Thursday, 28 April 2011

Introducing the Hertfordshire School of

Joanna Mason is a great customer of the mad cows, and she runs a really innovative and creative jewellery making school too! A full four hooves up from the madcows

Hertfordshire School of Jewellery runs a comprehensive programme of jewellery making workshops for adults, from beginners to the more experienced artist.

They offer a wide range of jewellery making workshops, specialising in Precious Metal Clay and Resin Jewellery courses .

There is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere at the school. All jewellery making workshops are located amongst rolling Hertfordshire farmland less than two minutes from Radlett town centre.

All of their jewellery making workshops have just 6 pupils - so you get all the attention you require and are taught by experienced, professional artists. All courses are run in our well equipped, purpose built workshop.

Hertfordshire School of Jewellery was started by jewellery artist and silversmith Joanna Mason who wanted to share her skills and creations with local community. Joanna aims to awaken the inbuilt creativity which we all possess, endeavouring to improve mental, physical and emotional wellbeing through the creative process.

Hertfordshire School of Jewellery strives to revive and keep alive art and craft skills by encouraging artists and crafts people to pass on these skills.

For more information please see their website:
or call Joanna directly on 07946334498.

Contact details:
T: 07946334498
Address: Unit 5a Battlers Green Farm, Common Lane, Radlett, Herts, WD7 8PH


One of the attendees Sue from Herts said: “Absolutely excellent class. Highly recommended.”
Helen from Herts said: Jo is a great teacher with an encouraging and enthusiastic manner. She creates a really good atmosphere in which to work.”
Lisa from London said: To pack so much into one day whilst still having fun and being inspired is an amazing accomplishment. I would recommend to anyone!”
Bernie from Herts said: “Am surprised to come away with 3 pendants and 2 pairs of earrings all in one day!”

If you fancy having a go at something new, - contact Joanna

Meet Julie!

It's always really nice to hear from our customers.

Julie Davis 'bumped' into the mad cow herd when she won the 'star letter' spot in 'Creative Beads & Jewellery' magazine. We sponsor the letters page there, and give away a fab £50 bunch of beads findings and goodies each month.

Julie loves making jewellery and sells her work locally in art shows and craft fairs.

She sent us some pics of her latest creations - I recognise a few of those madcowbeads!

If you have some pictures you'd like to share - do send them in and we'll display them for you.

Enjoy the long weekend


Friday, 1 April 2011

Tiaras and Pearls - Rah Rah Royal Weddings!

The madcows have had a very patriotic time playing with tiaras.

Created by the lovely Steph, our new tiara is princess-perfect, in red white and blue.

This is a stylish but very simple tiara and would be a nice 'first project' for you to get to grips with the whole new world of 'wedding jewellery'

You don't have to make it in such Great British colours though - any of the Czech Firepolish mixes would look totally fab. Or, be a traditionalist and use crystal AB beads - or 4mm Czech glass pearls. I'm working on a new design using fuchsia and cream 4mm pearls, for a

'strawberry and cream' Summer theme.

If you would like the tiara instructions - just email and I'll email the project sheet back to you.