Christmas Jewellrey Workshop

Ref: C2525468

An introduction to creative jewellery making, working with buttons, beads, ribbons, and regular jewellery findings. Learn how to make festive earrings, bracelets, necklaces, key rings, bag charms or hair ornaments, and in line with the Christmas theme, gift toppers which can later be used as tree decorations. You will learn about making your own buttons, beads and charms from polymer clay (time permitting, you may get the chance to try this for yourself). You will have lots of fun learning how to design your own festive pieces of jewellery from the materials available (these can be purchased at cost price from the Tutor or bring your own). This course will develop confidence in your practical skills, and encourage you to consider that there are numerous types of craft jobs or self employment opportunities where you can make use of your creative skills.

Course aim

An introduction to creative jewellery making with a Christmas theme. May also include unique hair ornaments, Christmas decorations & wine glass charms if desired, along with tips on how to make (and use) your own beads & charms from polymer clay

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Taking into consideration the materials available, create and follow a design for a new piece of jewellery from scratch
  • Construct two different pairs of earrings, wine glass charms or gift toppers
  • Use a variety of techniques to construct festive items from the following: necklace, bracelet, bag charm, key ring, hair ornament

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • There will be a selection of beads, charms, findings, ribbons for you to purchase from the tutor at cost price, but feel free to bring any materials of your own you wish to use. Bring paper & pen for your designs - and your imagination!

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • Think and make notes about what colours, shapes, textures, you find pleasing. Look for ideas in books, magazines, shops or on the internet to help you design your own unique pieces

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • Use your new skills to make jewellery items for yourself, to give as gifts, or to sell for charity. Discuss opportunities for self employment.

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Christmas Jewellrey Workshop

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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