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Behind the scenes at Making Jewellery magazine - writing a silver clay jewellery tutorial

I'm really excited that the silver clay tutorial I wrote for Making Jewellery magazine had been published. I was even more excited that my work was chosen for the front cover!

I was commissioned to write the tutorial by Sian Hamilton, the editor of Making Jewellery magazine.
Each issue has a theme and the theme for issue 114, January 2018 was fire and ice. I was asked to make six different pieces, write the step by step instructions and take photos as well. It's a lot to do and I didn't have a long time to get it done.

I started off thinking about designs. I actually started making a totally different piece but I woke up one morning and decided it wasn't complex enough for a tutorial. It was two days of work and I had to start from scratch but some elements of the idea did stick.

I decided to make lentil beads. These are round beads that are domed. It's an interesting project that works well in silver clay with lots of possibilities for beginners and more advanced lear…

My creative week - moving day!

Monday 27th November 2017
Edinburgh entrepreneurs group
I'm really lucky to have found a great group of creatives. We meet once a month to discuss our progress over the past month and to set goals for the coming month. It is so helpful to have them cheering me on and also to be able to benefit from their local knowledge and support. We meet for a coffee (tea for me!) and a chat. We were meant to be setting goals for 2018 and I had a few but I do think I'd like to think about that some more. I've had a lot of change in 2017 and it's been great so it's time to think about how to enjoy being in Edinburgh now.

Tuesday 28th November 2017
As part of my work for the London Jewellery School I have been working on their prospectus. I have been doing this for months! It is now finally finished! I'm looking forward to seeing how it looks in print!

Friday 1st December 2017
Moving day!
I'm so excited to be moving into studio 3 at Hill Street Design House! It's such a great…

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