Charity Event: Jewellery Making for Cancer Research

29 May

Monday night sees another one of our charity project evenings which always prove to be great fun and a guaranteed good night out. Here is a review of our last charity evening making Pillowcase Dresses.

Last summer, over several craft cafes, a lot of new jewellery was created which we donated to Cancer Research in East Street. Victoria, the manageress there, reported that they had all sold really well so we thought that we would hold an event dedicated to making them some Spring/ Summer jewellery so that they can raise even more money for Cancer Research.

Local Jewellery Designer Kathy Thoms is very kindly coming along and giving her time to show us how to make these 3 items of jewellery.

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These beautiful items (appologies for the terrible quality photos!) are made with new fittings and using recycled beads from old broken jewellery. There are 15 places for this part and if you wanted to keep the items you make the workshop will cost £10.

(please email us at for a booking form).

If you are making the items for Cancer Research then there is no charge; just please email us to let us know that you are coming.

We will also have additional ‘stations’ where you can learn how to make simple repairs to broken jewellery, fabric necklaces, large brooches and we will also be giving old bangles a new lease of life using colourful embroidery thread, like the pictures below. Again, all to be donated to Cancer Research for them to sell.

23rd May 2013 005(Fabric necklaces made using recycled large beads from broken necklaces and strips of scrap fabric)

IMG_7079(Old bangles wrapped with embroidery thread)

 Vintage Fair Horsham 061

(Large brooches suitable for coats made from felt and large kilt pins)

It sounds like fun! I’d like to come along?

You would be most welcome, please just email us to let us know that you are planning to make it at or put a comment in the comment section below.

Do bring along any broken jewellery if you have any to donate to recycle during the workshops too.


So what are the details?


Monday 3rd June 2013            from 7pm – 9.30pm

in the Main Hall of the Brighton Road Baptist Church, entrance is in New Street


Cost: FREE, however we would really appreciate a donation of at least £3 to cover basic costs such as buying all the new jewellery findings/ hall hire/ tea & cake etc. if you are able.


Basically, it’s a win-win situation. Come and learn some new jewellery skills  whilst doing something good for our community. And all for only £3 with tea or coffee and plenty of cake (not to mention fabulous company!)


Please tell all your friends about it, share this on facebook, let’s see how much jewellery we can make for Cancer Research in one evening – the more the merrier!


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