So the shop is now closed and we have spent the entire week moving the stock and furniture into our new space. We never knew just how much material we had until we had to move it! We anticipate we should be back to normal at some point next week... for now all we can see is a lot of boxes! We will reveal lots of new bits over the coming weeks but for now, a rest is in order! x
So it looks like we will have our last day in the shop this coming Saturday 15th June. If you're around, pop in for some amazing price reductions and stock up on jewellery making materials!
There will still be a little bit of disruption to our schedule next week as we move the last of the kit and caboodle, and we are still without a phone line, though we hope to get the phone back up and working by Monday. Orders continue to take a bit longer to process but we are still offering free UK post to thank you for your understanding!
Free shipping during our move!
We are right in the thick of the move which means we have boxes everywhere and our stock is currently across two locations. It may take us a little longer to ship orders until we are settled and our stock is ordered again, so we would like to offer free postage on all UK orders over £10 during this time. No need to add a discount code, the website will work it out for you. However please note that we are unable to ship resin by post and this will continue to incur a charge for specialist courier. We are unable to offer First Class or Priority shipping during this time. Thank you for your understanding!
We are moving back online!
Due to unavoidable circumstances we will be running the following schedule in the shop:
We will close our eBay shop during this time. Website orders will continue to be taken, however it may take us longer to get these out to you. We will not be offering next day delivery during this time.
Any hazardous liquids (e.g. resin) which require specialist courier shipping will be available to order after 5 November. If you need an urgent delivery of resin please see here for alternative stockists: http://brightenamels.co.uk/where-to-buy.php
We will try to deal with all enquiries as they come in, but some may have to await our return to normal hours. We regret we will not be able to accept any repairs or special/custom orders during this time, nor party or event bookings.
We are very grateful for your understanding, and to make up for any delays we would like to offer free shipping on all UK orders placed during this time. No code required.
Just a little note of gratitude to our small weekend team who have offered to keep things ticking along despite having lots of other commitments! 🙏⭐🌟
Christmas Opening Times and Last Posting Dates
Christmas is just around the corner! We have been getting busy with orders and making presents that we almost forgot our last posting dates post! So here goes:
Economy (2nd Class /Royal Mail 48): Tuesday 19th December
1st Class (Royal Mail 24): Wednesday 20th December
Resin Orders (Specialist Courier): Wednesday 20th December
Priority (Next Day Delivery): Thursday 21st December
Europe & further afield:
Dates vary - please consult this Royal Mail poster for specific information relating to your country. Please remember we need one day to turn orders around, so please place all orders the day before Royal Mail's last posting date.
If you are in the UK and in a pickle after the last order days above but need something urgently delivered before Christmas, please give us a call - we may be able to send orders with a Saturday Guarantee if we receive them early enough on the Friday. We are in the shop 10-4 during the week or leave us a message and we will contact you as soon as we can.
After this rush we will be taking a few days off to recover. We will be closing from the afternoon of Saturday 23rd through to 2nd January, returning to work on Wednesday 3rd. Orders may be placed during this time and we will start to send them on our return, on a first come, first served basis.
We would like to thank all our wonderful customers online and at the shop for another great year, and here's to a peaceful and creative 2018!
Changes are Afoot - New Shop Hours!
We are very excited to have listed the first of our new workshops! We have started with only a couple of events for now, but we have plenty more in the planning. We will be starting with beginners jewellery making classes, where you can learn how to design and assemble beaded jewellery, so initially we will stick to the basics, let's not jump ahead.
One class that we are particularly fond of is the family class - where adults and children can all join in and learn how to make a few simple pieces of jewellery. I have myself really struggled to find something creative that both my daughter and I could do together. I don't want to always wait for her to finish having fun, I want to join in the fun too! Yes, I do wish more providers would offer more options for mixed age options.
Admittedly our workshops had been on the pipeline for quite some time already and, honestly? the technology has defeated us, so we will list just a few workshops initially on our current website whilst we work on a brand new website to host all bookings and details about the classes we can offer.
