Tuesday, 25 October 2011

I Am Now Official

After using third party services and borrowing other people's hallmarks for the past couple of years, I have finally taken the plunge and registered my own maker's mark with Goldsmiths Hall in London.

It's actually all very exciting (no really, it is...) and I can now have all my jewellery hallmarked and stamped with my very own and completely unique initial/shieldy type thing.


In other goings on, I have been halted in my quest to finish new shiny things, as the oxygen tank on my blow torch ran out of puff. Just waiting for a new one to turn up and then I can Get Stuff Done.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Sparkly Things!


So, I've not updated this in a while, as I keep forgetting to take pictures of stuff. I shall now, however, tell you what I've been up to.

Firstly, I have mainly been making skate necklaces. I had so many orders I ended up with an actual waiting list. Check me out with my exclusive jewellery pieces! I have to say they are rather a pain in the bum to make, and I could quite cheerfully never look at one again.

I've also been making new stuff though, which is quite exciting. I sent off my little pieces to a new mould maker I'm trying out, and I now have a little pile of vintage wallpaper inspired swirly things.

I also managed to spend a quite alarming amount of money at the IJL show at Earls Court at the beginning of this month. I've been there every year since college and I think this is the first time I've ever turned up with purpose and actually knowing what I wanted. Managed to come back with a lovely haul of sparkly things.

Also bumped into my old college tutor, Brian, which was really nice. Am always amazed at the ability of tutors to remember their students, even years later!

So, that's what I've been up to. My plan for the next few weeks is to finalise my new stuff, make a tiny crown for my bumble bee (which is going to be very cute), take more photographs and update the website. Oh, and make more skate necklaces...