Monday, September 04, 2006

Is it really Monday??...

Happy Monday everyone.....I personally can't believe that there has actually been a weekend at all as I was working right through it, but I am assured that this is indeed a new week...any comments to the contrary people?? ;)
Anyway, I said I would show you a picture of the piece I was making based on the new drawings I did in France....here is the necklace {there are also earrings so far..} taken from the leaf shadows that I hastily shot {hence the iffy photo} before parceling up and racing to the post office. As I mentioned at the end of last week I was contacted very short notice about an opportunity to show some jewels in a very exciting place..........Kyoto, Japan!!!
There has recently been a new gallery for contemporary jewellery opened at the Kyoto National Museum and one of the project directors saw my work at the Glasgow Print Studio and asked me if I had some jewellery she could take over with her when she flies to Japan this week. Eeek *beam*........so! I got busy and got some work made {as I had no stock whatsoever apart from two big pieces} which I just sent out today {she is based in Edinburgh}..phew. I am so excited to be part of this project and hope it to be just the beginning of my adventures with Japan!
Well, after a LONG weekend, and an even longer Monday {??!!} I am going to depart having just shared that little jewel of a tale....I have a date with the sofa!
hugs, xox

12 comments:

lisa s said...

i'm with you on the monday thing....

new jewels are stunning [when are they not!]

and JAPAN!! wowie zowie that is so so so exciting!
xoxo

julie said...

This is another stunner and Japan is so exciting!!

Marieke said...

Ooooh, Japan! This must be the beginning of a blossoming career in Japan. Any chance to go to the opening?!?

Shari said...

beautiful (as always)!! congrats on japan. how exciting is that?!! looking forward to hearing more about it. xox, shari

posy press said...

japan...wow...such an amazing opportunity abigail! I love the new jewels... amy

nesty said...

your non-stop work has paid off...the necklace is absoultely gorgeous! it's so lovely to see your work process from sketch to jewels. the japan news is amazing by the way...i'm sure you have jaw-ache from a smile-athon weekend!! hope the sofa gave you the date you deserve :)

livefromthebluekitchen said...

this is fantastic news abigail - and very much deserved. the new necklace is stunning and i'm sure you'll go down a storm in kyoto :)

stella said...

oh my goodness, congratulations,
and that is BEAUTIFUL!!!

you truly are working up a storm, miss abigail!
keep the beauties coming, please. :)

ashb said...

wow! Congrats on the the Japan gallery!

You and your work are so elegant and just Gorgeous!
I just love your blog because its so wonderful to be a fly on your exciting wall!

xoash

Abigail said...

Thank you, thank you sweet ones!! Your support is so appreciated....I am really excited about this one, I don't even care if don't sell any of it!! :))))

Marieke-- no, I wont be going to the opening...when I first visit Japan, it has to be for a good while not just a flying visit. I have so much to do over the next few weeks and also have no money! A perfect combo egh ;)!!

hugs to all...you are real gems! xx

maditi said...

that necklace is just so very beautiful!!!!!!
you´ll soon be "big in japan" :)

cootiegarage said...

Unbelievable stuff -happy to have found you.