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I was lucky enough to be able to attend a jewellery wire wrapping workshop at Cooksongold on Saturday 18th May. This was the first workshop Cooksons had held on
a Saturday, which was much more convenient to attend as getting time off work or juggling family commitments during the week can be difficult. So well done to Cooksongold for the opportunity to join this workshop.

 
 
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I'd never attempted any form of wire wrapping, so the workshop provided an opportunity have a go without the expense of purchasing materials.

We arrived and were welcomed in by Jo from Cooksongold and, once seated, Sophie from HIGH VIBE DESIGNS introduced herself and gave a clear demonstration of the gemstone wire wrapped bracelet we were about to attempt. The demonstration was easy to follow; a camera focused on the bench, linked to a screen behind Sophie, this clarified the instructions making the tutorial very easy to follow.

Once the demonstration was complete, we were seated at tables with silver wire, pliers, wire cutters, and a good selection of gemstone beads to choose from.
Sophie assisted in taking each step slowly until it was picked up, some of the ladies proceeded with ease, while those who were new to wire wrapping and didn't grasp it straight away, received more attention from Sophie who was patient and took the time to show the steps up close where needed.

Sophie was really friendly and lot of laughter was shared, and frustrations eased with the repetition of the stages to construct the bracelet.

The end result was a pretty bracelet to take home along with the base knowledge to make another (which I have done after making use of the nice discount voucher Cooksongold provided for use on the day)

Overall a really enjoyable workshop and I'd recommend it to those wishing to learn basic jewellery wire wrapping when it's held next time.

 

Author: Toni Hardwick

Rainbow Rose Jewellery

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