Pivot is a social enterprise that empowers people experiencing homelessness by providing jewellery-making courses in hostels. And now you can learn how to make jewellery in one of their special workshops taught by Makers who have been through their programme.
We were lucky enough to be invited to take part in one of their workshops, learning to make earrings from leftover acetate. We were pretty proud of the results!
Pivoting Lives Through Jewellery Making
Pivot provide flexible employment to people who might otherwise not have access to it, giving them the confidence and skills they need to take steps away from homeless hostels. They run jewellery making programmes for homeless people in hostels, taking Makers through the process of design, marketing, making and selling. They also pay their Makers’ hostel service charge, and offer them coaching with a life coach. All of this helps build up the necessary skills and confidence to move towards independent living and future employment.
Pivot aims to re-frame hostels from dead-end situations to places of momentum, creativity and opportunity, creating positive outcomes for residents. All their handcrafted jewellery is carefully designed to be made at a desk with minimal tools and training. And it’s gorgeous! Each piece comes in a box with the name of the Maker inside.
Jewellery Making Workshops
You can learn to make your own jewellery at one of Pivot’s workshops taught by Makers who have been through their programmes. Sales from the workshops go towards providing more support in hostels. Find out more.
We're proud to support Pivot's mission by selling their beautiful jewellery in 69b Boutique. You can view some of the collection online, and there's more available in store.