Store Events

Demonstrations and Events

We would like to invite you to attend our upcoming store workshops and events!


A number of free sessions will be taking place in our Birmingham store throughout the year, giving you the chance to learn more about a variety of jewellery making techniques along with like-minded jewellery makers.

 

Both stores are partaking in giveaways. A Festive Hamper, with a contents worth £250, during November and a Advent Calender Prize Giveaway in December. Please go to our London or Birmingham store to find out more on how to enter.

 



Below you will find details of all our upcoming Birmingham store events. All events are FREE to attend.

 

Please note that our Birmingham store will be opening on Saturdays from 9th November until 7th December, from 10am to 2pm.

 


Next Birmingham Demo Day

TBC

 

 


 

Birmingham Demo Days

9th - 23rd November

 


Due to popular demand, we are happy to invite you to our Birmingham store this festive season for Christmas Workshops on selected Saturdays in November!

 

Booking is essential, as spaces are limited. Times for each workshop will vary.

 

Workshops Schedule
 
The full event schedule is as follows:
 
Saturday 9th November - 10am-2pm - Christmas Decorations and Beaded Bracelet Present with Jo Wagstaff & Lowri Jenkins
This beginner level workshop will have customers being shown 3 techniques. Enamelling using Efcolor, metal stamping using ImpressArt products and a beaded bracelet. They will be able to have a go at all three and produce their own Christmas decorations and/or presents.
 
Saturday 16th November - 10am-2pm - Wire Wrapped Beaded Bracelet With Lowri Jenkins (Fully Booked)
This beginner level workshop will have customers being shown how to use wire to produce a wire wrapped beaded bracelet and/or a wire and bead Christmas decoration/gift tag
 
Saturday 23rd November - 10am-2pm - Seed Bead Bauble Decoration with Jane Barber
This beginner level workshop will have customers being shown how to use seed beads to produce a decorative Christmas Tree Bauble
 
With three separate workshops available, you have the chance to learn how to create beautiful jewellery, gifts and decorations using a variety of techniques, as well as pick up plenty of hints and tips along the way and create your own pieces using the techniques demonstrated. The demonstrators for each event and our helpful store staff will also be on hand throughout the workshops to help and guide you through making your designs, and answer any questions you may have.
 

The materials and tools you need for each of these sessions will be supplied on the day free of charge

 
To book, for more details or to ask further questions, please email Jo at joanne.wagstaff@cooksongold.com
 
*Places will be confirmed either through email or telephone call. Contacting joanne.wagstaff@cooksongold.com without receiving a response is no guarantee of a space at the above events*
 

About our Birmingham Store

 

Our Birmingham store is just a short distance away from a Tesco Express and many lovely cafes in the Jewellery Quarter, should you wish to have a break for coffee or lunch during the day. Members of staff will be on hand throughout the event should you wish to ask for directions. Water is also available, as are restrooms.

 

Click here to view a map of our location in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

 

How to get here: 

 

  • Driving - there are two multi-storey car parks close by, on Vyse Street in the Jewellery Quarter and on Newhall Street. Both are a 5-10 minute walk to us (parking charges may apply)
  • Train and Tram - the closest station to us is Jewellery Quarter, which is a 5-10 minute walk to us. Alternatively, Birmingham New Street is a 20 minute walk away. Birmingham Snow Hill and Birmingham Moor Street are also 12 and 25 minute walks away, respectively.  
  • Bus - A variety of buses travel into the Jewellery Quarter, please check with your local bus travel provider for further information
 
We look forward to seeing you there!

 

 


 

Below you will find details of all our upcoming London store events. All events are FREE to attend

 

Please note our London store will be open until 6pm on Thursdays from November 7th until December 19th 2019

 



Next London Demo Day

10th December

 

Topic being covered: Precious Metal Clay (further details below)
 

 

London Demo Days

1st October - 10th December

 


We are proud to announce that our London store will also be hosting a plethora of events every Tuesday from the 1st October to the 10th December. 

 

Feel free to stop by between 10.00am and 3pm on any or all of the demonstration days. Experienced jewellers and knowledgeable demonstrators will be exhibiting a variety of jewellery making skills (see below for full details on all demonstrations). They will also be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

 
Demo Days Schedule
There will be a variety of sessions taking place, featuring a number of jewellery making techniques and demonstrations from qualified, experienced and extremely knowledgeable professionals - so there is something for everyone. The full event schedule is as follows:
 
1st October - Vitreous Enamelling
 
8th October - Magic Engraver
 
15th October - Resin
 
22nd October - 3D Photocentric Printing
 
29th October - Wax Carving with Thuyha Nguyen
 
5th November - Precious Metal Clay
 
12th November - Magic Engraver
 
19th November - Resin
 
26th November - Wax Carving with Thuyha Nguyen
 
3rd December - Vitreous Enamelling
 
10th December - Precious Metal Clay
 
Demo sessions will be taking place throughout the day. There is no need to book, just drop in to learn more from experts, talk with like-minded jewellery makers and find out more about a range of our top products in our new demonstration area in our London Store. Please note, these are not workshops.
 
We look forward to seeing you there!
 
For more details or ask further questions, please email Angela at angela.haynes@cooksongold.com

 

 


 

Please note the nature of our workshops means they are unsuitable for anyone aged under 16.


Can't make it to any of the above? More events will be announced later this year, so stay tuned!


We look forward to seeing you there!

 


 

About our Stores

Our stores are situated in two of the UK's busiest jewellery centres, Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter and Hatton Garden in London. For more information on our opening times as well as a map of our locations, click here.

