After a while of cajoling by a friend to do a private jewellery class for her and a few friends I caved in. I’ve taught jewellery making in the past at different establishments but never in my studio. I’ve always protested I’m too busy but it’s a new year and one of my resolutions is to get out of my comfort zone! I must admit I was apprehensive, would they enjoy it? How would they get on in a working studio with no previous experience?
The day started off at 10am, meeting all four ladies and talking & sketching out what each one would like to make. Two made silver earrings and two made silver rings, all unique to their style. Simplicity was going to be the key but they challenged me. And I loved it! Within a few hours they had all accomplished & finished making their first ever piece of silver jewellery by their own fair hands! I was really proud of what they achieved and they seemed delighted too. It not only made me think I should do this more often but they actually inspired me!
If you’ve read this and would like to experience a day at a jewellery designers bench and walk out with having created something uniquely made by you then please get in touch. You can either call the studio on 01446 771656 or email direct to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emma-Kate's studio is based above High Society (one of the country's leading bridal boutiques),
85 Eastgate, Cowbridge, Wales, CF71 7AA.
(N.B. The studio is based in the pretty market town of Cowbridge, with a plethora of lovely eating & watering holes, and places of interest so if you're planning on visiting it's easy to make a day of it here!)
Emma-Kate Francis is an award winning designer, jeweller and silversmith.
'I'm a self confessed magpie and I won't make it, if I wouldn't wear it!