You will be making at least one piece of jewellery and get to know some useful tools, tips and different types of wires you can use for your project.
You can have a go at forming some simple shapes such as angles to make geometric shapes as well as swirls and textures. I will show you how to work with copper, forming into shapes, and to clean and polish it.
There is a choice of small gemstones or beads to use in your project or bring your own beads and jewellery to upcycle. Everything you make will be unique to you :)
IMPORTANT - Please arrive promptly at the arranged start time. You are welcome to arrive 10 minutes early but there will be an additional charge of £3 for every 10 minutes for any extra time taken up such as lateness and/or running over the session time. I aim to reply to your messages within 24 hours so if you can't find my reply please check your junk mail.
A bit about me:
I just love working with all sorts crafts, designing DIY bespoke pieces for the home and I try to upcycle as much as possible to be kinder to our planet and produce beautiful handcrafted pieces.
I studied Art and Design over 25 years ago at my local college, then became a member of the North Staffs Guilds of Craftsmen where I had the opportunity to display my work as well as give demonstrations.
I am a fully qualified tutor and am keen to 'boost up' your creative skills in this most enjoyable craft. Hopefully this will give you the confidence to move on to more precious metals in the future :)
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Copper wires of different thicknesses.
Use of tools - a range of pliers, files and cutters, anvil and hammers, tape measures, paper and pencils for design ideas.
A selection of copper wirework books for inspiration
Additional beads, ear ring wires, keyring chains etc can be purchased here.
Beverages and light snacks.
There is also an optional bed and breakfast accommodation if you are travelling from afar or want a longer session :)
2 hours (flexible times to suit)
This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.
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Me and my friend had such a lovely session with Kami, she was so welcoming and made us feel really comfortable. We learnt lots of different techniques and both ended up making some lovely pieces. She explained the process and steps really well and in detail and had all sorts of equipment to be able to create lots of unique pieces. Overall highly recommend, really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you
Response from Kamsi:Hi Manara
Myself and my two girls (11 and 13) had a lovely morning with Kami. We enjoyed learning new techniques to make our rings and came away with 2 rings each. I would definitely recommend
Response from Kamsi:Hi Geraldine,
We went as a couple to make each other a ring as a surprise for my partners birthday.
It was AMAZING! Personable, comfortable and Kami went above and beyond, a truly lovely lady.
Ended up with beautiful pieces of jewellery and a very fond memory. I implore others to give it a try :)
Response from Kamsi:Hey Joe and Chrissy
The course was absolutely superb and I genuinely enjoyed each and every moment of it. Kami was very kind, patient and understanding. She showed the different methods to make wire jewellery. Made myself 3 different style rings. I totally enjoyed and learned a lot in a comfortable environment. Highly recommended!
Response from Kamsi:Menli,
The ring bought from Kami was really lovely and unique.
Response from Kamsi:Thank you Charlotte :)
I spent an absolutely lovely morning with Kami making copper wire jewellery. She's so patient, demonstrated so many different techniques and showed me all her lovely creations for inspiration. Kami is so knowledgable about what she does and her passion is infectious. I really look forward to trying to create more jewellery at home and will definitely be back to take part in more courses with her!
Thank you so much Kami
Response from Kamsi:Hey Jessica, thanks for an awesome review! It was great to meet you and you picked up all the skills so well. You are naturally creative and hope you can use some of these techniques in other crafts. I love the two rings you made, adorable! Yes, I will be putting different courses on this website soon so keep a look out for them.
Kami is a lovely lady very personable who I very much enjoyed doing a jewellery making course with. She really knows what she’s doing and was willing to be patient in showing me as a complete beginner. Many friends and family have been impressed with what I made.
Many thanks Kami,
I spent a lovely two hours yesterday jewellery making with Kami. Kami explained and demonstrated everything really clearly and made me feel really relaxed and confident enough to have a go myself.
I came home with a lovely handmade bracelet and two rings which I will be proudly showing off and I will definitely be having a go at making my own at home.
Response from Kamsi:Thanks for a lovely review, Gillian.
Wow what an amazing experience! I thoroughly enjoyed this course - Kami was
incredibly hospitable, patient and knowledgeable in her field of jewellery making.
I made a beautiful bracelet and ring, which I showed off later at a party. Since then, I’ve brought some equipment Kami suggested and started to make my own - I will be booking another session with Kami as her creative abilities are boundless and I want to know more!
Thank you Kami - I’ll see you again soon.
Helen Glover x
Response from Kamsi:Helen,
I bought this as a gift for my mother in law. We went together and had a wonderful afternoon with Kami. Kami was warm and welcoming, knowledgable and patient. We had a lovely time, coming away with a ring. I highly recommend this to anyone.
Response from Kamsi:Thanks for the lovely review. You and Jan were amazing at picking up all the techniques involved in forging the rings. I do hope you'll continue with the craft and you're welcome back anytime. Please get in touch if you need more help or want to try other techniques, I'm more than happy to help :)
I had this course bought for me as a birthday gift and it’s been one of the best experiences I’ve done. Kami was warm and welcoming and very multi skilled. I was able to make my very own beautiful ring which I’m really proud of and I will definitely be returning to make a matching necklace. Great company, lovely teacher and very relaxed atmosphere.
Response from Kamsi:Thanks for an awesome review. Kira, you're a natural with your creative skills. So glad you learnt so much and hope it's another string to your bow! Yes you're welcome to book again anytime and I'm looking forward to it xx
I had an afternoon course with Kami. She is knowledgeable and encouraging for an absolute beginner such as myself. I came away with a completed pendant and the materials to make the matching earrings.
It was an excellent introduction to the craft and has encouraged me to continue with it.
Response from Kamsi:Hi Samantha,
Had an evening with Kami making jewellery.
Patient and professional, kind and fun.
Made a beautiful necklace which I love and have had so many comments on.
Would highly recommend and I’ll be back soon to do another
Response from Kamsi:Thanks so much for coming, Emma. Out of all the hundreds of semi-precious gemstones we looked at, you managed to find the one that spoke to you the most. It's perfect for you! Enjoy, Emma xxx