The Jazzy Jewelz studio offers a range of Stress Free,Fun&CreativeJewelleryMaking PartiesandWorkshopsfor children and adults.
If you are looking for an unusual, fun and creative activity to share with friends, jewellery making is a great choice. For children it's a rewarding way to learn new skills and to express themselves; for adults it's a great hobby: it is relaxing, engrossing and creative.
The Jazzy Jewelz Studio aims to introduce children and adults to jewellery making with well designed projects that stimulate creativity and educate children about the importance of creating things by hand.
Beading is an excellent craft activity for children: it is fun and it is also very rewarding. It stimulates children's immagination and helps develop their fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and cognitive skills such as planning and problem-solving. And most importantly it raises children's self-esteem and their confidence in their own abilities.
Aurora Lombardo, founder and owner of The Jazzy Jewelz Studio is an experienced designer-jeweller, specialising in glass and silver jewellery. A mother of two young children herself, Aurora enjoys sharing her skills and passion with children while running her own jewellery business. Please visit www.auroralombardo.com to see her latest collections. In cambridgeshire, a selection of her sterling silver and dichroic glass designs is available from the Primavera Gallery, Cambridge.
Creative Beads & Jewellery Magazine. Issue 3. Turning japanese. A 6 steps tutorial showing how to make an eye catching decoupaged glass bracelet.
Creative Beads & Jewellery Magazine. Issue 6. The midas touch. Three step-by-step projects on incorporating precious metal foils in glass fusing.
Creative Beads & Jewellery Magazine. Issue 7. Introduction to silversmithing. Step-by-step tutorial illustrating how to make a pair of textured copper earrings.
Creative Beads & Jewellery Magazine. Issue 10. Melting point. Step-by-step tutorial illustrating the basics of soldering.
Creative Beads & Jewellery Magazine. Issue 15. Cold connections Step-by-step tutorial illustrating the basics of riveting.
The materials we use....
Much thought has gone into sourcing the materials to use in the various jewellery making projects for the parties. Quality and safety is always top priority. In some projects aimed at older children and adults we use semiprecious stones, colourful millefiori glass beads, imitation pearls ans silverplated beads. However, for some of our youngest “designers” the colour palette available with semiprecious stones is just too limited to be of a great appeal. Safety is also an issue and we prefer younger children to work with something less delicate and breakable than glass.
And after searching long and hard we have finally found a wonderful range of lucite beads which is just perfect. Lucite, also know as “acrylic glass”, is a resin invented by Dupont in the nineteen thirties. It has been used in the designs of a variety of household objects, from chairs, to handbags, shoes and jewellery. Lucite was particularly popular in the thirties and fourties but it is still produced and widely used today. The material is non-toxic and, unlike other plastic beads, there are no sharp edges or seams on them. They are colourful and cute….no wonder children love them!
All the plated items we use are guaranteed by our suppliers to meet the European Nickel Directives restricting the use of nickel. However, wherever possible we do try and stock metal component which are 100% nickel and lead free.
The Jazzy Jewelz Studio opens to the public in various occasions for workshops, studio sessions, classes etc. details of which can be found on this website, which is regularly updated.
October, November and December months however are very busy as we prepare for the run up to Christmas; during these months the studio is only open by appointment.
Below are our standard studio opening hours during which we are generally very happy to receive visitors to our studio.
However, occasionally, during those working hours, we may be holding a private function in which case the studio will be closed to the public. We would therefore recommend that if you are planning to visit us, expecially if travelling from a long distance, you check with us on 07905 888 268 whether we would be able to receive visitors on that particular day.
Thank you very much for your cooperation.
The Jazzy Jewelz Studio, Unit 10, Riverside Barns, 111 Frogge Street, Ickleton. CB10 1SH
THE JAZZY JEWELZ STUDIO - CREATIVE JEWELLERY MAKING PARTIES FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS