Store Events

Demonstrations and Events

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


A number of 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.

 


 

Next Birmingham Event

Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd April

 

 


 

 

Demo Days

Wednesday 1st & Thursday 2nd April

Taking place from 10am until 3pm on both days

 

Wednesday 1st

10am - 11am: Lori Ridgway (PMC - clay paper) & Pippa Leaver (precision cutting)

11am - 12pm: Janet Royle (metal stamping - Impressart) & Scott Rowley (stone setting & tools)

12pm - 1pm: Paul Haywood (Q&A gemology/diamonds)

1pm - 2pm: Miranda Sharpe (BAJ - TBC) & Scott Rowley (stone setting & tools)

2pm - 3pm: Pippa Leaver (master soldering)

ALL DAY: Assay office 

ALL DAY: Scrap

 

Thursday 2nd

10am - 11am: Lori Ridgway (PMC - clay paper) & Pippa Leaver (stone setting & tools)

11am - 12pm: Janet Royle (metal stamping - impressart) & Scott Rowley (to be decided)

12pm - 1pm: Paul Haywood (Q&A gemology/diamonds)

1pm - 2pm: Susan Hill (silversmith - stacking rings) & Scott Rowley (stone setting & tools)

2pm - 3pm: Pippa Leaver (master soldering)

ALL DAY: Assay office

ALL DAY: Scrap

 

 

 

 


 

 

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!

 

 


  London Events will be announced shortly



Next London Demo Day

TBC

 

 
 

London Demo Days

TBC

 


 

 


 

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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