I had a long conversation with my marketing advisor at Mellowburn Media and she tells me that my blog should be updated at least once a month and that it should contain some of my jewellery work — so O.K.
First things first. In an effort to better cope with lockdown measures and the general horror of everything on the nightly news, I went out and bought a bicycle and she’s a beaut. It’s a sturdy, traditional women’s bike with a nice, cushioned seat and good old fashioned handlebars and the best thing about it is that it has an electric motor on the back so I can get a little boost when riding uphill. I’m a bit of a nervous wreck when navigating traffic, it must be said, but I try to stay on the back roads where traffic isn’t so heavy and I have a bit more room to wobble along, wide-eyed with clenched teeth.
For show and tell, here are a few pieces that I made recently:
I like rings that are noticeable and nothing says, “look at me” more than a big, juicy orange stone ring.
The bracelet, too, is a substantial piece of jewellery and it seems to be a favourite of my customers. The links are thick silver wire, hand shaped into links and each soldered individually. I love the look of a stack of silver bangles and bracelets on a woman’s arm, although I’ve never been able to pull that look off, myself.
So that’s how I’ve been coping with the current situation. Walking, biking, making, and quite a bit of television.
How are you doing?