Thursday, 23 June 2016

New Website Offer

 Jasmin Studio Crafts new website!


That's right - our NEW WEBSITE is finally here!  it has only been, oh, three years in the making, presented us with countless trials and tribulations, and a lot of hard work, but we finally got there, and now we can offer lots of lovely things: many more products, a much easier way to shop, we now have wishlists so you can save all your favourite items for a later date, and customer accounts where all your purchases will be saved and returns can be managed directly from one place...

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
We hope you will enjoy browsing through our new site and do please let us know what you think. You can email us any comments at mail@jasminstudio.com, we fully expect that there may be the odd fluff here or there, so please let us know if you spot anything that looks amiss.

 Jasmin Studio Crafts new website

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.

Friday, 18 December 2015

Christmas Opening Times



Please see below for our shop opening hours this Christmas:


Wednesday 23rd
12pm-6pm
Thursday 24th
12pm-4pm
Friday 25th 
Closed
Saturday 26th
Closed
Sunday 27th
Closed
Monday 28th
Closed
Tuesday 29th
12pm-4pm
Wednesday 30th
12pm-4pm
Thursday 31st
12pm-4pm
Friday 1st
Closed
Saturday 2nd
Closed

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!  

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Holiday Timetable



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 (mail@jasminstudio.com) 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!

 


Monday, 30 March 2015

Easter Freepost

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!

jasminstudiocrafts.com

We are sorry that the discount cannot be applied retrospectively.


Wednesday, 11 February 2015

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!



We discussed the materials and design elements that Anglo-Saxons might have used in their adornments, and some groups even had a chance to try out making their own clasps out of wire. Below, a lovely necklace in progress:



Of course it helps a great deal to have your very own in-house helper for all that setting up that is needed, so a big thank you to where it is due.


We had lots of fun, and hope to do it again next year! 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

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
Tuesday 23rd 10:30am-6pm
Wednesday 24th 10:30am-4pm
Thursday 25th Closed
Friday 26th  Closed
Saturday 27th Closed
Sunday 28th Closed
Monday 29th 11am-4pm
Tuesday 30th 11am-4pm
Wednesday 31st 11am-4pm
Thursday 1st Closed
Friday 2nd 11am-4pm
Saturday 3rd 10:30am-6pm

For all orders placed online, the recommended last posting date for standard 1st class delivery within the UK is Friday 19th December, but if you add a Faster Post upgrade to your delivery, we can send orders up until Tuesday 23rd.  Please make sure all orders are placed before 2pm.  If you are close to us in South London, you can always mark your order for collection and pick it up from our shop in Streatham up until Wednesday 24th at 4 o'clock.  Orders for collection will be ready the following day, so please order early.

We would like to wish all our customers a very merry Christmas!   

Sunday, 16 November 2014

A Momentous Week

This week has been quite something.  There has been a lot of hard work involved, but the team and I seem to have taken to this shop-keeping thing. We had previously managed to convince ourselves we were happy to hide behind the walls of our website, but really we do love discussing jewellery craftiness with our customers in person.  And we have been quite overwhelmed with the positive response we have had from our neighbours, new customers, and the local community here in Streatham.  

I think we are going to be very happy here.


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


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

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:

you will recognise us by the light blue shop front

we sell all our glass in individual pieces as well as the usual bigger packs

and we now stock a huge range of ready-made cabochons in a variety of materials... 

...a lot of which fit into our standard settings...

which are now also available singly or in our usual pack sizes

but wait, there's more.... a hint on the photo above!

yes, we have beads! 

very many beads!

 a huge range in fact

in several colourways and very many styles and sizes

as well as a collection of chains and strings, and bead strands

The shop sells a number of items either individually or in larger packs, and if you want to continue to take advantage of the wholesale discounts available through the website, you can also request that your website order be sent here and we will get it ready for you to collect the next day. 

So if you are anywhere near London, do pay us a visit.  We look forward to meeting every one of our website customers in person after all these years of being a web-only presence!

We are at:
4 Greyhound Lane
Streatham
London SW16 5SD
(practically opposite Streatham Common Railway Station)


 xx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Freepost Offer!


We are running a flash freepost offer - be quick! it expires at midnight on Monday 8th September.  

To take advantage of this offer and start to stock up for all your autumn makes, simply use the code LOVEFREEPOST at checkout, and £2.50 will be deducted from your total. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

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.