The first was to finalise the details of a new job.......less than my current hours, less money and less stress and draining of energy, thereby freeing up more time and energy to devote to my true love of jewellery. This also means that I will teaching jewellery and working with metal clay again. Yippee!! That's all I can say on that.
The second was to hand in my notice at my current job, and as they had just advertised for new staff.....I thought it a good idea to do it sooner than later - so they now have 6 weeks notice instead of the desired 4. But that does now mean it is public and I can talk about my plans.
Can't remember if I mentioned the Leighton Buzzard Market......but I shall be doing that regularly on the 4th Saturday of the month in the High Street. This is in addition to the 2nd Saturday of the month at Bedford Handcrafted Market. Click here for list of dates.
What I have planned with regard to teaching is a 3 hour Taster Session for Beginners and also full day workshops. The taster session will be quite basic where as the full day workshops will be more technique based.
So if you fancy learning how to turn this 10g ball of Fine Silver Precious Metal Clay (PMC3) .....
Into 2 pairs of Solid Fine silver Earrings
Or 1 pair of earrings and a pendant in solid fine silver
Then give me a call on 07871 171 565 for more details or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest. Dates and Venue (in Bedford, UK) to be confirmed soon and the price of this Taster Session will be in the region of £36.
Details of full day workshops will also be coming soon, so let me know if this also interest you,
In addition to my own workshops - I have also been asked to teach metal clay again at Tudor Rose Patchwork - which I am really looking forward to. I am hoping to include Copper and Bronze workshops but I am still in the process of devising the workshop with the appropriate copper or bronze - still looking for the ideal clay with a firing process that is best suited to workshops.
Another workshop I am planning is a beading workshop - not the intricate seed beading that takes so much patience. I have had so many people buy my beaded earrings and comment that they wished they knew how to do make them, that I thought I may as well devise a workshop and teach them.....so watch this space.
Finally for this posting......here is the first JDLM Newsletter I have produced in two years. There is a special offer included for April/May so print one off and come and find me at an event if you want to benefit from the offer.
Blessings to All