Join us in a fun and inspiring workshop, making your own piece of

seaglass jewellery in Falmouth or Mawnan Smith, Cornwall.

Whether you are a keen maker, looking for an activity to do with friends, meet new people or on holiday in

Cornwall, we will help you create a piece of seaglass jewellery to treasure in our workshops.

<< – All workshop vouchers have been extended by the time that Covid stopped them from taking place – >>

You can choose between making a seaglass ring or seaglass necklace.  Both require a silver bezel setting which we will make first together.  Then, each variation will be explained and demonstrated to you.  This way, if you have booked as a group, you can all attend the same session.

Mari's hand showing off her blue seaglass ring made in Seaglass Sessions alongside her Porth Jewellery seaglass ring.

 

 

 

Mari’s blue seaglass ring is shown alongside her Porth Jewellery seaglass ring. She was keen to add to her stacking rings in the session with both pieces of seaglass found by her on different family holidays.

<<    Necklaces    >>

You will make 2 silver jump rings to attach your setting to the chain. These can be simple circles or you may wish to make different shapes and sizes.  You can also choose to add texture too.

You will be able to choose between different chain lengths:

16″, 18″, 20″, 24″

All chains are the same as advertised on the website which are silver curb diamond cut chains.

Green Seaglass necklace from Bournemouth made by Bess in Seaglass Sessions.
Bess’ necklace

<<    Rings    >>

We will measure your ring size and calculate the measurement to cut silver wire.

If the ring you are making is not for you, you will need to come with the ring size.

You will form the ring and add texture before we join it to your setting.

You can choose from 1.2mm or 2.3mm wire on the day after looking at examples.

Aqua Seaglass ring on a round hammered ring made by Tania in Seaglass Sessions.
Tania’s ring

 

>>  Before the session:

If you have your own seaglass please send me a photo before to check that it is suitable.

If you would like to choose seaglass from the Porth collections, I would ask at this time that you contact me before the session so that we can choose a piece before, therefore limiting the amount of pieces touched.  You can contact me on social media or here.

It may help if you think about the colour and size that you would like to help you make a decision!

Looking at our instagram pages may help you to think about what seaglass you would like:

@Porth Jewellery

@Seaglass Sessions

 

>>  At the session:

‘Normally’ you would be greeted with a tea or coffee and the workshop will be explained in more detail.  More details will be sent to you on booking but please bring your own mug or flask with you.

We will start by checking our seaglass and making the settings, learning how to saw, file, join and finish.

> If you are making a ring you will then measure your ring size and calculate the length of wire needed.  You will be given a choice of ring width and shown a variety of finishes you can add.

> If you choose to make a necklace you will be shown how to make jump rings and can add your own design touches.

Your pieces will be polished whilst you enjoy a hot drink and afternoon treats.

To complete the session you will be shown how to set the seaglass into your jewellery and your creations will be photographed.

<<    session length    >>

Seaglass Sessions last approximately five and a half hours depending how chatty the group is!  The sessions run for 2-4 people and include all materials to make a seaglass ring or necklace, refreshments and tuition.  You will need to bring your own lunch and refreshments if you feel that this is safer for you.

If you would like to purchase gift boxes for your creations (if you haven’t made yourself something you want to wear straight away!) then these can be purchased at the end for a small fee.

<<    how to book    >>

>>  Sessions can be booked online for timetabled classes here, as can gift vouchers.  These are open to everyone and will run with groups of 2-4 people – a great way to meet like-minded people, learn new skills and create a piece of jewellery to be proud of.  Sign up for our newsletter or follow us on social media.  Alternatively you can email us to arrange a session. 

>>  We also book private sessions for small groups (maximum of 4 people) for get-togethers, hen-do’s, birthdays and presents.  Please get in touch to let us know your preferred dates and times as well as how many will be attending and we will get back to you to arrange your session.

<<    Please note:    >>

As there are various tools involved there is strictly no alcohol to be consumed before or during the sessions

and we can only accept people over 18 at this time.

<<Porth Seaglass Sessions are held at:>>

 

Ness working on her jewellery in seaglass sessions

Smart Penguin

The Village Square
Mawnan Smith
Cornwall
TR11 5EP

This studio is located in the friendly village of Mawnan Smith near the Helford River.  It is equipped with two large tables and facilities to make tea and coffee.

Parking is in the square outside.

