Friday, December 21, 2012

To wear or not to wear...

I frequently get comments on the jewellery I wear, but lately the conversation has changed with people who know that I am making jewellery. They usually go something like this:

Them: is that one of yours?

Me: (putting hands up to check which earrings or necklace I put on this morning) no, I didn't make those. Actually I'm not wearing any if my pieces today.

Them: why not??

It's logical that I would advertise my wares by wearing them. But at the moment, every piece I make and keep is one less piece of stock I have in my store.

Plus, I've been a jewellery wearer/collector much longer than I've been making. I actually have an entire display cabinet for my personal jewellery (plus pretty photo frames and other trinkets).

So, besides becoming a good judge of jewellery design, I've also learned some great places to shop. I'm working on a series of posts about some of my favourite shops on and offline.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A desk and a vision

I cannot believe my last post was in July! I have been busy making though, and just this week have finally got a dedicated work space.

Earlier this week I went to a Visualisation in Action workshop. It was a great way to creatively explore my vision for 2013.

I realised I have been downplaying my ambition and telling myself this is "just something on the side". But then I remember the vision that started all of this almost 3 years ago: "I want to love my work".

And I love making jewellery; the act of creation, playing with designs, bringing fresh beauty into being. 

I tell people I love it, that I would happily do it all day. So why on earth wouldn't I do everything in my power to make that my reality?

So 2013 is going to be big, because I will make it so. I think it is auspicious that at 12:12 on 12/12/12 I was here: