Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Merry...

Hello everyone...just stopping in, after what seems like a mammoth break - and a crazy busy few weeks finishing up work! I am in California now visiting my brother {for the first time in 4 years!} and my lovely sister in law...enjoying different horizons and {sort of} blue skies...

I just wanted to wish everyone the most wonderfully Merry Christmas - thinking of you all, friends, and hoping you are all having, and have had, a truly lovely day with family and friends...

Enjoy your loved ones and appreciate all the good things you have in your life. Tis the time of year to remember...and to focus on that above all else.

lots of love to all,

Saturday, December 13, 2008


I looked around the studio last night, after doing my last big post office drop with all my US and Europe-bound orders...and was, as I very often am, faced with a scene of carnage! I am not sure if it can even be called 'organised chaos'...but it really is a scene that faces me all too often. Perhaps it is time to admit it - I am just plain messy when I make ;)) 

Well! At least something neat comes out of it in the end, egh

Anyway...I thought I should share - unedited. Next time you see my bench, it will be swept and cleared - finished up for Christmas {which, I am still shocked to be reminded, is really not much more than one working week away - eek...or should I say, EEK! Capitals seem called for.}...

Looking forward to getting torn into my UK* orders now...and am almost, almost, beginning to feel Festive - imagine! ;)

Righto...signing off for the night, and a quiet one in too! Bliss :)
Happy Saturday all, Bon Weekend too!


* if you are UK based, there is still time to place orders {don't forget your discount code THANKYOU2008} - so feel free :) !! 

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tak Tak Tak!!...

Goodness! Thank you *so* much for all your kind words and emails - not to mention your orders...really delighted people like the new bits so much - your support is hugely appreciated...!!

...I am working like a Trojan in the studio to get all the orders for the States out before Friday. {I am on track!} 

For those of you who would still like to order something - I have marked the titles in the Etsy shop as READY TO SHIP where the pieces are in stock {lots of the new pieces are!} and can be popped straight in the mail - there are also a few ready to ship items in my main shop too - right here...I thought this would make things easier if you still have shopping to do! ;) 

**{don't forget the 10% off code for the main shop, see post below for details!!}...

Odd little bits from my day {above}...

:: A bowl of bright pink soup {Beetroot, Parsnip, Horseradish and Ginger, should you ask!} which was delicious - I really will get around to restoring my coffee table one of these days!

:: Wrapping and boxing up orders - often my favourite part of the process...I just got new Moo cards printed with some of my new designs! I always love getting new printed goodies...

:: Wandering home in the pitch dark from the post office an hour or so ago and, like a total sap, looking up at the enormous pale moon and thinking how beautiful it is tonight.

Right! Back to the workshop with me...
xo to all.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Finally, it's like Christmas!...

At last! Everything is finished and ONLINE :) It's been heaps of work - running to catch up this year, photographing, writing, editing and fiddling {not to mention making}...but I am so happy to show you all the new work for Christmas 2008 - finally uploaded and in my Etsy Shop!

Scroll down here to see some shots of all the new pieces, as well as more information below about all the ways to shop with me this Holiday Season...{and a little blog-reader reward to boot!}....

*This Christmas - you will find me, and my work in three places!

:: My Main Online Shop - which houses the Vintage Collection...

:: My Etsy Shop - with a mixture of catalogue designs, as well as limited editions, work in silver and the new Holiday collection...

:: Souls of Shadows - my collaboration with Sophie Mouleyre back in late Autumn, which you can track back through our blog and shop the bijoux online too...

To thank *you* for all your continued support throughout the year, your kind comments here on the blog and your purchases - here is a little token of my appreciation...a discount code for a sneaky wee 10% off my Vintage Collection - just enter the code THANKYOU2008 upon checkout :)

I hope you enjoy browsing the new work...{it's mixed in with some renewed listings, so have a good rummage through! ;)}'s been a real pleasure making it, so I hope some of you will end up wearing these pieces for Christmas. It really is a special time of year for a jeweller, knowing their work is off around the I am looking forward to seeing where pieces will fly off to this year!

xox, Abigail

Friday, December 05, 2008

Ahh Friday...

Isn't it nice to get to the end of the week? A Friday night always feels great...starting off the weekend with a glass of wine and the opening of Narrative with Mhari was just the ticket too...!

I'm almost there with the new bijoux, so will be photographing the collection tomorrow and getting it all in the shop too - so stay tuned! Another little sneak peek above... ;)

Flickr Friday faves :: Untitled :: Untitled :: Untitled 
{apparently dreamy blurry images with no-name are where I'm at!?}

More tomorrow!
have a lovely eve all,

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Always by lamp-light...

Mmm....we are supposed to get a land-slide of snow here over night....well, it's 1.45 am and all it's doing is raining.....if there was *anyone* still silly enough to be up - poised with their camera, ready and eager to capture snow flurry against the night sky....I would suggest they just called it a night. Yes....ahem, that's what I would do. ;)

More scenes from the lamp-light, always by lamp-light.....I am *almost* there - goods will be ready to show by Friday/Saturday I should think.

However! For those of you thinking of snapping something up from my existing collections - {main shop or etsy shop}...just a wee note to let you know the last guaranteed shipping date to the States is the 12.12.08 - UK has next day delivery, so you have much more time!! So do place your orders with me as soon as possible, so I can get making and get the goodies to you in time for the Holidays!! :)

...another wee note, remember the Rose Leaf Necklace? Well, it's in the shop as of tonight - right HERE.....there is only *one* of these on sale for Christmas......{the other, limited edition of 2, is in London at a show}....


In other news, I am not sure if I could love this more? Goodness from Mister Rob Ryan

Going along to the opening of Narrative {formerly the *wonderful* Hitherto} at the CCA on Friday night....can't wait!


G'd night all. 'Snow-watch' officially over and out.

p.s - the picture above. I press leaves. All the time. Then find them, months, even years later in between the pages of things - reminding me of where I picked them up, what I was thinking at the time {usually, bijoux!}...I would heartily recommend you take up the practise too. It literally is the gift that keeps on giving ;)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Work on my mind...

...just as well, really. Lots to do....lots of ideas swirling up there! ;))  Just a quick hello from the studio tonight.....

...hello! ;) xo

Monday, December 01, 2008

Almost, almost...

Hello one and all....this week is nose to the grindstone at the bench - working on NEW things for Christmas {last week I was playing catch up with orders after being a sickly thing} it's all coming, coming...soon, soon, soon......
Really, by the end of the week I should be more than there ;)

A little sneak peek, above, of some of the things you might be seeing - boyfriend rings {chunky!}....bangles a plenty....ginkgo's teamed with luscious citrines....shades of rose pink in quartz and leaf silhouettes on long belcher chains......and lots more!

More peeks tomorrow....happy Monday eve! 
Off to cook some wholewheat spaghetti with prawns, garlic and lots of chilli!! It needs to warm me chilly here tonight!

oh, and P.S....wouldn't a shiny brass apple be swell? Sigh....I think so anyway ;)