Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Busy, busy, busy behind the scenes

As you have probably noticed, you are seeing this page and the home page of the website only right now. I have hidden all the other pages while I prepare a revamp of the site and the addition of new jewellery. I hope you will be happy when, on June 1, The Selkie's Haunt once again goes live with a new look and new offerings. Even the Selkie herself is getting a colourful makeover. It's time to liven things up a bit and I need the tasks in order to keep my hands and mind busy during these worrying times.

In the lead up to the new look, I have been having sales at the weekly market. What I have found in that situation is what I have discovered over the last year. My jewellery sells in the following way: earrings first, then brooches and rings (about the same level of popularity), then bracelets, and, lastly, necklaces. This is not only reflective of the prices, but, I think, reflective of the way people wear jewellery. So, in this new batch of jewellery, you will find a concentration in earrings, but also you will find that my necklace designs have changed significantly. In fact, there will be fewer necklaces and more pendants. I think people like the style of the single focal and I have such amazing stones with which to work. These stones will be found in all my jewellery, of course, along with the beautiful beads I have in my collection. I will also be photographing my work differently, hopefully giving more detail and depth to the shapes and colours.

I am giving Ailleas Designs the same treatment, so I will be working on the silver and gold jewellery first, as it will have to go to Edinburgh to be hallmarked before I photograph and post it. Both websites will be up and running again on June 1.

I want to thank you once more for your patience and understanding during this very difficult time. My husband appears to have increased pain levels and increasing fatigue - both were predicted by our doctors and the team at the hospice. But his spirits remain buoyant and I couldn't be prouder of him or his relentless cheerfulness. I try so hard to keep up with him. And we thank you all for your good wishes and prayers.

See you June 1! Hope you will like what you find!