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"I love the process of making jewellery. I always have. I love the tools, the workshop, the highs and lows... and when you really love something it's a pleasure to share it with others. Jewellery School is really just a way of sharing the fun! And when you teach other people you always get back so much more than you give. It's a real privilege and I can’t wait to get started.”

Alex Monroe
Jewellery Designer & Founder

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The School

It’s been in the works for a while as a top secret project…and we are delighted to finally announce the launch of the Alex Monroe Jewellery School, a series of jewellery-making experiences conducted by Alex and our expert team of craftspeople in our Bermondsey Workshop.

Since the beginning, every Alex Monroe piece has been individually handcrafted in our London Workshops, and we have always looked at ways to share our unique making experience with our customers.  With the completion of our award winning studio in 2016 - the perfect space for working and teaching, Alex’s dream of jewellery school was born.

Each ‘Jewellery School’ will be structured around a different theme…and in celebration of the 10th Birthday of our beloved Bumblebee Necklace, our first experience is all about the Bee.

Workshops

Bee Trunk Show Class

Create Your Own Bee Necklace
Alex Monroe Workshop
Bermondsey, London

Saturday 30th June
11am - 3pm
£375

This year marks the 10th birthday of our beloved Bumblebee Necklace, so what better way to celebrate than theming our first Jewellery School Experience around our fabulous, fuzzy friends.

At this workshop you will learn how to transform your choice of Alex Monroe charms (including our teeny tiny bumble bee) into a unique necklace. From design and composition to soldering and polishing, your day will be full of hands-on fun.

Led by Alex himself, with assistance from our workshop team, you will be expertly guided through the design process and the techniques required to create your special piece. Plus, with a tour of our Bermondsey workshop, delicious refreshments from local suppliers and a goody bag, it's an experience you’ll be delighted to have been a part of.

Tickets will be sold on a ‘first come first serve basis’ and there are ten available for this first edition of the Jewellery School.

About Alex

About the Maker

Alex grew up in the countryside, in the wilds of Suffolk in a big old house surrounded by nature. He lived a life of adventure in rivers and forests, roaming freely in nature’s playground.

After training at the Sir John Cass School of Art in London, Alex created his first collection in 1987 to critical acclaim.  His intention was to produce excellent quality jewellery, which was originally designed, hand made and well priced. This was jewellery made to be worn and made to be loved and these values remain unchanged to this day.

Alex's Inspiration

Alex’s love for the natural world continues to provide a key source of inspiration…while a fondness for the eccentricities of Englishness provides a touch of humour and nostalgia.  All of Alex's collections begin life as a flickers of ideas, captured in his trusty sketchbook.

Above all though, it's the journey a piece of jewellery goes on after it's left our workshop and the stories we hear from generations of wearers, that inspires Alex to keep pushing his craft 30 years on.