December 15 2016

Jewellery Making Business: Start Your Own! – Introduction Video

My jewellery making course has is now rated five stars on www.ofcourse.co.uk. I designed and created the course with complete novices and those just starting out in mind. The course covers a range of topics including using colour in jewellery making, different types of beads, information on tools and precious and semi-precious gemstones. The final section covers how to start selling jewellery on and offline and some practical and legal matters than need to be considered or followed.

Jewellery making business course that will teach you the key skills for designing fabulous jewellery, and setting up a business to sell jewellery. Do you have a passion for creating jewellery that you want to make into your career? Have you always wanted to know how to design your own jewellery products? This course will teach you the key skills for creating and designing fabulous jewellery, and will then explain what is required to price and sell jewellery online and offline.

Visit the Jewellery Making Business: Start Your Own! course page for full details and to sign up and get started.  Use code; TEACHER_CLAIRE50 at checkout to receive a 50% discount on the course price.

Course Highlights

  • Over 2 hrs of video content to help you create jewellery, with supporting PDF Tutorials for making specific jewellery
  • Learn how to create a profitable jewellery making business
  • Detailed presentations explaining how to utilise beads of all materials
  • Pricing strategies, and legal information concerning the running of a jewellery making business

Enrol to Earn Your Certificate

  • Enrol and become certified in a new skill
  • Share your new skill with employers, friends and colleagues
  • Build a porfolio of course projects
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October 1 2016

Brand New Class – Using Colour in Jewellery Design

Using Colour in Jewellery Design online class

My brand new class Using Colour in Jewellery design is now publish on Skillshare. The class will show you how to use colour effectively in jewellery design and covers topics such as colour theory, colours and emotions and colour schemes. The class then guides you through creating a beautiful and unique stitched bracelet where you will be able to apply the knowledge you have gained.

The class consists of short videos that each introduce a new subject. The videos can be accessed at any time and worked through at your own pace.

Skillshare are currently offering 3 months of premium membership for $0.99 (approximately 80p). The premium membership means you can access any of the premium content on the website, which includes hundreds of classes covering a wide range of topics. Each class has a community board so you can chat you other students taking the same class as well as the class authors.

You can sign up for Using Colour in Jewellery Design here. I look forward to chatting with you all and seeing your finished projects.

 

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September 20 2016

Using Colour in Jewellery Design – New Class on Skillshare

 

I have been working on a new video tutorial this month. The tutorial is called Using Colour in Jewellery Design and features information on using colours to create colour schemes, how colours affect the emotions, colour associations and finding sources of inspiration for designs.

As part of the class I will also show how to create a unique stitched bracelet based on the information in the video.

I have uploaded an introduction video to YouTube and will be putting together the remaining content this week. The full class will be available via Skillshare in early October.

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September 8 2016

Online Jewellery Making Course Update

My online jewellery making course is now live and ready to go! The course is available via the online learning provider Of Course and covers a wide range of related subjects including bead types, where to find inspiration, colour schemes and to get started with your own jewellery making business. The course also includes several step by step tutorials showing you how to create finished pieces of jewellery.

Description from the course page:

Do you have a passion for creating jewellery that you want to make into your career? Have you always wanted to know how to design your own jewellery products? This jewellery making business course will teach you the key skills for creating and designing fabulous jewellery, and will then explain what is required to price and sell jewellery online and offline.

Claire Pearcy, your course instructor, is the founder, designer and owner of Elderberry Arts.  She specialises in creating handmade unique and uncommon jewellery made using a variety of materials including wood, silver, hemp, glass, crystal, gemstones and lamp work.

She is an experienced Jewellery tutor, and will guide you through all of the steps required to set up a thriving jewellery making business. She has included detailed tutorials concerning bead type, bead shape, bead sizes, using semi-precious stones, advice on design and creative inspiration, and detailed practical advice on setting up a jewellery making business.

If you want to make your creative skills into a career sign up to this course today!

 

Highlights

  • Over 2 hrs of video content to help you create jewellery, with supporting PDF Tutorials for making specific jewellery
  • Learn how to create a profitable jewellery making business
  • Detailed presentations explaining how to utilise beads of all materials
  • Pricing strategies, and legal information concerning the running of a jewellery making business

 

Who is this course for?

  • Jewellery makers of all ability who want to learn how to turn their passion into a business
  • Beginners wishing to learn how to create jewellery
  • All ability jewellery makers who want to expand their jewellery making skills

Earn Your Certificate of Completion!

 

No previous knowledge of jewellery making is needed and you can work through the course at your own pace. Each video and document is available to view whenever and as many times as you need (files can also be downloaded to keep). This complete online jewellery making course can be found here.

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August 7 2016

Online Jewellery Making Course Update

I haven’t have much chance to post much lately as I have been really busy getting the online jewellery making course finished. It actually ended up being a lot more work and time consuming than I first anticipated, partly because I kept thinking of new things that I felt should be added and because I didn’t have a lot of quiet opportunities to record the audio. Felt like I had taken on too much for a first time creating teaching videos but once I got a system going it was okay, just took a while to get that. All the materials are complete now and will be online and available soon.

The jewellery making course covers designing and creating jewellery and includes several tutorials for completed pieces of jewellery. Within the course I have also included information on selling your jewellery designs and some factors and legal matter than needed to be considered.

I have been asked to create some videos for a skill sharing site and am hoping to do those as well, most likely in the next couple of weeks. Elderberry Arts does have a YouTube channel but I have not gotten around to adding anything to it yet. I’d really like to though. So many ideas and never enough hours in the day!

 

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August 1 2016

Our Song for Lammas

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Our family adaptation on the lyrics of hoof and horn, a song often associated with Lammas and harvest times. It is more suited to as we have a vegetable garden but do not keep livestock. There are also two vegetarians in the house 🙂 Share the picture if you wish but please don’t change it or remove the credits as it is unfair to the original artists 🙂

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April 24 2016

Cheap Gluten Free Goodies at Approved Food *23/04/2016*

Approved Food is a large online retailer of short dated and residual food and drink stock. Some of the items are close to or past their best before dates. Unlike ‘use by’, a best before date is the manufacturers estimate of when the product will be at its best and doesn’t refer to when it will become unusable or unsafe to eat. The vast majority of items are perfectly safe and no different once the best before date has past.
The Approved Food website states it can save you up to 70% on your food shop. Adding on the bonus of convenient online shopping and delivery, it really is worth trying out. Most of their items are store cupboard and other packaged homes such as crisps, snacks, bread and cake mixes, sauces and drinks. There are also toiletries, household cleaners, pet items and some fresh fruit and veg. The site often has cheap gluten free foods and sometimes dairy free as well at greatly reduced prices. When I made an order yesterday this is what I found:

Granovita gluten free tomato ketchup 380g – 59p each or 2 for £1. RRP –
£1.60 each.

Orgran gluten free fruit filled biscuits. Raspberry flavour. 175g – 99p each. RRP – £2.20 each.

Iiumi gluten free chicken gravy 300g – 89p each or 2 for £1.50. RRP – £1.75 each.

Orgran gluten free all purpose pastry mix 375g – 99p each or 2 for £1.50. RRP – £2.75 each.

Gullon gluten free cookies 200g – £1.49. RRP – £1.99.

Dietary specials gluten free multi purpose mix 1KG. £1.49. RRP – £4.99.

Savvy gluten free sweet sesame date  spread 200g. 99p. RRP – £3.95.

Savvy gluten free sweet sesame, carob and honey spread 200g. 99p. RRP – £3.95.

Orgran outback animals chocolate cookies 175g. 99p. RRP – £3.39.

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