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FIREWORK OF COPPER - 4hrs
An exciting workshop for anyone who is up for a special challenge. You do not need any experience, but a basic knowledge of wirework would be an advantage.
You will be guided through techniques like cutting copper sheet, texturing shapes, embossing, flaming for colour variations and making some really advanced designs. All materials are included and you will be taking home some gorgeous finished pieces like earrings, pendants or charms.
CHAINMAIL - 4hrs
An interesting way of weaving wire rings together into a stunning bracelet. You will be learning three different weaves: European 4-in-1, Byzantine and Box Chain and will have time to complete at least one bracelet, possibly two. We will be cutting the rings for the 4-in-1 pattern ourselves, and rings for Byzantine and Box will be provided in a variety of metals. An afternoon of bliss for any ‘chainmailer’, a little bit more challenging for those new to it.
RINGS GALORE 'X' - 4hrs
For all ring enthusiasts out there! No experience necessary. There will be some projects suitable for all levels. Start with a simple little wrap ring and work your way through a large variety of styles like wrap, scroll, cluster, trilogy, solitaire, adjustable to the ultimate piece using basket weave and scrolling techniques. Make your time as challenging or easy as you like and take home a ring for each day of the week. And, of course, there is lots of scope for experimenting. All materials like copper and silver plated wires and a great choice of beads are included.
LAYERED LEATHER FLOWERS - 4 hrs
Join me for a really absorbing and exciting project. We will be cutting out flower components from natural veg tan leather, shape them, dye them, varnish them and assemble them with rivets into beautiful layered flowers. Dyes can be mixed into a variety of colours, rivets range from silver, copper, brass to crystal. Flowers can be used for pins, hair accessories, bag charms, bookmarks and whatever other uses you can find.
GEMSTONE BONSAI TREE - 4 hrs
You will be learning wire twisting techniques to make a beautiful gemstone and crystal bonsai tree (see photo gallery). This can be anchored in a pretty little pot or mounted on a natural rock. The assembled tree will be approx. 7 inches high and a perfect gift for anybody. You could, of course, keep it all for yourself as a pretty ornament which does not need any maintenance like a real Bonsai, and use your newly learned skills to make more trees at home.
All materials like wires, gemstone chips, crystals, mini plant pot, gravel, rocks etc. are included in the fee and workshop tools are provided - no need to bring anything.
This project is suitable for anyone, no previous experience necessary.
CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP - 4 hrs
Make Angels, Stars, Snowflakes, Canes, Bookmarks, Earrings and lots more for Christmas decorations or presents. There will be a wide choice of beads and components, and together with all the pretty projects, you will be so busy! We will be celebrating with mulled cider (or apple juice) and mince pies.