Term Two of Handmade Jewellery for Beginners Starts Next Week - Don't Miss Out!

My goodness, Term one has just flown by! We recently finished up with the first round of Handmade Jewellery for Beginners and had a lovely group of ladies come together each week to share their projects and stories. The class got off to a flying start with an introduction to the versatile art of ring making, a great beginners’ project. We then ran through some great techniques which helped students develop their own designs to finish with and everyone left with a very personalised piece of jewellery.

This term has also been jam packed with private classes which are a great opportunity for students to work with me, one on one, to take their jewellery skills to the next level. Two of my private students, Vesna and Lilly, have been working on their very own bezel set rings which introduced them to a wide range of useful skills while also leaving them with their very own custom-made ring at the end of the project.

The lovely Lilly Buttrose setting her first cabochon gemstone during our one on one class together.

The lovely Lilly Buttrose setting her first cabochon gemstone during our one on one class together.

Lilly’s beautiful finished silver ring.

Lilly’s beautiful finished silver ring.

Vesna’s gorgeous chrysoprase and brass ring all ready for setting.

Vesna’s gorgeous chrysoprase and brass ring all ready for setting.

If you are needing some time out for yourself and feel inspired to develop your sense of creativity, you have just over a week to sign up for the next round of Handmade Jewellery for Beginners. Running over seven weeks from 6-9pm on Wednesday evenings, the class is a great place to start your jewellery making journey within the relaxed, social environment of my Studio Gallery in Glenelg South.

I have also just added some new dates for my one day classes, Make Your Own Earrings and Make a Bezel Set Pendant, as well as the term three dates for Handmade Jewellery for Beginners for your to mark in your calendars.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Claire Brooks Studio Gallery and look forward to seeing you next class!

Handmade Jewellery for Beginners Starts This Week - Sign Up Now!

Don’t miss your chance to sign up for my next class, Handmade Jewellery for Beginners, which starts this Wednesday, the 6th of February, from 6 – 9pm. Running over 7 weeks, the class will begin with the basics of jewellery making such as sawing, soldering, filing, texturing and hammering and will end with each student designing and making their very own wearable work of art. Don’t miss your chance to sign up to begin your creative journey.

My one day classes are also coming up very soon and are a great taster for those who want to see whether jewellery making is for them. Take some time our for yourself while hand making your own earrings or bezel set pendant within a relaxed and social environment.

Examples of the wonderful goodies you might like to create during my one day class,  Make Your Own Earrings .

Examples of the wonderful goodies you might like to create during my one day class, Make Your Own Earrings.

Make Your Own Earrings  will be running on Sunday the 17th of February, 2019, and will run you through all the basics that you need to know to make your very own pair of earrings. Image is courtesy of Sue and Judy who had their very own private ‘ Make Your Own Earrings ’ class in January.

Make Your Own Earrings will be running on Sunday the 17th of February, 2019, and will run you through all the basics that you need to know to make your very own pair of earrings. Image is courtesy of Sue and Judy who had their very own private ‘Make Your Own Earrings’ class in January.

Judy and Sue had never made jewellery before but were saw-piercing experts by the end of their class. They both left with a great new pair of earrings.

Judy and Sue had never made jewellery before but were saw-piercing experts by the end of their class. They both left with a great new pair of earrings.

During the class I will provide everything you need to make your own copper, brass or silver earrings.

During the class I will provide everything you need to make your own copper, brass or silver earrings.

Gift Certificates, New Class Dates, a Mentorship and More…

It has been a busy time down here at Glenelg South with some very exciting moments on the way. November brought with it some great commissions, a lovely launch party and even a little article in the paper.


2019 CLASS DATES ANNOUNCED

Term 1 classes for 2019 are officially online and ready to go. In addition to day classes where you can make your own earrings or bezel set pendant, I am also pleased to announce that my seven week beginner’s classes are now available. Handmade Jewellery for Beginners will run from 6-9PM on Wednesdays and is a great introduction to the world of jewellery making in a relaxed and social environment.

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Handmade Jewellery for Beginners

Are you interested in making your own jewellery but aren’t sure where to start? Sign up for this seven week night course and learn the basics in a relaxed, social environment. Suitable for absolute beginners to those with more experience, this class is a great introduction or refresher to jewellery making.


AN EXPERIENCE FOR CHRISTMAS?

