Hello & Welcome (I'm Jessica Rose)
Hello and welcome to the London Jewellery School website - I am so delighted you are here and hopefully you are just as excited and in love with jewellery making as we are.
I am the Founder & Director of the London Jewellery School which started from very humble beginnings back in 2009. We now run 100's of classes teaching 1000's of jewellers every year how to make jewellery. In our last count I think we have trained over 20,000 students to date! That's a lot of jewellery.
My passion is supporting jewellery designers to run sucessful, profitable and sustainable jewellery businesses whist developing making skills. Here are the ways we can work together:
Get Jessica's Book
Jessica has written her first jewellery making book, 'Bead and Wire Fashion Jewellery' which is all about learning how to make your own beautiful, fashion-inspired jewellery collections from home.
Suitable for complete beginners and more experienced jewellery makers alike. For full info and to order a copy visit our order page here >
Jessica fell in love with jewellery making after leaving school and enrolling on her first ever jewellery making class. With original plans to set up and run her own label, selling her handmade jewellery, Jessica eventually left her university course and part-time job to focus on her jewellery plans full-time.
She began teaching others how to make their own jewellery as a sideline to her business initially, but enjoyed teaching so much that it wasn't long before she had launched her own jewellery school. Her enthusiastic charm and creative flair for teaching lead to extremely popular classes that opened up the world of jewellery making to 100s of new students. In order to grow she took on a team of highly skilled and talented jewellery tutors and moved to a central London location in the ideally situated Hatton Garden, back in 2010.
A few years later and the London Jewellery School has grown to be a leading name in the industry attracting 1000s of students and visitors from London, the UK and abroad. We run over 80 different types of jewellery making class, have a thriving membership scheme and offer distance learning courses. On top of this, the school runs fun jewellery making hen parties, corporate events and a unique 'make your own wedding rings workshop'
Building LJS to be the successful business it is today hasn't always been easy. Jessica has faced huge personal as well as professional difficulties along the journey resulting in the threat of bankruptcy early on. However these adversities have only made her and her team all the more determined and resilient to challenges.
Jessica now works hard on developing the business, ensuring quality and managing a vibrant staff team. Exciting plans are always in the pipeline for the future, to bring the fun and creativity of jewellery making to a wider audience. Other than making jewellery herself, Jessica also spends her time promoting the school, speaking or making at events and supporting up and coming jewellers setting up their own jewellery business.
Awards and Achievements...
Winner Smarta 100 Award 2013, and nominated for Female Entrepreneur of the Year
Winner HP Smart Business Awards, 2013 (Skills Creation Category)
Winner of Professional Jeweller Hot 100 Award 2013, Business Big Shots Category
Winner of the NatWest Everywoman Business Award 2012, in the' Artemis', 25's and under category.
Nominated Young Entrepreneur of the Year BYBA Awards, 2013
Short-listed for Lloyds TSB Enterprise Awards, 2013
Short-listed for Local Business Accelerator Programme, 2013
Selected for the exclusive UCL and Goldmans Sachs 10,000 small business programme for high growth companies, 2013
Finalist for the 'Spirit of London Awards' 2011
The Big Leap competition - Bronze Award 2009
Regular contributor for two leading jewellery magazines
Featured on numerous TV channels including, BBC, ITV and Sky channels
Met the prime minister David Cameron as part of the SOLA awards for young business owners.
Articles and interviews featured in Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Daily Express, Marie Claire Magazine & more
Huffington Post Blogger - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jessica-rose/
Ambassador for a number of organisations including: Biz Britain, Spirit of London Awards and Uni's not for me.
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x