A really wholesome way to spend the day with your friends and family would to host a jewellery making party. Get everyone round the kitchen table, set them up with their tools and your party can get underway. It’s a really good activity if you’ve got younger girls attending your party or your flower girls as they’ll really enjoy it and feel involved in the lead up to the wedding.
You can get everyone making something to wear on the wedding day itself, maybe a simple beaded bracelet that will hold sentimental value later on. Or your bridesmaids and maid of honour could make something that compliments their dresses and the colour scheme of the wedding. Although, there’s no reason why all your handiwork has to be worn on the big day, you can just make some pretty jewellery to wear!
There are so many styles to pick from when making homemade handmade jewellery and most of them are not as hard as you might think.
Satin cord or thread bracelets are probably the easiest to make as they only require weaving the strings around each other. It’s pretty easy once you get into the swing of things. They can look really pretty and glamorous if you add some sparkle and beads. From this … to this … to this …
Fishing twine can be used to make really pretty delicate bracelets or necklaces. Simply thread glass beads and gem stones along the twine with a needle and your piece will come together. Attach a simple fish hook or clasp and your creation will look like it has been created by a skilled jeweller!
Stretch elastic is also a good material to string beads onto and ensures the bracelet will fit on your wrist after all you hard work! It’s probably worth noting that children will probably not enjoy trying to string fiddly beads onto string, so if you do have younger girls there or perhaps those lacking in patience, bigger stones and beads are probably going to be best.
If you’re looking for an artistic hen party which includes an expert and the venue then be sure to check out our Life Drawing class and Fascinator Making Workshop – they’re great ways to kick start the hen weekend and learn a new skill.
This article was written by Polestars, a hen party company who have worked nationwide for almost ten years in delivering the best alternative hen activities. Ranging from dance classes to art lessons to chocolate making workshops, Polestars really has something to offer everyone. We’re pleased to start offering our fabulous dance parties in Dublin too!
Loving this Hen party idea from Polestars!
Image credits: Trio of bracelets, Beaded chain bracelet