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I am always amazed at how quickly time flies, especially at this time of year. One minute we are settling the children in after the summer holidays and the next minute, the planning for our families November birthdays and then Christmas events galore…it seems only moments ago I thought I had ages to get my prototypes made for Christmas fairs…to be fair for once I have actually made some Christmas themed jewellery but never in the amount I was planning….ah well there’s always next year!
I thought I’d share a few photos from some recent classes/events with you.
Last week I taught at the beautiful Flatford Mill (Constable country), we did a full day of Encaustic art and these are some of the resulting pictures. For next year’s classes at Flatford Mill see their website.
I also helped run some taster sessions at the Craft event at ExCel London, last Friday, resulting in some lovely enamelled pieces.
Plus there’s the classes in my garden workshop, recently I have done some Encaustic classes as well as a tailoring a class to a request for enamelling on silver clay and embedding stones. I really love the clock, which was made using a mould and an old piece of costume jewellery.
Don’t forget all of these classes can be booked either on my website or by emailing me so that we can tailor dates and times to suit. Prices per person are reduced the more people that attend, a perfect excuse to bring a friend or two. Gift vouchers are also available directly from me – I write you a gift letter, detailing the class and how to book.
|Date||Class||Time||Cost for one||Cost per person for 2 attending||Cost per person for 3 attending||Other info|
|Saturday 3rd February||Silver clay Beginners||10 – 2.30pm||£95||£85||£75||10g of silver clay included in the price.|
|Saturday 10th February||Jewellery Club: Enamelling the Basics||10 – 2.30pm||N/A based on minimum of 2||£60.00
|£46.50||A further £5 discount per session if you book 3+ sessions for Jewellery club only|
|Sat 17th/Sun 18th February||Available for Class vouchers and dates to suit|
|Saturday 24th February||Silver clay rings||10 – 4.30pm||£125||£95||£85||10g of silver clay included in the price.|
|Sunday 25th February||Flamework – making glass beads beginners||10 – 1pm||£75||£45||N/A||Beads will be annealed and are then available for collection/to be posted out.|
|Weds 28th Feb||Jewellery Club: Enamelling the basics||10 – 2.30pm||N/A based on minimum of 2||£60.00
|£46.50||A further £5 discount per session if you book 3+ sessions for Jewellery club only|
My pricing structure, is based on the more people that come the less you pay per person. If you want to have a one to one, or are happy to come on your own then you pay a little more – not as much as many venues but a bit more to reflect having total tutor attention. If you want to save costs, simply bring a friend or 2 and the costs per person go down. I am also happy to advertise any dates to suit, so that if you don’t have a friend with the same interests I may still be able to get more students to come to share the cost – I can’t guarantee this but I can try, you can also help by sharing the info so that others might join too.
Life in our house is never boring, quiet, relaxed…
We’ve had a busy half term including trips to the seaside, halloween parties, visiting friends and of course crafting.
I am now back to normal (relatively) and planning the rest of the year and things for 2018. I am also just taking on some new writing work so we’ll see how that all fits in. Anyway the main point of this post is to remind you that November is PRICE FREEZE MONTH so if you’d like to book a class, or gift voucher for 2018 now is the time to do it. I have some dates pencilled in the diary which I will add to the website over the next week but if you are interested in what is on offer, or indeed want to book a date to suit, get in touch and we can have a chat. Happy crafting. Toni x
I have been stressing about prices for courses for some time now. As a small business I really want to run classes whether there are one or three people booked but I do have to make these classes cost effective. I have now come up with a pricing structure, which I hope suits everyone. If you want to have a one to one, or are happy to come on your own then you pay a little more – not as much as many venues but a bit more to reflect having total tutor attention. If you want to save costs, simply bring a friend or 2 and the costs per person go down. I am also happy to advertise any dates to suit, so that if you don’t have a friend who wants to join you I may still be able to get more students to come to share the cost – I can’t guarantee this but I can try, you can also help by sharing the info so that others might join too. Hope this makes sense. I am happy to take your feedback and will be freezing prices in November so if you want to book a Christmas present or voucher, I will honour that fee (as long as it is paid now in full) for 2018. I will also be posting more details about the new jewellery club soon. Very excited about this.
