Make your own beaded pearl jewellery workshop
Create a pearl necklace or bracelet at this intimate workshop at Kew Gardens.
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.