I feel really lucky to have met some fantastically talented people whilst massaging Make and Do from its earliest incarnation ( a few sewing workshops ) to our jam packed roster of today (and growing!). Jenni is by far one of the most supportive, insightful (she has given me some great tips and helped me with my first dip into the world of Facebook) and creative lady to come through my door. I do feel really lucky to have met her!
She originally booked on to our Beginner Feltmaking workshop as she had intended to learn how to make felt balls so she could add it to her jewellery repetioire. We ended up chatting and from there, I found out she really wanted to teach. So we had a few brain storms, looked at what might work for a workshop and Making Beaded Jewellery was born.
Jenni also taught, and continues to teach me about how to use the technologies that are available to you to help market yourself better – she has several times helped me reach small milestones on Facebook and recently, she introduced me to Pinterest. And she is slowly nudging me towards selling some of my own personal creations on Folksy, where she has her virtual shop.
If you really want to read more about Jenni, I did do a feature on her a few monthes ago – you can read it here.
And if you want to meet Jenni, and perhaps dip your toes into the jewellery making water, come to her Make and Take sessions at Stockton Heath festival :
And tomorrow we get to meet Beryl! Until then.