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Special occasion gifts and decorations

Special Occasion Decorations

Duration: 1 day

Price: £60

Book with: Sarah Lee
at Crafty Boaters

Lechlade Marina, Downington

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About the Course

Would you like to be able to give handcrafted gifts at Christmas or for that special occasion? Or perhaps you are just ready to get festive! The Special occasion gifts and decorations course might be for you.

This course is aimed at the beginner, as it seeks to concentrate on essential elements for wirework. During this one day course, you will be introduced to the tools, materials and techniques to produce several items to give as gifts or use for parties at home using copper wire and semi-precious gemstones. The course can be taken as a stand-alone course for those wanting to start wirework, but as it teaches different elements of basic wirework, it can also be used as a follow on from the Beginners wirework 1 day jewellery course for those wishing to accomplish more at this level before moving on to more complex things.

You will learn to make wine glass charms, candle decorations and a tree decoration. In addition to some of the elements created on the Beginners wirework 1 day jewellery course, you will learn to make single and double spiral links, how to finish off your work with spiral cones, and how to add tassels and flourishes to beaded work. Also, you will learn more about the semi-precious stones used in your project.

The course runs from 09.00 - 16.00. The course begins with an introduction to copper wire, its properties and how to choose the correct gauge for your projects. After this, we will briefly look at the toolkit that we will be using and discuss each tool, how it is used most effectively to produce the best results and to protect your hands.

We will then go through each of the tutorials, in turn, to help you produce some beautiful wirework items to decorate your table, tree or to give as gifts.

At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and skills to make single and spiral chain links, wirework cone ends, and how to create more complex wirework wrapped beads.

To ensure everyone gets individual attention, I keep classes to a maximum of four people.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

The use of all tools and materials to complete the projects are included in the price. However, there is the opportunity to purchase further wirework kits and materials on the day.

Please note that tea and coffee are provided, but not lunch. You can bring your own lunch, or order a delicious sandwich from the bar at the venue.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Accommodation offered
  • Disabled access
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Suitable for events & groups
  • Suitable for stag and hen dos