Woodwork taster / pendant making course in Cheshire

Wooden pendant making course in Cheshire. Julie's completed Zebrano pendant.


This course is designed as a taster to woodwork and touches on a host of skills whilst creating your own personalised pendant. There is a selection of five different timbers to choose from as well as a large variety of semi-precious beads you can use for your tailored design. It even comes with a box so you can turn it as a present for a loved one. Working in a spacious rural studio with a total of 3 students and with tea, coffee and biscuits all included, what more could you ask for?

So what skills will you be learning? All under the watchful eye of an award winning furniture designer-maker, you’ll be marking out, cutting to length with a Japanese handsaw, and using a pillar drill and router to create the central void. The finishing stages include hand planing and sanding to smooth off the surfaces and create the curved corners. Finally, once a finish has been applied, the final polishing takes place to bring the piece to life.

The classes are organised on an ad hoc basis, so get in touch and let me know the dates you are available and I will coordinate the rest. Once you’re bitten by the woodwork bug (not to be confused with the beetles responsible for woodworm) perhaps you’ll want to sign up to some of my other courses!

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tea coffee and biscuits are included.


David Tragen at Cheshire Craft Courses
The Old Cowshed
Castle Mill Lane
WA15 0QZ

Suitable for

  • Suitable for beginners
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4½ hours (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
Shiv - - #19068

I had never made any jewellery before, but love wooden things, loved the look of the necklaces/pendants, so jumped at the opportunity to make one myself. The three hours went in a flash. It was lovely to get out of the city and so Interesting to learn how to make something from scratch. The pendant looks simple, but there were many different stages, the use of different tools and machinery, to arrive at the finished product. Dave is informative, patient, his teaching was interwoven with interesting facts, chats, guidance and support. You will not be disappointed. I look forward to returning. I had such a fun and enjoyable few hours in the workshop, there is a cosy wood burner in there too.

In-person course
Helen - - #19041

Myself and one other participant made pendants just before Christmas, with which we were delighted. It was great fun using all the equipment and Dave's teaching style is very supportive and patient. His passion shone out when he showed us his hand-made box of different woods over lunch. He is a true artist as well as craftsman, and will inspire you to be the same.

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