I was invited along to the Burns Birthplace Museum in Alloway, Ayrshire a few weeks ago for a local maker's market. I really enjoyed the 2 day event and the highlight was that I received a commission from a visitor from Canada.
She loved my sterling silver handwired pearl ring and so she said she would order it on her return to Canada.
I didn't think too much about this as I know that many people say things and perhaps something gets in the way and so I never hear from them,
On this occasion however, I received a direct payment into my Paypal account on 6 August and so began working on the ring. I made it in her exact ring size and choice of pearl.
On completion I put the ring in a solid glossy wooden box and parceled it up ready to be shipped on it's journey to Canada (I've never been).
I have just received an email saying:
Dear Sheila Just to say that my ring arrived yesterday and I love it! M
How rewarding is this and my first international order!