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My name is Anna Campbell. Here are a few things about me

I am a jewellery artist and PGCE qualified teacher living in Edinburgh. I work from my studio at Hill Street Design House

I founded Jewellery School Scotland and teach silver jewellery making classes in Edinburgh and London.
I am regularly invited to teach at events including the You Can Make It metal clay residential conference, the Creative Craft Show and  Kirstie Allsopp's handmade fair. 

I sell my jewellery online and at An Independent Zebra in Stockbridge, Edinburgh.

I am a blogger for the Huffington Post and regularly write for Making Jewellery magazine. My work has been featured in newspapers, magazines and on television. See here for links >
I am the silver clay jewellery demonstrator for Create and Craft TV >

I specialise in silver clay jewellery and hold the Higher Diploma in Metal Clay from the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery as well as Art Clay and PMC Rio Rewards Certification.

I am one half of Campbell-Hall Creations, an innovative collaborative art project with my photographer and artist husband Gary. We create artwork and jewellery monthly inspired by our travels in Scotland and beyond. The project includes a behind the scenes look at our creative process and creative conversations. You can find out more about this project here >

I've been commissioned to make jewellery for celebrities. You can see a gallery of some of my work here >

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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

Ring a month theme for February 2019

I've been overwhelmed by the number of people being inspired by the Ring A Month challenge. At the time of writing, we have 351 members in the Facebook group and 300 followers on Instagram.
If you'd like to join in there's still time!
Facebook group

I have decided to announce the theme for the coming month a week before the start of the month. This is to give people time to think about their designs, particularly those that are busy and have a lot to fit in.

The theme for February 2019 is .... music and lyrics

Here are some ideas to get you thinking about how to interpret the theme

Be inspired by

A song/piece of music you loveA specific lyric from a song A style of music e.g. classical, metal, rap, funk etcA musicalAn instrument/sMusic artwork (CD/LP sleeve or music video)A concert you went to (or wish you went to!)A music festivalChoose a musician, singer or composer you admire…

2018 Black Friday deals for metal clay jewellers

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 c…