Part 1 : Create the base necklace
Create a braided rope twisted necklace with using luxe natural fibres of Italian wool, Italian mercerised cotton, textured linen, viscose, modal and stretch ponti. We will guide you through the braiding process, offering you tips on creating the desired length to suit your body and lifestyle. We will then show you how to finish the necklace with a hand wrapped leather strip for a well finished look.
Part 2 : Create the leather pendant
We will have a base pendant ready for you to embellish to your own personal taste. The pendant is created in house by us using quality up-cycled leather. We will have a range of quality materials ready for you to embellish your leather piece, including water proof leather paint, vintage silks and cottons, fine wire and glass beads. We will show you a variety of inspirational ideas and techniques to embellish your leather piece, with a focus on traditional hand craft techniques. Once the piece is finished, we will show you how to glue on the backing using a durable contact adhesive, and finish the sides with a leather finishing paint.
Part 3 : Styling Session
With your brand new couture piece finished, you are now able to style it perfectly with your JUDE ensemble! We will guide you through the store, giving you styling tips and ideas to find the perfectly layered ensemble to compliment your new neckpiece.
Finally you will come away from the workshop with a perfectly styled outfit to compliment your brand new hand made couture neckpiece. You will also be provided with an information sheet with instructions and ideas for you to create your own neckpieces at home.