Monthly Archives: November 2018

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.

Would you like to work with us at the London Jewellery School?

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We are recruiting! Would you like to join a thriving creative team as the new Marketing Co-ordinator of the London Jewellery School? 
If you love branding and marketing, have a creative side and the thought of customer journeys, email automation, developing strategy with facebook ads and encouraging new students to become the best jewellers they can be excites you then this is the role for you. 
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Marketing Co-ordinator at London Jewellery School (P/T 3 Days)
Job title: Marketing Co-ordinator at London Jewellery School (P/T 3 Days)
Time commitment: part-time Wednesday-Friday (3 days 9am-6pm) 
2 Days dedicated to marketing and this role includes 1 day a week supporting operations and customer service. As a small team we join in to work on lots of task together. 
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Key Responsibilities: 
• Writing compelling copy for email marketing, websites and blogs 
• Managing Facebook ad campaigns (training can be available) 
• Social media management, managing the LJS instagram, facebook, pinterest and twitter 
• Creating beautiful graphics in canva 
• Managing LJS photography 
• Website updates and promotions 
• Promoting our flagship Diploma programmes to prospective students 
• Liaising with LJS contacts in press and media for building the branding and the school 
• 1 Day a week in the ‘office role’, answering phone calls, taking bookings and supporting students and tutors at the school 
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This is an exciting role for an energetic and enthusiastic individual, with strong skills in social and digital marketing, a love of what we do at LJS and a willingness to learn on any areas that need improvement. It is a great time to come on board as we have new branding and a new website in development. 
The ideal candidate will be full of ideas, able to work on their own initiative and build out as well as execute marketing campaigns for LJS. 
You will be working directly with the manager and school Director 
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Job location: our studios in Hatton Garden, London. We are looking for someone to work from our studios so applications for working from home will unfortunately not be considered 
To apply send a copy of your CV and cover letter to Jessica Rose at Jessica@londonjewelleryschool.co.uk on or before Monday 10th December 2018 

http://www.londonjewelleryschool.co.uk/about-us/jobs/

Last chance for 10% off in our Cyber Monday sale

Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale ends at midnight on Monday. This is our last sale this year and prices on some courses will be increasing in January so if you have your eye on a course for 2018 or 2019 now’s the time to book.
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Get 10% off our day and evening classes. That’s 71 classes to choose from! Whether you are a beginner, want to learn a new skill or are a professional and want to attend an advanced masterclass we have something for you. And we have dates available to the end of December 2019!

Why not learn silversmithing, take a stone setting course or learn about gemstones? Click here to learn more and book a place >

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Do you live/work in London? Why not take a look at our evening classes. We have 7 to choose from including silversmithing for beginners and intermediate learners, metal clay, jewellery design, beading and wax carving. Learn more >

There are also discounts on our metal clay classes, resin and perspex, wax carving, beading and wire, jewellery business (including the very popular Jewellery Photography), glass and enamel and jewellery design.

Get 10% off with the code ONYXFRIDAY at checkout or give us a call on 0203 176 0546. Offer ends on Monday 26th November 2018 at midnight or while places are available.

Terms and conditions apply

What to say about metal clay? A silversmith tries silver clay

Lil Adams is our Sunday studios manager and is a silversmith who loves wax carving. She decided to try one of our metal clay classes to see what she thought!

I’m usually one who likes to bash away at silver or cast a random object. But I I couldn’t resist the evening taster course in Metal Clay at London Jewellery School to see what all the fuss is about.

Metal clay is a little bit like magic. The material goes from being very much a malleable clay to a very much set solid silver. Which is still a surprise even though you know it will happen. It can be soldered onto, but also pieces can be attached with water before the heating process. This is a very versatile material to experiment with, it can be used to set stones, enamelled onto and have gold added to it. There are different types of metal clay, like paper clay that can be folded for delicate creations or origami shapes and metal clay that comes in a syringe used to make hollow beads or add detail. It’s a great way to make impressive results quickly. There is no waste, as any extra metal clay pieces can be ground down to use again. Metal clay can take a deep pattern that might be tricky to achieve from sheet metal and fine prints from fingerprints or even feathers. Larger pieces do need a kiln, there may be one accessible to you in your local area, and it’s worth trying community colleges if you are not quite ready to invest in your own.

Here are my creations from the silver clay taster class: (just a little snap on my phone, I have used patina!)

Metal Clay Earrings

Different textured asymmetrical earrings

& Metal Clay ring

Ring made from a leftover blob with stamped ampersand symbol.

So what’s the verdict for me and metal clay? I think it’s such a versatile material I would like to experiment with it more to try out different possibilities. It’s good to have my fingerprint in the metal clay pie in case a design idea I have would work best with metal clay. If my hammering arm tires or the noise starts to really annoy my neighbours I will definitely try immersing myself in the magical world of metal clay. As there are 9 other metal clay courses taught a London Jewellery School there is enough to get any metalhead fired up.

