The workshop was run my Victoria who happens to be a blogging/twitter friend of mine. The chance to meet up, drink tea, eat cake and make a necklace was hard to resist.
It took place at her home and the workspace was all set up ready for us.
Two other ladies joined me and it was a really friendly atmosphere. As we drank tea Victoria talked us through the first steps and then it was our turn to get stuck in.
I really, really enjoyed the workshop. Victoria is very knowledgeable and talked us through everything while also giving us a little history lesson which was brilliant.
|Traditional Hand Drill|
She was very patient and makes the most divine cakes, we all had two slices.
There were times we worked in total silence each of us concentrating hard at the task in hard and it was blissful.
|(Stolen from Victoria's blog)|
I started with these.
I ended up with these.
Now they have got hand stamped names on them of my girls and the other half but as I don't use their names online you can't see them. I will confess that the second to last letter I did is backwards as I got a bit cocky but it actually looks cool.
The workshop cost £65 and I paid an extra £10 for the chain as all mine are too thin. You get a 3 hour workshop with tea and cake and come away with three silver tags. Personally I think that is a bargain.
I am hoping she will do a ring workshop next (hint hint Victoria).
Victoria is running two more workshops in March you can see the details below.
To see examples of her work visit her etsy shop Eve & Ned. OH got me the Fox ring for Christmas.