Monday, November 30, 2009

Shop Update and abigail*ryan launch!!...

Oh my goodness, I don't think I have ever worked as hard as I have in the last six months or so... running back and forth to Northern Ireland {where my gorgeous boyfriend lives}, setting up a new business with him and keeping my existing one afloat - it has been challenging, tiring but ultimately very rewarding.

Today - I am so thrilled {and a little overwhelmed, read: teary!} to announce that our homewares business abigail*ryan, the fruit of all our labour, is finally live and online with our first installment of goods for your home.

We hope you love it as much as we do!

Secondly, I have just completed my BIG Christmas jewellery update, tons of new designs and reworked old favourites in limited edition colourways... many of the items are in stock and ready to ship so will reach you in time for HERE to shop!

Hope you will love all the new gemstone beads I have been working with, punchy green garnets, icy blue tones {so wintry!} and soft teals...

Mister Bell has also updated his shop with lots of new designs too - and most of his jewellery is in stock and ready to ship, as are his amazing handbags. I will share some more of what Ryan has been working on tomorrow...

We are all ready to rock and roll for the Holidays so get your orders in fast and we will parcel and wrap and tie bows like deamons and get them winging their way to you asap!!

Happy Monday everyone!!
xo Abigail

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Christmas Update Info...

It's getting very exciting, and very manic around here... the BIG Christmas update is always a big challenge {especially in Scotland!} - as I am always fighting against the fading or non-existing light to shoot the 'goods'... but this year especially, I have THREE business' 'goodies' to photograph and style, and one, for the very first time.


I am totally delighted to be able to tell you I will be launching my Christmas Jewellery update this coming Monday, Mister Bell will be updating his shop too - and we will, finally, be unveiling the grand launch of abigail*ryan homewares.

I really am over the top excited to be able to share the homewares collection, finally - after so many months of work! And excited too, as I know just how many more things we have in the pipe-line for the New Year to add...

Christmas will be a little different this year in our shops - so I thought I would explain a little about it. I hope you will bear with me! ;)


Having always worked 'to order' - I am switching things up this year. All new items will have inventory bars letting you know an item is in stock {I have made multiples in advance which means I can ship them out to you faster!} - I will work hard to keep items in stock as they are selling, however, if an item goes 'out of stock', you can still contact me to order it... but it will take my normal quoted 14 working days.

I will of course work hard to make this faster where possible, but am hoping the whole new system will make getting bijoux to YOU, from me, as quick and easy as we can! Our aim is to ship within 3 working days.

abigail*ryan homewares will be running in the same way! We have costed all our shipping as regular airmail with the option to add 'insured, trackable shipping bolt-on upgrades'. It is *always* my preference to send goods recorded, and I do this for jewellery as standard - but we wanted to give people the choice when it came to the fabric goods...

Everything will be explained clearly on each website - so have a wee read when all is live and get in touch if you have ANY questions at all. :)

VERY last postal date to the USA is the 11.12.09
VERY last postal date to Europe is 11.12.09
VERY last postal date in UK is 23.12.09

Please order as early as you can in advance of these dates so we can ensure you get your orders in time for Christmas Day!!

Stay tuned to Abigail A. Percy - Designer Jewellery, DesireLines, and to abigail*ryan so as not to miss out on the launch.

I will be back soon to reveal all!!


p.s. You may have noticed I have retired many designs from my Vintage Collection. Many can still be specially ordered, so if you can't see what you are looking for in my shop - see my portfolio website for the full back catalogue of designs. :)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

We've been busy!...

It's been another busy week here... I can't quite believe the weekend is here already! To celebrate, we stayed in today and loafed in our PJ's. Perfect, really - and we figure we can do some work tonight. ;)

I've been really busy working on the styling of all our new abigail*ryan products, and it was the tea towels first. I just bought a little dining table for my front room - after almost 2 years of eating off the coffee table, this is SO welcome {I can hear Mister Bell cheering in the background! ;)} and we have been enjoying using a few of our tea towels as tablecloths... they are so cheery!

Here are some snaps of some recent suppers - and a wee sneak peek from one of my styling sessions...

:: I'm dreaming of a studio like this for the Mister and I... via bloesem :) {One day!}

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Welcome Home Store...

Well... these photos are now a few weeks old, as I have been busy over in Belfast - but I am so excited to share them nonetheless!

My friend Mhari McMullan recently opened Welcome Home - an amazing project which has been a LONG time in the planning. In fact, the very first time I met Mhari, back in 2007, {when she has just moved up to Glasgow from London} we ended up deep in conversation about the kind of creative shop spaces Glasgow needed and how Mhari planned to work on opening up Welcome Home as soon as she could...

Two years on, and after huge amounts of hard work and planning - Mhari's vision has finally been realised - and the reality is fantastically close to Mhari's original vision we talked about all those years ago!

A shop space dedicated to all lovely aspects of the home {the kitchen, the dressing room and the library to name but a few!} has been created in Glasgow's West End and in doing so, she has created much more...

Welcome Home is a space that will support temporary curated exhibitions {such as +Bloom+, the opening show, which I was honored to be a part of}, and provide residency space for artists and designers looking to work on special projects or run workshops. It's the type of unique creative project that any city should be glad to have and embrace warmly and support!!

Open less than a month, I think Mhari has done an amazing job thus far... you can see some shots I took when I visited the space for the first time the other week. I can't wait to see how Welcome Home progresses as the months go on, and exhibitions are unveiled... and I will look forward to popping in often to browse and pick up unique gifts for Christmas and beyond.

For any of you in Glasgow, or the surrounding locale - you will find Mhari and Welcome Home at 19 Keith Street ... and for those of you who are further afield, fear not {!}, you are able to shop her lovely products online RIGHT HERE as she has just launched her new online store...

You should also *absolutely* add the Welcome Home Blog to your blog-feeds to keep abreast of all the fun going on in store!!

Congratulations Mhari, I am so very proud of you and wish you the HUGEST of successes with your venture...

xo, Abigail

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time keeps flying...

...and I can barely keep up! So sorry for my long absences these last few weeks - I have been working so hard preparing for the Christmas season, I am finally looking forward to sharing all my hard work with you now...

I've been super busy working on tons of new jewellery, which was showcased at Newry Craft Fair last weekend and which shall hit my online shop within the next two weeks {that blasted flying time allowing!}... there are lots of lovely one off and limited edition pieces, a lot more silver and stunningly fresh and juicy gemstones to make your mouth water!

Here are a few shots from my cabinet at the show last weekend... you may well even spot some of the new pieces! ;)

In addition to heaps of lovely jewellery - Mister Bell and I have been super busy with abigail*ryan goodness too. We have unveiled our tea-towels over on the blog and our online shop will be launching in around 2 weeks time as well... have a wee gander and see what you think. We are delighted with them, and hope you will be equally enamoured of them!

more soon, xo abigail