When: 29/10/19 and 05/11/19
What: Jewellery Making Workshop with Settlers of the Nene Valley (Children ages 9/10 and up in October, Adults in Novemeber)
Where: The Settler’s Ancestral Barn, Stanwick Lakes, Northamptonshire (directions, click here)
How to book: Please follow Settlers of the Nene Valley of Facebook, where you will be able to reserve your space on the workshops through Eventbrite. All further details will be posted on the Settlers Facebook page and, of course, the George Crafts blog and social media accounts.
This autumn join the Settlers of the Nene Valley in making historically inspired jewellery and learn how the significance of jewellery has changed over different periods in history. No experience necessary!
The children’s workshop begins with making Roman inspired wire wrapped rings. This project draws inspiration from the Romans love of precious metals, pearls and emeralds.
The second project in the workshop will draw on the Saxon Settlers love of glass beads to make a braided cord bracelet.
After lunch we will explore medieval chain mail. This material is not just reserved for knights of the realm. Chain mail can be beautiful as well as functional, as you will see when we make a pair of chain mail earrings.
The final project of the day will explore how we can leave a lasting legacy for future Settlers. Is it possible to recycle waste, care for the environment and make stylish accessories at the same time? Find out at our jewellery making workshop.
In addition to the projects above, the adults workshop in November will also look at the Saxons use of scroll work in their jewellery when we make wire wrapped pendants. Adults will be able to take their chain mail skills to the next level. Once you have mastered the basic skills by making chain mail earrings, you will learn how to incorporate beads into a chain mail bracelet.
The most exciting thing (for me) is that I will be teaching both of these workshops! Furthermore these workshops will be the inaugural events in the Settler’s Ancestral Barn!