Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Better get busy!





I have been so busy with my fine jewellery that I haven't created one new piece of bronze OR copper jewellery. Obviously, this is something that needs to be addressed. My new season of markets begins on March 28, and one of my stockists (my best stockist) opens for the season on March 12! I have some work to do. My other stockists are waiting, too, and soon I need to be sure to have the pieces ready for them to display and sell. I'm also collaborating with a felt-work designer to provide her with some small brooches to display and sell with her scarves. I'm very much looking forward to that, as well.

I am still working on my fine jewellery commissions, with one to complete and three waiting in the wings. The piece I am finishing now is one that is very complex and has given me the opportunity to learn and practice new skills. I am currently awaiting the arrival of some hard solder so I can move forward with the job. Once completed, I will be moving on to my next commission - a beautiful sterling silver pendant for a special anniversary. After that, a bridal necklace. After that, a lovely ring to celebrate a change in life.

But, I must get back to the bronze and copper as well. My work has given me so many new skills that I am anxious to try with the bronze and copper jewellery. I remember bezel setting stones last year and thinking it was so difficult - it is now something I can do in my sleep. I have learned to rivet jewellery, and that look is going to be perfect with bronze and copper. I'm really looking forward to doing more.

And, in addition to all this, we are happily awaiting the arrival of our new granddaughter in July. Another little girl who, I hope, will be enchanted by my work. Hopefully, like her big sister, she will love playing with my beautiful beads and will grow up loving the creative process. After all, I need someone to pass my work onto when I am no longer able to do it myself!

Happy Spring to you all and thank you for your continued interest in The Selkie's Haunt.