Where can I purchase your jewellery?
My jewellery is available to purchase on Not on the High Street, New Ashgate Gallery, and directly from me. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to ask me about any of my jewellery or purchase directly from me. Free gift wrapping is included. I also exhibit at crafts fairs and other shows, which I will list as they happen here: www.machidewaard.co.uk/stockists-and-exhibitions
What’s the deal with this book, then?
Fellow jeweller Janet Richardson and I have written a book called Silver Jewellery Making. It will be published 1 February 2021. It is a book that we have crammed full with as many handy hints as we possibly could! It leads you through learning the basics of jewellery making with 7 silver jewellery projects. We are planning some events to talk about the book and do demonstrations! That is all dependent on the Covid situation, so we’re waiting to see how and when! Follow this link to read us discussing the book in the Henley Standard newspaper! If you have any questions about it, please email me at email@example.com
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How long does it take you to make a piece of jewellery?
The short answer is decades! That’s because it takes years to build up the skills to make jewellery, so the finished product is an accumlation of years of learning and improving skills. The first time I make a piece, it takes longer because I have to work out how to make it efficiently and some things might not go to plan. Once I’ve made a piece several times, it does get quicker, but it still depends on the complexity of the work involved. The shortest amount of time a piece will take to make is a few hours and the longest can be many days! If you’d like to see work in progress, you can follow my instagram or blog or twitter.
Where can I find out about your latest designs?
You can see my jewellery on my website, as you can see, since you’re reading this! But for the latest, you can follow me on social media or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for something in particular. You can also join my newsletter!
Do you have a newsletter/email list?
Do you do commissions?
I do! Feel free to contact me at email@example.com to discuss commissions. If the commission is something that relates to my work, we can work out the details over email or in person. If it’s something that I think another jeweller would be better suited to make, I am happy to give you recommendations.
What’s happening with your jewellery classes in the current virus situation?
I know everyone keeps repeating this, but it’s a weird year! The situation is constantly being monitored. At the moment, the evening classes in Reading are aiming to be back up after February half term 2021. My private lessons and the classes in Henley are still up in the air. We will get going again as soon as it is reasonably safe. I would guess that would be spring 2021. If you would like to ask me anything about classes, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org