Thursday, 29 July 2010

A successful jewellery party

Well the party was a great success, thanks to my Mum and Dad. Guests were able to sit out in their beautiful  garden too, it was  a lovely morning and the weather was kind.

Here is the set up before everyone arrived showing the main table and the Summer Sale in the background.

Below shows my Swarovski earrings range (always popular) and some lampwork glass focal beads. I also introduced my new range of Brass vintage look jewellery (on right). The clock does not work so no it was not 7.30am it was actually 11am!

My Mum (far right above) helping guests make their choices.

Lots to choose from!

Thanks Mum and Dad for being the perfect hosts. Jx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Lists (and jewellery party preparations) you like them?

I L*O*V*E lists, they bring a kind of order to my non (professional) working days. Life at work is pretty structured so on my days off I think I would be so distracted by my jewellery making, gardening, card making etc that I would forget to get those mundane but very necessary tasks done. I also find it so satisfying to tick things off THE LIST (no I'm not someone who crosses things off) it's much more fun to have a little box at the side to tick. And I NEVER compose a list that cannot be completed in the given time frame, that would be far too frustrating and less fun.

So this morning I have a LIST....the tasks are never numbered so they do not need to be done in order and I am scanning down reading it.................
.............change bed linen, dead head plants, phone hairdresser, pick up mushrooms for dinner tonight,jewellery party preparations...hmm now there is something that has really interested me so that is where I shall start today.


On Thursday my Mum is hosting a jewellery party for me. My jewellery making started as a hobby 8 years ago. As the years have gone by more and more people were asking me to make them things so nearly 3 years ago I started selling (in a very small way) under the name of Jane's gems and jewellery.
Today I need to check that everything is ready,order forms printed,enough stock etc and at the weekend I bought a couple of very pretty shells to use as props. I think good presentation really helps to sell. As it's Summer I have been selling lots of pearl/shell items so I think they will look good hanging on the shells.
I have shown some photos at the top of the blog.
So now I must finish sorting out my jewellery.

Also where did I put that LIST!!
Bye for now, Jx

Monday, 26 July 2010

A newbie joins the world of blogs!

Well goodness me who would have thought I would join the world of blogging! Here I am at that 1st posting wondering if any one at all is out there? I would LOVE anyone to comment on my blogs, just to say hi and for me to realise I am not talking to myself but even if you don't want to comment please do have a read.

I have thought about doing this for some time and I realise that it's actually a great way of looking back at all the good things in life. Yes it is a busy world but I am happy in my skin and very content at where I am. Life has had it's share of ups and downs but I am grateful for all my life's experiences.

My passion out of work is my silver smithing and my jewellery making so my first photo will be of a piece of my jewellery as I am holding a party at my Mum's this Thursday.

Thanks for reading we go....... Jx