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  • Absolute Beginners Powertool Workshop class

    £69.00 3 hours

    Absolute Beginners Powertool Workshop with The Salvage Sister

    Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a power tool workshop class where you'll learn how to use a range of power tools safely! There is nothing more freeing than being completely independent - and that starts with my Beginners Powertool Workshop. You'll watch them in action, learn what the various switches, buttons and devices on the machine do. You'll also gain knowledge about buying powertools - what to look for, what to avoid & which ones I adore! You'll be shown safe use of the power tools before trying them all out while I guide you. When you feel confident you can practice cutting, drilling and sanding wood with electric saws, drills and sanders. The Salvage Sister is a pro and teach you everything you need to know about power tools so you can start growing your collection of useful items and become a savvy DIYer in your own home. You won't feel like a beginner with power-tools for long!   To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the dates listed above, once you click on the date you can choose the time below and pay securely  - you do not need a Paypal account. You will receive a confirmation email of your booking, please bring this on your device to the event. I can't wait to meet you!

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  • DIY LAMP KIT with 15 pieces - Turn Anything into a fantastic upcycled lamp! This is a super easy DIY lamp kit that you can use in various ways to make a fantastic array of lamps. I've lost count of the amount of times people have asked me about lamp parts because they have had problems with cheap parts they have bought which don't match each other or don't work properly, and of course most importantly - how to make a lamp safely. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! Your main concerns when making a lamp are safety & aesthetics - if you are making the effort to create a lamp, rather than buy it then you want it to look the business so you can show it off, you also have to make sure it's safe. These points were my priority when designing this kit & why I created it for you. If you've ever tried making a lamp you will know there are various items you need to source for your lamp to work correctly and safely  - and they all have to match! The Salvage Sister takes all the uncertainty out of buying lamp parts  - she has spent a great deal of time perfecting all the parts in this kit, including the detailed step by step instructions so you can concentrate on making beautiful, safe lamps not getting very frustrated & giving up! With quality British Standard 163 metal lamp fittings in an array of different colours to choose from, your upcycled lamp will look the business, be safe & easy to make - the parts you use play a massive part in this. Use quality parts & do it right first time. This kit,  and my 'Jam Jar lamp' kit are the kits we use at all my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps from all sorts of different items. Check out the images to see all the lamps made with this kit - why not send me your own on social media? And I'll add it to the collection. We also have a bottle lamp kit, Pendant light kit and Pendant bottle kit launching shortly - join the mailing list so you don't miss it! Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here  Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make a lamp safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make an awesome lamp and create an instruction manual because there were too many people to help with only one set of hands! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard 163 and are made with 3 cores for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. When using metal lamp parts you must use a flex with three cores to avoid electric shock. When you purchase your lamp kits you will also receive a step by step download guide with everything you need to know to make amazing lamps yourself at home. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult. Tools are not included - please see images for tools required. ETA - Instructions download is available immediately, your lamp kit will usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!
  • Learn how to make your own lamp in Brighton, & get enlightened with The Salvage Sister!

    You'll learn everything you need to know to create beautiful, awe inspiring lighting yourself at my lamp making workshop. The Salvage Sister has made many lamps throughout her career, many of them made in front of a camera for television shows like 'Fill Your House for Free' on Channel 4 and 'The New Reclaimers' on UKTV. Now The Salvage Sister will teach you how to make your own lamp out of just about anything in this live workshop class at Brighton Woodstore in the heart of this vibrant City! During this 4.5 hour workshop you will learn the skills needed to create your very own electric lamp, and you will take what you make home on the day! You will learn how to prepare and wire a lamp safely, you have a choice of which lamp to make - you can bring something with you that you would like to make into a lamp, or make a lamp using a jam jar which will be available on the day. You can contact The Salvage Sister to discuss this if you are unsure which options you prefer. All the lamp fittings you need to create your lamp will be provided on the day, including a low energy filament bulb. The course price is for you to create one lamp or jam jar light, if you wish to make more than one you can purchase an extra lamp kit on the day. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop!

