Doing a fun and creative activity as part of a hen do has gone from quirky to mainstream for modern hen parties, and one of our most popular classes for 2014 is vintage jewellery making.
All our jewellery making classes (vintage jewellery, friendship charm bracelet, and our new contemporary tassel and chain necklaces) start off with an introduction to the tools; we use round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and cutters. This is followed by a practice trial run getting to grips with the tools and honing some basic techniques using findings; crimp beads, jump rings and clasps.
Once everyone feels confident with the tools and techniques it’s time for to choose the vintage jewellery. Pearls, beads, charms, chains, brooches and more are laid out on vintage china for people to choose – going for something simple to statement. Then it’s relaxed and satisfying session assembling the elements to create unique piece of jewellery.
We have at least one teacher (more for larger groups) to give advice and lend a hand where necessary. Most people like to make necklaces, but sometimes people do bracelets, ear-rings and we’ve even had an anklet. It’s great for an afternoon hen activity, and everyone gets involved doing something hands on. Also everyone can show off their new creations if they are going on somewhere after the class.