Wednesday 6 January 2016

10th Anniversary Workshop Offer!!

Whoo hoo!! It's 10 years ago this year that I started up my own business and got totally passionate about all things metal clay!!! 

10 years...and I'm still here!! That has to be worth celebrating - and what the heck - let's spin it out for a whole year :D 
Watch out for fun things to come including GIVEAWAYS, special offers and discounts. start the ball rolling for January I'm going to offer 10% off workshops. Learning something new is a great way to start the new year!

Of course there has to be some rules* ;)

*Discount applies to 1-2-1 and 2-2-1 workshops at my home base in Hastings, UK only.
*Workshops need to be booked by the end of January 2016 and the actual workshop needs to be completed by the end of March 2016
*LIMITED AVAILABILITY...there are only so many days between now and the end of March!
*Discount is not available on 7 day combined Art Clay L1 and L2 workshop - sorry!
*To take advantage of this offer you have to email me at to see if we can find a slot for your workshop. If we can - great - I'll book you in and you get 10% off the price!!
*Can't see the workshop you want on my website? Just ask and I'll tailor make one for what you want to learn.

2016 is going to be an exciting year!
Why not join me for the fun!

Joy x

Sunday 3 January 2016

49/52 Bits and Bobs!!!

Where did 2015 go??? Wow...that year seemed to go so fast!!! 

So we are now at the start of 2016 and I thought I'd do a round up of my year long challenge :D 

I know...this is only post number 49 so I'm 3 short of the 52, but I do have several things to show you in it though :D That's my excuse!!! I decided it was better to round if off as we have passed the year end, but I'll still be posting regularly and I have lots of ideas still unfinished so you'll be seeing them in 2016 :D

I thought I'd finish with a few other things I've made which had slightly different things in for me, but that I haven't posted here yet. I made these in December.

First off we have another spinner ring. This is the second one I've made using my new technique. It wasn't until I was well into making this that suddenly I realised I had created little sets of eyes all around it! That wasn't planned! They look like eyes either way up as well!! :D

Next we have a moulded shell. I know...we all make those...but this one was made in full 3D from a very special shell for a client, and it's the first shell I've done with this type of bail attached to it :D

Next is a simple ring - but I'd never made a Z ring before - again this was for a client. I think it turned out quite well. It has a wavy back to it - forgot to photograph it from that side though!

Then some little sparkly drops set with 8mm stones. These are from my Bag of Bling!

Finally we have a turquoise pendant. I actually made this one as an example while I was teaching an Art Clay Level 2 diploma why is that different? Well using turquoise and gold together was on my challenge list. I really like the combination of the two and will make more using those them.

BTW the spinner ring at the top was also made while I was teaching that L2 workshop. It's the bonus of a 1-2-1 workshop, I can often fit in demo-ing a few extra things ;)

So that will be it for challenge entries and whilst I didn't hit 52 I don't mind as I have really enjoyed it! I've learnt lots of new things and had fun - what else can I ask for!!

2016 marks 10 years for my business, and 10 years that I've been using silver clay - so watch out for posts about special offers as I'll be celebrating all year long!!!

Have fun!

Joy x

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