Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm going back to school

...well not exactly but I am quite excited as I have signed up for a silver jewellery making course. Its a beginners course that I have wanted to do for a while but not been able to fit it in with my work commitments, but its once a week at my local college after work , so ideal.
I have been making and designing jewellery for as long as I can remember, I made tiaras and have taught myself beading and wire work and moved fairly recently into Precious Metal Clay. I love to make a wide range of lovelies and have done quite well across fairs, at work and now am delving into the strange and complicated world of the Internet, with my Folksy shop.
I have become rather frustrated that I can't do some of the things I want to do and so I decided what I really lacked was some of the basics that I missed out on by teaching myself and being quite specific in what I wanted to learn.

So back to school I go. Hopefully I will be able to realise some of those designs I have worked on but can't quite bring to
fruition because of lack of skills.
I have always believed it is never to late to learn and had the best time, when I did my Art degree which I achieved in my 40th year and then my Post Grad in teaching the following
year. But I have become lazy and I miss learning new skills and developing my creativity, so I am really looking forward to my new challenge.

Watch this space and I will let you know how it goes....wish me luck


  1. Good luck! I'm a bit jealous! I've got my silver jewellery class beginning of October, but would love to do a course in it. Maybe one day... x

  2. Good luck - you'll have great fun and learn loads, I'm sure :-)

    I'm hoping to do a few "try-it" day workshops - so many crafts to sample! You're never to old to learn something new.

    Sam x

  3. thats wicked cool, have fun :)

  4. Brilliant - enjoy yourself and good luck! Elaine

  5. i'm really excited for you, it's something I'd love to do, enjoy it :)

  6. What an exciting step to take - you're sure to love it. All the best. x