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As you know we postponed our city studio sale earlier this month. We've now decided to move the sale to a location wherever you are!

This weekend only
Celebration drinks at your place Friday 27th March 6 - 8pm
BYO champagne and nibbles!
We'll be at our devices and ready to chat online via Facebook, FB Messenger & Instagram for the duration of the drinks and intermittently throughout the weekend.

Any purchases can be sent via express post or collected after we re-open our doors and you are ready to venture into the city. We'll be practising the recommended hygiene procedures when handling your postal orders and shipping is free. Now more than ever we hope you can continue to support our Atelier.

It’s your rare opportunity to purchase our jewels on SALE
Jewellery and object samples, some gems, makers seconds and discontinued jewels.

Join Melanie Ihnen and Ihnen Atelier resident makers Jenny Fahey, Sacha Lane & Albert Tse as they spring clean the studio, clear off the benches and make way for new collections! 

As you know we value beautifully crafted artisan jewels, and especially the time that is taken to design and craft these works. So it’s only once a year we are able to offer you a discount. Don't miss out!




Festive celebration drinks and VIP shopping

Let's toast the festive season!
Join us for drinks and nibbles
Thursday 5th December

6 - 8 pm

We value our all our lovely customers and to show appreciation for your continuing support we are offering 15% off most collections on the night including some beautiful new pieces.







Sydney Craft Week - 11th - 21st Oct 2019

Sydney Craft Week (SCW) is led by the Australian Design Centre and supported by an advisory group of craft sector professionals, SCW brings together contemporary crafts organisations and individuals in a celebration of craft across the city as part of a ten-day festival each year in October.


Jennifer Fahey glitter pods

Jennifer Fahey - Glitter Pods


‘Re play’ – Is a visual documentation of Melanie Ihnen and Jennifer Fahey enjoying the process of crafting and playing in the jewellery studio.

Over a 2 month period they will share via video and images the crafting of a new piece, or small series of handmade jewels.

Follow the process via social media and then view these finished works in their showcase exhibition. The exhibition is part of the official Sydney Craft Week program.

Melanie Ihnen - I’ve always been inspired by the outcomes achieved in my practice when I allow myself the freedom and time to play. Time without overthinking and having specific outcomes.

I especially enjoy the making one off pieces. Creating and working with the shapes and forms of the materials on hand, the offcuts and components discarded from previous ideas and projects. The opportunity to minimise the need to purchase new materials and to recycle and reuse what I already have. Crafting for the sake of crafting.

Jennifer Fahey – Like many craftspeople, I have an eclectic range of objects that I imagine could become jewellery. The theme of Sydney Craft Week ‘play’ provides the perfect opportunity to rediscover these items. I am inspired by the thought of having fun with them and seeing what eventuates.

Sydney Craft Week logo

YES it’s that rare opportunity to purchase our jewels on SALE
1 day only!

Jewellery and object samples, some gems, makers seconds and discontinued jewels 40 - 70% off. PLUS a selection of current stock 20% off!

Saturday 16th March
10am - 4pm

In the Gaffa Arcade just outside Ihnen Atelier Jewellery

Join Melanie Ihnen and Jenny Fahey as they spring clean the studio, clear off the bench and make way for new collections!

As you know we value beautifully crafted artisan jewels, and especially the time that is taken to design and craft these works. So it’s very rare that we are able to offer you a discount. 

We’re excited to say that this rare opportunity has come. It’s time for us to spring clean the bench and make room for new collections and colours. AND to offer you, our loyal followers a chance to own some pieces that you may have long coveted.


Past Events


'Landlines'- Melinda Young Jewellery and vessels

October 1 - 13

Celebration Drinks - October 11 -6-8pm

Landlines is an exhibition of contemporary jewellery and small woven vessels by Melinda Young. The work in the exhibition is a response to the colour and texture of the landscape of Broken Hill and the APY Lands, the coastline of Arnhem Land and the Illawarra Escarpment, all areas where Young has lived and worked over the past few years.  This is work that is made whilst travelling across and on the land, using deliberately portable, yet labour-intensive and meditative processes of making. Coil weaving for the vessels, hand-coloured and rolled metal beads threaded onto hand-spun linen cord for the jewellery. The Landlines series pays homage to these places as a series of wearable landscapes and intimate vessels, inspired by the particular patina of the land and sea.



We're open this upcoming saturday 10th March for GAffa Creative Precinct Open Studios!


Past Events

Our Annual Christmas showcase

Opening night: Thursday, December 7th
6pm - 8pm
  Ground Floor 281 Clarence Street Sydney

Join us to toast our first year in the city with the opening of our annual Christmas showcase S P A R K L E - presenting stunning pieces by a selection of our Atelier artists.

Our opening night on 7th December coincides with great exhibitions upstairs at Gaffa Creative Precinct Gallery, including the JMGA NSW "Takeaway" exhibition and Gaffa's own "Made at 281" exhibition of works by Gaffa Creative Precinct Artists.
Also on the night, artist Guy Morgan will be showcasing his latest paintings at his pop up on the ground floor.

S P A R K L E  continues until December 23rd



Works on view Thursday 12th October 6 – 8pm and – Friday 13th October 10am – 5pm

‘PREVIEW’ evening drinks - Thursday 12th October – 6pm – 8pm

Held as part of the inaugural Sydney Craft Week program, ‘Preview’ is a presentation of new contemporary jewellery collections by Studio 20/17 Atelier founder Melanie Ihnen and gallery artists Jennifer Fahey and Stephanie Said.

Melanie Ihnen’s new works pay homage to her signature minimalist aesthetic and mixed metals technique. The subtle variations in silver, gold and grey tones are complemented by the finest precious and semi-precious gems.

Jennifer Fahey’s new range expands on her successful series of 3d printed nylon combining precious metals with colourful semi-precious gems further exploring the elegant repetitions that give her work its sinuous style.

Stephanie Said’s work uses the core element of the hinge allowing pieces to shift, fold and evolve, creating sound and reflecting light. Stephanie will be presenting her latest collection of infinity folding rings which can be worn over the knuckle or closed, revealing or concealing hidden diamond pattern variations