Latest News from London Jewellery School – September 2011 (1)

Londons Biggest Jewellery Show: IJL 2011

From 4th-7th September, Earls Court hosts London’s largest jewellery trade show which finishes this Wednesday so if you can, make sure you get down to take a look as it is a great souce of information and inspiration for budding jewellers. As it is a trade show it is aimed at jewellers but as a student of LJS it is free to get in, you just need to pre-register online at www.jewellerylondon.com

We will be there on Tuesday 5th September and will be feeding back info and pics on our blog so if you can’t make it you are still kept in the loop.

Win a free class with our blog giveaway…

Sign up via email to our blog this week and you could win a free taster class gift voucher (worth £42.00)  to use on any of our taster classes from silver ring making and chandelier earrings to polymer beads and fashion necklaces there is something for everyone. As it is a gift voucher you could even give it to a friend. To be in with a chance to win simply visit our blog and pop your email address in the ‘subscribe’ box in the column on the left hand side. We will contact the winner via email next week and post you your voucher 🙂 Click here to visit the blog.

Student Spotlight: Hollybird Beads

As you may remember avid beadweaver and LJS student Nicole Stanley was awarded second place in our student competition last month and so we thought we would give you a sneek peek at what she is up to. Her business, Hollybird Beads sells beautiful handcrafted pieces inspired by natural forms and often using a selection of seedbeads, Swarvordki crystals and Czech fire-polished beads. To see her lovely work take a look at her website www.hollybirdbeads.co.uk and her shop www.folksy.com/shops/HollybirdBeads

LJS Open Evening: Thurday 22nd September

Come along for the evening to see our studios, meet some of the tutors, take a look at our students work and have a drink while you at it!
This relaxed and informal evening is open to past and present students as well as prospective ones who would like to take a look at LJS and find out more about our courses or browse our new shop and ask us any burning questions. No booking is required just pop in to the studios between 6.30-9pm on the day. For full details click here.

How to gain work experience as a jeweller or designer

Like any industry, when you are training to become a jeweler or working in a jewellery/fashion setting you need to have some experience behind you before employers are likely to take you on and with experience you will certainly have an advantage over other applicants without. To see our full blog about it click here.

Make a Bib Necklace: New Class!

Bib necklaces are all the rage and, not one to be left behind here at LJS we have a new taster class starting this month where complete beginners can make a leather bib necklace to take home for just £35 (exc. VAT). Our expert tutor for this class is the talented Hayley Kruger who’s stunning work has been seen in Vogue, Metro and exhibited at the V&A and London Fashion Week to name a few. The next class is on Thursday 15th September for full details and to book please click here.

Opportunity: Jewellery Design Internship with Sima Vaziry

A full/part-time internship has become available with Sima Vaziry for a jewellery designer who is interested in silver/gold and semi-precious stones. In addition to learning about the jewellery making and design process, you will also learn about all the other aspects involved in running a jewellery business.The right person will be enthusiastic to learn, organised and talented. If you are interested, please contact Sima by email intern@simavaziry.com

Only a few places left on our ‘Diploma in Creative Jewellery’ for Jan 2012

Spaces are booking up fast for our Diploma in Creative Jewellery (1 Year) accredited course. With bookings for this year full with waiting lists and only 3 places left for the next round starting in Januray 2012, so if you are interested please do get in touch sooner rather than later as we know how dissapointing it can be when you miss out. For full details on the diploma course please click here or contact us for more details.

Autumn Evening Classes
at LJS

Our 5 week evenng classes are the perfect way to ease yourself into the Autumn season and we have a whole range of evening classes starting over the comming weeks including: Beginners Beading, Beginners Metal Clay, Intermediate Beading, Intermediate Silver Jewellery, Enamel, Perspex and Jewellery Photography.

Wednesday 21-22nd September
£210 (exc VAT)
Spend two creative days learning to use is fantastic colourful and versatile material, resin. This fun packed class is taught by Mary-Ann Nelson.
Saturday 24th September
£105 (ex VAT)
Learn the art of making stunning wooden jewellery and combine wood and silver in this fun and interactive class suitable for absolute beginners. Taught by Rosie Sanders.
Jewellery Business Day

Saturday 24th September
£110 (ex VAT)
Learn all the basics of setting up your own jewellery business from professional jewellers in this intensive 1-day workshop.

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