What you'll do
You will learn how to make a pair of silver and gemstone wire-wrapped earrings, from scratch. You will begin with an introduction to the tools and materials that are used to make your earrings. You'll then have a chance to choose the gemstone beads you'd like to work with for your earrings. You'll also choose the style of ear-wires that you would like to make from a selection of sample hand-made earrings. You'll then watch as your tutor demonstrates how to form your chosen pair of ear-wires, explaining each individual step as they are formed. You will then have the chance to practice forming your ear-wires, working first with copper wire and moving on to sterling silver, once you master the skill. You will learn how to finish your ear-wires for a professional looking pair of earrings, including work-hardening the wire, finishing off the ends of the ear-wires and giving them a final polish. WE will then move on to wire-wrapping beads and you will learn how to wrap and connect your chosen beads to complete your earrings. You then get to gift-box your earrings, ready to gift or to wear them proudly, straight out of the studio.
We are a small team of jewellery makers based in the sea-side village of Rush in North Co Dublin. Sandra is the owner and designer of independent, Dublin based jewellery brand Lulu + Belle and she leads the small team of jewellery designers and makers. Karen is a trained gold-smith with over 10 years of experience as a practicing jeweller. Your workshop will take place in our professional jewellery studio.
Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.
All tools and materials are provided.
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Where you'll be
Your workshop will take place in our professional jewellery studio, located in Rush village, Co Dublin. The studio is in a unique setting with a birds eye view above this quaint sea-side village. We are nestled in the heart of the village between the beautiful South Shore Beach and the small, romantic Rush harbour. Complete your day out with a walk on the beach or treat yourself to lunch in our local cosy harbour-front gastro pub.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The studio is on the second floor and is accessed via a stairs only and there is no ramp or lift available. Please note that you will be able to access the studio 5 minutes before the workshop starts.
No previous experience is needed as you'll learn wire-wrapping and wire-forming skills from scratch.
Create Professional Gemstone Earrings
$63 / person
$63 / person