This is the perfect class for anyone looking to use pearls in their jewellery, or for anyone already using pearls who would like to know more about them and how to use them. The class combines theory and practice so the day will be split between making jewellery using pearls and learning about their history. Take a look above to see examples of what can be made in this class. These images are of students' and tutors' work.
Techniques covered in this class include:
A basic history of pearls
The main qualities and features of pearls
Identifying and buying pearls
Stringing and knotting techniques
Adding findings, clasps and much more...
Over the course of the day you will make a bracelet or necklace and a pair of stud earrings using a range of lovely freshwater pearls.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself, as everything is provided.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea, coffee and luxury biscuits. The classes are all run by friendly, knowledgeable and approachable tutors who have years of professional experience. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Can't find what you are looking for in one of our regular classes? You can book private tuition days with our tutors in our studio that are tailor made to your specific learning requirements. Click here for full information on private tuition.
What some of our students have said about this class
'An excellent class which is highly informative and I now feel confident in knotting pearls and talking about them to customers with confidence. The tutor was highly knowledgeable and covered all different aspects of working with pearls - highly recommended class :)' -Rosie Lee Jones
'It was a great day packed full of info as well as practical jewellery making - I now feel inspired to use pearls more in my jewellery' -Alicia Gills
'It was fab having so much information in one place, this is something that would have taken me ages to research on my own, having such a knowledgeable tutor there to ask questions and get feedback from is invaluable - well worth the money!' -Fiona Whitelock
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x