I was really looking forward to Ladybird Likes' wooden jewellery workshop after bagging myself a spot on Instagram. See, scrolling through there is a good use of my lunch break!
The workshop was upstairs in Smug, a shop full of pretties down Camden Passage. I got to have a little mooch around while waiting for the class to begin.
Then it was time for the workshop to begin!
Step by step, Zoe led us through the planning, painting, drilling and putting it all together stages to make a unique necklace that we could take home. I'm not a stranger to jewellery making but I love learning new techniques and I've never worked with wood before so I was excited to see what you could create.
We were given a big choice of shapes to choose from and these were the ones I picked. I'm incredibly indecisive so I decided on a long pendant where I could feature as many different pieces as possible.
I pleased that I managed to reign myself in when picking colours. Remember Diane, you have to be able to actually wear this. Save the rainbow for something you can display on your wall! I wanted to pick all the patterns but this cloud print caught my eye. Doesn't it look like the walls of Andy's room in Toy Story?
Drilled by Zoe's dad.
My finished piece!
I was so pleased with the result. Thank you Zoe for setting up this workshop! I had a blast :)
So with my new piece of jewellery tucked inside my bag, I set off to explore Camden Passage.
I really wish this shop was open when I came. I'll have to come back on a Saturday!
This ice cream parlour looks amazing! Unfortunately there was a queue and I was short of time so I will have to venture back here this summer.
Slightly scary teddy bear...
What did you get up to this weekend?