Sunday, 25 April 2010

Another Teaser...

Aren't I an annoying tease?!

I thought I'd post another little snippet from the shop, this actual image will be sitting on my latest arrivals page, which will have a direct link from here too

So, I have taken and edited all the photos, and am going to be loading them all onto the shop. Then I will have to iron out any last minute kinks, and hey presto, it will finally be open!

I am thinking within the next couple of weeks is a reasonable target, right now :)....almost there....

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

A Taster Of What's To Come...

I am still around, working away behind the scenes LOL
The main pieces and collections have been made, and I'm photographing and uploading them to the shop website as we speak

Here is a tasty snippet of whats to come...


I will go into the story behind these pieces at a later date, but for now I hope you enjoy this sneaky peek

Monday, 5 April 2010

Store Update and Natural Charms

Natural Charms
I thought I'd show a sneaky preview of one of the upcoming ranges, called Natural Charms, inspired by colours and textures seen in nature

The pieces are goin gto consist of fine silver textured "charms", and semiprecious gemstones, such as Garnet,Citrine, and Amethyst.A lovely luscious range

Aside from this, the website for the store is almost done! I just have to add a few wxtra info pages, and the rest will be putting up the jewellery thats cool

I have made loads of bracelets and bangles in the style shown with the pearl cluster jewellery sets, and have been making earrings and rings, so hopefully they'll be a good range to browse through

Anyway,I'd better get back to work :)

Friday, 2 April 2010

Adult Survivor: Pity Parties For One

It's been a while since I've written an Adult Survivor post.
This isn't because I am so mentally well adjusted now (far from it LOL), but more because time has been scarce

The whole validation, and self esteem thing has been bugging me recently.
Again, I can only speak for myself, but I suspect many of these issues resonate with other abuse survivors, where the perpetrators were family members.

There feels like there is no-one to pat you on the back, when you are doing well, no-one who genuinely cares how you feel day to day, no-one to comfort you when life gets rough.It's one of the hardest things to deal with really - any family you do have are either unable to, or choose not to treat you right.

I have passed through the hands of specialist counsellors that deal with child abuse, Consultant Psychologists and Psychiatrists over the years, and it always comes down to the same things

There is no solution, your family are bad for your mental health, stop bouncing back to them, learn to self comfort, learn to love yourself, learn to reward yourself .Be independant, don't use emotional crutches.

It's almost like saying deny you are human. It's an established basic need,seeking comfort and unconditional love from the parents and family.

So, I am about to embark on something that is a huge milestone for me.
I have somehow, come through a tough life, and am still intact, more or less.I have managed to turn things around, after mental health issues prevented me from working as I did before.

In my real life, aside from my hubby, this has met with relative indifference really. To the inlaws it translates, as not seeing them enough, or being there enough, and there is no other decent family to speak of anymore.

Is this self pity you here - yes, a little, but when you are exhausted and the dark of night closes in on you, I can feel a little raw.

I'm meant to channel these feelings into positive energy, and being productive, which I am trying to do.

So, I am going to keep on going, and will think of a way to reward myself, for starting up this little business.

I hope to feel better about everything tomorrow :)
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