DIY in the JQ

Our sweet sweet home is the City of a Thousand Trades. One of those trades has got an entire blooming quarter named after it. So rather than just strolling past the windows and admiring the shiny sparkly things, why not get involved, learn some jewellery-making skills and inevitably become the next Cartier*? *I accept no responsibility for you not becoming the next Cartier.

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Put a silver ring on it

Spend an evening with Victoria Delaney at Quarterworkshop making a silver ring, that you can totally personalise with patterns and textures that Victoria'll teach you. This class is very beginner-friendly but the end result will have you looking like a seasoned pro.
Where: The Quarterworkshop
When: The next class with availability is May 14
How much: £55

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The Bare Essentials

The JQ Set is a new workshop on Spencer St that holds classes and courses for beginners and improvers. If, like moi, you'd fall firmly into the beginners category, expect to learn a range of essential jewellery-making techniques to set you on the path for greatness.
Where: The JQ Set
When: The next beginners coursestarts on Feb 25 for six weeks
How much? £180

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The Bangles

Using silver wire, a few tools, some guidance from Victoria and a helluva lot of cups of tea and biscuits, learn to make either one wide bangle or two fine bangles that are held together with a jump ring, in just a few hours. You're so clever.
Where: The Quarterworkshop
When: The next bangle class with space is March 23
How much? £90

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Earrings, pendant and keyrings, oh my!

This class uses silver sheet as the starting point to create either a fabulous pendant, keyring or earrings. You'll learn how to cut out whatever shape you fancy using a jeweller's saw, decorate it and then file and finish your piece to perfection *Italian chef's kiss*
Where: The Quarterworkshop
When: The next class is on March 16
How much? £65

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Ear candy

Jeweller Grace Page is your teach for the day at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter's workshop. Materials are all supplied and you take home a pair of silvery earring gorgeousness. What's not to love?
Where: Museum of the Jewellery Quarter
When: The earrings workshop is March 23 and they do other classes.
How much? £60