Robin’s nest, campion seedpod,cast of a medieval pilgrim’s badge, acorn, imprint of heather.
In recent months I’ve been in talks with several excellent folk around the UK and even in Europe about hosting my jewellery-making workshops. The edge of the Fens can be tricky to get to and besides, I’m very fond of a road trip.
One of the highlights of 2015 for me was a workshop hosted by garden designer Emma Bond in her beautiful studio in Bath. The image below is a sample of the pieces made by the beginners. We cast perfect replicas of sycamore keys, euonymus berries, ivy flowers, an ammonite, acorn and even a small (deceased) beetle.
I have workshops planned in Eastbourne (18th June), Bath, Leicestershire and possibly even Italy. It’s a thrilling thought that I might teach by the side of Lake Como later in the year. I’m ashamed to say that I know how to say little more than ‘Where is the old bridge please?’ and ‘what a delicious pizza’. My Italian needs some work.
I’m giving away one space on one of my 2016 workshops* either here at our cottage or at one of the venues around the country (I’m seeking hostesses from late summer onwards, especially in the North West and Yorkshire).
However, should you live outside the UK or would prefer one of my necklaces then I will make a one just for you (the same value as a workshop space). Perhaps you’d like a silver campion seedpod (like the one in the top image), a particular much loved bird species that you spotted on a walk or maybe a tiny replica of its nest. Maybe you’d choose a sprig of blackthorn blossom or you’d like me to cast a fossil, sea urchin or acorn in silver for you.
Whichever design you hold in your mind’s eye I will make it for the winner if that’s their chosen prize.
Each entry will give you a chance to win either a workshop space OR a necklace made for you (but not both)
The closing date is next Thursday, 4th February and you can have up to 3 entries (by following me on Twitter, on Instagram or signing up to my blog via email).
Best of silvery luck!
* not including my joint necklace- and posy-making workshop with Georgie Newbery at Common Farm flowers on 14th May.