Saturday, November 8, 2014

Featured Student Work

Jennie sent me pictures of the lovely bracelet she completed in our kumihimo workshop! This is a combination of silk thread and silver-coated copper wire with an open weave pattern.

Once things settle down in November, we'll be doing another kumihimo workshop so you'll get a chance to make your own beautiful braided bracelets!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Quick update

Oops, it's been a while since I've updated this blog, so sorry!

I'm dealing with an influx of work and some big news in my personal life, so there aren't any workshops happening till about mid-November when I'll be doing a wirework with 20 kids from West Island School. Isn't that exciting?

If your school is interested in doing jewellery workshops (wirework, design, and simple waxwork are usually the most fun ones but I'm ready to discuss different ideas!), please let me know! If you don't have any space, the Crafties is more than happy to accommodate.

Other workshops in the pipeline include another round of intensive wirework for adults and teens and a fun and gorgeous tiara/headband workshop for kids. If you're looking for party activities, please contact me as well and we can plan a fun workshop for your guests!

In the meantime, I'm still accepting apprenticeships for engraving and lost wax carving. I'll be putting up a couple of entries on those soon!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Goldsmith creates great work despite having no fingers

I'm so glad a friend shared this with me, and I hope you're as inspired as I am by this intrepid lady!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

October Kids' Workshop: Pop Bracelets!

Just in time for Halloween parties or to get ready for Christmas gifts, we're making these chunky, funky, and fun pop bracelets this October! Kids can experiment with different colours and materials, and create something that they can share with family and friends!

This workshop is best for kids ages 8 and up, and they'll learn all the techniques they need to make more bracelets or even necklaces at home.

Date: October 18, 2014
Time: 2-4 PM
Venue: The Crafties in Sheung Wan, 1/F, Sing Kui Commercial Building, 27 Des Voeux Road West. Click here for a map!
Price: HK$350, all materials included!

To register:
1) Email jubilatehk(at) with your child's name and a parent or guardian's contact number. 
2) I'll send you payment information, and once you've banked in the payment, your child's place is confirmed in the workshop. 

It's that simple! 

Other details: 
1) If your child can't attend the workshop, we can provide a full refund up to 7 days before the workshop begins. Otherwise, your payment can be transferred to any one of our other workshops. 
2) Children may be accompanied by one adult only.

We look forward to seeing your kids in October!  

Disclaimer (have to put this in): All participants enrolled in activities do so at their own risk and we or the Crafties are not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury to students or their guests as a result of participating in these activities.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wirework Class: Vintage-Style Charm Bracelets!

In this workshop, you'll be learning to make a chunky vintage-style charm bracelet with techniques that you can use for other jewellery!

Some basic things you'll learn:
- jump rings
- different bead attachments
- an engagement-style link that I'll teach you to modify to create other link shapes
- clasps

and lots of tips on toolwork and finishing!

This is a beginners-friendly workshop, and even people as young as 14 are welcome to join!

You have a choice between two sessions, one on a Friday afternoon and one on a Saturday afternoon. Each session is a full three hours for only HK$680, and that includes all your materials, like copper wire, beads, and polishing products like sandpaper.

You're welcome to bring your own tools (see below for a list) or buy a package from us for only HK$220. Our package comes with all of the tools below, as well as 3 sizes of brass jump ring mandrels (for making jump rings).

Round-nose pliers
Flat-nose pliers
Needle-nose pliers
Wire cutters
Barrette needle file #2

You can also buy silver wire and other gemstones from us during the workshop if you want to experiment with other materials!

To register, please send your name, contact information, and which date you'd like to join to jubilatehk(at) I'll confirm your registration and send you payment information.

Your place in the class will not be confirmed until the course fee has been paid. Refunds are available up to 7 days before the workshop. Otherwise, you can transfer the fee to a different course.

See you there!

課程時間 2 PM - 5 PM 
基本材料費用全免 (銅䤼,珠,沙紙 etc.)
圓柄銼(竹葉型) #2

歡迎學員自備工具,或者由導師處購買工具套裝($220) 另付加銅芯棒一枝


請聯絡導師提供參加者請聯絡 jubilatehk(at) 然後你會收到註冊確認和付款方法

(當付款後發覺時間上不能配合上課,可選擇退款(一定要在課程開始7天前通知)或請聯絡導師安排學員參加其他workshop )

Disclaimer (have to put this in):All participants enrolled in activities do so at their own risk and we or the Crafties are not responsible for any loss, damage, or injury to students or their guests as a result of participating in these activities. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

September Kumihimo Classes

Hey everyone, here's more information on our September kumihimo classes. You'll be learning a basic technique for a flat braid in order to understand how metal wires differ from thread, and then once that's done, we'll be doing a fun hollow-core weave to illustrate the advantages of metal wires. I'll also be showing you some finishing techniques, as well as sharing some basic tool knowledge and goldsmith's tips!

Friday, August 15, 2014

Post-summer Update!

Whew, it's been a while since the last entry! Thanks again to everyone who's supported our workshops and sorry for the lack of updates!

Now that summer is ending and we're gearing up for the fall/winter sessions, we're doing some rethinking on how to structure the courses so that they're more effective and convenient for people. Your feedback has been really valuable, and I'm trying to come up with a way we can all make jewellery together without having to juggle our times around. I know how busy everyone is!

As of this date, the only confirmed course that we'll be having in September is the 4-session kumihimo course. We'll be using this beautiful, traditional Japanese braiding technique to create metal jewellery. It's a great introduction course for beginners, and for those of you who are already familiar with kumihimo, I'm sure you'll be fascinated by the difference between using silk cord and metal wires. Lots of ways to create experimental shapes and unusual patterns! For some basic information on kumihimo, check out what I've written about it before.

However, we do have more kids' workshops and wirework workshops coming up, and if you're interested in a proper apprenticeship, let me know!

I'll be updating again really soon with more information, promise! If you want to reach me directly, please e-mail me at jubilatehk (at)!