Summer and Autumn


I always look forward to the summer as a time to take things easy and recharge my batteries. I’m very good at using the kids being around as an excuse to switch off a little. This year has been no exception. I have made sure that they have been first and for most, at the end of the day it’s only a few weeks.

I have used the time to catch up with myself though. This means that when I get back to the bench proper, I’m ready to go full steam ahead for Autumn and Christmas!!!

I have just received my latest lot of silver gilt pieces back from the platers and I’m full of grand plans and great designs for the new season.


Rich colours like turquoise, red and purple are on my list along with silver pearls!

I’m off to a trade show on Monday so watch this space for lots of lovely goodies, can’t wait!!!

This an exhibition which I’m taking part in in a wee while, if you like Botanical Art this is a must. I am always inspired by exhibitions like this and I don’t even paint!!

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My Extended Studio Space

My Studio is in a converted stable/farm workshop across the yard from where I live. In the 1990’s my Dad converted two bays of the building into a studio with office space.

This has always worked very well, however as a way to earn more money I teach. I have always been frustrated by the space. I was able to work with five students comfortably, which

was fine if they were all beginners, but more and more I’m finding that my beginners are becoming self sufficient and so more space was required!

My ex started the concrete laying in February and it was finally finished last month, yippee!!!

This is my space now, I have my bench looking out into the yard, and I also have two spare benches for renting out per day or half day. I love the fact that I now have space to leave project laid out!

Here is my collection of pliers and cutters, will need to get some more to put in my teaching area! And this is my hearth for all my soldering needs.

Most of my equipment is very old, most older than me but it is all in working order and fixed when my Dad comes over!

This is the new teaching space, windows on two sides and lit by strip lights so no more working in your own shadow!! Here I can seat 6, and there is room for two more over the other side of the room.

The room always had loft space which is so handy, as the space below was a general dumping ground before!!!

For more details about classes look at www.klawriejewellery.co.uk/classes