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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.

Beginners Jewellery Ring Making Workshop - Sold Out

Saturday 23rd March

10am - 4pm

A fun beginners jewellery class in the fabulous Sydney CBD Gaffa jewellery workshop upstairs from Ihnen Atelier.

Spend the day making your very own sterling silver ring band using stamping and metal texturing techniques. 

The workshop is designed with a limit of 6 students per class to make sure each student is given one on one tuition when needed.  The class is taught by Melanie Ihnen who has over 12 years experience teaching private and group jewellery classes.

You will learn -

  • Measuring and cutting sterling silver to the correct ring size

  • Texturing and stamping silver 

  • Soldering a ring band

  • Polishing techniques

All tools usage, materials and sterling silver are included in the $165 fee.

You will need to bring -

  • An apron and old hand towel

  • Pencil and note book

  • Lunch, drinks and snacks

All participants are required to have their hair tied back and to wear protective covered shoes.

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Past Events

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'Landlines'- Melinda Young Jewellery and vessels

October 1 - 13

Celebration Drinks - October 11 -6-8pm

Melinda Young jewellery landlines necklace
Melinda Young landlines vessel

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!

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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.

Courtney Jackson - Sterling Silver + 24ct Gold Plate + Sapphire Earrings

Courtney Jackson - Sterling Silver + 24ct Gold Plate + Sapphire Earrings

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

Jennifer Fahey - Sterling silver and Carnelian earrings

Jennifer Fahey - Sterling silver and Carnelian earrings



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

Stephanie Said

Stephanie Said