What you will do
2 hour workshop
Take part in an exclusive Pearl Stringing private lesson with pearl specialist Bibi Southwell, the founder of luxury British pearl brands ORA Pearls and ARO Pearls. The workshop will take place in the beautiful ORA store in Chelsea.
Bibi has spent over a decade sourcing and developing relationships with pearl farming communities and gem suppliers all over the world. Bibi is qualified with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and hand selects the pearls herself at the sources.
The ORA studio is based in Chelsea, however the location is flexible, so please contact us for further details.
The Pearl Workshop:
Bibi will give a small introduction to pearls - the history, the different types and culturing process. She will show you examples of the pearl producing oyster and mussel shells, along with examples of different types of pearls, including Freshwater, Tahitian, Akoya and South Sea.
Bibi will then teach you to string and knot your very own freshwater pearl bracelet for you to take home with you. There will be various pearls of shapes and sizes available for you to select from to create your own design.
What will be provided:
- A refreshing drink will be provided on arrival and tea will also be served.
- All stringing materials, findings and pearls will be provided.
- You will receive a personalised discount code to use on the ORA and ARO websites if you wish to make any jewellery purchases.
- You will receive a beautiful rose gold ORA Pearl Pen to take away with you.
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Bibi Southwell - ORA Pearls
ORA Pearls is a British luxury cultured pearl jewellery brand and was created by pearl specialist and jewellery designer Bibi Southwell, who has spent over a decade sourcing and developing relationships with pearl farming communities and gem suppliers all over the world.
Bibi is qualified with the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and hand selects the pearls herself at the sources ensuring the finest quality and contributing more directly to the pearl communities. All jewellery pieces are designed and handmade by the designer in her studio in Chelsea, London.
Bibi's vision is to bring new life to the way pearls have been traditionally worn with fresh and fashion-forward designs and branding at affordable prices. Her delicate and simple designs enhance the innate beauty and timeless character of nature's most natural gem.
Bibi is offering you the chance to come and learn about all about pearls and to string and knot your very own pearl bracelet at one of her exclusive pearl workshops at our beautiful Chelsea store.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.