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Learn silversmithing from home

Jewellery School Online has just launched their most recent pre-sale class‘The Silver Jewellery Workshop’ which teaches students how to make professional quality silver jewellery using traditional techniques from home, including how to make a fully soldered textured ring and silver charms & pendants. The pre-sale is a great offer as you can get the course for 50% off (from £89 to £44.50) for the next few weeks before the course is released on 16th April 2016. This course is perfect if you haven't tried silversmithing before or if you have done a course but can't remember everything!
Take advantage of this limited time offer!

Motivation Monday - don't complain about something you're putting up with

Upcoming classes in April

I have a busy teaching month in April but the following classes still have places if you would like to join me!

Button jewellery taster class Where? London Jewellery School When? Thursday 14th April 2016. 6.30-9.30pm Click here for more details




Beautiful beading Where? Mary Ward Centre When? Monday 18th April - Monday 4th July 2016 3-5.30pm, 10 weeks Course code 1504 Suitable for beginners and improvers we will be working on a number of projects. Our theme this term is statement jewellery. We will be making necklaces, earrings, bracelets, hair combs and other items Click here for more details

Silver clay and fused glass Where? Mary Ward Centre When? Monday 18th April - Monday 4th July 2016 6-9pm, 10 weeks Course code 1508 Taught by Anna Campbell and glass artist Helen Maurer. Suitable for beginners and improvers we will be working on a number of projects, you will make glass pieces and finish them/set them with silver clay.


Beginners beading Where? London Jewellery School When? Friday 22nd April 2016, 10-…

Motivation Monday - surround yourself with the right people

Metal clay masterclasses in the UK 2016

I love learning new skills so I always keep an eye on the metal clay masterclasses that are being run in the UK. So far this year I have already attended classes with Tracey Spurgin and Joy Funnell
I have now collected links to those that I know about in a pinterest board that you can see below.
If I have missed any please do share them with me in the comments below, I'd love to add them to the board. And do follow the board on pinterest if you want to keep up to date, I'll keep adding to it.



Motivation Monday - sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life

Silver clay on Create and Craft TV

Exciting news - Jessica Rose, director at the LondonJewellerySchool, has been working with Create and Craft TV and her first live shows will be tomorrow, Thursday 10th March 2016 at 10am and 6pm.
“We hope the shows with Create and Craft and our partnerships will be the next stage in bringing excellent quality learning resources and tools to the jewellery making community and home jewellery businesses,” said Jessica. “It is an exciting time and we hope to reach as many jewellers as possible with our message that everyone can make jewellery, followed up with training, tools and kits to make that a reality.”
The shows will feature metal clay kits and the opportunity to purchase online classes including Metal silver clay charms by Julia Rai and, eventually, my course, stone setting in metal clay (torch fire techniques).

LondonJewellerySchool featuring Jessica Rose demonstrating metal clay will be on Create and Craft TV on Thursday 10th March 10am and 6pm on channels Sky 674 & 675; Freevi…

My first online tutorial is now available!

Following a very successful pre-sale, I am pleased to announce that my first online tutorial for Jewellery School Online is now fully available for purchase and watching! All the projects are shown from start to finish and can be torch fired. 




The class is called Stone setting in silver clay (torch fired techniques) The projects include setting a man made stone in wet claysetting a dichroic glass piecesetting a bezel cup
The videos were professionally filmed and you can watch them as many times as you like. You receive full notes and a list of tools needed.

Motivation Monday - edit your life frequently and ruthlessly

Five (mostly) free ways to promote your business

We all know that it’s not enough to have our products for sale online, we have to actively promote them. But how do we do this without spending a fortune? Here are five ways to promote your business without spending money on advertising

Using social media effectively Social media is a great tool to promote your business but to drive your business forward you need to use it efficiently and effectively. Here are a couple of ways you can do this




Check what’s working You can do this on your facebook business page by accessing your page and clicking on ‘insights’. This shows you, amongst other things, how many people saw your post and engaged with it. See if you can spot a pattern. Do you get more engagement when you share videos? When you ask questions? Is there a time of day that is better to post? You need to check and use this information to make your posts more effective

Scheduling Use a scheduling tool to set up posts to publish in advance. My favourite tool for this is buffer which allows…