We’re hiring!

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We’re looking for someone to join our small team, could it be you?
Job title: Digital Marketing Executive & Studio Co-ordinator (P/T 4 Days)
Are you an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with branding, copywriting and digital marketing expertise? Do you wish you could find a role that enables you to combine your passion for jewellery and need to work flexibly? If so, our Digital Marketing Executive & Studio Co-ordinator role may be perfect for you.
You’ll be working directly with our founder, Jessica Rose and you’ll be responsible for growing our brand and attracting new students so they can become the best jewellers they can be. Your day-to-day duties will include:
• Developing customer journeys
• Setting up and improving email automation
• Creating engaging content, that will inspire our followers. This includes writing compelling copy for email marketing, websites and blogs and creating beautiful graphics in Canva
• Managing LJS photography
• Website updates and promotions
• Developing and Managing Facebook and Instagram advertising campaigns to promote our flagship Diploma programmes and our other courses to prospective students
• Managing our social media including Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter
• Liaising with LJS contacts in press and media for building the brand and recognition of the school
In addition, you’ll take on a ‘studio role’ for two days a week. This involves supporting our General Manager with operations and customer service, such as answering phone calls, taking bookings and supporting students and tutors at the school.
This is a part-time role, working four days per week in total. On Fridays and Saturdays, you’ll need to work from our Jewellery school in Hatton Garden. The other two days can be flexible and you can work from home.
So, if you love what we do at LJS and want to help us spread the word, apply to join our team. It’s an exciting time to come on board as we have new branding and a new website in development.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to jobs@hrrefresh.co.uk by 22nd February 2019.
If you have any questions about the role please do give us a call on 0203 176 0546.

NEW 3 day Beginners Silver Jewellery journey at the London Jewellery School

Have you been wanting to try your hand at making silver jewellery for a while? Or have you given it a try and want to know what to move onto next?

We have responded to feedback from students that were looking for a course in between our beginners silver and our more advanced silver courses. So now we have two!

Introducing new classes – Beginners Silver Jewellery II and Beginners Silver Jewellery III

AND we have a special offer price for those who’d like to take all 3 beginners silver jewellery courses! Read on to find out more.

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Beginners Silver Jewellery I, 10-5pm (one day), £149

This course, taken by hundreds of students over the years, remains the same. On BSJ1 you will learn to make lovely silver jewellery using traditional techniques a great beginners class and an excellent introduction to making silver jewellery. Covering techniques like sawing, soldering, annealing, polishing and finishing you will make a soldered silver ring and a pierced silver pendant. This is a great course to start with to see if you will enjoy working with silver.

Find out more >

If you have already taken this course we recommend you move onto Beginners Silver Jewellery II or Beginners Silver Jewellery III. You can choose to do one or both. They are a great introduction to our more advanced silver jewellery courses.

 

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*NEW* Beginners Silver Jewellery II, 10-5pm (one day), £149

You will take your skills up a level, practice soldering multiple pieces and work with the doming technique. You will make a double domed ring and a pair of domed earrings or a pendant.  This will give you lots more scope in your jewellery making skills so it is a great follow on from BSJ1

Find out more >

 

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*NEW* Beginners Silver Jewellery III, 10-5pm (one day), £149

Let’s add some beautiful gemstones to your work! In this day course, you will be guided by a tutor to make a silver bangle and set a simple cabochon stone using a pre-made bezel cup – the perfect introduction to stone setting.  If there is time, you will also make a pair of gemstone earrings.

Find out more >

 

And we have a special offer for you …

If you would like to take all 3 of these courses then choose the beginners silver jewellery bundle >

Buying the bundle saves you £68 (based on the cost if you purchase each course individually).

 

But I’ve already taken Beginners Silver Jewellery I …

If you have already taken Beginners Silver Jewellery I and are interested in making those gorgeous pieces taught in II and III then do contact us in the office. If you buy the two-course bundle (Beginners Silver 2 and 3) you’ll get them both for £250. That’s a saving of £48. (Regular price is £298). This offer price is valid until 28th February 2019 so get in touch now!

Call us on 0203 176 0546 or email info@londonjewelleryschool.co.uk

Note: we will continue to add dates through the year so don’t worry if you can’t make the dates we have at the moment. We are working with our tutors to schedule more asap!

 

Would you like Meghan Markle to buy your jewellery?

It’s been in the news over the last week or so that the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has been choosing to wear jewellery brands that use ethical materials and have sustainable business practices. However, if you’ve looked into it you’ll know that this is not as straightforward to do as you would hope. There’s so much to think about including mining practices and their environmental and workforce effects; the mining of precious metals; the use of chemicals in the workshop and so much more. This is why we have been working with expert Stuart Pool to create a new one-day course in Ethical Jewellery especially for our students. The course is designed primarily for jewellery business owners who want to feel more informed about their ethical options but is open to all with an interest in the subject.

