Now that our programme of acrylic jewellery workshops has started to unveil itself, I thought I'd take some time to answer some commonly asked questions about our first events. If you have any other questions then don't hesitate to drop me a line!
Who are these workshops for?
Anyone who has an interest in craft and making is more than welcome to join us! We use jewellery pliers for assembling our pieces and it can be a fiddly job so make sure you bring your glasses if required. If you think it might be too fiddly but would still like to join in the fun, please contact in advance and we can come up with alternative options for you, always happy to accommodate wherever possible.
What age are they suitable for?
At the moment our workshops are suitable for ages 16 and up, as long as you can see small objects and have use of your hands (for pliers) then we are sure you'll be able to make a wonderful piece to take home.
UPDATE! We just had our youngest ever crafter at 9 years old! WOOHOO! We are always happy to accommodate younger crafters just let us know in advance so we can be prepared.
What materials do you use?
Our main charms are laser cut from acrylic plastic sheets, these come from industrial offcuts. We may also at times use wood as our material. Our jewellery components are gold or silver plated.
How long will the workshop take?
Each workshop make should take around an hour, we add in extra time for a welcome, a wee blether and of course your Hidden Lane Tearoom tea and cake break! All should fit into a 2 hour slot.
Will I get to make my own charm?
We want everyone to have their own unique piece of jewellery at the end of the class. All level 1 classes will include the chance to see the laser cutting machine in action as it engraves a special tag to finish off your creation with. For the chance to design and create your own charms we will be adding level 2 classes in the near future. Sign up for our workshop newsletter to make sure you don't miss out!
Where is the workshop held?
Our smaller workshops are held in Bonnie Bling's own work/shop, these are for small groups up to 6 people. We are based in the Hidden Lane at 1103 Argyle Street in Finnieston. Our postcode is G3 8ND and you can find our quirky lane entrance right beside the infamous GG Brother's Off License. Once you enter the Lane take a left and head for the bright yellow building at the end. We are through the black door downstairs and are in the studio second on the left.
What's included in our tea break?
We tend to have tea/coffee and cake throughout our workshop, a great time to sample some Hidden Lane tearoom goodies! We normally have two cakes/biscuits to choose from and these vary each workshop. We can also provide herbal tea if preferred, just let me know in advance.
If you have any dietary requirements our pals at the Hidden Lane Tearoom are always happy to accommodate. Just make sure you let me know in advance if you'd prefer another option for your food or drink.
Can I book a whole workshop?
Yes of course! If you have a group of friends/family who'd like to come along together you can contact me to check available spaces and we can arrange a block booking for you (up to 6 people). I am also happy to look at specific dates if that is of interest.
If you require a workshop for more than 6 people we can hold events in the Hidden Lane Tearoom just across from our work/shop. Here we can host up to 14 people comfortably for a workshop. Please contact us to check availability.
Can you come to us?
If you would like me to hold a workshop at your own event then please get in touch. I'm always happy to bring my tools to you! Perfect for team building, birthday parties, hen parties and celebrations with a crafty twist.
Where can I find out more?
Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Read all about these lovely bloggers who came to try our workshop for themselves
'we talked, laughed and snuck extra pieces of cake – all while Mhairi kept an eye out to make sure that nobody was struggling past the point of fun'
'plenty of Scottish-themed charms in just the right amount of detail to choose from – think teeny Irn Bru cans, the Duke of Wellington with his traffic cone and even a Hielan’ coo!'
'I couldn’t recommend spending an afternoon (or morning for that matter!) of Blinging and blethering enough!'