Jewellery Making Workshops FAQS


  • Are these workshops suitable for me? 

  • All workshops are suitable for complete beginners, I will take you through each step so no previous experience is necessary.

    Please be aware that making jewellery can be tough on the hands and does require good eyesight. If this is something you are concerned about please do get in touch to discuss this. 


  • Can under 18s attend?

  • Though my bookable courses are for over 18s only, I can teach younger people over age of 13 on private workshops. If you would like to bring a younger person please do get in touch. They will require an accompanying adult. 


  • Are refreshments provided/ can I bring my own?

  • Due to the tools and processes involved, no alcohol is to be consumed before or during these sessions. 

    Refreshments including tea, coffee, water and biscuits will be provided. 

    If you would like to bring your own treats you are more than welcome!


  • What should I wear to the workshop?

  • Please wear comfortable and suitable clothing to work with tools in a workshop environment. Please avoid floaty or loose sleeves etc, and any long dangly jewellery or straps. Jewellery making can also be a bit messy so don’t wear your best outfit!

    It can also get a little chilly in the studio as I open the windows for ventilation so please bring a jumper or similar. 

    Please wear closed toe shoes, it can be very painful dropping tools on toes in sandals! (trust me on that one).

    For your safety, I ask you to please ensure that long hair is tied back.


  • What should I bring to the workshop?

  • Your glasses if you need them! 

    A hair tie if you have long hair.

    It can also get a little chilly in the studio as I open the windows for ventilation so please bring a jumper or similar. 

    Any specific refreshments you may like.


  • Where are the workshops held?

  • All workshops are held in my fully equipped studio/ shop in Portscatho, Cornwall.

    Address is:

    Alice Rhiannon Jewellery,

    The Yard, 

    Higher Town,

    Portscatho

    TR2 5HP

     

  • What are the facilities at the studio?

  • All workshops are held in my small studio/ shop. There is a toilet, though it is a bit on the small side and not the most glamorous.  Any questions about accessibility please get in touch.


  • Is there parking?

  • Unfortunately there is no parking available by the studio.

    There are multiple nearby car parks where you can park, for more info please see here.


  • Safety info/ chemical use

  • Jewellery making does require the use of some chemicals that may be hazardous to health with prolonged or repeated exposure. The use of these is minimised in these workshops as much as possible (though there is some), and personal protective equipment is provided where necessary. 


  • Should I attend workshops if pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

  • Some of the chemicals used in jewellery making include substances that may damage or do suspected damage to fertility or an unborn child. If you are pregnant, or planning a pregnancy please let me know before your workshop and I can discuss your options if you have any concerns.