It’s always the same – where did January go? Although this year I can admit to having decorated my bedroom, which is something I can attribute to that ghastly month. Now almost back on track I’ve started by adding more silver clay dates, which can be booked here. Silver clay is a wonderful way to create a unique piece of treasured jewellery in a fraction of the time it would take with traditional silversmithing, the silver is hallmarkable so no need to compromise on quality. It’s great fun to come with a friend and I offer a discount on the price per person if you do so. Classes in Colchester, dates to suit if those on here do not! Email me for more details.
I have been teaching students how to make pure silver jewellery using silver clay for several years now and yet the magic of it never fails to astonish me. I don’t know if it is the versatility of the clay – I love it when students challenge me by saying “Oh I thought I might try to make a….” Generally I am able to find a way to help them achieve this, or perhaps it is just the fact that as you work with the clay it can be difficult to comprehend that it will be PURE silver once fired. I love it when my students do a final polish after firing and say ” Wow it really is silver!” If you’d like to take part in a class, I have added a lot more dates to the website – as it is proving to be very popular this year. My £10 off until June is still running and don’t forget if 2 or more book (my workhshop can only take 3) I will reduce the cost per person. I can come out to larger groups too. My garden workshop os based in Colchester, Essex. These pictures show just a few things my beginner students have made…what would you make?
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.