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A new jewellery workshop at Studio Cotton, Bristol - Saturday 23rd March 2019

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Pouss hand stamped silver initial tags
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Pouss hand stamped bracelet cuffs

I’m pleased to announce a new workshop date to craft your own hand stamped silver initial tag necklace. Join me on 23rd March 2019 at Studio Cotton, this gorgeous central space in Bristol is worth it for the Instagram photo opportunities alone!

Limited tickets are available from my shop now, I teach in small groups so that there’s lots of time for questions and for me to help you if you need it. Don’t worry if you’re coming on your own, this workshop is very relaxed and we have plenty of time for me to support you making something beautiful to take home.

No previous experience is necessary, the technique for making is very straightforward. We will start to practice on aluminium, making our own stamped cuff bangle. Then we will move onto stamping onto sterling silver, creating three initials to hang on your necklace.

If you know someone who would be interested in joining in do feel free to give them a tag in the comments below. I hope to see you soon.

-Amanda x

Hand stamped Jewellery workshop at Etsy Made Local Bristol - 1st and 2nd December 2018

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Pouss Jewellery workshop Etsy Made Local 2018

Etsy Made Local in Bristol kicked off this weekend and I had a brilliant time teaching my workshop group how to make their own hand stamped silver necklaces. Along with the Made Local market with 60 sellers each day, I hosted a workshop to teach how to made stamped silver initial necklaces.

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Pouss Etsy Made Local jewellery workshop 2018

Everyone made some gorgeous silver necklaces to take away along with a handful of aluminium cuff bangle bracelets too. I love seeing how everyone’s style evolves and is so different even though we all had the same tools and materials.

Many thanks to the Bristol Etsy Team for hosting this weekend and having me in to do my workshop in the historic City Hall on College Green, Bristol.

If you’re interested in future workshops or would like me to host one in your space please do get in touch.

-Amanda x

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Jewellery workshop hand stamped Etsy Made Local Bristol 2018


Etsy Made Local Market Bristol - Saturday 1st December 10am to 4pm

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Bristol Etsy Made Local Market 2018

Come and buy from me in person on Saturday 1st December 2018 at the Bristol Etsy Made Local Market. This is your only opportunity to buy from my range in Bristol this festive season, along with 50 other local independent Etsy designers and makers.

City Hall on College Green is a historic landmark right in the heart of Bristol’s centre, sitting at the bottom of the famous Park Street. Doors will open at 10am for the Etsy Made Local Market, a unique shopping event giving you the chance to buy gorgeous gifts from independent local brands and stores.

From 10am to 1pm my silver personalisation station will be open, any personalised silver initial orders placed in this time will be made for you while you wait. This is an exclusive service I’ll be offering only at Etsy Made Local on Saturday 1st December from 10am to 1pm.

Or do you fancy making your own necklace? Join me at the Etsy Made Local Market workshop area at 2pm for a workshop to learn how to make your own custom silver initial tag necklace. Tickets are still available through my shop.

Hope to see you at this special event in Bristol very soon - let me know if you’re coming by RSVP-ing here.

-Amanda x

Macrame workshop at The Forge and meeting Insta friends in real life

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I find the best solution for a lack of creativity is to try something completely different. When my Insta friend, Susana of Tent Living, told me that she would be in Bristol to host a workshop at the beautiful Forge, Bristol it was the perfect tonic to a frustrating period of writers and makers block. 

Macrame is the delicate art of knotting cord and/or string together to form patterns that come together to make wall hangings, plant pot holders, hammocks, room dividers, there are so many options. 

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Friendship bracelets were one of my teenage loves so I assumed macrame would be like a larger version of that. And I found that it was. Only my brain is not teenage anymore and riddled with 3 years of sleepless nights from a toddler. I had a real problem with left and right (who knew!). 

Regardless of this, Susana was such a fantastic, patient teacher. And I loved how even with the same set of instructions each student came out with a completely different type of macrame wall hanging. 

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When you concentrate on a series of knots it can get quite intense, concentration is definitely required. But stepping back to see the little knots become patterns and finally something quite satisfying and complete was wonderful. I'm not sure I've ever given myself 3 hours to just solely concentrate on tying knots, but it was a very calming experience. Some related it to knitting, the same momentum and relaxing rhythm of repetitive motion. 

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Have you ever met any online friends in real life? Susana and I met on Instagram through a follow Friday feature earlier this year, I loved her feed (minimal, pastels, beautifully telling the story of her making journey). In real life her creativity is infectious and she is bursting with wonderful ideas and talents (such as antique treasure hunting). We related over the creative frustrations of a the corporate world, realities of earning enough, being a good enough mother, having time to do it all, should we even be doing it all, insta mums, marketing - we packed a lot in to such a short time. And the wonderful thing about meeting people from online, you already feel like you know them. Conversations start off as if they are a continuation of something you started before. 

Isn't social media great? I bloody love Twitter. I'm not so sure about Instagram right now. But I should be more grateful to it as it has given me what I would now consider a real life and online friend. And a love of tying knots. 

-Amanda x