Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, gleaming rows of cherry red pliers… yep, it’s that time of year again: bring on the Christmas jewellery making workshops! We caught up with Sales and Workshops Supervisor Kate over a Lobster Mug of strong coffee and piles of sparkling jump rings, as she talked us through NEW seasonal makes. Are you ready? Let it snow! 🎄
Get your Gretel on with this showstopping bake: the Giant Gingerbread House Brooch. Caramel-hued acrylic is laser cut in the shape of a sweet gingerbread house, decked with etched and inked candy canes and shimmering snow. Let Team Tatty teach you how to glue a smorgasbord of festive treats onto your ‘biscuit’ base, from foil wrapped sweeties to sparkling Swarovski crystals. Oh, and don’t forget to attach the super cute heart charm!
“As a huge brooch advocate, it would be rude not to have a statement brooch to see us through the Christmas period. Meet the Giant Gingerbread House Brooch. It features everything I love about the festive season: a snow-peaked toasty cottage with cute candy canes hand inked by yours truly and a smorgasbord of tasty treats. It's a festive beast!”
Feeling festive yet? Okay, book yourself onto the Christmas Spirit Necklace jewellery making workshop and get all the seasons greetings with a little help from Team Tatty! Learn how to hand link laser cut mirror and glitter acrylic robins, holly, bells, berries, topped off with a big ol’ bow, finished with a chain in the colour of your choice.
“Believe it or not, I am not a huge fan of a festive onesie or an Xmas sweater. The Christmas Spirit Necklace is a perfect glittery statement piece that rids of us of the naff cheese (not real cheese, that’d be bang out of order!) It's got a bit of everything in there to see us through Christmas, year after year. I love with the two mirrored birds and especially like the token mistletoe, any excuse for a festive smooch, eh?”
Inspired by the limited edition owl from our limited edition A/W 18 collection: Liminal Fantasy, have a hoot in the Twilight Owl Brooch. Join us in our original Brick Lane workspace and learn how to glue sparkling glitter, marble and mirror scalloped acrylic feathers to a twinking laser cut owl. (Snapped by
“I love the colours in the Twilight Owl Brooch, it's a perfect piece for this time of year and an excellent addition to any jumper or coat. A subtle nod to Tatty's AW18 collection and a little bit Twin Peaks-esque, too! Check out that glitter purple acrylic...”
Thanks, Kate! Fancy giving a Christmas gift with a difference or just treating yourself to a seriously fun craft session in our rainbow bright studio? Head over to our site to take a peek at all current workshops or tap #tattyworkshop to scroll through our IG hall of fame. See you soon!