My creative jewellery workshops are a fantastic opportunity to get together with your friends to celebrate a special birthday, just as these four friends (who were all at school together and have remained close friends ever since!) who joined me in the studio for a fun, creative day of jewellery making to celebrate Claire’s birthday!
As you can see they thoroughly enjoyed working in both silver and copper and created a range of pieces, including silver rings, silver bangles, pendants and earrings. During the day, they learnt how to texture the metal by hammering, and using leaf skeletons through the rolling mill, and how to use number and letter stamps to personalise their pieces, they also learned how to solder and how to finish their pieces by polishing. I find that groups who know each other well really spur each other along in the workshop. It is so satisfying to see them going home with pieces which look fantastic that they will be proud to wear (or give as gifts) knowing they made it entirely themselves.
The wonderful collection of copper and silver pieces they created in just one day!
Group photo of 'The Blingy Birds,' modelling their creations
"An absolutely cracking day! Full of laughter and fun. Thank you so very much! It has more than exceeded our expectations. We will return! Thank you!
Claire, Kelly, Kerry & Bev xxxx (The Blingy Birds)"