The last 2 and a half weeks have been the most worrying time. My darling mum was admitted to hospital after exhibiting some alarming symptoms. I rushed to their home to look after my dear dad who has been ill with dementia for a couple of years now.
With life turned up side down my work virtually ground to a halt. I’m grateful that I don’t have any other dependants so was able to be there for my parents at short notice. I apologise to anyone who tried to order any jewellery from my online shops recently. I had to close my shops whilst I didn’t know what was happening with my parents.
I’m pleased to report that my mum is now home, although on a tonne of medication and with more hospital tests in the pipeline. I’m hoping to be able to put aside a few days a week to make jewellery again.
My shop is now officially open again. Please note that jewellery orders will take a week to complete so allow extra time when you order.
I’ve been taking strength from the wonderful Karen Salmonsohn during this tough time (www.notsalmon.com)
Thanks for your patience and sorry for any inconvenience whilst my shop was closed.
As the days get cooler and outdoor pursuits become less appealing what better time to learn something new in the warmth of a cosy jewellery workshop. In my 3-hour beginner’s silver jewellery making workshop you can make a silver ring, a pair of silver earrings or a silver pendant.
And what’s even better is that you can book now with 20% off using code LEARN20 !
Why not make some autumn inspired jewellery for yourself or for a gift? Book your beginners workshop before 14 Oct
So you like the sound of 20% off but you want to know a little more about the 3 hours beginners jewellery making workshop first? If you like getting creative, in any capacity, I’m sure you’ll find it appealing.
You don’t need any jewellery making experience to attend this workshop, just bring your enthusiasm and willingness to learn the ancient art of working with silver, the handmade way.
At the start of the workshop we discuss your design ideas.
I can guide you and show examples of what’s possible.
You will learn some basic traditional silver jewellery making techniques.
You’ll use hand tools like I saw, hammers, files and pliers
You will also learn how to work with the metal: soften it, form it and shape it
You’ll use a blow torch and I’ll show you how to solder.
Then I can walk you through how to finish your piece of jewellery in different ways.
I teach in a very step-by-step fashion so every process will be shown to you as and when you’re ready.
The jewellery workshops usually run on Saturdays but check the website for details. Workshops are 3 hours long and cost £85 per person. The class size is a maximum of 3 students. The cost of the silver is extra. As a ballpark figure this might be something between £5 -25.
To take advantage of the 20% discount on these workshops book your spot before the 14th October and only pay £68 per person. All you need to remember is code LEARN20. Type this in at the checkout when booking and you automatically receive 20% off. Easy!