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Vintage Bridal Headdresses, Tiaras and Wedding Jewellery Class

This is a two day class

This is a course for complete beginners in jewellery-making to learn how to make beautiful, modern accessories for weddings. You will concentrate on tiaras, headdresses and wedding jewellery; many of the techniques covered can be used to make special occasion jewellery such as necklaces, chokers, cuffs and hair-combs.

It’s a very relaxing laid-back class with a contemporary slant so that you can learn how to make lovely jewellery, tiaras and headdresses you (or your friends) will want to wear now, for example: asymmetric headdresses; vintage combs; deco-inspired hair-bands.

We go through several useful techniques on the first day, such as:

  • Different style wirework such as satellite/wave/hill bends
  • Attaching vintage brooches and diamante
  • Incorporating lace/silk flowers
  • Making growing berries/branches/leaves/daisies
  • Twisted wirework for combs
  • Making spikey/50s beaded branches
  • Crocheting with wire

Then on the second day the tutor will help you by:

  • developing your design ideas with inspiration from samples and magazines,
  • bringing out key elements from the rest of the wedding outfit
  • ‘drawing’ matching shapes and textures with the wire
  • Considering colour choices and bead selection.


Once you’ve decided on your own design to follow, there should be plenty of time to work on your project using the techniques learnt the previous day, and with plenty of guidance from the tutor.

Lace tiara




All wire and beads will be supplied (at a low materials cost) but you’re welcome to bring along your own if you have any, as well as any vintage jewellery, beads or lace to incorporate: maybe you’ve been given some of your Grandma’s jewellery which you’d like to make into a special headdress for your wedding day?

Porcelain Rose Tiara

Whatever you choose, it should be a creative, relaxing weekend full of beautiful vintage-inspired ideas; where you leave with at least one fantastic, original headdress to wear or present as a gorgeous gift!

Your tutor for this class will be Sarah Drew. See Sarah's look-book of bridal headdresses and jewellery here - laid-back vintage looks in the woods for chilled out brides.

vintage headdress

Things to consider before booking these courses...

This course is suitable for beginners.

Got questions about this jewellery making course?

bullet logo The jewellery school is based near St Austell in Cornwall, UK and all jewellery making classes run in our well equipped, purpost built workshop.

Call the jewellery school on +44 (0)1726 817989

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