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Join our embroidery specialists for more exciting workshops. This class is pitched at a beginner level student who would like to learn the art of Haute Couture embroidery. Please note that to achieve a smooth transition into this class some homework are adviced each day after the class. The first day will involve assembling the frame and learning the chainstitch on a transparent organza with the hook in the four directions. Day 2 will comprise of stitching the wire around the petals with the point rich. Beads will also be introduce. Day 3 will be to carry on with the outside lines with beads and silver peal purl used in Goldwork embroidery. The Degrade of beads will be initiate at this stage. Day 4 will be used to carry out the tambour beading with the beads and finish the degrage by needle. During the final day the students will learn how to prepare the petals with bondoweb and also stitch them together. Please note that if you would like to pursue this technique and move on to the next level it is recommended to practise tambour beading in between the classes. This class includes a kit with Tambour hook, white organza, glass beads, Swarovski crystals, silver pearl purl, brooch attach, needles, detailed instructions.
Join our embroidery specialists for more exciting workshops. Learn how to customise your items with this beginner monogramming class. Monograms are very delicate and precise and add a personal touch. This class will allow students to learn the skills in drawing their own initials and transferring them into the fabric. They will learn the stem stitch and satin stitch which are used to embroider a monogram. They will also have the opportunity to apply the technique onto a personal item at the end of the session if they desire. This class includes a kit with cotton fabric, needles and embroidery threads.
Join our embroidery specialists for more exciting workshops. This design will introduce you to the traditional techniques of Goldwork along with a variety of stitches that create this beautiful robin. The design will also allow you to use coloured and silver materials allowing time to learn all the hints and tips in order to achieve this design. This technique is used in military and interior embroidery but also in the fashion industry often combined with Tambour Beading embroidery.
Join our embroidery specialists for more exiting workshops. This design will introduce you to the traditional techniques of Goldwork along with a variety of stitches that create this beautiful border. The design will also allow you to use gold and silver materials allowing time to learn all the hints and tips in order to achieve this design. This technique is used in military and interior embroidery but also in the fashion industry often combined with Tambour Beading embroidery.
Learn how you can make your own pair of tassel earrings! Jewellery making in a nice, relaxed environment in our new, hand-built creative studio in the amazing Peckham Levels (2 mins from Peckham Rye station and right beside the infamous Frank's Cafe). Over the 2.5 hours, Marissa will teach you everything you need to know about the art of handmade earrings, from the materials and tools required, to learning how to make your very own pair! It's BYOB too and no experience is required :). All guests will be allowed to select their own tassel colour, wire material (either sterling silver or 14kt gold-filled) and decorative beads (freshwater pearls or semi-precious gemstones).
Join us in our colourful Central London studio and learn how you can make your own pair of tassel earrings! Jewellery making in a nice, relaxed environment. Over the 2.5 hours, Marissa will teach you everything you need to know about the art of handmade earrings, from the materials and tools required, to learning how to make your very own pair! It's BYOB too and no experience is required :). All guests will be allowed to select their own tassel color, wire material (either sterling silver or 14kt gold-filled) and decorative beads (freshwater pearls or semi-precious gemstones). We're so happy to have Marissa Irwin for this workshop, jewellery making runs in her family. As the granddaughter and niece of professional jewelers, she has been draping herself in gemstones from a very young age and in the US regularly sold earrings at fairs and in her family's jewellery shop. Nowadays, she crafts new designs with semi-precious gemstones and freshwater pearls at her kitchen table in London. If unsure on creative activity, you can always buy the gift of creativity for yourself or someone else here :). New classes and dates regularly announced.
This class has long been a part of our one year Diploma in Creative Jewellery and we have had many requests to run it as a one day class. It has been designed for students who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the history of jewellery whether for academic purposes or to inform your jewellery design work.
This course is a fun and intensive introduction to the world of gemstones led by our expert Tutor who will guide you through the main areas of identifying different stones, realising their properties so that you can then be confident in using them in your own work or in buying from others. This workshop runs from 10am-5pm in which all students will look at our range of carefully selected gemstones, discover what they are called, how they are normally used, what their properties are and how to find out further information if you need to.
Perspex is a hugely versatile material that can be used for small subtle piece of jewellery as well as large fashion pieces. This class is suitable for all levels and gives students a chance to experiment and make their own jewellery from Perspex; whether it be a funky pendant or a chunky bracelet almost anything can be done.
The process of making bangles is very similar to creating and soldering a ring, but because of the larger surface area, the solder joint is a little trickier and you need a lot more heat! In this fun and experimental class you will craft 2-3 beautiful silver bangles for you to take home using silver wire and hand tools to texture and shape the bangles.
Learn the age old technique of lost wax carving - a fascinating way of making silver and gold jewellery by carving jewellery out of wax, then creating a mould of the wax, melting the wax and pouring molten silver or gold in to make a solid silver version of your wax mould. A great class for anyone interested in making jewellery.
Learn to make your own personalised silver pendant in just one evening... You will be using a great material called metal clay, a clay based substance containing silver particles, when you fire the clay you are left with a solid silver piece.
Students will spend time exploring different ways to create marks and surface textures on their silver ring or choose the have plain finish. You will be working with a D shape silver wire, with the option of adding Rose gold detail at an extra cost.
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This class builds on techniques explored in our Wrap Ring Workshop, including annealing, hammering, stamping, filing and finishing, as well as introducing students to piercing and assembling methods. During the day you will explore ways to mark the surface of your metal. You will pierce out shapes of your choice, before using hammering and stamping techniques to add surface texture. Your design will be completely unique and 100% hand made. The workshop is fully equipped with everything that's needed throughout the day, with each student having their own Jewellers Bench Peg, Steel block and Piercing saw.
This intermediate class builds on techniques introduced in the Wrap Ring Workshop & includes annealing, hammering, stamping, filing and finishing. Students will also be introduced to piercing and assembling methods. Students will spend time exploring different ways to create marks and surface textures on their silver shapes, and then choose to assemble the pendant in a composition of their choice. This class gives students the foundations to produce a completely unique and very wearable pendant, with a broad range of outcomes possible.
Just as each piece of sea glass is completely unique each project made will be one of a kind. Combe through a selection of sea glass to be bezel set in fine silver and fabricating them into your own pendants or bracelet connector charms.
Fancy jumping right in and learning the basics of handcrafting your own silver jewellery in more than just a one off taster session? This is the perfect opportunity to learn the basics of fabricating jewellery, & using tools with confidence. Learn to work with metals to transform into jewellery all while learning various traditional jewellery making techniques and foundation skills. The projects include rings, chain link bracelet, pendant, and stone setting.
In this class you will be shown how to make basic knots. Don't worry there aren't too many of them and they are super simple. This workshop is for absolute beginners so we will use the most basic techniques, playing with beads and colours to create your own. Location: Unit 1, St Saviours Wharf, 23-25 Mill Street, London, UK