Thursday, June 1, 2017

New pieces soon - I promise!

I always start each month with the best of intentions. This month I will create more bronze and copper jewellery! This is almost a mantra, but every month my poor copper and bronze sits to the side, waiting patiently for its moment on the bench. This month, however, I am going to actually do it! I have finished all commissions that need to be done RIGHT NOW and I can concentrate on building up some new pieces for The Selkie's Haunt. I don't even remember the last time I added new pieces to the website. I really need to totally revamp my offerings. So many things now showing are actually sold (and noted as sold). And I have so many new designs I want to get out there! This week I will start on the new pieces - starting with some new brooches for CĂ©ard in Ullapool. Of the original lot I sent to them, I believe there are only one or two remaining. Time to stock up again (and add some silver brooches in to the mix). See, there I go with the silver again. I promise, bronze and copper is not my least favourite child!

Summer has arrived in the Highlands and I welcome the longer and brighter days. We had a couple of days of very high temperatures and because of the position of the ceiling light in the studio, I had to abandon working in there in the daytime - it was just too hot. So my work couldn't even start until after 3. But with the night's remaining light until well past 10pm, I have plenty of time to work. I am going to make some copper and bronze rings this month. I've got some gorgeous cabochons to set as the focals of rings and I look forward to sharing photos of these pieces as they are made. With cabochons of green agate, amethyst, and turquoise, the choices will be amazing. Some will go to the Aultbea Hotel to join the other pieces in their lovely display. And others will be placed on the website and will be exhibited during markets. I intend to add bangle and chain bracelets and some lovely larger art-centric pieces as well.

I am so grateful for the support I get from so many of you. I look forward to reading your comments on the Facebook page and receiving your emails. Please always feel free to get in touch. And if there is something you would like to see that I currently don't offer, please remember that I am happy to take commissions.

Until next month...