Make Handmade Earrings and Pendant Set at Home

With DIY craft kit delivered to you

Try this online jewellery making workshop with pendant and earrings kit!


Rachel Akers

Rachel Akers

5.0 (6)

2 hours Class size 1 to 20     label £45 - £75 (£45 for Class only, no box, £75 for Class and box)


Join us and learn how to make jewellery online! You will learn how to create a pair of earrings and a pendant using wire wrapping techniques with your choice of wire and gemstone beads.

In this live online class, I will talk you through how to make a lovely wire wrapped pair of earrings and a pendant. You will learn the wire wrapping techniques you will need to create your own DIY jewellery which will then give you the skills to make more for your family and friends. They make excellent DIY gifts!

The jewellery crafting kit will include everything you need to create two sets, one of which will be made in the workshop and enough to make a second set on your own.

This DIY kit is perfect when you need fun things to do at home by yourself to try a new skill, or in groups for party pastimes. Whether you need activities in Manchester, Bristol or Edinburgh, this virtual class can be done anywhere in the UK. It's fab for virtual birthday party ideas and hens party ideas.

You will get to choose your wire colour and your gemstone colour.

There is a minimum booking requirement of 5 people. If this number is not reached, you may be contacted to reschedule to a date with more participants.


Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly
 
What you'll get in your craft kit
  • A set of pliers for cutting and controlling the wire
  • two reels of wire 1 x 0.8mm (20 gauge) 1 x 0.4mm (28 gauge) in a choice of 4 colours
  • 6 x gemstone or glass beads
  • A chain in the same colour as your wire choose. Plus 2 x clasps and 10 x jump ring connectors and 4 x earring hooks (2 sets)
  • A small plastic storage box to store your items.
Suitable for

This Box and Live class is a great indoor activity idea for individuals and couples as well as for virtual team building activities at home.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Father's Day gift.

Your teacher
Rachel Akers
Rachel Akers

5.0 (6)

I draw my inspiration from my home town of Birmingham but also my travels all over the world. Having lived in New Zealand for 8 years, spending 6 months of my university time on an exchange in Connecticut USA and many travels in Europe and worldwide.
I find, in cities, the juxtaposition of architecture to green spaces quite beautiful, it is surprising how much woodland is still left untouched in a big city like Birmingham. There are some incredible new and unique buildings going up all around the city but also some stunning old buildings. Dotted between these buildings you will always find trees and plants to keep us all in touch with nature. This is true in many big cities around the world, like Auckland in New Zealand, Sydney in Australia and Barcelona in Spain. I could go on. There are so many stunning unique architectural and natural combinations in these places. It is easy to create wonderful artwork with all this inspiration, much of it on my doorstep.
In my sculptures I use various thicknesses of wire and semi-precious gemstones to create bespoke and unusual pieces that are fluid and winding like a beautiful tree but also have the rigidity and structure of the angular frame like the architecture I see all around me. I manipulate the wire into the form of the tree trunk and branches so each piece is unique. I don’t always use a frame and let the tree flow naturally into unusual forms. I love the use of the wire to create the wood like texture and when the light bounces off the metal and gemstones it creates an ethereal like quality.
I also create jewellery and other sculptural forms using the wire and gemstones but the trees are my signature pieces. I create bespoke wearable jewellery often using flowers and trees as my inspiration, using the same style and techniques.
I have taught art in both the UK and New Zealand, mainly drawing techniques and clay workshops. I am looking forward to teaching you many different artistic skills with my unique workshops in Clay creation, Jewellery making and mural painting.

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