Jewellery Making with Friendly Plastic at Caernarfon Castle – again!

15th and 16th September 2012

Back for the second time at Caernarfon Castle, this time with

jewellery making in mind.

There are just 3 places left on this course, so be quick if you want a place.

We will be making fabulous jewellery in a fabulous location

Taking inspiration from the castle, medieval decorative art and each other we will spend an indulgent weekend in the King’s Tower right inside the castle.  We will use Friendly Plastic sticks and Pellets too besides a whole host of things from your art and craft stash.

Day one is all about inspiration and learning techniques appropriate to jewellery making which may include free-form modelling, using substrates, layering, bezels, moulds, Oooze motifs and clever fastening and finishing techniques. Also changing the colour and finish of the plastic to simulate patina, weathering and surfaces appropriate to the Medieval period.  What you make is up to you, class sizes are limited so I can have a degree of flexibility in what I teach and therefore tailor things to suit the interests and experience of students.  This is a course for beginners and improvers.

Day two is all about beads in all shapes and sizes including Tubeads, round beads, scrunched up irregular beads, decorated beads and focal beads.   It will be up to you whether you want to make up finished projects or simply spend the weekend learning techniques.

The cost of the weekend is £70 for the two days of teaching.  We usually all chip in to buy some supplies for lunches, and we usually go out for a meal on Saturday night (with any partners who want to come).  There are loads of good B&Bs and other accommodation  to stay in nearby, and in the information sheet I will send you there are links for you to follow.

We always have a ball, the weekend is full of laughter and fun, friendships are made and we all learn from one another.  It is a meeting of old friends and new.  The only thing to be aware of is that we are in a room in the King’s Tower and you will need to climb some 14th century steps to get there!

If you are interested in finding out more, please email me at lizwelch@rarebird.ltd.uk and I will send you the form and the information sheet.  Payment is due at the time of booking, but there are only 3 places left now so don’t delay.

My thanks again to Adrienne Wood who is the Lifelong Learning Manager for Cadwr (Welsh version of  English National Heritage) who arranges everything for us and without her we would not be able to immerse ourselves in such a fantastic monument.  Just how many classes have you  been to in World Heritage locations!