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2018 Black Friday deals for metal clay jewellers

Fancy bezels, prongs and bails online course, Jewellers Academy

It's Black Friday again and even before the day arrived there were lots of deals around (and surely more to come). Black Friday is fairly new to the UK but it's always good to look out for a deal! Here are some of the best I've seen for metal clay artists. Do share any I've missed in the comments and I'll add them in

Clay, materials and tools
Cookson Gold has discounts on clay and tools
I haven't seen any other discounts on metal clay but there are a lot of discounts on gemstones and beads out there including Beads Direct and Kernowcraft. Elsilver also have discounts, it's worth checking out their 25% off offer on dies.

Online courses
Jewellers Academy has 50% off their courses including 3 metal clay courses. Tip: buy the bundle with Julia Rai's metal clay charms course and my stone setting torch fired course as it's the same cost as my course on its own! There's also the new Fancy bezels, prongs and bails course by Julia Rai which is great. Use code CREATIVE2019 at check out to get the discounted price.

Tracey Spurgin has 50% off her distance learning courses at Craftworx

Craftcast have 35% off their online courses including metal clay using code thankyou35 at check out.

Classes in the UK
The London Jewellery School has 10% off day and evening classes which includes 11 metal clay classes. These include the more advanced classes like adding gold to metal clay, stone setting in metal clay, fingerprint jewellery and paper silver clay. Use code ONYXFRIDAY at checkout.

Julia Rai is offering 20% off her courses at the Cornwall School of Arts Craft and Jewellery with discount code Black18 for one day only! Offer ends on 23rd November at midnight

Lisa Cain is offering 15% off her classes at the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery booked by 1st December


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