Skip to main content

Social media

This week I have been focussing on my social media. I currently work in technology but I am aware that many artists and crafters don't have the confidence or the know-how to use the internet to help to promote and sell their work. I am looking at putting together a course in social media specifically for artists and crafters. So, I decided to make sure I was up to scratch on everything before trying to tell other people what to do!

In the wonderful world of the internet - this week I have
Re-listed some items on Etsy
Joined some teams on Etsy
Set up my lightboat twitter account (I already use twitter but I wanted an account specifically for the jewellery). Search for light_boat to follow me
Added my twitter feed to my blog (I do love a widget!)
Joined network blogs. Now I'm following some fantabulous inspiring blogs (you can follow me by clicking on the button - scroll down a bit, it's on the right of the screen!)
Started a facebook fan page for Light boat Jewellery
Added a widget to display my Etsy shop, found at

I finished the bamboo wool scarf. It's very soft and a fab colour
Made a silver clay heart shaped pendant with a cubic zircona stone - well valentines day is coming up!
Made a pair of silver clay earrings


  1. This is great Anna!
    Learning how to take advantage of social media and networking to self-promote our work is very important. I am sure your course will be great !!

  2. Thanks Lorena. I will try to get a copy of 'I'd rather be in the studio'. I had a look at Alyson Stanfield's website too and found what she is doing is very interesting


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Five fantastic Black Friday deals for metal clay artists

Black Friday has arrived and along with it an astounding amount of offers in my inbox and on facebook. For an American tradition it really has found some traction here in the UK! Don't get me wrong, I will be looking at whether I can get some christmas present shopping done but I noticed that there are some great offers out there for metal clay artists to invest in their own training or to stock up on supplies. So, with that in mind, here are the deals I've seen that are worth a second look

1. 20% off day and evening classes at the London Jewellery School
As you probably know, I work for the London Jewellery School. If you'd like to take a class with me there you can see my teaching calendar for 2018 here (it is possible that there will be some changes but right now I am the one due to teach the classes listed above).
For me, learning face to face with an expert tutor is the quickest way to develop your skills. It allows you to ask questions and practice with feedback. For me…

Jewellery inspiration - unusual stone settings

I am pretty addicted to pinterest and love that we have so much access to inspiration as jewellers there. I have recently been drawn to unusual stone settings and I find it useful to consider how the jeweller has done it as it gives me a jumping off point for ideas. Here are a few innovative designs that I love.

Turquoise necklace by Cobalt blue

I love the work of byDaphne Krinos who regularly uses stones in innovative ways. This piece is a round brooch on 18 carat gold

Swarovski crystalactite ring from Maison Margiela

Thomas Giesen - acrylic ring with amethyst ball

Labradorite pendant by Anna Vosburg

Glauco Cambi bracelet with magnetic closure

Odyssey orbital ring earrings by Silversong jewelry

My first Huffington Post blog post

I'm really excited that I have been accepted as a blogger for the Huffington Post. My first blog post was published today and was chosen for the front page of the UK site which was doubly exciting!
The topic of my blog post was 'Why the Uber tribunal ruling could ruin my life' 
Do take a look and let me know your thoughts