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    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or with a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.    
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  • The Salvage Sister Bottle cutting kit has everything you need to cut glass bottles safely and efficiently every single time. If you've ever tried cutting glass bottles you'll know that it isn't easy without the proper equipment. Let me take the stress out of cutting glass bottles with this handy little kit that is super easy to use and can accommodate a massive range of bottle shapes and sizes - you can even choose where on the bottle you would like to cut it. The kit comes in it's own tidy little cardboard box with full downloadable instructions on how to use it, make sure you watch my video to see how easy it really is. Click here for the VIDEO LINK   Once you have scored a line around your bottle where you would like to cut it, simply use boiling water and very cold water to fracture along your score line. Now you can make a lamp & have a glass to drink out of from that old 'useless' glass bottle! What's in the kit? - The glass cutter metal base - fence (the moveable arm that supports your bottle while you score it) - three moveable wheels that attach to the base & support the bottle to aid neat turning - glass scorer that is attached to the base. - a separate glass drill bit for drilling holes in glass bottles. - 4 rubber rings that support the glass either side of the cut and act as a ravine for the water - A pair of gloves to protect your hands while cutting glass - A bottle cleaner - Rough sandpaper for grinding sharp edges after cutting. - Instructions download - and don't forget to watch our video - Comes in its own handy little box & makes a great gift Our kit is useable on a wide range of bottles wherever you want to cut them as all the parts which attach to the base can be moved to many configurations for a variety of cuts. Have hours of fun making drinking glasses from old bottles, candle holders, lamps - and many more fantastic upcycling projects - the fun starts here! Safety glasses should be worn at all times when using this kit to cut or drill glass. The kit is designed to be used by a competent adult. Persons under 18 should be supervised by a competent adult at all times when using the bottle cutting kit. Do not leave within reach of children, small parts can be a choking hazard. Shipping will be added at checkout, for mainland UK the cost is £2.99, if you do not see your location listed or have any queries regarding shipping or details of the kit you can contact me here.
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  • A Jam Jar lamp kit with step by step instructions download included. It's a super easy-to-use kit of lamp parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you - so you can concentrate on making beautiful lamps safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you've ever tried making a lamp before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don't work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don't match! So here it is - the answer you've been waiting for at a really decent price. You can use this kit in two ways to harness your lamp fittings in your jam jar dependant on what size/type of jar you are using, check out the images to see some of the lamps made with this kit and samples from the instructions. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! Comes with:
    • 2 meters of fabric 3 core flex
    • plug
    • inline switch
    • flex grip
    • LED BULB
    • Metal 3 core lampholder
    • Rings, washers and fittings for securing lamp parts in a jar
    • Detailed step by step instruction download
    The easiest way to use this kit is with a standard mouth preserve jar that the centre lifts out of - this means you don't even need to drill a hole for your wire! You will use the two lamp holder rings provided to clamp to either side of the preserve jar lid (with the centre lifted out - see images for example). Full instructions are provided with detailed imagery of the step by step process to guide you seamlessly through this exciting build - download the instructions on purchase, the lamp kit will be with you a few days. This, and my 'Turn anything into a lamp' kit are the kits we use at all my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps - just add your own unique jam jar! (You may also be interested in my 'Turn just about anything in a lamp' DIY kit) Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here 
  • Make a Pallet Planter Workshop – Full Day Class

    £120.00 6 hours

    Learn the skills needed to deconstruct pallets,

    before making your own pallet planter & taking it home on the day!

    The Salvage Sister taught Kirsty Allsopp how to make this pallet planter on stage in front of 200 people at The Handmade Fair - if she can do it, so can you! During this 5 hour Pallet Planter Workshop you will learn the skills needed to create your very own colourful pallet planter, including where to look for pallets, which ones work best, and how to take apart pallets and cut down ready to reconfigure into a beautiful solid wood planter. The Salvage Sister will guide you through the build, teaching you how to use all the power tools involved and what lasting fixings to use in the garden environment. When you've built your own pallet planter you will have the option to make it into a strawberry trough and leave some gaps in the sides for the strawberries to hang through, or fill the sides with pallet planks. (You can line your planter with a hessian sack when you get home to stop earth falling through the gaps until the roots of your bounty hold it all together) Once you’ve learnt these skills you will be able to repeat this process at home to make as many troughs & planters as you like in the future - saving you loads of cash, not to mention time & stress!

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    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.  
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  • Make a wooden letter with The Salvage Sister!

    Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a wooden letter making workshop, where you'll use powertools to create your own solid wooden letter, number or symbol! The Salvage Sister first made her wooden letters for a campaign with B&Q and taught a masterclass to specifically chosen influencers, now she is offering the class to you. You will learn how to make your very own typography wooden letter from pallet wood and remnant sheet material. You'll go home with the letter you make and the skills to repeat it over and over again. Choose which letter you would like to make, they are listed below with a difficulty rating 1 is easy, 5 is hard - some letters are more complex & take longer to create than others, especially to add the edging. If you are a total newbie to woodworking and power tools we advice starting on an easier letter, or if you want to try a hard one and decide not to add the edging later you are welcome to paint the letter during class and leave the edging off. You will be walked through each step of the build and shown how to use all the tools involved to create your wooden masterpiece. A-3   B-3   C-3   D-3   E-3   F-2   G-5  H-1  I-1  J-3  K-4  L-1  M-5   N-4  O-4   P-4  Q-5  R-4  S-5  T-1  U-2  V-2 W-4  X-4  Y-3 Z-3   - difficulty rating 1 is the easiest - 5 is the hardest. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing, which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop! Give the unique gift of creativity to your loved ones, to find out more click here!

