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.
Rachael Kay says
How exciting! I'd love a place in your Eastbourne workshop (keeps fingers crossed) I have followed you on Twitter – alas I already follow your marvellous Instagram feed! I'm @rachaelkaygifts.
I hope it's a great year of workshops for you and your students. A workshop by Lake Como sounds wonderful!
Thank you for this amazing chance to win a place on your course! I'd love the chance to learn how I could incorporate silver into my jewellery designs 🙂
Deborah Garretty says
Looking forward to reading your posts. Thanks for the chance to win.
What a lovely offer! Thanks for the opportunity. Since I'm in the US and have no plans to travel overseas…a necklace would be a wonderful win!!
bobbie wilkerson says
Thank you for the lovely offer!
Love your IG feed & reading your blog…..fingers crossed!
M Birch says
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans says
Oh that beetle – so lovely!
Loved doing your workshop and really enjoying wearing the pendants I made..my shell looks a bit like the one in the picture. Sarah
What gorgeous necklaces. I do hope you make it to Lake Como, how exciting! CJ xx
I'd love a chance to have a go at making something with silver so fingers crossed. My Italian needs working on too… We went to Arco by train from Penrith last Autumn ( because I'm a fearful flyer) ! I can just about ask for a coffee and some postage stamps x
Ps. Happy to host a workshop here in Newlands Valley if you're interested….
Hellies Corner says
Great giveaway �� love your work. (Following on IG now following on twitter).
I've resisted instagram (must draw the line somewhere on internet timesinks or I'd never get the goats fed!) but I'm happy to follow on twitter and of course been following your blog for years and years. My fingers are well and truly crossed! 😉
Angela Treadway says
I have subscribed x
Angie McDonald says
I have subscribed via email!
Your jewellery is absolutely beautiful and the jewellery workshops sound amazing!
I'm an email subscriber – I'd love to do a workshop with you!
You make the most beautiful jewellery Emma! I wish I lived closer by, so that I could attend one of your workshops!
Have a good weekend!
Sounds like you have some wonderful plans in the works. Let me know if you every want a trip to the Highlands – I know a couple of wonderful spots near me which would be perfect for classes! Juliex
Fab. Have subscribed by email and following on instagram.
Jane Duke says
You know you have an open invitation to return to my kitchen table in York xx
Andreas Theodoulou says
This would be a great gift to my wife who loves silver jewellery
MANDY DOHERTY says
I've subscribed by email and commented on Instagram x
This is an amazing giveaway. I'd love to do one of your workshops. I'm subscribed to your blog.
Helen Moulden says
I've subscribed via email 🙂
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Fat Dormouse says
I have just subscribed… What an amazing giveaway. Everything is now crossed!
Would love to.do a second workshop !
oh yes, workshops in the north!!! come here. or Appleby? oh and let me know if you are going to be in York again x
clair downham says
i have subscribed thankyou
What a lovely idea. I have just followed you on Twitter and subscribed to your blog. I already follow you on Instagram.
Love your jewellery! Have subscribed as email@example.com
Michaela Smith says
Beautiful jewellery 🙂 I subscribed and am looking forward to hearing more about your work 🙂
I really love your designs – I am always a fan of nature related jewellery. Thank you for the chance to win.
Anne Toprak says
Hello Emma, Please put my name in the hat. I 'm to far away for the workshops but would enjoy a necklace. I follow you on Instagram and on your blog.
Fingers crossed…..Happy February!!
Anne D. Toprak
PlumCreek22 ETSY and IG
Michelle Ferguson says
Fab prize, fingers crossed
Saffa Barkhordar says
I'd love to be entered into your giveaway Emma, it's kind of you to do a giveaway like this 🙂 love your beautiful nature designs in your necklaces, I have a soft spot for your robins nest design, my mind boggles when I try to imagine how you constructed it, so clever. wishing everyone best of luck! Safxxx
What a fab prize good luck everyone
Good luck to everyone though I very selfishly hope …
I'm a follower on Instagram – and now here and on twitter too! Thanks for this great giveaway 🙂
Jane Wood says
I have bought 4 copies of your book Making Winter .One for me . One for my daughter and 2 for creative friends . Thank you very much for the most inspiring up lifting book ever > Thank you very much again . With very best regards . Jane W Jane
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