A practical skill that blends creativity and fine motor control
Making jewellery is a challenging yet rewarding passtime. There are many different techniques to learn. Each kit in our Jewellery Making program makes a specific piece of jewellery and contains all of the components needed to make the item. Instructions are clear and concise with photographs guiding the student through every step. We provide all of the tools needed to assemble the piece, and expert tuition is available every step of the way.
- Colour Theory
- Square Stitch
- Brick Stitch
- Peyote Stitch
- Herringbone (Ndebele) Stitch
- Wireworking Jig
- Coiling Jig
Jewellery making is a great passtime that can be a good money earner. Our beginners course covers beading (also known as stringing). Beading is fun for anyone with an interest in jewellery and is quite easy to do. Stringing beads requires concentration and fine motor control. Our intermediate course covers stitching. Stitching involves weaving seed beads. Seed beads are very small - it takes patience, persistence, and concentration to stitch beads successfully. Our advanced course covers wire-working. In particular it focusses on chainmail - linking jump rings to make decorative patterns.
Anyone who completes our jewellery making course will have access to a life-long passtime.
At Kraftworks we have our lunch between 12:00 and 1:00. During this time there is no craft activity. Instead we eat lunch, watch DVDs, and play tabletop games. At each Kraftworks location we have organized a local eatery to provide a lunch order service for staff and students. Lunch orders are placed at 10:00 for a 12:00 delivery.