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Weave Your Magic…..

Well hello there….

Remember me? Oh my, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted.

I have some great news – I’ve got a great new jewellery-making workshop for you.

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Mette Haulrik and once I saw her amazing weaving work (and found out she likes a good glass of red!) I just knew I had to get her in the studio as a guest tutor.

So here it is.

Wire Weaving Class

Precious Metal Wire Weaving – you can see all the details here.

You can see more of Mette’s beautiful work on her website.

Trust me, this is going to be a great class. We are holding it over one full day, Sunday 8th November, with all materials and use of workshop tools included in the course fee, as always. I’ll even make you lunch!

Get that creativity flowing and your fingers working. Places are limited, so hop on over here to check out the details and book your place.

Hope to see you there!

(and I hope it’s not so long between posts from now on)

 

New Classes and a Great Tip For Storing Your Earrings

New Classes !!

Finally, I have my next round of jewellery making classes scheduled and posted online. Phew!

Click on the image for more details......

Click on the image for more details……

Head on over to my website to check out the dates and projects.

Keep losing your earrings? Here’s a tip.

If you’re storing stud earrings, they so often get separated and one of them generally ends up disappearing into the never-never. Here’s the solution, and it is simple….. use a button!

Never lose another stud earring....

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A Brand New Year!

Happy New Year

A new year is always so inspiring. For me, this year it is especially so. It is the start of my first full year in my studio, working in a place I love, doing the things I love….all the time.

I will be honest, taking this big step has, at times, been a challenge. So far though, I have to say, I am loving the trip. With this wonderful new year now here, it’s time to dive in and make things happen.

So, what’s going on this year?

Jewellery-Making Classes

I am working on the 2014 Classes at the moment. I had hoped to have everything done by now but, as some of you know, I had some health issues last year that set me back a little. I’m all back on track now with a head full of ideas, so I will be spending the next couple of weeks finalising dates and projects.

Jewellery Workshop

I am also very excited to have been invited to teach a five-day beginners jewellery-making class at U.S.Q. McGregor School (Toowoomba) in July. I will post more information about that in coming weeks.

Remodelling Old Jewellery.

This is something I just love doing. To see old, broken or unwanted jewellery sitting in a drawer is such a shame. The gold-buyers won’t give you close to what it’s worth and often, you may not want to give it up. Here’s an example of a gorgeous remodel I did recently.

Amethyst Ring Remodel afterOh yes, looking forward to many more remodels in 2014.

Being Creative & Enjoying Life.

What else is there, really? There are so many beautiful sights around me in this gorgeous studio, every day a different wonder of nature to see.

Gorgeous sights from around the studio

Gorgeous sights from around the studio

And I am surrounding myself with wonderfully creative people. I was lucky enough to stumble upon some great resources for inspiration and motivation towards the end of last year and I have grabbed them by the….well, you know. My favourite so far just has to be Leonie Dawson’s “Create Your Amazing Year” workbook. Have a look at her website here. Leonie has a bunch of awesome free stuff as well as the workbooks for life and business.

 

Click on the image to go to Leonie's Website

Click on the image to go to Leonie’s Website

So there you have it…..my first post for 2014. You’ll certainly see some changes to my site and blog this year. I just can’t wait to show you my new classes (not much longer now) and I have a whole heap of lovely jewellery designs in mind, just itching to be made.

Happy New Year……let it be joyous !

 

 

Some New Jewellery-making Classes

I have a couple of great classes scheduled for March and April. These are a little more advanced than previous classes, but are still ideal for beginners. Don’t be scared, you can do it!!

Here’s what you can make in my March workshop:

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Yes, this cute ring can be made in just one day. Choose your gemstone and come up with a design that pleases you, then get stuck in and make this little beauty!
This is a full-day class which runs from 9am to 4pm. There are two dates to choose from: Saturday 16th March or Monday 18th March.

Looks like fun huh?

I’m also taking bookings now for my April workshop where you will make these.

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Five rings in one day…..yes, FIVE.
Make a pile of stacking rings that you can wear individually or all together. As always, you can customise your designs to suit your own style and with this class, I have added the option of adding gold. Your gold, not mine…. If you have an odd gold earring or other small item tucked away in a drawer or jewellery box, bring it with you and recycle it to add as an accent to your rings.

This class is also suitable for beginners, although if you have some experience it will be helpful.

The Stacking Rings Class runs for a full day, 9am to 4pm with two dates available: Saturday 20th April and Monday 22nd April.

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Limited numbers of students ensure you get a lot of personal assistance in these fun and creative workshops.

Price of each class is $185 which includes all materials and use of tools. Please feel free to email me for more information or, of course, to book your place or head over to my Facebook page.

I’m looking forward to my February workshop coming up this weekend and hope to have some great photos to post next week.

Thanks for stopping by……..