10 Jan 2014

easing into the new year

Cruising the internet for interesting bits and bobs, I came across this article, which  nicely illustrates one of the many ways jewellery isn't just about the piece, but about what it symbolises. There aren't many objects* as imbued with sentimental value as jewellery:


*other objects that I can think of with high sentimental value are toys, photographs and things passed down through families. I'm sure there are more....

I didn't feel so hot today, so not much progress at the bench. It's all waiting for me, though. Up first is a nearly finished pair of hoop earrings - these, now available on Not on the High Street http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/machidewaardjewellery/product/large-circle-gold-ball-dangle-earrings). Then two nearly finished bangles that just need a bit of a clean and a polish. Then a ring which was knocked out of shape, so needs a knock back into shape and a polish. After that, a new set of mini pendants, as I am clean out of the non-oxidised version. Plenty to do!

Right now the washing machine repair guy is downstairs, hopefully fixing said machine after its sudden refusal to work on New Year's Eve. If it works again, I shall post his details here to recommend him. I won't do it yet, though, it's got to work first!!

2 Jan 2014

Happy New Year

2014 - it has started! So, onwards march! Here's a photo of a ring which was a Christmas present, so can now be shown. It's 18ct yellow and white gold, with the white gold inset and scratch finished. It's also a square ring.
I've also made a special piece for the Jam Gallery's 20th anniversary exhibition in March - 20 pieces of jewellery by 20 jewellers. More about that closer to the date.....

More news soon, hopefully, as I get items made and more on Not on the High Street.