I began making jewellery back in 2013. I was in Liverpool visiting family and it was my cousin who taught me the basics of jewellery making.
Not only did I catch the jewellery making bug, but also came up with my jewellery making name – Emaz Beadz. As my cousin suggested, to start getting my name ‘out there’, writing a blog is one of the best things to do. So, I wrote about my creations, holidays and even wrote about why I left a job.
I bought materials from various Internet sites, craft shops as well as the Beads Up North fair at Haydock Park Racecourse, which I attended with my cousin (she crops up quite a bit, doesn’t she?) and began making costume style jewellery at home.
Not satisfied with one jewellery making style, I attended a silversmith class which after 5 years became more of a workshop. I made bangles, rings, earrings and pendants. I even went on extra silversmithing courses such as silver clay and even ended up helping out my other ‘classmates’ with their work when our tutor was busy with other students!
Sadly, our tutor has now closed her workshop, which was based in Lancaster, but she is hoping to open a new workshop in the future and start running silversmithing classes again from her new base. The Silver Coast. In Portugal. Sun, sea and silver; what a great excuse for a holiday!!