    New Dates for all Workshops coming soon,

    We have several new venues...

    Check the ‘Workshop’ tab for news & make sure you’re on my mailing list so you get updates & news straight to your mailbox! My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out.

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    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the dates listed above, once you click on the date you can choose the time below and pay securely.  You will receive a confirmation email of your booking, please bring this on your device to the event. I can't wait to meet you!   To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.  
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  • Make your own fabulous lamp out of just about anything with this super easy instruction download! Every step is explained in great detail with corresponding images over 16 pages. Useful for the absolute beginner or inquisitive lamp maker. Full page on lamp safety & what parts and tools to use. Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my ‘Make anything into a lamp kit‘ so be sure you don’t need lamp parts too before purchasing please. See the images for examples of the content & lamps you can make. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Never leave small parts within reach of children under 3 years old. Instructions are written & designed by Charis Williams using 3 core earthed British standard 163 lamp parts. Item is downloadable upon payment. Enjoy creating! Send me your completed lamp images for a chance to be shared online, find links to my social media in the footer and header of this website. Why not send this download as a gift?
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  • I designed this heavy duty pallet deconstruction tool, to break any pallet in minutes - no matter the width of the slats or how big and tough it is! It is strong, robust and guaranteed to break & pull apart pallets in minutes. I have used many methods in the past to deconstruct pallets, from using two small pry bars to a reciprocating saw. This is by far the most time efficient, economic and effective method to deconstruct pallets without splitting the wood or breaking your back! You can deconstruct a pallet in a minute, as opposed to half a day & it is far more economical in price than buying a reciprocating saw. (Plus, you don't power, or batteries!) My pallet buster is made of steel, the parts are precisely made and TIG welded together.   See the Product data tabs & images below for more info, and choose your selection for paint colour or no-paint. Please Note - Mild Steel must be painted or sealed to protect from moisture which causes rust on the surface & can attack & weaken welds. If you select 'no paint' you must paint the pallet puller with a metal paint with exterior metal paint to prevent rust ASAP.    Have you thought about joining one of my Pallet Furniture workshops? Sounds like it might be up your street
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  • Make your own wooden silhouette artwork workshop

    £99.00 6 hours
    Come to Brighton and make a beautiful, wooden silhouette artwork from reclaimed wood & customise it to your own style. During this 5 hour workshop you will have the freedom to design your own simple silhouette artwork & learn the skills needed to create it from reclaimed wood. You can either find a vector design online and I will show you how to replicate it onto wood, or you can bring a printed photo, or even freestyle your design & draw it by hand it's to you. You will choose the colour scheme for the background of your artwork too, that way you can tailor it to fit with your decor & style. Your design can be absolutely anything you can think of, from your pet dog to a boat, maybe you would like to create a design from nature such a tree, mountains or a snowflake? Choose a font and a word to make into a wooden artwork - it really is totally up to you. Come away from this class with something totally unique that you have made yourself & the skills to replicate the build at home as many times as you like. Learn to use a variety of different powertools while you create your masterpiece - from sliding mitre chop saws to jigsaws, pin guns and scroll saws! (See tools list below.) We finish off this build by framing the artwork ready to hang on your wall or place on a shelf at home - to frame we will learn to cut mitres and join them which is another useful skill that will come in handy for a variety of other tasks later in crafting! This is for you if you are artistic, creative, you want to learn how to use powertools, or if you live far away and don't have the space to take a larger item home. Unsure whether the design you have in mind will work? Contact me here to discuss. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop! Give the unique gift of creativity to your loved ones, to find out more click here! Please find more information about this event, including what to wear, travel information and local amenities in the FAQ My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out. To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed above, once you click on the date you can choose the time below and pay securely. You will receive a confirmation email of your booking, please bring this on your device to the event. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.