|CURLY GIRLY CRAFTS COURSE PRICE GUIDE|
|Course||Duration||Price for One to one||Price (per person) for 2 students||Price (per person) for 3 students||Other info|
|Silver Clay Beginners||4 hours||£95||£85||£75||10g of silver clay included in price|
|Silver Clay Rings||6 hours||£125||£95||£85||10g of silver clay included in price|
|More Silver Clay – including embedding and enamelling on silver clay||5 hours||£125||£95||£85||10g of silver clay included in price|
|Enamelling||5 hours||£95||£80||£65||Make up to 3 pieces|
|Flamework (making glass beads)
Price includes annealing and removal of beads
|£75||£45||If there are 3 of you ask me for a price – I only have one torch though!||Make approx. 6 – 8 beads|
|Encaustic Art||5 hours||£85||£65||£50||All Encaustic materials included. Equipment available to purchase on the day.|
|Feltmaking – Needle and Wet felting||5 hours||£85||£65||£50||Both wet and needlefelting included. All Feltmaking materials included|
|Encaustic Art||2.5 hours||£55||£40||£35||All Encaustic materials included. Equipment available to purchase on the day|
|Feltmaking – choose either needle or wet felting||2.5 hours||£55||£40||£35||Either needle felting or wet felting|
|Toni’s Enamelling and Jewellery Club|
|Session info||Duration||Price for One to one||Price (per person) for 2 students||Price (per person) for 3 students||Other info|
|Enamelling/Jewellery Club||Various but approx. 4 hours||2 person minimum||£60||£46.50||A further £5 discount per session if you book 3 or more sessions. N.B the 2 person minimum still applies.|
Now is a great time to book a class at Curly Girly Crafts (Colchester), as I shall have to soon revise costs for 2018! All classes are great value as the are based on between 1 – 3 students with resources and a cuppa included. There’s plenty of tutor attention and possibly even one to one! Book online or email me for more details.
D A T E S at CG Crafts, Colchester
Tues 19th Sept 10 – 2.30pm Silver Clay Beginners £85
Sat 23rd Sept 10 – 3.30pm Enamelling Beginners/Improvers £75 – SOLD OUT
Sun 1st Oct 10 – 4.30pm Silver Clay Rings £95
Tues 3rd Oct 10 – 3pm Encaustic Art Beginners £69
Tues 10th Oct 10 – 1pm Flamework (making glass beads) £55
Sat14th Oct 10 – 3.30pm Feltmaking £69
Sat 21st Oct 2 – 5pm Flamework (making glass beads) £55
Tues 31st Oct 10 – 2.45pm Enamelling £69
Sat 4th Nov 10 – 2.30pm Silver Clay beginners (incl 10g PMC3) £85 – 1 space left
Sat 25th Nov 10 – 3.30pm Encaustic Art Beginners £69
Sun 26th Nov 10 – 2.30pm Silver Clay Beginners ((incl 10g PMC3) £85
Other dates at CG Crafts
- Weekdays – Tues and Weds. Courses and dates to suit – contact me.
Limited weekend dates available to book courses to suit – contact me with your preferred dates.
- Keep a lookout on the website for more dates being added soon!
- CLASSES MAKE GREAT PRESENTS FOR YOU OR A FRIEND! YOU’LL GET A TAILORED GIFT LETTER EXPLAINING ABOUT THE CLASS.
- GENERAL GIFT VOUCHERS ALSO AVAILABLE.
*Discount if 2 or more people book together, or if you book 2 classes for yourself (5%) except for silver clay due to the cost of the silver.
Once again I have had a busy few weeks in my craft workshop, the most popular class at the moment seems to be silver clay – which is fab as I get to make pieces along with my students and so have had the opportunity to build my skills and try out new things – mainly inspired by the new Sue Heaser book on charms, which is on offer at the Works at the moment. I love Sue Heaser books, she is my silver clay inspiration! I have also run several enamelling classes and even a combination of the two at FSC Flatford Mill, which is always a fabulous weekend combining crafts, cake and lovely Constable landscapes – it was even Constables birthday so we had a brass band accompaniment! Anyway enough chat for now I will add some photos of work done in classes and later this week I will post up the summer school dates which are booking fast! Happy Crafting in the sunshine today. #Craftclasseswith Toni #Learnsomethingnew #Learnmagicalsilverclay #Creatingenamelledjewellery
I have lots of class information available on my website www.curly-girly.co.uk, where you can also book gift vouchers for a friend, or even better get a friend to book for you! You can also email me about this. Vouchers come with a personalised gift letter describing class options and who sent it! I teach Enamelling (see picture), Encaustic art, Feltmaking, Flamework (Making glas beads with a hot head torch) and Silver Clay, all of which make fabulous experiences for those who love crafting.
I also have 2 new venues to teach at in Walton-on-the-Naze in 2017, so if you live in that area do get in touch.
Don’t forget my Etsy shop with handcrafted items available for sale. My work continues to be sold at Thames Chase Forest Centre -until the end of this year. Or if you are local to Colchester, get in touch and you can come and have a look at my handcrafted items here at Curly Girly Crafts HQ.
It just leaves me to say have a fabulous and festive, crafty season.
Many thanks for your support in 2016.
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I’ve been a bit quiet of late, having been on a week’s intensive teaching level 3 course in Shrewsbury and now desperately trying to get the assessments in by 15th December. What it means for you is that I have http://www.health-canada-pharmacy.com additional ideas for classes, resources and how to develop your skills! Plus if I pass I hope to seriously speak to adult education providers about running regular classes. I will keep you posted.