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Cocktails and gems…the jewellery making experience

Brothers James and Luke Cottingham have developed a unique event experience where people can design and create jewellery using an ingenious kit.

Guided by the team from CAST Experience guests can design and make bespoke jewellery pieces including rings, earrings, pendants, charms, cufflinks, or even something for the pooch, which are crafted in jewellers’ wax. They are then cast in solid gold, silver or platinum in the CAST workshop where each piece is finished by hand, individually packaged and returned to the customer’s specification within three weeks of the event.

The fun concept where you can wine, dine and make a bespoke piece of jewellery is capturing the public’s imagination as CAST stages experience evenings around the UK. The latest event is being held in London on Thursday, December 6th at the Soho Headquarters of MADE.COM, the designer furniture and homeware specialists. CAST has linked up with alcohol and confectionary innovators Smith and Sinclair for an unforgettable night of cocktails and jewellery making. Tickets cost £75 including cocktails and your bespoke piece of jewellery. Go to:

for full details.

James, an ex-professional footballer who launched the ‘CAST Experience’ idea, says: “Ultimately, our aim is to change the way we make, and now shop jewellery. High-end, bespoke jewellery can now be designed and handmade by regular people - literally anyone — in exciting spaces, anywhere in the world, without the monster retail mark-ups.”

CAST Experiences have been staged at venues in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bristol, Liverpool and Glasgow. Further CAST events will roll out across the UK next year. See the website for further details.

James says: “In 2019 we are looking at developing partnerships and relationships with event agencies, brands and businesses. We want businesses and brands to see the CAST Experience as a great opportunity to engage with employees and clients, in a new, creative, more exciting way.”
CAST have also released a range of ‘create at home’ jewellery making kits. The ingenious kits, the world’s first, allow people with zero experience or skill-level to create bespoke jewellery pieces, in their own time, anywhere in the world.

CAST ring, earring and pendant making kits can now be purchased direct online at and at

The kits start at £90 and contain full operation instructions. Once CAST receive your wax, it is cast, hand-finished and returned to you within 21 days.

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4th December 2018