Vines Designs- Unique fully inclusive jewellery making workshops and classes in the lovely Wiltshire countryside near Swindon, Chippenham, Cirencester. Jewellery parties. Hen parties. birthday parties. Beads, findings and jewellery kits. Unique hand made jewellery

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House party style jewellery making workshops at my old farmhouse in the lovely Wiltshire countryside near Swindon - within easy reach of Royal Wootton Bassett, Chippenham, Malmesbury, Bath, Bristol and Cirencester. I also offer personalised gift vouchers for the workshops, just call or email me for more details!


You get lots of lovely beads to choose from. All standard beads and components are included!

A typical itinerary for a full day jewellery making workshop:

On your arrival at 10.30am you will be welcomed with a selection of tea, coffee or soft drinks and home made cake and if you are joining a mixed group you will meet your fellow guests .

We will then move through to the working area to see the great selection of beads awaiting you - your biggest problem may be choosing!

The morning tuition session introduces basic tools, techniques and materials and you will make your first projects, possibly a charm bracelet and some earrings - it's really up to you, I'll give you as much or as little help as you need.

My workshops are a little different from the usual jewellery making classes.

  • I run them as fully inclusive creative house parties in our 17C former farmhouse in the lovely Wiltshire countryside- with lunch and all refreshments included. Meeting the cats, dog, chickens, and sheep is totally optional!

  • All standard beads and findings, (the metal componants), used are included in the workshop fee - I don't put a limit on the standard beads used so you are free to make just what you want. There are also premium beads, charms and findings available at very reasonable cost.

You will then enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch with a compimentary glass of wine, taken in the panelled dining room - or on the terrace if the weather is nice enough.

Click here for some sample menus!

I can cater for most dietary needs.

I offer workshops in:

  • Basic techniques,
  • Wirework - basics
  • Wirework - Gizmo, (coiled wirework) and rings
  • Tiara making,
  • Wedding jewellery
  • Come-and-make days

The workshops are very flexible, so if there is some thing you would really like to try just let me know. They are ideal for small groups, but are still welcoming and fun for individuals and are suitable for groups of mixed age and ability.

In the afternoon you will have further creative time when you should make at least two more pieces of jewellery.

You will have lots of choice in this but typically a necklace and a bracelet.

Many of my guests have gone away with more than six items they have manged to make in the time! Click here to see some of the lovely jewellery they have made.

Your day will finish around 4.00pm, by which time you should have made several unique pieces of jewellery and perhaps some new friends too!

Existing jewellery makers can come and make use of my huge range of stock to create new designs without having to invest in a lot of beads, findings and charms themselves.

I have lots of lovely beads, findings, charms, tools and starter kits at very competitive prices to choose from if you want to buy further materials to take home at the end of your creative day.

“Thank you for a perfect day.
From beginning to end it was a real treat for us all. We are in agreement that you are a wonderful hostess – the workshop, delicious food and beautiful surroundings made the day both relaxing and inspirational.”

Davina - Swindon

Cathy. Thank you so much, I've had a brilliant day. You are an inspiration - beautiful ideas & designs, and food!

Jenny - Swindon

Absolutely fabulous experience!
Friendly atmosphere and talented advice and guidance.
Would love to just make more! Great lunch too! Thanks

Julia - Chippenham

What a lovely way to while away the hours - so relaxing and enjoyable. With beautiful surroundings. Excellent teacher and I'm delighted with what I made!

Carolyn - Swindon

2018 Workshop fees:

I'm afraid due to increased costs I am very reluctantly
putting up my workshop fees for 2018, but just by £5.00.
This is my first price rise in 7 years! It it still fabulous value for money.
However - If you book a workshop for any date in 2017 and pay the deposit before the 31st of January 2018

I will still give you the 2017 rates - contact me soon to take advantage of this!

Full day for 1 person £55.00*
group of four people £50.00 per person.
groups of 5 or more £45.00 per person. (If you can get a group of six or more together I may be able to lay on a private day just for your group - available dates permitting)
Accompanied children age 9 to 15 - £35.00 (children do not count towards group size)
*Returning guests get £5.00 discount on their second visit, and £10 discount on their third and subsequent visits - down to £45.00 for a full day.

This includes:

  • Tuition and use of tools
  • All standard findings
  • All standard beads used - a huge choice from delicate to dramatic
  • Tea, coffee, home-made cake and biscuits
  • Home cooked lunch. (I can cater for most dietary requirements).
  • Complimentary glass of wine with lunch.

1/2 day general workshops are available for £35.00 per person, (£20.00 for children), including tuition, beads, findings and light refreshments. These are normally morning sessions running from 10.30 till 1.00pm. - sorry, not available on Saturdays or for wirework sessions.

I normally would have a maximum mixed group size of only 7 people, but can accomodate a private party of up to 12 for a hen party or corporate event or something similar.

Personalised gift vouchers for the workshops are also available.

Please go to the contact me page to get further details

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