Please be aware that photos and videos may be taken in store during our events for marketing purposes. Any written or verbal feedback we receive after our events may also be used for marketing purposes.

Store Events

 

Why not take a look at what previous attendees thought of their experience at our workshops and store events...

Jewellery Making Demo Event (March 2019)
"Well worth going! Great tips and advice - thank you to the counter staff." - Janet


Beaded Bracelet Workshop with Jayne Rozario (February 2019)
"Had a great time attending the afternoon session organised by Joanne Wagstaff and lead by Jayne Rozario today. I enjoyed all aspects of the project and came away wearing a lovely bracelet. Thanks to Cooksongold for putting on the workshops and supplying all the components required." - Marie
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for yesterday, I had a great time with you and Jayne. It was my first ever workshop and I learnt a lot." - Rebecca
"Thank you for holding the demonstration/workshop with Jayne Rozario on the 14th I had a brilliant time. Your workshops are always so well organised and informative and your new demonstration space is awesome." - Michele


Wire Wrapping Workshop with Sophie Rogers (December 2018)
"Thank you so much for organising the event today. I have attended a couple of events before, but the wire wrapping was excellent. Sophie the tutor/demonstrator was so enthusiastic, positive and clear she made learning a new skill fun and exciting." - Sarah


PMC Workshop with Lori Ridgway (October 2018)
"Thank you Lori for this PMC workshop. It was amazing!" - Ghislaine
"I attended a metal clay workshop today and it was very helpful and fun!" - Carmen
"Thank you so much for letting me take part in the PMC workshop yesterday. It was really informative and enjoyable. I was so inspired! The goody bags are fantastic!" - Pat


FIMO Polymer Clay Workshop with Jayne Rozario (March 2018)
"I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the workshop today. Thank you so much for running it, the materials and goody bag." - Lorna
"Thank you very much for the workshop yesterday. I was pleasantly surprised at the variations and ideas I gained from the FIMO demos." - Bev
"Thank you to all at Cooksongold and Jayne for a fabulous time at the workshop. Thank you again for the chance to learn a new skill." - Jacqueline

Cooksongold invites you to join us at our FREE Jewellery Making Demo Days, to be held on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th April 2017 in our Birmingham Counter! The Demo Days will be taking place between 10.00am and 3.30pm.

Over these two days our experienced jewellery making demonstrators will be exhibiting a variety of key skills and a huge range of our top products (full details on all demonstrations below), and will also be on hand to answer any questions that you may have. This is the perfect opportunity to learn from experts, find out more about jewellery making products and talk with like-minded jewellery makers.

There's no need to book for either of these free Demo Days – just turn up either or both of the days and ENJOY!

...and what's more, you will also receive a FREE goody bag when you arrive as well as a £5 off voucher to use on the day (applicable to orders over £25 +VAT, additional terms and conditions apply) in our Birmingham Counter!

We look forward to seeing you!

Click here to view a map of our location in Birmingham's Jewellery Quarter.

 

Free Demo Days

 

 

So, what can you expect to see at our April Demo Days? Across the two days there will be a variety of product demonstration sessions featuring saw piercing skills, Fimo, stone setting, enamelling and more - so there is something for everyone! The full event schedule is as follows:

 

Tuesday 25th April only

Saw Piercing with Mauri Beardshaw - talented silversmith and goldsmith Mauri will be on hand to demonstrate her intricate saw piercing skills, as well as passing on hints and tips.

 

Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th April

FIMO Jewellery with Jayne Rozario - Jayne inspired everyone during her last demonstration at Cooksongold by using the Birmingham Library building as her design influence using FIMO to create the most beautiful jewellery pieces. Jayne will be on hand to offer advice on creating jewellery using FIMO Polymer Clay.

Stacking Rings with Janet Royle - Janet is one of our previous Designers of the Month on our blog The Bench. Join Janet as she demonstrates the skills needed to make stacking rings (above) including soldering, forming, setting and finishing plus her top hints and tips.

Stone Setting with Scott Rowley - Scott is a member of the Cooksongold Counter team and he will be demonstrating stone setting. Scott will be on hand to answer your questions and concerns surrounding setting gemstones.

Visit from Proxxon – as well as a Counter exclusive discount on Proxxon products, two representatives from Proxxon will be with us for the two days alongside a jewellery maker named Andrea who lectures at the Mid Warwickshire College. She will be demonstrating jewellery making skills, in particular using Proxxon tools.

 

Wedesday 26th April only

Enamelling with Lana Crabb - Lana is our regular demonstrator and she will be discussing enamelling, passing on hints and tips and answering questions. Lana will also be demonstrating enamelling techniques.

 

 

Don't forget, in addition to the above sessions, all demonstrators will be on hand to answer questions throughout the days that they are exhibiting! 

 

Free Demo Days

 

 

 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th April, and we hope you have a fantastic day!

 

Can't make this Demo Day? Don't worry, we've got more Counter events coming up! For more details or to book your place at any of the below, please email joanne.wagstaff@cooksongold.com.

  • Wednesday 17th May 2017 - Resin/cold enamel workshop with Lana Crabb (2 sessions 10am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4.30pm)
  • Tuesday 11th July 2017 - PMC with Lori Ridgway (2 sessions 10.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm)
  • Thursday 7th September 2017 - FIMO with Jayne Rozario (2 sessions 10.00am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.30pm)
  • Demo Days Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October 2017
  • Saturday 11th November 2017 - ImpressArt workshop (9.45am - 12.00pm)
  • Saturday 2nd December 2017 - Christmas decorations (drop in workshop 9.30am - 12.00pm)

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