Sunday, 1 March 2015
March 2nd 2015
What a few weeks! Did you miss me? Had to get the computer rebuilt and so I missed our chat. I have now made arrangements so I won't leave you lonely again!
This weeks coffee assisted wandering across the inter webs included too many funny pet videos (don't judge me) and a rehash of the melted silver in pine needles technique (my first few tries are ....not great) and research for a few custom orders. When I started this adventure in jewelry I didn't even think about custom orders but they come in and I am thrilled. With Mothers Day approaching I have orders coming in and its so much fun figuring out how to put things together. This afternoon I will be making up two more necklaces and two pairs of earrings to join the pretty pile of chiffon bags by my front door waiting on pickup and mailing!
I won't be making these however: http://youtu.be/e4A720TeqWc Nope! The top ten most expensive pieces of jewelry in the world are a little teeny tiny bit out of my range.
I also wanted to fix up a ring that lost a stone...so practicing my setting techniques. This blog is good for that:
And lastly I wanted to share my treasure hunt updates. I was perusing FreeCycle and decided to post an ad asking for broken and unwanted treasures - and in return I would donate to the food bank. And it worked!! I have been the lucky recipient of quite a few bags of treasure and the Food Bank is getting its donations regularly. Plus these kind folks get to declutter, and avoid landfill! Win!!
I thought that was pretty sharp of me, patting myself on the back and avidly waiting for yard sale season to start! Do you have any ideas how I can source supplies?
Hope your March is off to a good start....I will be choosing a local charity to donate a Dawnings creation to for our March good will gesture. Ideas?
p.s. Here are some of this weeks creations - available on Facebook or Etsy.