Do you have a friend or relative who already has everything? Gift certificates for jewellery workshops are now available in store or through the class page of my website and are sure to please. The lucky recipient can choose a date which suits them and vouchers are valid for up to three years, so there is plenty of time to book in.

Material gifts are out, experiences are in! Treat that special someone with one of my beginners jewellery making classes and let them lose themselves in the joy of the handmade.

Material gifts are out, experiences are in! Treat that special someone with one of my beginners jewellery making classes and let them lose themselves in the joy of the handmade.

MENTORSHIP IN THE NEW YEAR

I am super excited to welcome Lilly Buttrose to be mentored at the studio gallery in 2019. Lilly is a textiles and jewellery artist working from JamFactory, Adelaide, and is the proud recipient of a Carclew Fellowship. This fantastic professional development grant will allow Lilly to travel to Japan to learn specialised weaving at the Kawashima Textile School, Kyoto, and upon her return work with me to develop new ways to combine her beautiful textiles with metal. You can read all about Lilly’s grant in the recent article published by Adelaide Now.

Lilly’s stunning woven earrings from her product range. During her mentorship, Lilly will further develop her jewellery making skills to explore new methods of transforming her textiles into wearable forms. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Lilly’s stunning woven earrings from her product range. During her mentorship, Lilly will further develop her jewellery making skills to explore new methods of transforming her textiles into wearable forms. Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Lilly also exhibits beautiful hand embroidered wall hangings such as this linen piece, ‘Skyland Mountains.’ Photograph courtesy of the artist.

Lilly also exhibits beautiful hand embroidered wall hangings such as this linen piece, ‘Skyland Mountains.’ Photograph courtesy of the artist.

LAUNCH NIGHT

Thank you to everyone who made it along to my official launch soiree. It was such a wonderful event and great to have the support of my local council, community, friends and family. Thank you also to Emma Fey from Guild House who gave the most amazing opening speech and to everyone who helped to make the night go smoothly.

The launch party is underway at Claire Brooks Studio Gallery. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

The launch party is underway at Claire Brooks Studio Gallery. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

A colourful and delicious spread kindly prepared by Sylvia Nevistic, Courtney Jackson and Vesna Cavic. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

A colourful and delicious spread kindly prepared by Sylvia Nevistic, Courtney Jackson and Vesna Cavic. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

The lovely Emma Fey from Guildhouse giving her opening speech. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

The lovely Emma Fey from Guildhouse giving her opening speech. Photograph courtesy of Laurence Coffrant.

 CHRISTMAS TRADING HOURS

I am extending my trading hours in the lead up to Christmas so that you don’t miss out on getting that last minute Christmas treat. The gallery will be closed then will be having a short break to work on some extra special commissions.

Thursday 13th December:               10am – 5pm Wednesday 19th December:          10am – 5pm

Friday 14th December:                    10am – 5pm Thursday 20th December:               10am – 8pm

Saturday 15th December:               10am – 5pm Friday 21st December:                    10am – 5pm

Sunday 16th December:                  10am – 4pm Saturday 22nd December:               10am – 5pm

Monday 17th December: Closed Sunday 23rd December:                  10am – 4pm

Tuesday 18th December: 10am – 2.30pm Monday 24th December: 10am – 3pm

Tuesday 25th December to Monday 7th January: Closed

… then business as usual

Have a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year and thank you for your continued support!

Only Two Days Left to Donate. Don't Miss Out!

With only two days left to donate to my crowd funding campaign there isn’t much time to get your hands on some wonderful rewards just in time for Christmas. The campaign is still going strong with funding almost at the 75% mark so please keep those donations rolling in and spread the word. The campaign is all or nothing, meaning that I have to raise the full amount in order to receive any of the funds. With your help, I can make it to the 100% mark and set up a fantastic teaching space here at Karma & Crow Studio Collective

Don't miss your chance to pick up a pair of these beautiful Fresh Water Pearl Microscope Studs and help me set up a wonderful new teaching space at Karma & Crow. Photograph Courtesy of Bianca Hoffrichter.

Don't miss your chance to pick up a pair of these beautiful Fresh Water Pearl Microscope Studs and help me set up a wonderful new teaching space at Karma & Crow. Photograph Courtesy of Bianca Hoffrichter.

