New year, new challenges

I hope you all had a good start to the New Year.

It has been a bit quiet since my last post, mainly because I have been busy in the run-up to Christmas, working on a proofreading assignment, making further improvements on the website (the shop layout is now horizontal instead of one long row) and my PTLLS course, which I have finished before Christmas. I am now waiting for my City & Guilds certificate to arrive. My tutor reckons it will take until about March. However I am happy to say that I passed my nerve wrecking micro teach – a teaching session of only 30 minutes, which is rather challenging for someone who is not keen on public speaking! And planning for only 30 minutes isn’t easy.

One of the reasons why I have done this course was simply to be able to teach jewellery courses on a 1-2-1 basis to people who are interested to learn but not keen on going to big classes. But I also hope to teach journalism courses for the NUJ. So these are already two things on my ever increasing list of things I’d like to do and achieve.… Read More

E-books and other stuff

posted in: Jewellery, Journalism 2

I have recently added an extra page on this blog called “Jewellery E-books” and if you are creating and selling jewellery you might be interested to explore this page – Through this blog and the extra page I offer three different books all by jewellery artist Rena Klingenberg. You can find excerpts of all three books on the page and more information when following the links in my blogroll or on the page. I have all three books and find them very useful. Currently I am reading her book “Ultimate Guide to Your Profitable Jewelry Booth” as I am preparing a stall for the 25th of June in Roath. It has lots of brilliant ideas on how to present your jewellery, how to attract customers and how to simply make the most of your stall. So if you’re interested check out the page.… Read More