Saturday, 15 October 2011
Little Red Robin Jewellery workshop day in Bristol
Today, Little Red Robin held their first Jewellery teaching workship in Warmley Community Centre, Bristol. There were 7 students most who were new to jewellery making.
The students made some earrings using spiral headpins, eyepin connected earrings, hammered headpin beaded earrings using ball pein hammer and steel bench block (they enjoyed hammering the metal) and designed their own custom earrings too.
We then went onto making and designing a wired necklace with beadalon 7 strand wire some chose focal pendant and others symmetrical beaded necklaces to design. We used crimps, crimp covers, wire guardian and findings to finish them off.
A short lunch break then back to our jewellery with the students finishing off with a copper or silver charm bracelet using techniques already learnt throughout the day.
This was a very enjoyable day with all the students choosing lovely colour combinations and designing lovely items of jewellery.
Next time i will take more photos with jewellery made by students and show as a gallery here on the blog.
The bonus part of the day was that the community centre had an open day so tea,coffee and cakes were all available at any time! and if you look closely you can see at the front of the picture my packet of cheese and onion crisps!
I hope the students enjoyed the day and that they may be inspired to be creative through jewellery or other hobbies (as some already do other crafts such as cardmaking and cross stitch) and return to future workshops i will run next year using other techniques.
I thoroughly enjoyed my day, it was quite relaxing, laid back and i was very impressed with their designing and colour combinations and their concentration to take it all in too, so well done to them all.