Wednesday, 25 March 2009

New gemstones

I forgot to say that I have received my order for some really beautiful gemstones: turquoise, fluorite, coral and faceted lemon citrine.

The stones are in a pear drop shape and I intend to make earrings and necklaces with these. I will also make some wire wrapped earrings and pendants. Can't wait to get started.

The colours are fabulous - just perfect for spring and summer.



The news is: the brooch has been approved for casting and I should have it back by the end of the week. I need to meet the deadline of 4 April which should be achievable - all going well.

I have just finished another large bridal order and this was collected today. I will begin my next order tomorrow as I need to be up to date before the 'return of the brooch'.

It's kind of late - 1.46 am - time for bed.

z .....z......z

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Snow by the seaside!

This is the snowman we built - I think he looks rather cute!

Snow in my garden showing my stone cats 'buried'.

We don't usually get snow here - being close to the sea.

Keeping busy

Haven't had much time to write up my blog. I am busy with various jewellery orders - I like to complete my orders as soon as I can. This week I have received a number of internet queries for a variety of commissions. From silver work to bridal jewellery. This makes my work very varied.

I am up at 6.30 am tomorrow as I have a class at 9.00 am and a drive of about 1 hour and a quarter to get there.

Time for bed!

Saturday, 14 March 2009

The Brooch

I received the brooch this morning from the engraver. I was so excited I could hardly wait to open it. Lo and behold it is really beautifully done! I can hardly believe I made it!

Now to send it for casting.

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Too busy to post blog!

Haven't posted to blog since last week. I thought on Saturday that I would make some jewellery as I have a good number of orders. However, I received a call and had customers at 3 pm - to discuss the design and creation of Prom Jewellery. I'm not complaining though and look forward to making this jewellery.

On Sunday we got out in the fresh air and went up to Auchencruive - a country park with the River Ayr way running through. It was perfectly lovely but we just got back and the hail and sleet came on. On Tuesday it was really sunny and springlike. I gave my car a treat and washed and hoovered it. At night I went to my jewellery making class and worked on a silver ring with a heart setting in a layered design. Didn't quite finish it - still to remove the oxide.

Had a busy day today so just taking it easy tonight - a few emails to be done.

Saturday, 7 March 2009


Oops - I looked at the snow - didn't think too much. Went out to car - backed out and got STUCK. The whole parking area was covered in six inches of snow - not one footprint (apart from mine). The wheels were spinning and the snow was hard packed. I didn't get to work - no taxis or buses. Gritters came out about 2 pm - too late to drive.

So I went back in and was a bit stunned. Had planned to do all sorts of things. Eventually got to post office about 4.30 to post THE BROOCH.

Thursday I left at - wait for it - 7 am to ensure I got to work. No snow and weather was fine.

It's 01.04 am Saturday so it's bedtime!

Goodnight x

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Snow by the seaside!

As I look out of my window I see about 4 inches of snow. As I live near the sea this is highly unusual. I will be leaving soon to go to work so I hope it isn't heavier inland.

At last I am posting my brooch for engraving. I will then complete my other orders that I am working on at present.

busy, busy, busy.

Must dash


Monday, 2 March 2009


Went to a local community centre and did a display for a local ladies group. I was made very welcome and enjoyed the night.

Sunday, 1 March 2009

I just don't believe it!

Got a call on Friday re the brooch. Jeweller not able to do the engraving due to shape of brooch. Since then I have been in contact with someone online and they will be able to do the hand engraving. The engraver's work on his site is superb.

I'll need to collect it and then post tomorrow.

Today I was at the Holiday Inn Wedding Fair. Althoug it wasn't busy I met some really nice people. I also have some names and details of those who might be interested in commissioning some work - here's hoping.