Trouble Shooting

I have had word from quite a few pledgers that they are having trouble donating through the Pozible.com system, particularly when using Paypal. If you have already donated but have not received word from me personally thanking you for your generous donation (either through Pozible.com or Facebook) please contact me as soon as possible so that I can investigate. I don’t want anyone to miss out.

If you have already tried to donate but continue to get an error message, please don’t give up. Try using your credit card rather than Paypal and if you still having issues, please contact me directly. Your donations are absolutely crucial to getting this wonderful project up and running.

There are also a few pairs of Microscope Earrings left through the  campaign site . Avaialble in Andamooka Opal or Fresh Water Pearls which float freely behind glass lenses, these stunners are quite the eye catchers. Photograph courtesy of Bianca Hoffrichter.

There are also a few pairs of Microscope Earrings left through the campaign site. Avaialble in Andamooka Opal or Fresh Water Pearls which float freely behind glass lenses, these stunners are quite the eye catchers. Photograph courtesy of Bianca Hoffrichter.

Thank you all so much for your donations, shares and support. Please continue to share the campaign with your friends, family or anyone who might be interested. Every little bit counts.

Only One Week to Go!

We are getting down to the pointy end of my crowd funding campaign. With only one week to go it’s so close that I can taste it! This week the campaign passed the 60% funded mark and sold out of large and small Microscope pendants which is absolutely amazing. Everyone has been so supportive and I am so grateful.

If you haven’t already donated, don’t miss your chance to treat yourself to some beautiful jewellery or sign up for my brand new jewellery classes. Your donation will go towards setting up a fantastic new teaching space and will help me to sustain myself by doing something that I am truly passionate about.

I still have some beautiful jewellery available through the  campaign . Don't miss your chance to be rewarded for helping me to set up a beautiful new teaching space.

I still have some beautiful jewellery available through the campaign. Don't miss your chance to be rewarded for helping me to set up a beautiful new teaching space.

Learn how to hand make your own jewellery by  signing up  for a class through my campaign page. Photograph courtesy of Perth Product Photography.

Learn how to hand make your own jewellery by signing up for a class through my campaign page. Photograph courtesy of Perth Product Photography.

If you can’t donate but would like to help get the word out about my campaign, please share the page with your friends and family. Just one share could really make the difference.

Woohoo! Metal Space @ Karma & Crow is over 50% Funded!

We’re just half way through my crowd funding campaign to start up a great new teaching space here at Karma & Crow Studio Collective and have just past the 50% funded mark which is fantastic news. I am absolutely overwhelmed by your support and so excited to get all of your beautiful rewards out to you. Please keep sharing the campaign with all of your friends, family to make sure that we keep the momentum up and get this fantastic space up and running.

Don’t forget that the campaign page is the place to go to sign up for exclusive pre-release entry to my new classes. I have four different class options available, a seven week ring making class, a one day earring class, a one day private party class (for you and five friends. Great for hens parties, significant Birthdays, team building or just because) and a one day private jewellery intensive.

When you sign up to my seven week Ring Making class you will learn everything you need to know about rings in a relaxed, social environment. A great introduction to jewellery making, this evening class runs for three hours per week and will take you right from the basics to designing and hand making your very own resolved piece.

When you sign up to my seven week Ring Making class you will learn everything you need to know about rings in a relaxed, social environment. A great introduction to jewellery making, this evening class runs for three hours per week and will take you right from the basics to designing and hand making your very own resolved piece.

Classes are suitable for beginners to those with more experience and are a wonderful opportunity to work with your hands in a social, friendly and welcoming environment. Once you have signed up, your class entry code is valid for a whole year so you can choose the class dates which suit you best. I will be launching an enrolment page from my website early next year and will let you know as soon as it’s online.

If you love my new Hundreds and Thousands range and would like to learn how to design and hand make your own earrings, sign up for my one day Earring Making class. Running for six hours on a weekend, this class is suitable for absolute beginners and everyone will leave with at least two pairs of finished earrings.

If you love my new Hundreds and Thousands range and would like to learn how to design and hand make your own earrings, sign up for my one day Earring Making class. Running for six hours on a weekend, this class is suitable for absolute beginners and everyone will leave with at least two pairs of finished earrings.

Sign up for a class and be one of the first to use our beautiful new teaching space at Karma & Crow. I can’t wait for you to become part of our creative community.