll learn

  • How to access the City of Sydney Archive

  • Basic digital design using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator (No prior experience necessary).

  • Tools including colour manipulation, image correction and filters to prepare your image for laser cutting  

  • Basic laser cutting

What you’ll take home 

  • 1 laser-cut piece of jewellery in plywood or perspex

  • If your design is not ready by the end of the workshop, we’ll mail it to you


  • Cost: $60 full price / $48 concession per person 

  • Bookings and class size limited – bookings are essential 

  • Suitable for: Ages 16 and over 

  • Experience level: This is a beginner workshop with no required knowledge 

  • Wear: Enclosed shoes and no loose-fitting clothing or jewellery 

More information

Eligibility for concession price: The ticket purchaser must hold a valid NSW Pensioner, Senior or full-time student card. Valid proof of concession to be shown in advance or in person at the workshop. If valid proof of concession is not provided, the full rate will be required to be paid.

Bookings can be cancelled up to 7 days before the date of the workshop. Cancellations made within 7 days of the course starting will not be refunded. See terms and conditions here

Explore other makerspace events

Covid-safe information

Please see Covid safety information on the City of Sydney website here

Contact event organiser

City of Sydney



More events part of History Week

Moustaches, Money and Mayhem

Moustaches, Money and Mayhem

Discover the histories of former aldermen and councillors
24 Aug 2022
Hands-on portraiture at Sydney Town Hall (16+ years)

Hands-on portraiture at Sydney Town Hall (16+ years)

Celebrate Hands on History week with a tour of the City of Sydney’s mayoral portraits and a portrait drawing workshop
5 Sep 2022
"Here's To'ee": Tapping the Tooheys Collection

"Here's To'ee": Tapping the Tooheys Collection

Dr Lisa Murray – 2021 Hertzberg Fellow – has been exploring this special collection of business and industry records.
6 Sep 2022
Adopt an Alderman

Adopt an Alderman

Tips and tricks for biographical research
7 Sep 2022
The State of the Colony: People, Place and Politics in 1823

The State of the Colony: People, Place and Politics in 1823

Take an eye-opening journey back to 1823, exploring key figures, stories and events in NSW's early history
8 Sep 2022
Hands-on history in the City Archives

Hands-on history in the City Archives

Discover over one million resources about the Sydney local government area, and the stories within them.
9 Sep 2022
Laser cut printmaking from the Archives

Laser cut printmaking from the Archives

Create your own laser cut print from images in the City Archive in this 3-hour interactive workshop.
15 Sep 2022