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About Us

The Jewel and the Jeweller is a New Plymouth-based contemporary jewellery workshop which also sells stunning works crafted by leading New Zealand artists.

Founded by practising jewellers Jennifer Laracy and Sam Kelly, we offer professional but laid-back classes for people of all artistic abilities — even those who think you don’t have a creative bone in your body. Ready to put hammer to the metal and create a piece to last the ages? We’d love to meet you. 

Upcoming Workshops


A great idea for christmas presents, or as a treat for yourself.

Make multiple pairs of earrings using fine silver, sterling silver and found objects.

Learn a variety of jewellery techniques such as roller printing, repousse, texturing and more over one 6 hour class, 9am-3.30pm, Saturday 8th December.

Metal and tools supplied. Any extra metal required is available at the students cost.

Max 8 students


This Wednesday night-class is run as an open class- allowing our students to make jewellery of their choosing. This is a great class for people who have done a bit of jewellery before and want to explore new territory. Also suitable for beginners wanting to cover the basics. If you feel intimidated by the design process, don’t! We are happy to help you come up with ideas.

We will make a design plan at the beginning of the course, mapping out what materials you need and what processes your project will cover. At a minimum you will explore techniques such as sawing, filing, soldering and polishing. Depending on your designs you may also incorporate riveting, roller printing, doming, texturing or carving.

The class runs from 6pm-9pm, Wednesday 9/16/23/30 January 2019.

Allocation of metal included in price. For larger projects you can purchase more metal from us.

Max 8 students.

About our Workshops

Our range of classes will allow you to explore contemporary jewellery design and practices in a relaxed, inviting space. Whether you’re completely new to jewellery-making or have some experience, you’ll be free to delve into the design process through our wealth of tools, techniques and materials.

We offer classes that investigate the simple concepts of rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bracelets and more. You’ll experiment with a variety of methods such as wax carving and casting, hand forging and material exploration.

Our goal is to help you feel inspired, have fun and take home a piece of jewellery that’s deeply personal and original. 


Make your own wedding rings

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