I haven't blogged for a bit. I've been really busy and making some decisions. Last week I quit my main job at the university I work at in order to take up some part time opportunities. I've been teaching at a few locations for some years now and I've been offered more of the kind of teaching I love. This decision does decrease my income but I hope that the extra time I have will be used effectively to try out some new things - like market stalls for my jewellery, commissions etc.
Every now and then I think I'm mad but it feels like the right decision.
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…
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.