Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Solid gold....

Mmmm..well almost. These last few days have been anything but solid gold - the internet server has been haywire...I have not been able to post, AND I lost out on the most beautiful pair of vintage boots on eBay because the server would not connect. I am more than a tad annoyed...and not quite over the loss yet. ;(

I am making, making, making like a mad bench monkey..and today, I bought my own Gold Plating equiptment, {the huge OUCH!! as I paid for it was heard echoing around the world} which should speed things up and make life easier...{I take all the pieces to have them done by someone else at the moment}...so, lots to do, and the things to do them with. No excuses now then ;)

Link for today is to the site Actions Words which is a brilliant social project that's motto is 'actions speak louder than words' and encourages you to incorporate good deeds into your life on a daily basis...just what this world needs I think!!..enjoy.

I am off to saw, and saw some more!!..fuelled by tea and a ginger biscuit {or two}.
Take care, xox

14 comments:

julie said...

ooh new equipment..how exciting...im sure you will reap the rewards soon!!!!
I like the link to the good actions..one can always do more...

kstyle said...

Your work is so gorgeous. I really love the nature inspired theme. It just pops. And I hate getting outbid on ebay. Such a love/hate relationship.k

ashb said...

wow! abigail! those pieces look stunning. I'm adding your work to my christmas list!

hugs, ash

clk said...

A brilliant investment my dear!
The outbidding sucks. Maybe them boots were soulless (pregnant brain...) and it's a good thing.
The new pieces are remarkably beautiful - just like you!
big hugs and see you soooooon.
c and habibi

simple me said...

Good equipment is always worth the investment. It saves in a whole lot of things.
Hummmmm...can I also have a ginger biscuit? I used to have them often when I was in London.
:)

ps: I loved your autumn inspiration last week...some of the things I already knew about but there were some which are new sources of inspiration. Thanks!

livefromthebluekitchen said...

honestly, i turn my back for 5 minutes and you've posted all of this amazing array of tantalising things and i'm left going "but...but...but...oooooh!" for several minutes while i catch up with it all!

good choice on getting your own gold plating machine. is it difficult to use? i would imagine it must take a bit of time to get used to. would love to see it in action!

s xx

livefromthebluekitchen said...

honestly, i turn my back for 5 minutes and you've posted all of this amazing array of tantalising things and i'm left going "but...but...but...oooooh!" for several minutes while i catch up with it all!

good choice on getting your own gold plating machine. is it difficult to use? i would imagine it must take a bit of time to get used to. would love to see it in action!

s xx

kelly said...

bad bad internet server...doesn't it know the importance of vintage boots?!!! grrrrr!

congrats on your new arrival & happy making with your gold plating equiptment. i'm sure it'll be worth the ouch factor as it starts to makes life easier with your production :)

loved the action words link...it's good to be reminded sometimes of the little things that can mean so much.

happy sawing, ginger biscuits will get you through anything! x

MYRIADE said...

Interesting blog - you are utmost talented. I am myself a clothes designer, and I alway use flower printed fabrics in my collections.

Per Åge/MYRIADE

ambika said...

Those leaves are absolutely gorgeous. I just stumbled across your etsy shop and am smitten with your designs. I'm adding some of these to my christmas list, too.

lisa s said...

congrats abigail! the big ouch is an ouch, but i think in the end it will make you a very happy jeweler indeed... can't wait to see more fruits of your labor [so stunning... can you use the gold plater thing for other metals too??] xo

fashion? yes please. said...

interesting blog!!!

Sarah said...

Abigail,

Your pieces are great! I'm not surprised you can't wait for Autumn, it must provide you with excellent inspiration!

cally said...

finally, blogger is letting me comment, such a treat. I've been enjoying rading you as always and it's ultra exciting to know you splashed out and got the gold plating equipment, it'll pay for itself in time and stress saved in the long run.