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  • As the name would suggest, this is a super easy way to make a beautiful lamp in the bottle of your choice without having to worry whether you've bought parts that work together or safety, because I have done the leg work for you & put all the components in handy little box with full instructions. There a couple of ways to use this kit, you'll find everything you need whether you want to harness the lampholder facing out of or into the neck. DIY lamp kit comes with all the lamp making components needed including;
    • LED vintage style light bulb (This is a non-dimmer bulb)
    • Quality metal lamp holder - in your choice of finish
    • 2 meters of fabric three core flex in your choice of colour
    • inline/torpedo switch
    • Fittings required to fix lamp inside a bottle - including 120mm long hollow threaded rod, grommet, washers & nuts
    • Step by step instructions download - use on any electronic device & scroll as you create.
    What makes this different from any other lamp kits on the market? You will not find another brand of kits that has such detailed step, by step instructions, or parts that are made to such a high standard. These kits have been created for you by someone who has upcycled hundreds of different lamps, who has run lamp making workshops for years, and taught hundreds of people to make lamps from a variety of different objects. That someone is me! So, who better to guide you on this lamp making extravaganza? All my lamp parts parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you - so you can concentrate on making beautiful lamps, safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you've ever tried making a lamp before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don't work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don't match! So here it is - the answer you've been waiting for at a really decent price. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! You can use this kit to create a lamp and harness your lamp fittings in the bottle of your choice, whether you would like your bottle standing up-right on it's base or on it's side housed in a stand you will create for it. You could use my Bottle Cutter kit to cut the bottle width ways into two halves and wire up one half of the bottle with the lamp components, and you could upcycle a stand for it to sit on later. Have a look through the images for ideas. Included in the kit are all the components needed to create a lamp, plus the fittings to house them inside any bottle safely - without damaging the electrical components. I have given you plenty of scope for using a wide range of different shape & size bottles, dependant on what size/type of bottle you are using, you may need to cut down your hollow threaded tube. We advise doing this for the best aesthetic finish. (Cutting the thread bar down is super quick & easy with a metal hacksaw, you can always reuse the leftovers for another lamp). Check out the images to see some of the lamps made with this kit and samples from the instructions. Full instructions are provided with detailed imagery of the step by step process to guide you seamlessly through this exciting build - download the instructions on purchase, the lamp kit will be with you in a few days. If you are looking for pendant bottle light kits that wire into the mains on your ceiling or wall please click here, this kit comes with a plug & inline switch for making plug-in desk lamps - if you are unsure please check the images & contact me if you need assistance. Need to cut your bottle? Check out my bottle cutter kit get 10% off when you buy any of my bottle lamp kits with my bottle cutter kit - use code 'BottleFun10' at check out with both items in the basket to redeem. I offer a range of lamp making kits including my 'jam jar lamp kit' and my 'Turn anything into a lamp' kit, we only use my DIY kits at my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps - just add your own unique item to make a fabulous one of a kind lamp. Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here  Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make various upcycled lamps safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make awesome lamps and create a instruction manuals because there were too many people to help and only one of me! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard and are made with 3 cores- Live, Neutral and Earth for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. Earthing a lamp is crucial when using metal lamp holders. When you purchase your lamp kits you will also receive a downloadable step by step guide with everything you need to know to make amazing lamps yourself at home. The downloads are designed to save paper and should be used on any tablet, making it easy to scroll through the directions at your own pace as you build your lamp. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult. Tools are not included - you will need a set of small screwdrivers, Stanley blade, wire strippers & electrical tape. All of these items can be sourced economically from your local DIY store & used over & over again. ETA - Download is available immediately upon full payment, lamp kit will usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!  
  • Make your own jam jar lamp with this super easy instruction download! Every step is explained in great detail with corresponding images over 18 pages. Useful for the absolute beginner or inquisitive lamp maker. Full page on lamp safety & what parts and tools to use. Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my 'Jam Jar lamp kit' so be sure you don't need lamp parts too before purchasing this. See the images for examples of the content. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Never leave small parts within reach of children under 3 years old. Written & designed by Charis Williams - all electrical components are 3 core, earthed and manufactured to British Standard 163. Item is downloadable upon payment. Send me images of your completed projects for sharing on social media :) Various tips and tricks for a neat, professional lamp build. You get this download free with purchases of my 'Jam Jar lamp kit' so be sure you don't need lamp parts too before purchasing this. See the images for examples of the content. These instructions are designed to be used by a competent adult of 18+, children must be supervised. Instructions are written & designed by Charis Williams Item is downloadable upon payment. Enjoy creating! Send me your completed lamp images for a chance to be shared online, find links to my social media in the footer and header of this website.
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  • Come to Brighton for a Workshop with a difference,

    This workshop is Freestyle!

    You bring your own item, or idea to work on during this 6 hour Freestyle Workshop class. Because this class is Freestyle it has a maximum number of 4 students at a time - most other classes have 6 or more. You'll all be working on different projects and I want to be available to give you the focus, advise & know-how you deserve! You can bring your own item to upcycle, or find wood at MidSussex wood Recycling for your masterpiece - which you can pick out at the time with the advice of the Salvage Sister. This workshop is totally different from any of my other classes - it is all about you & your ideas, concepts and designs. It is the perfect follow-on class if you really enjoyed Pallet Furniture & now want to further your knowledge & skills.

