I have a gorgeous nugget of a freeform sculpted pendant waiting to be oxidised. My workbench is littered with silver clay elements ready to be fired, and my sketchbook is full of ideas for the new collection
Yet, nothing is getting done, because I am stuck in front of a laptop screen putting together my online store.
I have put a self imposed ban on myself, no playtime with jewellery making until the last touches are done to the shop website!
So I am looking down in the mouth, but I can honestly say, that the site is looking goooood... I just hope people will want to buy something O_0
Anyway, I will post up a YOJ piece week 11 soon, just maybe not in time, thats all. My hubby is helping me with some of the final touches and more mundane stuff LOL, so I can't just run off and leave him to go into the studio, now can I ?(don't answer that.....)
I remember when he was a cute boyish thing, but a charismatic actor nonetheless.
Have you ever seen him in Hannibal, the prequel to Silence of The Lambs?
He was really good in that, and is obviously a huge presence in French Cinema
New York Times have just done this photoshoot of him, and OMG he has grown up!I'd better hide this gushing post from the husband LOL
I have actually been working on revamping my Jewellery Gallery.
I got hold of a blog template, checked the html and instructions, and I thought, this will take time, but it looks easy enough...
Famous last words
I spent from midday until midnight working on this thing.
I have a blinding headache now, and was close to tears at one point
I had to alter so much html language, and had to look up so much new language to help me get the effects I was after
Well, I am sure, I will be smiling again tomorrow, but right now, I feel dead!
Here is a link to it Jewellery Gallery
I managed to put the jewellery into categories, like necklaces and so on, as well as keep the featured collections intact.I tried to match the scheme to the main shop website, which will be the next stop on this merry-go-round
This is the new piece, or should I say, the start of a new range
As you may recall marine invertebrates and sealife are the current muses du jour. I have been designing jewellery based on this theme
This pendant is sculpted in fine silver, with sea urchin inspired textures.
On it's surface is a cluster of pearls and sterling silver sculpted to mimic barnacles clinging on.The pearls, are freshwater peacock pearls.
There are subtle coppers, turquoise, purple and gold tones within the patina.
(This shouldn't wear off, because of the Renaissance wax used to preserve the patination)
It's very organic, and it will hopefully become something of another signature style for me, because I feel it does combine the different media, and sculpted free flowing styles that I like best
Hope you like it! I am doing more in this style, this week
Source - here
Having a bad week, this week. Not in a good place in my head.
It will pass, it always does.
I tend to be ultracreative, and quiet and messed up usually for a while
I will post the latest jewellery pieces here this week, one new piece is already ready to be photo'd. I am just going to keep going and make some more, because I am so happy with it.
Other news, is that I have worked out how to cut down the nightmare of my website, making it sleeker, more user friendly and less complicated.
It will mean me deleting a whole load of pages I had already made, but the end result will be better, and it means I will be open that shop really soon.So that is good, isn't it.
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
Thanks for visiting :)
In store now....
This is one of the featured collections
All of them are shown here at the Gallery