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Chainmaille - helmweave silver or gold-plated wire bracelet

A silver-plated helmweave bracelet

Duration: 2 Hours

Price: £24

Book with: Wendy Gwynn
at The Little Craftery

The Little Craftery
3 Field Row
West Sussex
BN11 1TD

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About the Course

Beautifully intricate patterns can be woven with metal links, and this class will show you the basics to get started with chainmaille weaving. Using rings made with your choice of silver or gold-plated wire, you'll learn to make a gorgeous helmweave bracelet. Enjoy a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and a cup of tea (and biscuits, of course!).

Suitable for complete beginners, you will be guided through every step by Wendy, owner of The Little Craftery, and life-long crafter.

The workshop runs for approximately two hours. Enjoy a chat with like minded people and learn some new skills!

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What's included in the price?

All tools, materials, drinks and snacks are provided. You'll take home the bracelet you've made, and some diagrams to remind you, so you can make more at home.
Some people are quicker than others. If you are fast and finish quickly, you'll also get to make a helmweave rosette, which can be worn as a pendant (you'll be given a chain as well), or can be worked into a larger piece at home.

Want to review this course?

This was my first ever class on jewellery making & I absolutely loved it! Wendy was very welcoming & her teaching way is very relaxed & encouraging. With the class taking place in her studio you gain such inspiration for lots of other helmweave items she has on show. I look forward to attending other classes at The Little Craftery to broaden my knowledge on chainmail technics under the expert tutelage of Wendy. Absolutely fabulous! 10/10 *****

- - #17873

Tracy and I thoroughly enjoyed our time with Wendy on Saturday, we came away not only with our bracelets but with necklaces too, we'll certainly be back for more.

- - #16637

Had an enjoyable afternoon learning a new craft. Can't wait to book another one.

- - #14260

Thank you for your patience and clear instructions while we made a beautiful bracelet. Looking forward to joining you for other courses soon.

- - #13674

A lovely afternoon making my bracelet, I'll try to do more at home with what I learnt thank you wendy for offering to help me later if i have trouble at home i might take you up on that when i've forgotten ha ha ha

- - #13141

Really enjoyed the chain mail bracelet making, Wendy was so patient and it was so relaxing. Thank you

- - #13080

A really good class, very enjoyable. The class was small so very personal teaching!
I've already put what I learnt into practice!
Thank you.

- - #12687

Fantastic course in a lovely location. Relaxed and enjoyable. Can’t wait to do another!

- - #12673

Enjoyed it.

- - #12517

I enjoyed the class and learning a new skill. Teaching was relaxed, clear and friendly. The environment was good, large and light. All the equipment was supplied. Nice to get refreshments.
I didn’t score excellent as I didn’t finish my bracelet and perhaps course should be 30 mins longer.
Also kits to take away to do another bracelet would be a good selling idea, or the rings prepacked in bags 10,20 etc

- - #12326

Response from The Little Craftery:

Hi Lucy,
Thanks so much for your review. I think you're right, a slightly longer class might be easier, as it is quite a tricky skill to pick up. I'll look into lengthening it. I love the idea of packaging little kits, I'll get on to that too! :)
You did brilliantly well on the class, and hopefully now you're very pleased with a finished bracelet. Don't forget that if you have any trouble with your chainmaille, you're more than welcome to pop in or get in touch and I'll be happy to help any way I can.
I'll see you at your next class! :)

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Course Start Dates

Tuesday 27th August 2019
Saturday 21st September 2019
Friday 27th September 2019
Sunday 20th October 2019
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos
  • Weekends

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