To pave the way for the upcoming workshops we will be changing our opening hours at the shop - from 1st October the shop will open as follows:
Tuesday - Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10:30am - 6pm
Sunday - Monday closed (but we continue to ship website orders on Monday)
This will allow us to plan more workshops and parties in the afternoon and evening, whilst we also work on our websites. We will be listing online lots of the items that are currently only in the shop. So if you are a local customer you will soon be able to pick your items from the comfort of your own home, and pick up your order from the shop at a time to suit you. If you are a website customer you will notice that the range of items we sell will increase.
At the point that all the website changes are ready, we hope then to offer lots more variety in our workshops: resin, polymer clay, silversmithing, silver clay, glass, pearl knotting... plus themed classes in other crafts too! who's up for a Pinterest party? Are you and your family fans of a particular book series perhaps?
You'll just have to wait and see.
Holiday Timetable for w/c 28 August
Kindly note our holiday timetable from 28th August until 5th September:
Tuesday 29th........................................12pm - 4pm
Wednesday 30th....................................12pm - 4pm
Thursday 31st.......................................12pm - 4pm
Friday 1st.............................................Closed for holidays
Saturday 2nd.........................................Closed for holidays
Tuesday 5th...........................................Closed for holidays
Wednesday 6th......................................Back to normal!
Bank Holiday Freepost!
Valid until 29 August 2017.
When All Thoughts Turn To Holidays...
Last week we were lucky to have with us two brilliant Year 10 students undertaking work experience with us. Tabby already works with us on Saturdays and she opted to also spend her work experience week at the shop. Amber had not been with us before but after the first ten minutes it felt like a team that had been together since the start!
The girls were tasked with making a piece of jewellery symbolic of their holidays, and here is it - a beautiful memory bracelet:
Below they explain the process:
Have a lovely summer!
from Tabby & Amber x
UK Freepost offer!
Just in time for stocking up for Xmas, get Free Postage on all UK orders over £10 until Sunday 20th November. Simply use code FREENOV at checkout!
Amazing new cabochons in the shop...
Just arrived, new selection of cabochons for the shop:
Free Resin Offer!
Resin is back and we are celebrating by offering a free 75g set of ECO resin with any purchase of standard or low viscosity resin! You can find both options here, in two different sizes: 75g and a large 375g set. So if you purchase one set of resin (either type, either size) and we will throw in one free set of ECO Resin! This is not just another free sample offer, this is a full size 75g set free with any purchase of resin! This offer is open until Sunday 18th September.
ECO Resin is a new range of resins that we will be offering that are solvent-free, non-toxic and easy to use for top quality domed and cold-enamelled items.
We also sell colourants for these resins and lots of accessories for all your resin makes (do also look at our bezels which are perfect for filling!). Please note it is only the full 2-part resin sets that attract this offer, and not any colours or accessories.
We are unable to send resin overseas at this stage, so regrettably this offer is open only to UK customers.
Our resin is manufactured in the UK by RF Bright, a family owned business from Kent that specialises in resins for industry and jewellery making. The resins are lovely to use, they mix easily and take colour and inclusions well, don't produce noxious fumes and the end result comes up clear and glossy. We love these resins and are planning lots of projects using them - keep an eye out on our tutorials page!
New Website Offer
We have been aware for a long time that our old website just wasn't up to the job, so we hope you will like the new site. Some improvements:
- Your basket will now save for a few days, so do go ahead and make that cup of tea, your basket will still be there when you come back.
- You can now buy a larger number of items individually if you really only want to try out a new piece,
- but if you want to buy 10, as before, it will still be the same price as on the old website.
- If you prefer to buy in larger quantities, the website will now work out a wholesale discount automatically. Our wholesale prices are available to all, and you can check them out within each item's page.
- Stuck for gift ideas for a crafty person? consider a gift certificate!
So we would like to thank you for your patience and continued custom by offering a huge 20% off EVERY ITEM in the store - simply add code CELEBRATE at checkout. This code is valid until Sunday 26th June and can be used multiple times.
