Helen Walls - Jewellery Tutor
Silver Jewellery, Beading, Wire Wrapping, Pearl Knotting & Metal Clay - so lots!
How I got involved in making jewellery:
I used to sew and embroider when I was little under the teachings of grandmothers, aunties and my mum. Originally I thought I would study fashion but somehow, all of my work used to concentrate more on little details and accessories. So my 3-D skills developed in jewellery and silversmithing, which I studied at university and have been passionate about ever since!
Things I hope to achieve in the Future:
I would love to have an extravagant / outlandish commission for a pair of silver shoes or a crown!
I am inspired by:
I like to use a wide range of materials in my work, from traditional sterling silver and semi-precious gemstones mixed with Ox horn and deer antler as well as delicate beaded jewellery with tiny pearls and rough diamonds - through to more summery and colourful beaded jewellery using leather, glass, wood etc. All of my jewellery is influenced by my love of the natural world, ethnic / tribal costume from all over the world and vintage fashion - so people seeking unusual, one-off pieces with a bohemian twist would be my ideal wearer. I enjoy teaching beading techniques and fashion jewellery.
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