    Q - How is your Freestyle Workshop different to the Pallet Furniture Workshop?

    A - FREEDOM!! Unlike my Pallet Furniture Workshop , you are not restricted to using pallets & pallet wood for your build - you can literally find what you like & build with it. (In this class we don't focus on methods of dismantling, reconfiguring & making with pallets.) We start the class by learning to use the general tools that you will all use during the day, before each of you focus on on the tools and processes that apply to your own build. The MidSussex timber yard is absolutely full of interesting things, from scaffold boards, joists, doors, floorboards, planks, blocks, ply - you name it.  It's all reclaimed, it's all waiting to be reused & start a new life with you! (If you would like to peruse the timber yard before your class - the site is open for customers Sunday to Friday, find all the details about MidSussex Wood recycling by clicking here. Please be aware that if you intend to use a great deal of material, or one is expensive/rare - there may be a materials surcharge. We can go through options and work this out for you if you have an idea of what you want to make, what material you want to use & the approximate size of the project. ) This class is great for making scaffold board benches, small tables etc, small shelving units etc. You could even make some kitchen cupboard doors, or a Wooden A board for your business - the options are endless. Bear in mind however, we have 6 hours - so for larger, or more complex projects you may need more than one session - I can offer discounts for multiple Freestyle classes for the same person. More details as we release new dates, contact me here with your requirements. When you book the class simply email me your idea, I will advise you in the lead up to the class of what you might need to bring & the tools & equipment I can bring for use during the class. Please note that because the workshop is full of wood, it is not compatible with processes that require fire or very hot temperatures like welding or forging - this class is mainly for upcycling and woodwork projects. (Although I will be running metalwork & forging classes soon!) If you are unsure of whether your project is right for the class feel free to contact me via the 'Get in touch' tab. PLEASE do not book this class to do something that is already listed as a complete workshop in my store, this workshop is for unique things that you cannot find in my other workshop classes. Why not check out our amazing 5 star TRipAdvisor reviews for all our workshops? To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here. My Terms and Conditions have changed - by booking this class you agree to be bound by them, make sure you check them out! 
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  • Make your own super duper pallet planter with this easy to follow instruction download. The Salvage Sister first designed this simple, yet effective trough from free pallets for a live stage make at The Handmade Fair in London - where she showed Kirstie Allsopp how to make it in front of hundreds of people. Since then she has made many for private clients, and showed countless people how to make them in her workshop classes at Brighton Wood Store. Due to popular demand she has created a downloadable instruction guide for you to create an amazing pallet trough yourself with her guidance no matter where you are in the world! The download includes;
    • A list of everything you need to gather before you get started including the best anti corrosive fixings
    • What kind of pallets you need to look for
    • A step by step easy to follow build guide with accompanying images
    • What to use to use to decorate your trough
    • Health and safety best practices
    Please see the images for a product preview and stages of the build. Join our mailing list here so you don't miss the launch of new downloadable guides Did you know we now offer gift certificates too? You can send a personalised scheduled gift code from our store to your loved ones! Click here for more details.   Please note your download link expires at 30 days, although you can keep your downloaded content forever to use again and again. This content is owned and copywriten by Salvage Sister™, it cannot be shared publicly online or otherwise, and should not be used for business purposes or resale in any way. Legal Action will be taken if the information is used in an incorrect manner.
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  • Gift cards are now available for Salvage Sister workshops, products and commissions! Buy a loved one an unforgettable creative experience where they will learn new skills and gain confidence using power tools, plus take home what they make. Or they can use the gift voucher as part of full payment of a Salvage Sister handmade 'off the shelf' item or commission. Choose the amount you would like the gift card for, or enter your own and fill out the details of the recipient. It's really simple and a fantastic idea for a unique & thoughtful gift. Why not join my mailing here  to stay up to date with my latest products, workshops and downloads! Check out our amazing 5 star TRIPADVISOR reviews. Please use the drop down menu below to add the amount you wish to gift, you will be guided through entering the details of the recipient and scheduling. 
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  • My DIY pendant lighting kit is an easy way to update your ugly old white plastic light fittings to metal components in your choice of finish and fabric flex colour. This kit includes a ceiling rose and is specifically for updating old pendant lights & wiring into the mains in your ceiling.  (Also works with a jam jar as a lamp shade.) DIY kit comes with all pendant lighting components needed including;
    • LED vintage style light squirrel cage bulb
    • Quality metal lamp holder - in your choice of finish
    • 1 meter of fabric three core flex in your choice of colour (add extra with the drop down menu)
    • Ceiling rose in colour to match your lampholder.
    • Flex grips in colour to match your rose & lampholder
    • Two rings to attach the lampshade of your choice
    • All fittings are 3 core and manufactured to British Safety standard BS163
    • Step by step instructions download - use on any electronic device & scroll as you create.
    Before working on mains electricity YOU MUST turn off the mains electricity, there is a high risk of serious electric shock if you do not. The Salvage Sister accepts no responsibility for improper use of any of our products. A super easy-to-use kit of lighting parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you - so you can concentrate on making beautiful lighting, safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you've ever tried making a pendant light before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don't work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don't match! So here it is - the answer you've been waiting for at a really decent price. Use this kit to update your old plastic ceiling rose and light fitting to create beautiful feature lighting on your ceiling or wall.  This kit also has everything you need to add a standard mouth preserve jar as a lampshade over your lightbulb to make a fantastic pendant jam jar light. Check out the images to see some of the lighting updated with this kit and find samples from the instructions. Full instructions are provided with detailed imagery of the step by step process to guide you seamlessly through this exciting build - download the instructions on purchase, the lamp kit will be with you in a few days. If you are unsure of working with mains electricity you can follow the steps for wiring your lamp-holder and find a qualified electrician to wire your light into the mains, it is worth changing them all at once if you do this to make it economically viable to hire an electrician. Everything is explained in full in the instructions, which wires come from your ceiling, what the markings & colours on wires & fittings mean, & several examples of different wiring set ups that you may have in your property. I do not advice fitting this kit yourself if you have sight or mobility issues, the reason for this is you will need to be able to safely climb a step ladder and stand on it whilst you wire in the mains end of the rose. If you are looking for a lamp kit with a plug and switch please see below - this kit is for wiring into the mains electricity, it does not include a plug or switch although does come with a ceiling rose & attachments. I offer a range of lamp making kits including my 'jam jar lamp kit' 'Bottle lamp kit' and my 'Turn anything into a lamp' kit, we only use my DIY kits at my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps - just add your own unique item to make a fabulous one of a kind lamp. Read my full Terms and Conditions by clicking here  Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make various upcycled lamps safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make awesome lamps and create a instruction manuals because there were too many people to help and only one of me! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard and are made with 3 cores- Live, Neutral and Earth for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. Earthing a lamp is crucial when using metal lamp holders & lighting products. Before working on mains electricity YOU MUST turn off the mains electricity. Never take chances with high voltage, there is a risk of serious electric shock if you do not turn off the electricity. Never attempt electrical work without first stopping the electrical supply. If you are unsure of working with mains electricity you must get a qualified electrician to fit your pendant lamp to the ceiling once you have wired the components. The Salvage Sister accepts no responsibility for improper use of parts or any accident or injury resulting from the use of our kits - it is your responsibility to make sure you are using the parts correctly. When you purchase your pendant kit you will also receive a downloadable step by step guide detailing what you need to know to make amazing pendant lighting yourself at home.  The downloads are designed to save paper and should be used on any tablet, making it easy to scroll through the directions at your own pace as you build your lamp. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult, when wiring components. Never let a minor work with mains electricity whether supervised or not. Small parts must be kept out of reach of small children - they are a potential choking hazard. Tools are not included - you will need a set of small screwdrivers, Stanley blade, wire strippers & electrical tape. All of these items can be sourced economically from your local DIY store & used over & over again. ETA - Download is available immediately upon full payment, lamp kit will usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative!  
