Amanda Crago, who runs her business Bowerbird Jewellery from Burras, is now running mixed media jewellery courses at the Falmouth Education Centre.

She has a paper jewellery workshop on Saturday, October 21; a five week polymer clay jewellery course next month; and a simple wire jewellery workshop and creative wire jewellery course in the new year.

"My popular Japanese Washi earrings sell like hot cakes at Falmouth Art Gallery, so I wanted to create a workshop involving how to make jewellery from paper - it’s more durable than you might think," said Amanda, who’s been selling her jewellery pieces locally and publishing how-to projects in national and international magazines for a few years.

Polymer clay is a fun, versatile medium and students will explore new techniques to create jewellery. Learn how to condition the clay, blend two or more colours for an ombre effect, learn how to make charms from texture moulds and leaf imprint pendants using real leaves.

For her wire jewellery workshop and course students will discover how to make their own wire wrapped ring with and without focal beads as well as bangles or cuffs, pendants plus lots more.

"Wire jewellery is a perfect first step into metal jewellery making using inexpensive copper coated wire to help build confidence when creating jewellery," said Amanda.