Christmas Opening Times
Please see below for our shop opening hours this Christmas:
We will continue to send orders on all the days that the shop is open, except weekends.
We would like to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas!
Summer is upon us and we're seriously in the mood for a slowdown - we figured if we don't stop now, we will not stop until after Christmas so to save our health and to be fair to our ever-patient families we have decided to have an August that's full of rest.
You may order through the website as normal but orders will be sent only three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays during August.
Our Streatham shop will be closed from the 2nd until the 10th of August (we are back on Tuesday 11th) and for the rest of August we will be in the shop only half-days from 1pm until 6pm.
If you need us during this time please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will reply as soon as we are back in the shop. Or leave us a message on 0208 0908 443 - and we will revert as soon as we can.
Have a great summer!
Last weekend our website host was bombarded with traffic from a DDoS attack on its servers which made access to our website difficult. To apologise for this blip, and to help with costs for all the Easter crafting that you have planned for the long weekend and beyond, we are offering Free Delivery on UK orders placed between now and midnight on Easter Monday.
Simply use code EASTERFREEBIE at checkout for a £2.50 discount on your total bill which is equivalent to our standard postage rate (international customers will also receive the £2.50 discount). Please note that postage upgrades are not included in this offer.
Minimum £10 spend required.
Happy Easter to all our customers!
We are sorry that the discount cannot be applied retrospectively.
Anglo-Saxon Jewellery Day
We had a ball on Monday when all sixty Year 4 pupils from Immanuel & St Andrew's CofE Primary School visited the shop to put together their wonderful handmade beads. This was a hands-on art project that formed part of their studies in Anglo-Saxon history. At school they had made some very lovely beads out of clay, which were decorated in the colours of long ago; and in the shop, they strung their beads together and learnt how to secure the ends to make a wearable piece of jewellery such as might have been worn in Anglo Saxon days. So out went the lobster clasps, and in came the hooks and rings!
Christmas Opening Times
Please see below for our *revised* shop opening hours this Christmas:
|Monday 22nd||Shop Closed - but we will be sending website orders|
We would like to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas!
A Momentous Week
We wanted to give a little something back to those who really paved the way for us to open a shop, our lovely online customers who have been loyal to our offering since we began four years ago, so from now until November 20th, we are celebrating the opening of our shop by offering freepost on ALL orders. Just use code VISITSTREATHAM at checkout. And we hope we get to meet you, in person, soon!
Thank you. x
We're Open for Business!
We are very excited to announce the opening of our shop! Yes we now have a proper bricks and mortar shop which you can visit for all your jewellery bits and bobs. We are in Streatham, South London and our shop is literally seconds away from Streatham Common Railway station. This little shop has been several months in the planning but we are glad that we can finally open our doors!
We would like to share some photos with you:
New Archive of Vintage Images
We're squealing with delight at the news of another repository of copyright-free images from old books. See them all here. It's a Flickr stream with an astounding 2.6m antique images, called Internet Archive Book Images (full web address: https://www.flickr.com/photos/internetarchivebookimages/with/14784850762/).
It is an invaluable resource for historical information no doubt, but for all of us vintage-ly inspired folk, this is also an amazing source of inspiration. Thank you to all those involved in the uploading and curating of such a wonderful and important collection.
Easter Weekend FREEPOST!
We are happy to announce another of our popular Freepost Weekends running through the Easter Weekend until midnight on Monday 22nd April.
Our offer is for free standard post within the UK. Orders to all other countries will benefit from a £2.50 discount on their postage.
To take advantage of this offer use the code EASTERFREEBIE at checkout.
Please note discounts will not be applied retrospectively. If you place multiple orders during the weekend, they will be sent in one shipment.
We will be back at work on Tuesday 22nd April and will prepare your orders then - it will be a busy day and we will be sending out orders on a first come first served basis, so if you need your items quickly, make sure you place your order early! Our shop website is: www.jasminstudiocrafts.com
Happy Easter to all our lovely customers!