  • Yup, that's right it's a real cricket helmet handmade into a beautiful industrial style table lamp - perfect for sport enthusiasts & any sustainable home. I first came up this idea for Kirstie Allsop's 'Fill Your House for Free' S1. The homeowner had lots of old cricket equipment, I was asked to create a feature for the lounge which would look classy & expensive. I came up with my first lamp made from a cricket helmet, I have since made many of these for Cricket fans all over the world. The lamp has a gold interior to reflect the ambient glow of the low energy vintage style LED blub which comes free with this purchase. The exterior finish is hammered black with gold specks which gives it the appearance of metal. The light fitting and other fixtures are high quality CE approved components. When you purchase a cricket helmet lamp The Salvage Sister gets to work finding one to reclaim and repurpose for you. Then all the interior padding and fixings are removed before it is sanded, spray painted and lacquered for resilience. This process can take some time due to the drying times of the paint & lacquer drying times. Once the paint job is complete the cage is put back on and the lamp fitting and wiring is completed ready for packaging and shipping to your door fully insured & tracked. This item will arrive within 4 weeks of ordering - I'll update you during the process. Last orders for Christmas - 1st December 2020 Why not try and make your own lamp at one of my lamp making classes or purchase one of my lamp making kits with downloadable instructions. You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop! Give the unique gift of creativity to your loved ones, to find out more click here! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here. Everything you need is included, only use the drop down add-ons if you need lamp parts for something else. As part of the lamp category this is automatically shown. 
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  • Update your old plastic light fittings with this Pendant Bottle kit - for quality retro style, using the bottle of your choice! It's an easy way to make a pendant light in a bottle like a mini chandelier. This kit is for wiring into the mains either in your ceiling or on your wall, if you're looking for lamp making kits with a plug and a switch click here. A fab little DIY pendant lighting kit that comes with all these components and more;
    • LED vintage style light bulb (This is a non-dimmer bulb)
    • Quality metal lamp holder - in your choice of finish
    • 1 meter of fabric three core flex in your choice of colour (add extra with the drop down menu)
    • Ceiling rose in colour to match your lampholder.
    • Flex grips in colour to match your rose & lampholder
    • Fittings required to fix lampholder inside a bottle.
    • All fittings are 3 core and manufactured to British Safety standard BS163
    • Step by step instructions download - use on any electronic device & scroll as you create.
    You add the bottle! It's a kit of lighting parts that have been tried, tested and specially sourced for you - so you can concentrate on making beautiful lighting, safe in the knowledge that the Salvage Sister has done all the leg work to find you British Safety standard parts that all work perfectly together. If you've ever tried making a pendant light before you will know how incredibly frustrating it is to find that half your parts don't work with the other parts, or you have muddled up 2 and 3 core wires, or the threads don't match! So here it is - the answer you've been waiting for at a really decent price. You can use this kit to update old plastic ceiling rose and light fittings to create beautiful feature lighting on your ceiling or wall.  You will also receive the parts to harness your lamp fittings in the bottle of your choice so your bottle will hang as a lamp shade over your bulb. The lamp fittings can be secured in the neck or base of the bottle (depending on your requirements) using the threaded hollow rod & a variety of fixings included. Included in the kit are all the components needed to create a lamp, plus the fittings to house them inside any bottle safely. Designed to hold a single bottle, choose from a wine bottle, spirit bottle, beer bottle or champagne! Make sure your bottle is not heavier than 1kg, this kit is designed to be used with a bottle of under 1000g/1kg - most standard bottles are between 200g & 600g. Need to cut your bottle? Check out my bottle cutter kit get 10% off when you buy any of my bottle lamp kits with my bottle cutter kit - use code 'BottleFun10' at check out with both items in the basket to redeem. I have given you plenty of scope for using a wide range of different shape & size bottles, dependant on what size/type of bottle you are using, you may need to cut down your hollow threaded tube. We advise doing this for the best aesthetic finish. (Cutting the thread bar down is super quick & easy with a metal hacksaw, you can always reuse the leftovers for another lamp). Check out the images to see some of the lamps made with this kit and samples from the instructions. Full instructions are provided with detailed imagery of the step by step process to guide you seamlessly through this exciting build - download the instructions on purchase, the lamp kit will be with you in a few days. If you are looking for Bottle lamp kits that come with with a plug and switch click here, this kit comes with a ceiling rose and attachments meant for wiring into the mains - if you are unsure please check the images & contact me if you need assistance. Need to cut your bottle? Check out my bottle cutter kit get 10% off when you buy any of my bottle lamp kits with my bottle cutter kit - use code 'BottleFun10' at check out with both items in the basket to redeem. I offer a range of lamp making kits including my 'jam jar lamp kit' and my 'Turn anything into a lamp' kit, we only use my DIY kits at my lamp making workshops, I have helped hundreds of people create awe inspiring lamps - just add your own unique item to make a fabulous one of a kind lamp. Inspiration After being asked repeatedly over the years how to make various upcycled lamps safely I decided I had to source all the parts you need to make awesome lamps and create a instruction manuals because there were too many people to help and only one of me! Technical specification All parts are made to British Standard and are made with 3 cores- Live, Neutral and Earth for UK mains electricity - meaning they are earthed. Earthing a lamp is crucial when using metal lamp holders. When you purchase your lamp kits you will also receive a downloadable step by step guide with everything you need to know to make amazing lamps yourself at home. The downloads are designed to save paper and should be used on any tablet, making it easy to scroll through the directions at your own pace as you build your lamp. Kits are designed to be used by adults, anyone under the age of 18 must be supervised by an adult. Tools are not included - you will need a set of small screwdrivers, Stanley blade, wire strippers & electrical tape. All of these items can be sourced economically from your local DIY store & used over & over again. ETA - Download is available immediately upon full payment, lamp kit will be posted out the next day & usually arrive in 2-5 days depending upon post service, outside mainland UK & at busy times of the year please allow a week. Postage of this item to mainland UK is £2.99  Shipping is calculated at checkout - discounts automatically calculated for multiple purchases. I ship to The USA, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, Ireland and British Highlands and Islands - if your location is not listed please contact me and I will add it for you. Why not gift this kit? Last minute presents have never been so creative! When 'local collection' is applied instead of paying postage; Your item will usually be ready for collection from Brighton Woodstore the Friday morning following the day the order was made (Orders must be made by midday on Thursday for collection the next day - after midday Thursday your order will be ready the following Friday. Please do not leave your orders onsite for more than 7 days) Your item will be ready for collection at; The WoodStore  Elder Place,  Brighton  BN1 4GY  Your item can be collected during the Woodstore’s business hours; Monday to Saturday 9.00 - 17.30     Sunday 11.00 - 16.00 Open Bank Holidays 11.00 - 16.00
  • When bicycles & industrial style float ya boat, you can't get much better than my B-Spoke shelf brackets. They're made from real push bike salvage, after being meticulously cleaned, cut and reconfigured. Some said I was nuts when I wanted to turn push bikes into shelf brackets... it's upcycling like you've never seen before!