We have chosen this great venue for its location, natural light and layout.

Other workshops are held in this venue – see their facebook page for further information.

 

Aqua ring made in Seaglass Sessions Workshop
Tash’s ring

 

 

“I recently attended a workshop with Laura and it was so good! She is so lovely and a superb teacher! I would recommend her classes to anyone as I was able learn so much and take away a beautiful ring I will cherish! Thank you so much”.          

Tash August 2020

 

“I had the pleasure to go to Seaglass Sessions in Falmouth last week. Laura, our tutor, guided us expertly through all the skills of jewellery making. We used various tools including a dremel, a file, a blow torch and a coping saw. I chose to make a ring; and in the process Laura helped and advised, but allowed me to work on it totally independently.

I was astonished and so delighted with what I produced; a unique pale blue seaglass ring. It is beautiful!

Thank you so much for the great experience Laura.

I thoroughly recommend anyone to go along to this; such a fun way to spend a few hours with friends and come away with a piece of jewellery that you have made.”

Tania, September 2019

Aqua Seaglass ring on a round hammered ring made by Tania in Seaglass Sessions.
Tania’s ring
Green Seaglass necklace from Bournemouth made by Bess in Seaglass Sessions.
Bess’ necklace

“I couldn’t have imagined such a super time on our Seaglass Session.

Laura provided a relaxed environment and gave clear and patient guidance to create our pieces of jewellery. It was a perfect opportunity for my friend Tania and I to spend quality time together and feel completely absorbed in our creativity. I was absolutely thrilled with my finished piece and gave this as a gift made with my own hands and from my heart ♥️

I’d love to come on another workshop with Laura and feel this could be an ideal gift idea or session to spend creating something magical with friends.
Thanks so much Laura, I’ll be booking again!”

Bess, September 2019

Tania and Bess showing off their new jewellery at the Seaglass Sessions workshops.
Tania and Bess showing off their new jewellery at Seaglass Sessions
Deep blue seaglass ring made by Mari in Seaglass Sessions.
Mari’s finished ring

“I attended one of Laura’s workshops with a group of friends that I don’t get to see as much as I like to.

I had a piece of blue sea glass from a recent family holiday to Portugal. I wanted to make a ring as a souvenir of a great holiday and as a souvenir of a great day with friends.

I was never great at DT at school but I was really please with the ring I made. Laura’s relaxed approach meant that I created a beautiful piece of jewellery and got to catch up with friends.

It was lovely and I can highly recommend.”

Mari, September 2019

 

 

“I wish I could do Laura’s workshop every Saturday morning.

It was a fantastic way to spend the morning. I learnt new skills under the guidance of Laura’s expertise and created my first piece of jewellery.

If you want to create something truely unique, this is for you.”

Gwyn, September 2019

Gwyn with her seaglass ring created during Seaglass Sessions
Gwyn showing off her ring!

Due to the current climate, Seaglass Sessions are being postponed again.  

All bookings for November have been contacted by email with the hope of re-scheduling asap.

All bookings for December currently remain if lock-down ends on December 3rd.

 

Covid reponse:

 

New procedures have been put in place to keep everyone safe in the studio and details will be emailed to you on booking.  There are a few points to be aware of before booking, based on Government advice and response to customer feedback:

  • Please do not book or attend if you have had any new Covid symptoms in the last 2 weeks.
  • If you are told to self-isolate following Track and Trace, your date can be re-booked but please let me know as soon as possible.
  • Your contact details will need to be held for 21 days for Track and Trace purposes.
  • Please do not book if you know that you will have travelled on a plane in the 14 days prior to the workshop.
  • You will be asked to use hand sanitiser and wear a face shield throughout the workshop (these will be supplied).

 

Sunday 8th November 2020

9-2.30pm

Smart Penguin Studio

Mawnan Smith

Fully Booked

Sunday 29th November 2020

9-2.30pm

Smart Penguin Studio

Mawnan Smith

Sunday 6th December 2020

9-2.30pm

Smart Penguin Studio

Mawnan Smith

Fully Booked

Sunday 13th December 2020

9-2.30pm

Smart Penguin Studio

Mawnan Smith

 

 

Private Bookings

fully booked at weekends for 2020

Tuesday & Friday bookings only

 

 

Vouchers: Voucher dates have been extended by the length of time we could not hold workshops.  

you can now book workshop dates using your codes or contact me to book a date.