Thursday, 23 April 2009

Family tree

I was looking around my sisters blog, and it kind of hit me how detached I am from my relatives. I know I have relaitives but if you ask me to give you some name I would more then likely just stare blankely into space.
I'm just not the family type.
Now I'm not some strange kind of recluse, I send Xmas cards to my direct family and go home approx once a year. But I don't see everyone when I do go home and most of them don't keep in touch with me. My sister talks about our cousins and stuff but I've probebly meet them all less then five times in my whole life. And it's not like I get invited to weddings or funerals.
I'm not complaining, I just find it a bit odd.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Hugh Jackman on Twitter

So far I haven't succumbed to the pressure of joining Twitter, but when I found out Hugh Jackman uses it I no longer had a choice.
And see he's even charitable!
What a man :-)
Hmm...I wonder it Angelina Jolie might be on there to...

Monday, 13 April 2009

Amazon shame on you!

Apparently Amazon has decided to drop books of there search lists as well as the best selling lists just because they have "adult" material in them. Such as any kind of homosexuality.
That's just wrong, so I've joined the google bombing: Amazon Rank

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Pieces I made, post 1.

OK this is me having a stab at my idea about writing about designs I've made.

This is one of my favorite rings. I think the Amber goes really well with the thick twisted band.
I came up with the design a couple of years ago. It actually came about as a bit of an accident. I'd already made the setting for the stone and was planning on adding it onto the setting of a large square piece of Malachite, but then the malachite feel in the floor and broke into loads of small pieces.
So I had the setting but didn't know what to do with it and then I saw one of my silver rings.
Like this one
And thought that might look good with a stone setting. So far I had only ever made this ring plain.
Most of my jewellery is based in fairytales and memories of the forests where I grew up. I'm sure that sounds strange to many people but that's what my jewellery makes me think off. I think the chunky band and setting seems earthly somehow and Amber is after all a piece of nature in itself. I have a vivid imagination and lived in an imaginary world growing up. Probably just lucky that I never got locked up for being a nut job. In fact when I don't make jewellery I write stories, but it's not my strong point.
It's hard to explain but when I make a new piece of jewellery I also see a completely made up person with a made up life that goes with the pieces. Sometimes it's something extraordinary such as a goddess but other times it's someone more likely to walk in and one day buy the piece. If I could draw I would make a drawing of the woman i think off when I look at this ring.
This is probably why I like making small custom jobs. It gives me another perspective when I already know what the person that will wear it looks like and what they are like.

One day I will make the Malachite pendant that I was originally planning to make with an Amber set on it. I think my imaginary person would like both together :-)

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Neeeeed Internet!

Been thinking I'm going to write about pieces I made, like what I was thinking when making them, how hard they were to make and what I like about them etc. Just small little posts nothing mayor. Would be easier if I had Internet at home. Running out of things to do in the evening (except making jewellery of course). So need to get it sorted ASAP.
If I don't come back on the net until after i hope anyone reading this have a nice Easter! :-)

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Today has been OK

I am tired but content, it has been one very busy week.
Saturday went so so I made enough to cover my cost but someone nicked a pendant so I made no profit :-(
Worst thing is I think I know who nicked it, it was these two old ladies. I don't know why but that makes me sad.
Yesterday was busy and long and things kept going wrong but when i finalyl got into bed I still feelt I'd achived something.
Right now I am looking forward to the private vieuing on Thursday and then a long weekend off. Hopefully i will get to take some pictures and make some jewellery!

On another note, if I don't get internet soon I will go berserk and start killing people!

Friday, 3 April 2009


Things are quite messy and stressful at the moment. I'm busy with my jewellery and working. Also still settling in where I live, and getting used to living on my own again. Not to mention me and my landlady don't get along and I will need to start looking for another job soon (as well as planning on getting a evening job too). So things are a bit crazy.

But the thing is I'm actually feeling really Zen about the whole thing.
I'm trying not to get stressed out and to focus on whats important, and that's exactly what I'm doing! Im enjoying being busy with my jewellery even thou it means I'm not getting much sleep lately and it's nice to only be in charge of my own mess for once.

Even thou life is unsettling and confusing I am neither. At least not at the moment,I do hope It stays that way. :-)

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Busy bee

This Saturday I have a jewellery stall at The Oxford literary festival :-)
I'm hopeing for the best and then on Monday i am going to Norden farm to set up for BDJ's Exhibition there.
So busy busy busy.

And no I still haven't got internet :-)