What is covered in the course?
  • Industry issues and why we need responsible sourcing of metals and gemstones 
  • Gold & silver – Fairtrade & Fairmined options 
  • Diamonds & gemstones – including sourcing options and buying tips, mining and the journey of the gemstone, man-made stones 
  • Your workplace – what you can do in your own space to be more ethical 
  • And more! 
This intensive one day workshop will be taught for 8 students as a maximum, ensuring you have time to discuss your business and get specific advice from Stuart. You will receive a certificate of completion in Ethical Jewellery at the end of the workshop.
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Who is the guest tutor?
Stuart Pool is a specialist in responsibly mined and fully traceable coloured gemstones, mainly sourced directly from mines in Sri Lanka and Tanzania. He runs gem trading companies Nineteen48 (www.nineteen48.com), Rubyfair (www.rubyfair.com) and Crown Gems, as well as being a co-founder of Fair Luxury (www.fairlux.co.uk), a group focused on positive change in the jewellery industry.
Stuart works very closely with local mine owners to provide a mine-to-market service, from extracting the rough gem material and the cutting and polishing of gemstones, right up to the sale of gems to the end customer, both wholesale and retail. The emphasis throughout the supply chain is on maximum transparency and fair benefits to everyone involved.
Stuart’s companies support charitable projects in both Sri Lanka and the UK and he is also committed to educating the widest possible audience about the issues within the jewellery sector. He is supportive of many initiatives and programmes within the industry which are trying to improve conditions and benefits for those involved in all stages of the supply chains for diamonds, precious metals and coloured gems.
As Stuart is busy with his own work we currently only have two dates available for this course in 2019 and half the places are now gone for the February course so don’t wait to enrol.
Who knows who will choose your jewellery if you create an ethical jewellery brand. Maybe royalty.

Valentines versus Galentines. Which would you choose?

We’re having a debate in the LJS offices at the moment about which will be most popular – Valentines or Galentines.

We have our traditional Valentines day evening taster workshop on 14th February (6.30-9pm) for couples to come and make each other a silver ring. It has always been a popular option and is a great alternative to dinner, flowers and chocolates.

However, in 2018 we added a Galentines evening taster workshop to the schedule and that was also popular! Galentines day was made popular on the show Parks and Recreation and has since become a day to celebrate friendship.

On our Galentines class two friends will each make a silver pendant that they saw in half to keep one part for themselves and to give the other to their friend. It’s a fab celebration of friendship and anyone who wants to give it a go is welcome (you don’t have to be gals).

So which will be the most popular this year? Time will tell. 

 

Find out more about the Galentines workshop here

13th February 2019, 6.30-9pm

Suitable for beginners

Enjoy a glass of prosecco at the end of the class

http://www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/taster-classes/galentines-special/

 

Find out more about the Valentines workshop

14th February 2019, 6.30-9pm

Suitable for beginners

Enjoy a glass of prosecco at the end of the class

http://www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/taster-classes/valentines-special-make-silver-rings/

Join the FREE Kickstart 2019 5 day challenge for jewellers

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Do you have a jewellery business or would you like to start one? If so this is a great opportunity for you.

Our Founder Jessica Rose is hosting a FREE 5-day jewellery business challenge starting on Monday and you’re invited to join in. On the challenge, you’ll be prompted to evaluate your aims and goals for 2019 and really clarify what you want for your business and how you’re going to achieve it.

The Kickstart mini-course covers:

Monday 7/1 Day 1: You and Your Vision

Tuesday 8/1 Day 2: Setting Goals for Growth

Wednesday 9/1 Day 3: Looking at the Money

Thursday 10/1 Day 4: Your Action Plan

Friday 11/1 Day 5: Motivation & Accountability (Let’s Do This!)

By the end of the week, you will have a full plan for how you will make real progress in your business in 2019 and you will be ready to start taking action in your business straight away.

You can sign up for the FREE challenge here >  You’ll receive emails each day with some content and a task. By doing a little each day you’ll be setting yourself up for a great year.

You can also join Jessica live every evening (from Sunday 6th January 2019 to Thursday 10th January 2019) at 8pm (GMT) in the Jewellers Academy Facebook group for a rundown of the next day’s activities.

We hope you join the challenge and find it really helpful in shaping your business in 2019.

Ready for a new challenge this year? Now is your last chance to join our January Diploma courses

Are you excited for 2019? Or is it more of the same? Would you like to start 2020 (yikes, that’s scary) having completed a Diploma in Jewellery making? There’s still time to join one of the two Diploma courses starting this month but you need to be quick.

Diploma in Creative Jewellery


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Silver and glass jewellery created by a Diploma in Creative Jewellery student

 

This is our original Diploma that includes nearly all the silver jewellery making courses that the Silver Diploma does but also includes other methods including resin, perspex, glass, beading, metal clay, jewellery design, jewellery business and more. The course lasts for three terms so ends in December 2019.

We still have a few places left for the January start so get in touch now if you are interested. It runs on Mondays and induction is on 7th January with the first taught class on 14th January 2019.

Find out more about the Diploma in Creative Jewellery here >

 

Diploma in Silver Jewellery

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Silver and gemstone bangle designed and made by a Diploma student

The Diploma in Silver Jewellery is taught on Tuesdays and starts on 15th January. This two-term course is taught one day a week and focusses on silver jewellery techniques taking you from beginner to professional.

