As many of you may know, our very own Jessica Rose has been nominated for a prestigious ‘Spirit of London Award’ and has reached the final stages of meeting the prime minister with a visit to No. 10 Downing street along with the other nominiess. So we wish her all the best of luck for the award ceromany next month at the Royal Albert Hall hosted by Stacy Soloman and performances from Titchy Strider, Katy B and many more celebs.
When running a jewellery business we all want to spend the majority of our time making jewellery, but in order for it to be successful and make money, customers need to know you exist and this is where the magical world of marketing comes in. Check out our latest blog post for lots of tips and advice.
Student Spotlight: Carole Beckwith
Long-term LJS student Carole Beckwith has set recently up her own jewellery business, Silver Blossom Jewellery. Take a look at her new website, launched last week to see what she has been up to and for a cheeky look at her lovely new collection of pieces! She has done a number of classes with us here at LJS including classes in silver metal clay and more recenlty our photograph your jewellery class. Thanks for sharing with us Carole and for some much needed inspiration and encoragement for all the budding jewellers out there. Carole’s website can be found at www.silverblossomjewellery.co.uk
Mind Your Business: Jessica’s Column in Make Jewellery Mag
Our Director, Jessica Rose now writes a regular page for the popular Make Jewellery Magazine called ‘Mind Your Business’ which as the name suggests is all about running a jewellery business. Each month will cover a different aspect of running a business from Marketing and IT, to photography and finance so be sure to check it out at – www.makejewellerymagazine.com
Jewellery Event: Goldsmiths Fair 26th Sept – 9th Oct
GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR is the ultimate one-stop destination for those seeking out jewellery and silver by the most exciting independent designer-makers in the UK. This two-week marvel is not to be missed, as it is a truly dazzling display of 100s of independent designer-makers in the world of silver, gold and precious jewellery held at the Goldsmiths Hall in St. Pauls London. Do go along if you can and let us know what you think! For full details click here.
Affordable Private Tuition at LJS
We all have times when we would prefer some one-on-one time whether it be to work on a specific project or as a way of moving things forward, private tuition could be the best option and may not be as expensive as you think. The cost of our private tuition is the same as our two-day classes and in most cases in an individual class you can cover the equivalant of two days work in a group class – so they really are great value for money! And most importantly, you get the famous LJS biscuit tin all to yourself! For full details and prices click here.
Pics from our Open Evening
A big thank you to everyone who came to our open evening earlier this month and helped to make it a success. We had lots of lovely new potential students come through our doors as well as some valued regulars but don’t worry if you couldn’t make it, we took plenty of pictures to capture the bustling creative atmosphere, click here to take a look.
New Diploma Date for Jan 2012 added due to overwhelming demand
Due to popular demand we have just added a new Diploma date for Jan 2012 as the current Jan course is fully booked already! The new start date is Thursday 19th January 2012 and will run each Thursday for 10 weeks a term, 3 terms a year, finishing in December 2012. But as usual there are only 7 places in total and this class gets booked up well in advance so if you are interested do contact us sooner rather than later. We also have a downloadable pack full of info about the ‘Diploma in Creative Jewellery’ available to download from the following link; Diploma Application Pack. For details of dates and booking the Diploma please click here.
The ‘C’ Word – Christmas Taster Classes at LJS
Okay so I know its a little early for the ‘C’ word but for those early planners out there we now have up on our website full info on our hugely popular Christmas Special Taster Classes. For full details, dates and prices click here.
Metal Clay Madness: Emma’s Lovely Blog
Serial LJS tutor Emma Ashworth has a lovely blog entitled ‘Metal Clay Madness’ with regular posts on everything metal clay and jewellery related as well as info on what she is up-to so be sure to check it out for some information and inspiration. Click here to take a look. Enjoy!