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The Contemporary Jeweller

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 89 reviews.Arthurs Point, New Zealand

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Experience hosted by Jessica

5 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A creative adventure with Jessica Winchcombe

We will meet at my jewellery studio. Over a cuppa, we will talk about different types of contemporary jewellery and look through books for inspiration. From there, I will teach you how to use the tools and equipment. With your new skills, you will design a piece of jewellery, and I will guide you through making it. We will have lunch together and continue creating. It is a hands-on day, full of learning, laughing and making something exceptional to take away.
No previous experience​ required.

What's included

  • Food
    I will provide a healthy cafe styled lunch with indulgent treats on the sid...
  • Drinks
    There will be unlimited tea and fresh plunger coffee as well as water and J...
  • Equipment
    A professional goldsmithing studio full of tools, materials and safety gear...
From $280
/ person
Sun, 16 Aug
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$280 per person
$280 per person
Mon, 24 Aug
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
$280 per person
$280 per person
Mon, 24 Aug
3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
$280 per person
$280 per person

Meet your host, Jessica

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 89 Reviews
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I'm an established full-time contemporary jeweller, with a degree in visual art majoring in jewellery.
I have exhibited my jewellery all over the world, including Milan Fashion Week.
I enjoy pushing boundaries and exploring new materials for a fresh visual impact.
I also really enjoy helping others to create their ideas into reality, so come along we will have heaps of fun and make some special pieces for you to take away.
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Where you'll be

The workshop space is in at my lovely home studio in Arthur's Point, just 6km from central Queenstown near the Shotover River.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 89 reviews.

Andrea
August 2020
If you have ever wondered what it was like to make jewellery put this experience at the top of your list. Loved every moment. Thanks Jess!
Hayley
March 2020
My husband and I signed up for this experience and it exceeded expectations. We felt super welcomed when we first arrived and throughout the entire experience. Jessica really is an expert and professional at what she does! My husband had a great time operating the tools (there were so many), and we both enjoyed crafting something. Jessica gave us plenty of space to explore on our own (my husband’s style) but would step in if we wanted it for pointers (more my style). She prepared an amazing lunch and her studio is a very cool space. I can’t recommend this experience enough, and would do it again if I could! I left with a beautiful bracelet and several rings.
My husband and I signed up for this experience and it exceeded expectations. We felt super welcomed when we first arrived and throughout the entire experience. Jessica really is an…
Ryan
February 2020
Jessica provided an amazing full-day experience complete with personalized instruction, coffee throughout the day, a food-lovers lunch, ample and varied materials for jewelry-making, and a warm friendly atmosphere. Both my partner and I left with beautiful pieces of jewelry neither of us could have made without Jessica’s expert instruction. At the same time, she gave us full rein to express our creativity and own the process every step of the way. This is a must-do experience in Queenstown.
Jessica provided an amazing full-day experience complete with personalized instruction, coffee throughout the day, a food-lovers lunch, ample and varied materials for jewelry-makin…
Maria
February 2020
Thank you so much for a lovely day at your place. I had a great time designing and making my piece. I am so happy with what I produced thanks to Jess helping me. Lunch was great as well. I got to meet Jess’s husband and also his parents from Ireland which was a bonus. And of course lovely Indy their dog. The piece I made represents my holiday in NZ and I will treasure it. I recommend this experience to anyone visiting Queenstown.
Thank you so much for a lovely day at your place. I had a great time designing and making my piece. I am so happy with what I produced thanks to Jess helping me. Lunch was great as…
Laeti
February 2020
Jess' workshop is the absolute must-do for fun or for a special event. Jess helped me all the way through to craft my wedding ring and she did accept the challenge and we did an amazing ring! I wimm go back for leisure. It was one of the best accomplishment and Jess is just awesome! Lunch delicious, the studio is really cool! Do it!
Jess' workshop is the absolute must-do for fun or for a special event. Jess helped me all the way through to craft my wedding ring and she did accept the challenge and we did an am…
Candace
February 2020
Outstanding and unique! Jess has incredible passion for her art and sharing this with us was so natural. She immediately put us at ease and really gave us a sense that we could explore our creativity with confidence! She genuinely wanted us to be able to come away from the experience with a piece or two we totally loved! But mostly her patience and kindness went hand in hand with her amazing skill. She’s a total pro. This isn’t a once-in a lifetime experience because we all want to go back again!! Highly recommend.
Outstanding and unique! Jess has incredible passion for her art and sharing this with us was so natural. She immediately put us at ease and really gave us a sense that we could exp…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

More tips

Wear flat covered shoes and comfortable clothing.
There is plenty of free parking on the street.
Bring a camera if you would like to document your project.

What to bring

Covered shoes

Camera (optional)