Make the perfect Christmas Gift
Jewellery-junkie for a best friend? Can never find what you have in mind for the perfect gift? Want this year’s present to have a particular personal touch? Want to give yourself a boost as well this Christmas?
The London Jewellery School (LJS) has the answer to all these Christmas questions and more.
Thanks to people like Kirstie Allsop and Perri Lewis crafting and making skills are enjoying a major upswing in popularity.
At the same time jewellery is big this winter – absolutely massive if you look to the catwalk for inspiration. Oversized chokers, bejeweled cuffs and statement earrings are among the must have looks this year. But why have or give the same version as everyone else on the high street when it’s possible to learn to make your own?
At LJS budding jewellery designers of all experience levels can learn the techniques to create their own fashion and classic pieces. Taught in small groups by professional jewellers, classes are fun and inspiring and live up to the motto “Jewellery making is for everyone”.
Among the techniques and materials to inspire you are:
For the ultimate in affordable statements take a look a Perspex and resin jewellery. Cuffs, bangles and big, big earrings in Perspex are vibrant and exciting.
Silver never goes out of style and allows for modern and classic looks. And the magic of silver clay allows you to mould floral, natural and geometric pieces that can be fired into solid silver jewellery perfect for glamorous earrings and pendants.
Focal point pendants, dramatic bracelets and glamorous rings are all achievable in this versatile technique which offers a real opportunity for individuality and creativity.
With such a range of beads available online it is possible to craft a necklace or bracelet for every taste. A perfect technique to achieve this winter’s folksy and ethnic looks.