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    The aim for this piece was to create something absolutely unique and beautiful from all the old bike parts I have collected. I really wanted to make a feature of the gears and spokes as they're really pretty & beautifully formed if you really look. Shelf brackets are something every home needs to get clutter up & our of the way, but there's no reason for them to be boring! These B-spoke brackets are the most fiddly and time consuming of all my brackets. Each one of those little gears and spokes has to be welded in position, only problem is the spokes like to vaporise if you don't watch it! Welds are hidden wherever possible & sandwiched between the two gear stacks. Price is per pair of brackets - scroll down for the images & product data tabs. Have you thought about gifting this handmade product?
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  • My handcrafted real solid wood large typography letters give any room wow factor! Order complete words or just an initial, these are great for nurseries, bedrooms and living areas to add a personal touch to your decor. They are strong and resilient and will last a lifetime in your home or business. These are made for interior use, however if you would prefer some for exterior use please get in touch, this can be arranged! Each letter is lovingly created from reclaimed pallet wood and sheet material and finished with edging that defines it's chunky lines. I make these letters to order, you can order as many letters as you like and I will combine postage for you. These are suitable for home painting, why not get creative with chalk or spray paint and let your creativity run wild! On ordering add the quantity of all the letters you require & please leave a purchase note with the letter/s you would like me to make. Not big enough? Check out my massive 5 foot tall event letters here  or if you require a different size not listed in my store you can commission me by getting in touch here Dimensions (approximate depth due to pallet slats varying) height - 400mm width - 30mm - 45mm depending on the letter, although most are 340mm depth - 50mm You can now buy gift cards for Salvage Sister workshops & products for any amount you choose, please click here to find out more or click 'gift this product' below. To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.
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  • Simple steel magnetic photo frame

