I went home last weekend to see my family, do some skating with the newly formed Jersey Royal Rollers roller derby league and go to my godmother’s birthday party.
I’ve been promising her a little fish charm for her sea-themed charm bracelet for so long now, so finally sat down and got the design finished.
Tada! → Read more
I’ve been dithering for ages now about doing a stone setting course. My stone setting is all self-taught, which means I don’t do it in the most logical or time-efficient manner. It also usually results in more swearing than is strictly ladylike. → Read more
I have been dithering for over a year now about doing some formal stone setting training. My stone setting is pretty much all self-taught, which mainly means that I set stones in probably the most cack-handed way imaginable!
So, I’ve finally booked myself on a diamond setting course at the Whitney Jewellery School in Brigg in May. Sadly I have to leave to travel there on the same day that the boy returns from 10 days in China, but they were the only dates I could get. My work has implemented an exciting new holiday policy which appears designed to ensure that no-one can actually take any! → Read more
So, I’ve not posted anything for a while, huh? Trying to keep up with orders and new custom enquiries sadly leaves very little time to write about them!
But anyway, been designing loads of new stuff recently. I’ve been trying to carve a teeny tiny 5 claw crown collet from wax, so I can give tiny crowns to my mini-bees, but have finally admitted defeat, as I can’t get all the claws aligned and get it perfectly round at such a tiny size. → Read more