A month or two ago an idea popped into my head: I make flowers out of silver. I follow several people on Twitter who make a living from flowers. I thought it was time that we got our heads together.
Georgie Newbury farms flowers at Common Farm in Somerset and sends beautiful, seasonal bouquets throughout the country. Her bunches are hand-tied and one of the things I love about Georgie’s work is that she includes buttercups, cow parsley, bistort and other wayside flowers in her posies. They are like the posies from a picture book*. Georgie has a background in fashion and is also a writer.
I gave her a bell to propose a joint workshop – silver flower-making and posy tying. She said yes. Hurrah!
This double making session will take place at Common Farm on Tuesday 5th May, 10 am-3pm
The day will begin with a tour of the gardens at Common Farm with Georgie during which she will give an overview of her flower farming year. Then she will teach you how to cut and arrange flowers for a jam jar posy, which you can use as inspiration for your chosen necklace design. The morning will also include hints and tips on how to make the most of your garden for floristry.
A light lunch will be provided, as will tea coffee and access to cake (!) throughout the day.
In the afternoon I will teach you how to make one of three possible May flowers -buttercup, cow parsley or forget-me-not- in recycled fine silver using your posy as inspiration. You will go home with a finished necklace in a box hand-decorated by me. The workshop will give you the skills with which to make more fine silver designs at home. You will be provided with instructions and supplier information via email.
If you’d like to find out more or would like to book please click here.
*In fact Georgie has her own picture book called The Flower Farmer’s Year
It sounds wonderful, your silver flowers are gorgeous. I'm a big fan of British flowers as well, the course is a lovely idea, combining the two. No doubt it will be very popular. CJ xx
Handmade in Israel says
That sounds like so much fun! I wish I could come!
It sounds like a lovely day – I hope it is a great success..
Muddling Along says
What a lovely idea – wish I was closer
Beautiful flowers Emma, both real and in silver! The workshop sounds like a good idea. Wish I lived closer by, so that I could join.
Have a good weekend!
Sounds like such a wonderful day. If only I were nearer.
angharad handmade says
What a truly lovely idea! I only wish I was closer!
Saffa Barkhordar says
A great idea Emma, I really would love to learn how to make your silver flowers to make necklaces for presents, there beautiful. unfortunately for me it comes down to lack of funds but if I can get some money together in the future I'd definatly sign up, safxxx
Ricky Rowe says
Wow, those flower necklaces looks very nice, and the fact that they are DIYs make them appear pretty impressive. I bet a lot of people who are into jewelries would like this. Thank you for sharing this with us. Have a great day!
Ricky Rowe @ Find A Jewelry Expert
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