Experience hosted by Natalie

3 hours, Hosted in English and Indonesian
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 10 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

Firstly we will take a look at the bamboo we are using which is the giant bamboo Asper and demonstrate the way the direction of the grain is different with wood, how the bamboo splits along the grain and how the texture varies through the material.

We will take a look at a range of jewellery pieces, byo ideas and define a style, sketch our design ideas and then learn how to cut, carve and shape bamboo. You can choose from a variety of "blank" shapes or cut a piece specifically for what you need. Using a bench grinder modified to be a sanding wheel, we will shape our pieces. Using a small Drill and Natural cord, we will string our necklaces and attach pendants with stainless fIttings on natural fibre cord. Lastly we will polish with Beeswax or seal with Tung oil (vegan). We also have recycled HDPE plastic beads you can combine with your design.
Firstly we will take a look at the bamboo we are using which is the giant bamboo Asper and demonstrate the way the direction of the grain is different with wood, how the bamboo splits along the grain and how the texture varies through the material.

We will take a look at a range of jewellery pieces, byo ideas and define a style, sketch our design ideas and then learn how to cut, carve and shape bamboo. You can choose from a variety of…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea, coffee and water available free of charge.
    Juices and other snack...
  • Equipment
    All tools, materials and standard fittings (optional silver wire and fittin...

Accessibility

Mainly flat or leveled ground
Wide entrance

Meet your host, Natalie

Host on Airbnb since 2010
  • Identity verified
I've been building a 3-storey bamboo house in Denpasar, Bali, and creating an inclusive activity space for my special needs 18 yo daughter for the last 4 years. I'm obsessed with recycling and creating crafts using what is available and have been meditatively creating jewellery from off-cut pieces of bamboo from our construction project. Over the last 4 years I have gained a working knowledge of bamboo craft and construction and local life in Bali - learning through hands-on practice, observation and trail and error. I love the grain and textures of bamboo - the grain and textures remind me of tribal animal prints and depending on the angle on which the bamboo is cut, different effects can be achieved. I am developing my own product line of bamboo jewellery pieces with an earthy-low-cost line and a silver synthesis line.
I've been building a 3-storey bamboo house in Denpasar, Bali, and creating an inclusive activity space for my special needs 18 yo daughter for the last 4 years. I'm obsessed with recycling and creating crafts using what is available and have been meditatively creating jewellery from off-cut pieces of bamboo from our construction project. Over the last 4 years I have gained a working knowledge of bamboo craft and construction and local life in Bali - learning through hands-on practice, observatio…
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From $25
/ person

Where you'll be

Our workshop location is at Freyr's Bamboo Home in Denpasar, Bali. 15 minutes from Seminyak/Kuta in a lively local urban rice-field area.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

please bring a face mask - also available to purchase onsite.