Make your own beaded pearl jewellery workshop

Create a pearl necklace or bracelet at this intimate workshop at Kew Gardens.

A collection of multicoloured pearls in a bowl

Date and time

15 March 2024

Morning session: 10:30am to 1:30pm

Afternoon session: 3pm to 6pm

Location

Nash Conservatory, Kew Gardens

Prices

Kew Member: £90

Adult: £100

Garden entry is included in the ticket price

Rayane Chami's jewellery-making classes will teach you how to make beaded jewellery using freshwater pearls.

This workshop begins with a short lesson on pearls, including how they are formed and farmed, how to assess pearl quality, and how to tell real from fake pearls. 

You'll then be introduced to the tools and components needed, and choose between 14ct gold-filled and 925 sterling silver findings. 

As Rayane demonstrates how to begin the beading process, with a step-by-step guide, she'll attend to each participant individually to make sure everything is done correctly. 

Once the first step is complete, you'll be able to rummage through a large selection of pearls, and choose the ones you like best. Once you're done beading, you'll learn how to fasten your piece.

These workshops offer an unintimidating space to unwind, learn a new skill, and make some friends. It will be an intimate workshop with no more than 15 attendees.

Please note, the necklace created will be up to 20" in length.