Lil Adams is the London Jewellery School Sundays Studio Manager. Lil studied Fine Art in Leeds and lived in Melbourne before travelling about and settling in London. She now works at the British Architectural Library and enjoys making jewellery with found and natural objects and is shamelessly addicted to casting. You can see her work on Instagram @smalltoad_jewellery

National Recycling Week-12th November

Reduce, re-use and recycle. The modern day mantra to save the planet as best we can from the shocking perils of humans living and consuming stuff. Recycling, in general, has some fairly depressing stats about its effectiveness, so reduction is definitely the way forward. We may all be doing the best we can to keep our earthly footprints lighter nowadays but that doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice our adornments. Many an ingenious jeweller can help us manage our conscience by being conscientiously conscious in the use of materials. So you can wear your awareness with your jewellery in the form of re-purposed pieces.

Bottle lids are the tops from Balenciaga this autumn. They may be using fancier materials than the humble container top, but this would keep this statement light on the lobes. Why not try your own version to keep it light on the pocket.

These lovelies from Misa Gelin at little anvil studios maybe everything and the kitchen sink in terms of style, which is good because that’s what they are made of, so delicate and cool but without the heavy burden of placing demand on new resources.

Yellow Submarine

Yellow Submarine, upcycled kitchen sink with silver findings, handmade for the consumer who wants to make an impact with their style not their substances.

Eco Blue Earrings

Guilt-free beauties, Eco Blue Earrings, reused materials made for a modern look.

E-Waste jewellery

Marcela Godoy makes the most of her wires in her e-waste project. The prolific architect, educator and interaction designer has many strings to her bow, from rapid design prototyping to creative computer coding with some projects resulting in wearables.

She encourages others to get a wireless connection and make their own e-waste jewellery necklace with online tutorials.

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Boxing clever, cardboard has never looked so elegant.

Recent Central St.Martins graduate Matilde Mozzanega’s beautiful collections look at sustainability and recycling. Creating natural looking objects from industrial cardboard. Pebble-like forms are shot with silver to give the game away but not the glamour.

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There are so many ways to be creative with pre-loved materials. So get scrappy with your scrap and learn how to recycle your silver jewellery by learning water casting or offcuts or connect without solder to bring found objects a new life on one of our courses.

 

Dazzle – Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition returns to London

We’re really looking forward to the Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition Dazzle which is popping up again in its 37th year at Gallery@Oxo in London. Each year the exhibition brings to our attention the newest movers and shakers of the jewellery world with innovations in techniques and use of materials. Established international designers sit alongside recent graduates in this exciting show. And yes you can buy the jewellery.

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Cutting Edge: Dominika Kupcova- Twist Brooch in laser cut spray painted card.

DeeLyn Walsh

Golden Opportunity: Dee Lyn Walsh-Ring with Pyrite

Aillie Anderson

Fascinating Facets: Allie Anderson-Tube Facet Earrings

With 80 exhibitors there will be something for every type of jewellery fan. They have even kindly laid on an online shop if you can’t get to the exhibition.

Open from Sunday 11th November-Sunday 6th January, 10am-7pm weekdays and Saturdays, 11am-6pm Sundays. Entrance is free. We’re looking forward to it!

50% off online metal clay class with Jewellers Academy

We’re excited to share that our sister company Jewellers Academy has launched the pre-sale of a brand new online metal clay course 🎉

And right now, you can get 50% off in the pre-sale! 🤗
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Fancy Bezels, Prongs and Bails in Metal Clay is taught by world-renowned metal clay artist Julia Rai and is designed for those with some experience of working with metal clay. On the course you will learn:

Two interesting stone setting techniques:

  • A fancy bezel (to set natural stones that have to be set after firing)
  • A prong setting (to set fire-in place stones) creating each prong out of metal clay by hand

Plus ways to embellish your work with:

  • Small components to add detail
  • Different bail types to add interest

You will also learn:

  • How to use jewellers investment to make a mould of your stone to create the correct size of bezel
  • Design ideas on how to create interesting layered designs
  • Plus lots of tips and tricks that Julia shares along the way

(Note: this is an advanced online course and it is recommended that the pieces are kiln-fired).

Take a look at the trailer:

 

 

And best of all, you can get 50% off in the pre-sale! The cost of the course will be £79 but with discount code BAILS at checkout, you can purchase it for £39.50 (Pre-sale discount ends on 12th November 2018).

This is an online course which launches on 13th November so there’s not long to wait! On that date, you will get access to all 11 professionally filmed videos as well as downloadable notes. You get lifetime access to the course and can watch the videos as often as you want.

Click here to find out more and to purchase the course >