Well 2012 disappeared pretty quickly! I’m amazed how fast the end of
the year especially went by. One minute it was August, and then
suddenly December snuck over the horizon, bedecked with tinsel and
blowing little glittery raspberries at me.
Again, I had rather failed to be organised in the run up to
Christmas, mainly due to foolishly deciding to entirely rebuild my
website from scratch a couple of months previously. Next year there
WILL be organisation. No, really, there will.
So, 2012 then. Achievements included the aforementioned new website. Pretty, isn’t it?
I also designed an entire new collection, inspired by baroque architecture, for a wedding:
My roller derby jewellery was excitingly popular this year, and I got to
do a few custom skate necklaces. I love making the little numbers.
The most exciting thing about 2012 though,
was finally managing to reduce my hours at my day job, which completely
saved my sanity! My jewellery is starting to be a full time job in
itself, so combining that with working full time hours at a law firm was
just no longer sustainable.
So, what awaits me in 2012 then? I’m
pretty excited about this year actually – I have so many ideas that I
want to get off the ground. I have plans for new shiny things to add to
my roller derby range for a start. I’m also going to learn about
etching and cold enamelling – watch this space for experiments with
Right, back to the workshop now – need to get started on my plans for world domination.
Part time bespectacled legal secretary, part time blowtorch wielding jeweller. I like shiny things, kittens, zombie movies, cake, roller derby and shouty punk. When I'm not in my workshop covered in layers of silver dust and polish, I also love photography, sequins, sparkly things and fancy cocktails.
Vist my website at www.laurengracejewellery.com and shiny new blog at www.laurengracejewellery.com/blog if you would like to see more of my shiny things.