2016 has been a funny old year for BHC. I am sure I will do an end of year roundup but its certainly had its ups and downs. I keep thinking of it as being incredibly depressing, both personally, professionally and on erm a world wide scale. I have been very ill which has had a an impact of what I can handle with BHC - which is why I haven't been able to keep up the blog, take on lots of commissions, lead times have increased and emails haven't been responded to within minutes like usual. However, I launched a monthly subscription box, 3 enamel pins, one of which sold out in two weeks(!) and two immense collections which tested my jewellery designing skills and used brand new methods and mediums. So perhaps I am doing myself down a bit.
2016 did not see any real life workshops, and thats because on top of my new physical limitation and with the monthly subscription box, I felt I was able to reach more people rather than just in London every 8 weeks and I wouldn't be able to keep up. But with Christmas coming, I thought it might be fun to do a one off. A bit last minute but better late than never? Fortunately Amy at the Strongroom Bar very kindly offered to host for us and I have been busy busy planning it all.
If you have been to a workshop before, then this will be a bit different. Having made hundreds of workshop boxes this year, I have learned some new workshop skills, mainly how different people learn, struggle and what they enjoy, so I have adapted what we will be doing, even down to the tools, trays and findings. I can assure you the main aim is to make some jewellery you can't buy in the shop and to get a bit drunk if you feel like it.
If you want to come and are coming alone, fear not, I am incredibly friendly in real life, and my main aim of any event I organise is for people to feel comfortable, confident and to have fun. Not forced fun, but to enjoy themselves. You won't be left out at all. Want an idea of what to expect? Check out some previous blog posts here and here, or why not check out the galleries of some previous workshops on pinterest here.
Sunday 4th December
11am - 1pm