Last weekend I attended a special jewellery making workshop organised by Belfast based Karma Jewellery. Myself and my fellow FABB ladies met up at the Black Box in Belfast to learn how to make our very own Karma bangles. I’ve been a fan of the stackable bangle trend for a while now and Karma were one of the trailblazers of this trend. They make each of their adjustable bangles individually from their Belfast base, and even better than that is that 10% of all sales goes to charities. Karma are most definitely a brand with a community conscience.
At the start of our evening get-together we enjoyed drinks and nibbles and were even gifted a personalised alphabet bangle each. Then we were shown what went into hand-making a Karma bangle. Once it was time to sit down and get to work we had tons of choice. We could choose between a silver or gold bangle, a huge selection of coloured beads and the adorable Karma pendant drops and distinctive ‘Made in Belfast’ and ‘Made with Love’ pendant tags.
In between all the chatting I managed to make two gold bangles and I kept the design pretty simple for each one. For the first bangle I choose beautiful bronze/brown metallic effect beads and I liked that each small little bead varied in size and in colour marks. When it came to my second bangle I went for bright coral red beads paired with a few grey-toned beads. I added the Karma tag and Made in Belfast/Made with Love pendants to both my bangles. I loved seeing what the other girls made. Everyone went for something completely different!
My Karma creations.