I have the dreaded flu bug today, on the hubbys birthday!
Nevermind, my Mum is coming over later laden with cake and gifts to spoil him (and me)with...Yay!!
I had a two hour meeting with my mentor yesterday, which went really well.
Tons of positive feedback about my jewellery, and constructive advice for where to go with it all.
It means there will be a little rebranding, and a lot of offline selling in fairs and such, which will be so much fun.She is lucky I spared her the sneezing snuffling mess I am today LOL.
Her gallery and office, is set in the most gorgeous countryside in the National Forest.I may have caught the chill from getting out of the car, and chasing sheep yesterday while I was there, but they were so gorgeous I couldn't resist them LOL...yes, I think it may have something to do with my snuffles today
Anyway, hope you are all having a lovely day
Bye from us
Sorry everyone, I have to post this here, because I have no other way of messaging my sister
Congratulations on the new baby!!
I really hope the labour was OK, and that you've recovered from it.
I hope the baby is healthy and sleeps well.
I will be sending a little something in the post, that I will be making.I hope you don't throw it away.
Sorry for the lack of updates, I have temporarily lost my artistic mojo!
It's been an unpleasant time of late, dealing with petty family dramas.
I have no idea if my sister has had her baby yet, or whether everything is going well, with these stressful last days before giving birth.
I keep making presents for her, then not sending anything, because she does not want any contact at all.
Then, I learnt that she has been saying malicious lies about my mental health, saying I am unfit to be around people in general, especially children. I tell you, this has been really painful, and I even got advice from a legal firm about slander
Anyway, all this combined with other less dramatic downers, eroded away at my abilities to do anything artistic...which has been weird
My hubby has helped me bounce back though, yay!
We have done some amazing retail therapy together. I hadn't bought new clothes in years, so this was so much fun! I got a new trendy coat, boots, kitten heels, dresses, and tops!!
Then we have been going out lots. Now his work schedule is less hectic, I get to dress up, and go to the theatre,cinema,restaurants and galleries, and shops.
It has felt like dating again...
We've been together nearly 15 years, but this has been so blissful
I highly recommend dating your spouse again, it's very romantic!
As for the artistic side of things...its creeping back, thanks to low maintenance fun with polymer clay
Do you remember me mentioning my current obsession with Fairy Lanterns?
It came up in this post, about my creative process.
Well, I finally made a couple of these lanterns, sculpted in Fine silver. The faceted gemstones are the twinkly fairy lantern lights, reminiscent of dew drops.
I've named them Florabelles, because of the bell shaped flora and fauna, cupping the gemstones. I intend to make more of these in various gemstones
The slideshow below, shows one Cognac Quartz Florabelle, and another in Green Amethyst
I have been sent emails recently, from the curious, wanting to know how I come up with my creative (and often fantasy inspired) ideas
So this is a little post dedicated to you folks...you know who you are!
I've been strolling around in Charnwood Forest, near where I live, now that Autumn is setting in. The beauty and quaintness, of the sleepy villages, set amongst the trees, got my imagination going
I imagined little fairy homes, coming alive with the closing light, and little fairy lanterns being lit (I warned you not to enquire after the way I think, because it is a little off the wall LOL)
I then started sketching some ideas...
which led to me to thinking about the Fairy Lanterns, and what they would look like...
As you can see, the idea is forming of translucent faceted gemstones, that resemble dew drops glistening in the light. The lanterns will be sculpted in silver, with tendrils to encapsulate the stones.
And a new Autumnal fantasy collection is formed!!. I have already started to construct the lanterns, but have taken a break this week from work, as a holiday. I will keep you posted with pics of the bejewelled fairy lanterns as they are made
My hardworking, adorable hubby, has passed Part 1 of his PhD in Molecular Genetics!!
This is as well as working fulltime, and being my benefactor and biggest supporter. We have not had the easiest ride this year, and now we are going to get to go out every weekend and have some fun!
Throughout all the trials and tribulations he is steadfast, strong, compassionate and is my rock - so in honour of this milestone I made movie poster stylee digital artwork of his image. He is my Prince Valiant
He'll still have another 18 months or so left on his PhD, but he has broken the back of it, and is really enjoying it. I am crazy proud of him
I can always tell if I've been a little work obsessed, my furry companions become real little nuisances (in the most adorable way, of course)
This is an example of me trying to do some digital art, after having been playing with various clays. Jasper decided he'd had enough, and entwined himself with the usb connection and lay all over the wacom graphic tablet, refusing to budge
I gave in, and he settled there, after copious amounts of fuss
Art therapy has always been a lifeline for my mental wellbeing. I was mainly into water colour painting and amateur sculpting in mixed media.
As it happens in life, major personal events forced me to change careers, and I discovered jewellery making, as a creative outlet
Now it is my main passion, I enjoy exploring all forms and techniques in jewellery making, and am still learning. People close to me have encouraged me to start a shop which is linked above.I'm aiming to carve out a new career doing something I truly love
Hope you like my pieces :)
Thanks for visiting
I blog mainly about inspirations for jewellery making.It is a personal blog, as well as an accompaniment to the online shop
The About This Blog Page has more info on what you will find here
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In store now....
This is one of the featured collections
All of them are shown here at the Gallery