Monday, April 30, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Above, in the cabinet display, you can see the finished Sweet Horse Chestnut Dew Earrings I showed in progress last post...all set with pearls, front and back. A bit of bling never did anyone any harm ;) Thanks for all the kind words about them!
I will dash for now to rest my [very!!] weary feet...[concrete floors should be banned forthwith and replaced with rubber IMHO! ;)]...and get to bed early so I can get up for my next shift tomorrow. Will try and get some more shots of the show, and of other makers work there too, to share soon!!
If you are in Glasgow, or the surrounding area, please do drop by and have a look at all the lovely jewellery on display....it is open for another 2 weeks yet...till the 6th of April.
I am enjoying listening to these beautiful sounds tonight from Oh Laura [the wonderful voice of Frida Ohrn]...
happy weekend all!
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
My first post over on Ship Of Fools is up...so have a gander! Please do join in if you can....
What is next for me?...well, no rest for the wicked - I am just finishing up some earrings heading on over the water to Rare Device along with a host of other orders and will be working to help set up the Dazzle, Glasgow exhibition next week [will also be manning the openings and doing some shifts for the exhibition duration, so do pop by if you are in town!]....and on a personal note, I have to find time to fit in going to the hairdressers to sort out my mop. eek.
Some flickr faves....
:: . by svane
:: anytime and anywhere, by kimicon
:: untitled by Inoka
:: smirnoff by cloudberryterrier
Good weekend wishes to all!
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Finished the big collection [35 pieces] and just got it posted away.....talk about close to the bone. Owweee...everything hurts, I feel faint and knackered from too much hard work [ making jewellery is pretty physical when you do so much in one go!!] and too little sleep. Hello 18 hour days! Above is only part of the fall-out in the workshop...and this is after 'clearing the decks at 2am last night'...
I am annoyed - I didn't even have time to photograph all my new pieces....and I had about 8 or so new designs. Grr. That lady time has some answering to do ;))
Okay - will be back tomorrow with my post for the book club and maybe a smile? We'll see.
Have a good one everybody! xx
[today, French titles are beyond me. Normal service will be resumed soon!!] x
Sunday, April 08, 2007
I have been getting through quite a bit of my workload this weekend, but yesterday realised I had been given the wrong saw blades at the shop on Friday [they gave me 2/0 - ick- and I use 4/0 - yum].....alas they are not open again until Tuesday and I feel like I am treading water and feel pretty frustrated. Considering rounding up all my broken 4/0 blades and piercing with short stumpy lengths........good job there is a lot of chocolate around the house.
Some flickr fave's from this weeks meanderings.....
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Hi everyone - sorry for my sudden absence all week....you know that cold that was tapping me on the shoulder? Well, I turned round and it knocked me out!! It has been all I could do this week just to keep up...sadly deadlines don't wait!
It is however absolutely beautiful weather here just now - all the blossom is out and things are bright and white!! It is surprisingly warm [and as such, it being Scotland, people are walking around in vests and shirtless...making the most of the rays. So funny...;)))] which will be lovely if it holds for the long Easter weekend!
I will be working through - making, making. Above are some little Anemone leaf 'cushions' that will become stud earrings and parts of necklaces.....they are straight out the pickle, so that's why they are icy white.
I have a new post up at Whip Up so have a gander if you get the chance :)
Thank you all so much too for all the kind comments about the new earrings...I so appreciate it!! I have already had some orders for them, so am hoping they will go down well at the show too! :)
More soon! xox
Monday, April 02, 2007
The week is off to a flying start making wise as I dive head first into getting pieces made for Dazzle....I have about 8 working days to get the work done -which is about 30 pieces, which should be okay...pretty jammed packed, but okay. I am starting off by making up the earring stock which is always the bulk of it as you sell multiples.....so here are some new designs I am working on, sweet horse chestnut outlines with hoop hooks...still to be plated, but I am enjoying just piercing, piercing, piercing. Therapeutic almost.
Am fighting a cold - I can feel it tapping me hard on the shoulder - so I shall get back to the bench while I am still standing ;)
Happy Monday everyone! xx