    £6.99
    Steel magnetic picture frame - standalone photo frame What is it A very simple industrial style photo frame, simply print off your family photos onto glossy paper and secure them to your lacquered steel frame with the magnets provided - a super quick and stylish way to display your favourite photos. Work best with square photos. Inspiration The aim for this piece is ‘sleek, simplistic industrial design'. Photo frames are something we all have, yet far too often instead of letting the image stand out they appear cluttered and heavy, dominating the view. This frame is made from a sheet of steel, formed to the perfect viewing angle before the finish is applied and lacquered for longevity.
  • Coat & hat hook  - A single handmade bright steel coat with salvaged golf ball hat holder! It's quirky, colourful & sustainable, made from a simple, continuous piece of 6mm steel rod formed into a hook & mounted on flat bright steel plate. Add the golf ball or mini pool ball of your choice. Comes with industrial style screws, wall plugs & ball colour of your choosing. Inspiration  Who doesn't need a hook in their life? I could do with loads of them, which is exactly what started me on this hook extravaganza! Nothing is worse than everyone dumping their winter coats, bags and hats over every available surface! That said, just because this is a functional item that doesn't mean it has to be boring, anything but! I spent some time experimenting with steel round bar and creating lots of hook shapes, I really like the continuous line of this hook & it's optimistic dart to the sky. You can hang coats by their integrated hanging loop on the lower bend & the golf ball is a fantastic place for your hat or hooded attire. The texture of the golf balls looks great against the shiny steel & adds a splash of colour. I'm really pleased these lost balls a new lease of life and diverting them from landfill. Inspired by Eames.  

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