Rachel Butlin: Textured Haberdashery Necklace


In this workshop you will learn how to use a traditional rolling mill to transfer patterns from lace and textiles into metal to create a beautiful pendant detail. You will then use jewellery techniques such as piercing, soldering, drilling and filling to create a bespoke shape of your choice. This will then be combined with textured wire shapes, hand stitched thread details, punched letters, vintage buttons and haberdashery to create a stunning layered necklace. All materials and equipment are provided, including copper for the pendant, silver wire and a silver chain, however if you wish to create your pendant from silver Rachel will have sheet silver available to buy on the day from £10. You may want to bring your own buttons and haberdashery to personalise, and textured fabrics and lace to imprint into the metal.

The workshop is 10 - 4pm

Information for art workshops:

Full payment will be taken at time of booking (this is non refundable or transferable to a different workshop). However IF this workshops has to be cancelled you will of course receive a refund in full.

All materials and use of equipment are included, however it is recommended that you bring a few items to personalise the work (as listed above)

Please bring a packed lunch. However hot and cold drinks, biscuits and cake will be provided!

Under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating, paying adult.

Please be aware the workshop artists retain the intellectual property to their own ideas- you cannot go into business making, or running workshops showing copies of the artists work. You can however use the ideas for personal use and with your own students, if you are a teacher.