Transform vintage sewing box treasures into elegant jewellery. I’ll teach you how to make a variety of jewellery including earrings, necklaces and brooches using wire, upcycled haberdashery and vintage buttons from my collection of lovely sewing treasures, glass beads and my wire stitching technique. Materials are included, and include brooch backs, necklace wire and fittings and one pair of sterling silver hooks. If you wish to finish your necklace with a sterling silver chain these will be available to buy on the day from £8, along with additional findings to finish extra pieces that you might make.
Please note that the images are representative of the haberdashery we'll use on the workshop, as they are vintage choice will vary, which ultimately makes for unique pieces! Some of the photos here feature student work.
This workshop takes place at Spout Brew House, on the first floor, my studio is above this room on the second floor and you’ll be able to visit my studio too.
Spout Brew House, 70 St Edward Street, Leek, ST13 5DL
The food provided is vegetarian. Please advise if you have special requirements such as vegan or gluten free food on booking. Please do this via the drop down box and leaving a message at checkout. If booking for someone else and you need to check first, or it's a gift please email me after booking with the information. Thank you.
If you book with this option I will email you a printable voucher (pdf) that you can pop into an envelope and give as a gift, or simply email it on to the recipient. The voucher will have all the information the recipient needs to take part in the workshop. I will also need the recipient's name from you.
Workshop Booking T&Cs
Workshops include materials and use of equipment, though you are welcome to bring your own items to personalise what you make. If there is an option to buy extra materials on the day I’ll let you know in advance.
On full day workshops a light lunch is included, along with homemade cake. Tea or coffee will be provided to drink, along with water.
On half day workshops, homemade cake and tea or coffee is included.
Please advise of any dietary requirements on booking. Food is homemade here by the Spout Brew House kitchen.
Payment will be taken at the time of booking. Bookings are non refundable and non transferable. However if the workshop has to be postponed due to Covid 19 restrictions you will be offered an alternative date, the option of a voucher or a refund.
Covid 19 safety measures. All restrictions are now lifted but nearer to the time of the workshop you will be updated on any current measures in place.
A minimum of 4 people are required for the workshop to go ahead, if less than 4 people book onto the workshop it will be cancelled with as much notice as possible and you will be refunded in full.
There will be a maximum of 6-8 people taking part depending on the workshop.
Under 16s must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult. Please get in touch to discuss the suitability of a workshop for those under 16 before booking. Workshops are aimed at adults but may be suitable for those 13 and over.
Workshops are often held on the first floor and unfortunately there is no lift.
Please note that I, Judith Brown, retain the intellectual property to all my ideas. This means that you can’t go into business making copies of my work, run workshops using my ideas or replicate this workshop elsewhere. You can, however, use the ideas to create for your own pleasure or to make gifts for friends and family, and with your own students, if you are a teacher in an educational establishment.
By booking this workshop you accept and acknowledge these terms and conditions.