We currently have two spaces left on this Diploma course for January so don’t wait if it’s the one for you.

Find out more about the Diploma in Silver Jewellery here >

 

Why take a Diploma course?

  • they are taught in one intensive day per week so can fit into your current schedule
  • they focus on technique and practical making
  • we have small groups, the maximum number is 8 so you get individual support from the tutor
  • taught by specialist professional jewellers who run their own businesses
  • you will be assigned a mentor so you can find out more about the jewellery industry and ask questions
  • they cost less than half a one-year payment for a degree course
  • payment can be made by instalment
  • the vast majority of materials are included
  • no tool sharing and waiting for equipment
  • based in Hatton Garden, the heart of the jewellery quarter in London
  • they are suitable for beginners as we start with beginners level courses but quickly take you to more advanced levels so also good for those with some experience

Find out more on our Diploma website. You are welcome to give us a call on 0203 176 0546 to discuss your suitability for the course and to organise a studio visit.

Free online Gemstone and Wire intro mini-course for you this christmas 🎁

free-gemstone-wire-course-jewellers-academyHere is an early Christmas present 🎁 from our sister company Jewellers Academy.

Intro to Gemstone and Wire FREE mini-course >

Join Jessica Rose in this fun and relaxed online mini-course covering three projects to learn to make:

– Simple and beautiful gemstone earrings
– Stacking gemstone bracelets
– Wire wrapped gemstone hoops

This is a great mindful activity to help focus your thoughts on the present, overcome overwhelm and learn a fun new skill while you are at it.
Join the course >

See below for some of the pieces you can learn to make with the mini-course…

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And if you enjoy that course check out the latest full Gemstone and Wire Jewellery course from Jewellers Academy. Launching tomorrow (18/12/18) it is currently available for a pre-sale price of £12.50, that’s 50% off!

What do you get?

  • 7 professionally filmed videos that you can watch any time you like as many times as you want!
  • Downloadable notes
  • A full list of tools and materials (and a bonus link to Kernowcraft to buy it all if you want!)

What will I learn?

  • Briolette wrapping
  • Creating wire loops
  • Creating shapes in wire to wrap your gemstones in
  • Working with cast components
  • incorporating chain into your designs
  • Using mini-mandrels, pliers and beading tools
  • And much more

Take a look at some of the gorgeous samples from the course below:

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Tempted? Take advantage of the special pre-sale price now > 50% off

Jewellery Diploma open day replay

Are you interested in our Jewellery Diploma courses? We recently did our first online open day to discuss the course. If you missed it you can watch the replay (above). On the open day we:

  • looked at the differences between our three Diploma courses and what you will learn
  • talked to a tutor and assessor on the course
  • talked about the courses with a Diploma graduate
  • answered student questions

If you are interested in taking a Diploma in Jewellery then do take a look at our website. If you would like to book a visit to our studios or have any questions do get in touch. Call on 0203 176 0546 or email info@londonjewelleryschool.co.uk

 

Acrylic jewellery book – call for submissions

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Have you studied Perspex Jewellery at the London Jewellery School? Tutor Natasha Lisa is looking for jewellery to feature in her new book – Acrylic Jewellery and would love to hear from you!

Requirements

  • 1 or 2 high res (300dpi) image
  • Plain white background
  • Jpeg file only
  • Main material must be acrylic but can include other materials
  • Please include your full name, what the piece is or title, year it was made and materials used

Email your submission to Natasha Lisa – afrodecodesign@gmail.com

Not tried perspex jewellery? Take a look at our one day class

 

Have you ever considered a Jewellery Diploma? Join our free open event to find out more

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Would you like to know more about our Jewellery Diplomas? Did you know we have three to choose from?

We are running a LIVE online session to take you behind the scenes to tell you more about them.

Hosted by London Jewellery School Founder Jessica Rose and Diploma mentor Anna Campbell you will find out:

+ The differences between our three Diplomas and which one is right for you
+ What you’ll learn and what’s included in the cost
+ How our courses differ from a traditional degree (hint – they’re cheaper and focus more on learning technique!)
+ How it could kickstart a whole new career for you

And you can join us from the comfort of your home as it is all online!

How does an online open day work?
Join me, Jessica Rose, online at 8pm GMT on Thursday 29th November using this link https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jewellery-diploma-open
You can join anywhere you have an internet connection

Tech tips: the platform we use is called Crowdcast which works best from chrome browsers (not safari or I.E.). If you are joining in on a phone or tablet you can download the Crowdcast app.

What will happen?
I will chat to you about the Diploma courses alongside Diploma tutor and assessor Anna Campbell. We have also invited Sally Costen, a Diploma graduate to give you the student perspective.

You’ll have the chance to ask any questions you have. You will be able to see us and type questions to us but we won’t see you – so PJs are welcome!

What if I’m not free on Thursday?
Sign up anyway. If you can’t watch live you’ll be emailed the recording which you can watch back anytime.

Sign up now and you’ll be emailed a reminder 10 minutes before it is due to start.

We look forward to talking to you on Thursday.