Tuesday, 21 February 2012

March jewellery Workshop - Make a wire wrapped pendant

My next Jewellery workshop is on Saturday 3rd March, 10am - 12 noon, at Resonate Arts house in Alloa. We will be making wire wrapped pendants (see pics below for examples!) So come along and learn how to make a unique piece of jewellery! Beginners are most welcome.
The workshop costs £20, all tools and all materials are supplied (plus tea and coffee!) To book phone Resonate - 01259 928014 or email info@resonate.uk.net

If you click on the pictures below they will to take you to my facebook photo album of jewellery samples made at the Resonate workshops.


Monday, 13 February 2012

Heart Of Scotland

Ok who likes music? EVERYONE!!!! Have you heard of the Heart Of Scotland Choir? Made up of talented singers from the Forth Valley area, not only do they sing traditional songs but you can hear their take on Dolly Parton, The Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon... (I could go on but we'd be here a long time) Why not find out for yourself? They have a gig in Falkirk Town Hall this Saturday night (18th Feb) click on the image below for details!

The choir will be performing a fantastic set of songs for their debut in Falkirk called "HEART AND SOUL", would make an excellent valentine's gift or a lovely night for all the family!! : )) Tickets are £10/£9 and £5.

As you know I've been teaching jewellery workshops at Resonate Arts House in Alloa. My workshops are held on the first Saturday of every month, next one is wire wrapped pendants (more details on that coming up in a future blog post!)

However, not many people know that I also run a "drop in" Jewellery club every second Wednesday.
There is no need to book for the Jewellery club, just turn up! Basically tell me what you want to make and I'll show you how to make it, we have beads and findings for sale in the Resonate shop OR bring in old broken jewellery/beads and we'll create something new.

Click on image below to see samples of items we've made at Resonate workshops!

Dates for this month are 15th and 29th Feb, 6pm till 8pm, cost £5. Come along and get creative!
Jewellery Club - Resonate Arts House, Unit A3, North Castle Street, Alloa
Phone - 01259 928014  Or Email info@resonate.uk.net

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Valentines Day

Ok, its February so I guess I should acknowledge Valentine's day! Back in January while looking for cards to send people (I have a lot of new year birthdays to buy for!) I discovered this wonderful Etsy shop MMdesign (Maureen Mitchell Design) After ordering my cards I discovered that Maureen lives just down the road from me (and she kindly hand delived my cards!) I think this is a true example of "the Etsy community"! Since joining Etsy I have connected with people from all over the world, but it is so nice to meet someone local to me. Maureen originally trained as a jewellery designer/silversmith but now she concentrates on creating beautiful prints and cards. Below are some examples of her work, if you click on the images it will take you to her Etsy shop.

Oh yes, I was going to mention Valentine's day! Maureen has created some lovely Valentine's day cards and prints, please take a look...

 All You Need Is Love - Valentine card

 Be My Valentine - Limited Edition Giclee Canvas Print

Following the Leader - Blank Greeting card

Ok, I'm breaking away from the Valentine's theme with the last card, but I had to post it up on here because it is one of my favourites! I gave this one to my friend Lou for her birthday, but I very nearly kept it for myself! MMdesigns are also on facebook (click HERE) and please take a look at Maureen's website maureenmitchelldesign.com