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Flower Crown and Hair Comb

Date June 09, 2016
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  • Flowers & Herbs

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A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon choosing flowers and foliage to create your stunning Flower Crown and Hair comb. We use a combination of techniques and you will get lots of tips and tricks of the trade. We will inspire you to make something truly wonderful. This is also a great workshop for hen parties - we can do other dates by arrangement 
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Silver Ring Workshop

Date July 02, 2016
Skills
  • Jewellery & Silversmith

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Come along to a 2 hour workshop where you will have the opportunity to design and create your very own ring from a wax model, whilst ejoying a complimentary glass of prosecco! Workshops will run 11am - 1pm, 3pm - 5pm and 6pm - 8pm with all tools, materials, refreshments and return postage included. 1 - Arrive 15 minutes before the start of your workshop and enjoy a welcome drink 2 - Health and safety briefing 3 - Check your ring size 4 - Sketch out some ideas 5 - Start carving your ring from jeweller's wax 6 - Fill in your address details and details of how you'd like your ring polished  I'll take away your carved ring to cast it in solid sterling silver before filing, sanding and polishing to your desired finish. Your finished...Read more

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