Thanks to a Saffron Housing Trust Community Foundation Community Grant, Solo Housing in partnership with Make Pivot have delivered a bespoke course for people to make, market and sell their handcrafted jewellery. Make Pivot is a social enterprise that trains people experiencing homelessness to become self-employed creative makers.

Five people attended the 12-week programme held at Saffron’s Taylor Road Community Room to learn the different techniques involved in jewellery making. As a group, they have designed a bespoke collection called “Reflections – homemade possibilities,” consisting of 5 designs made from brass and steel, with silver fixings and chains.

The collection will be launched at the Designer Makers 21 on Friday 27th May 4 – 6pm in their newly designed gallery space. The Designer Makers, Solo makers and members of Make Pivot will be there to talk about their craft, their experiences, and future opportunities.

All profits from the sales of the collection will go into providing further training and opportunities for preventing homelessness.

The Designer Makers 21 will continue to support Solo Housing and showcase the jewellery until August, for anyone who cannot make the event.

For more information about Pivot visit (makepivot.org)