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Don’t Step On A Bee Day 🐝-Tuesday 10th July

The buzz on the street is that bees are pretty important to this little rock we call home.  The bee population in some countries has halved over the last decade and their pollination discos affect far more than just honey production 🍯.

Our busy worker mates are essential to a healthy environment and the diversity of the food that we eat. Friends of the Earth wax lyrical about their importance and what we can do to help save their depleting populations. So, here I am showing you some be(e)auties we can be(e)jewel ourselves with as a reminder to not step on our fuzzy friends. Hurting them, hurts us in more ways than one.

Alex Monroe with his world renowned Bumblebee necklace is a modern British classic.

This childlike bee drawing on a signet ring from Monroe is still fit for a Queen.

Goldsmiths Fair favourite Max Danger’s new collections are responding to his research into bees and beekeeping.

Beehive handmade brings us this dainty piece. Be(e)cause simplicity is sometimes the way.

Hopefully the bees were finished with this honeycomb when the jeweller snaffled them for this organic tessellation treat.

So let’s attempt to halt the plight of the bumble bee, get inspired by their busyiness and make a beeline for your jewellery bench or one of our courses.





Tutor Elizabeth Bone at Goldsmith’s Fair

Silk and oxidised silver

Elizabeth Bone, who teaches silver at LJS , will be exhibiting her new work using oxidised silver and silk at the 30th annual Goldsmiths’ Fair  from Monday 24th to Sunday 30th of September 2012. You’ll find her on stand 56.
If you love jewellery don’t miss out on a great opportunity to see the work of some of the most creative contemporary jewellers and silversmiths at the 30th annual Goldsmiths’ Fair.
Over a period of two weeks – 24 September to 7 October – 180 jewellers and silversmiths will show their latest designs and collections. With so many jewellers taking part there is bound to be a style to appeal to every visitor.
One of the special aspects of the fair is that the designers are there. Having the opportunity to meet and talk about their creative process is a must for anyone who makes their own jewellery.
But it’s not just about established designers and makers. Ten graduate designers – five in each week – have been given free stands to exhibit their work as part of the Goldsmiths’ Company commitment to the development of young craftspeople.
Entrance by is by catalogue purchasable on the door (£7 for one week, £12 for two weeks).

Notes from Jessica x

Hi Everyone,

First of all welcome to our site and thanks for looking at our blog! My name is Jessica and I am the school director, I also teach quite a few of the classes that we run here and each week I will be blogging with various bits and pieces of information, both on the courses and events we run at the school and also on interesting things happening in the jewellery world as a whole. Please do follow us and keep up-to-date and also let me know if you have any exciting info that may be interesting for our students and readers to hear about.

As always we really appreciate you choosing us to come and learn with, if you have already done a class with us then I do hope you enjoyed it and got loads out of the time you spent here. If you are still browsing and unsure what you want to do then do feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We now have over 80 different classes to choose from so it is quite a task deciding which is best for you!

Just to get you started, some of our most popular classes for complete beginners who are new to jewellery making and would like to have a go are; Beginners Beading – this class is great for learning all of the basics in making beaded jewellery including earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Beginners Metal Clay is another hugely popular class… it also is for complete beginners and covers the basics of working in PMC and Art Clay. Then we also have our Beginners Silver Jewellery class which covers all of the foundation skills in woking with silver including soldering, cutting metal, polishing and finishing etc…

We are going through an exciting time at the moment as we are in the final stages of preparing our timetable for 2011! We have lots of new classes, many of which have been requested by students – so we do listen to your feedback and make changes. The students of the jewllery school are one of the main sources of feedback and we have made many changes over the years that have come from students positive suggestions for change 🙂

Before I go just a quick mention…Origin, which is the Craft Councils yearly exhibition is closing today at 6pm. If you can make it down there it is always a great event. This year it is in Old Spitalfields Market, London E1 6EW and we have a few of our tutors exhibiting including Melissa Hunt, Tanja Ufer and Teri Howes so do say hi to them. Also coming up next week is the Goldsmiths Fair, which is an excellent exhibition held at the Goldsmiths Hall (near St. Pauls) it is on for two weeks and has different exhibitors in each week so there is always loads to see. I will be going on Thursday 7th October at lunchtime so might see some of you there.

I think thats all for now will catch you next week

Jessica x