Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Counting the days...or not!

Woo, logged in to see where I was up to and was so shocked to see I haven't blogged for ...well, since February! Eeep.. those few months just snuck quietly by, didn't they?

So much has been going on. For one, I got my first batch of hallmarking back from the Birmingham Assay Office. This has been a long time coming. In the UK we have to hallmark all silver jewellery over 7g in weight. This ensures to the customer that they are buying real sterling silver and it also carries a unique maker's mark which makes the jewellery identifiable and who knows, it may even turn up on the Antiques Roadshow
in a hundred years time or so? This is my mark:

I have also started this year's Prom Art shows in Grange over Sands in Cumbria. These are always such a joy to do, the surroundings and the people are so wonderful and the many quality crafts available just make you mouth water. This year I have a new set up and am displaying my work over three tables in a gazebo. It certainly keeps the worst and the best of the wether at bay, so hopefully no soggy windswept hair and
no more burned shoulders. I also happen to think it looks quite swanky, especially with my new banner, made for me by a very good friend. What do you think?

This was a very windy day, I will try to get one next time when it is all sunny..fingers crossed X

Last of all I am very happy to announce that my personal website is all brand new shiny and up and running. I am still happily using Etsy but I love that on this site I can list all the options available and expand my collections as they grow. I am loving it already, please take a moment to visit and let me know what you think.

Really going to try and come back here a lot more often, you are all so nice :)