Grey Sapphire Ring ...and other stories

10 June 2021

 

Hello dear friends, it's been too long since I posted...for those who don't follow me on my other places, I thought I'd bombard you with jewellery related matter once again. I like to keep this blog going as a bit of a document to what I have been up to in my life in general, and at the moment, that's all about jewellery making.

I can't quite believe that for the past 7 months, the children and I have been camping in my mum's living room. We've slept, ate, had xmas, home schooled, lockdown and worked all in one living room. I have made hundreds of pieces of jewellery from a small table I've borrowed from my mum. My son has made hundreds of pieces of lego creations on the floor at my feet. Needless to say, my mum is the star of the show for sacrificing her once very peaceful abode to complete mayhem and human occupation it was not designed for. On top of that I have been on the verge of complete breakdown. I hovered on that verge for a long time but luckily my kids kept tugging at my arm so I never went over it.

The half of my brain that is creative, is also optimistic and I escaped my woes by concentrating on my business in the hopes that it will continue to provide for us (which it has and I'm completely humbled by my supportive customers).

All this chaos was caused simply by the frustrating complexities of property conveyancy. Our house purchase fell through at the last moment in November, and my next apparently straight forward, no onward chain purchase has taken months upon months of wading through treacle. My advice - don't move house.


I will update this space with my ongoing home buying saga for those that are interested.
Much more interesting to me are these pictures of my latest jewellery additions which are all available over on my online shop.



I'm especially chuffed with this beautiful grey sapphire that I found. I love the crisp pale ice blue natural colour.






I have just added the ones pictured here below, I think the Horus necklace is my favourite and I will make one for myself. I need this beady eye looking over me!








Thank you for stopping by! I hope to have better news to give you soon...I really am itching to get on with my life and relax on a beach somewhere and do nothing at all.


p.s. Of course move house, sometimes it's the wisest path to take.

14 comments

  1. So lovely to hear from you again. You are so incredibly talented and your jewellery is beautiful. Take care of yourself. From your New Zealand fan x

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  2. Moved house for first time last year, no chains, rental property to empty house. Wasted the first 7 months on IW solicitors, as a last resort I used an online conveyancing firm. They did it in 6 weeks. They stopped me giving up.

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    1. Oh blimey, what a nightmare...it's a frustrating business!

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  3. From a very long time reader, you will get there. Looking forward to house photos when you finally do move in.

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    1. I'll post some pics soon hopefully, its a just a little flat so nothing very exciting though.

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  4. Sometimes, as the song says, you have to pick up the shovel and dig another well. Never give up. Hugs to you and the kids.

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    1. Thank you, yes I've been through worse, and I'm pretty good with that shovel ; )

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  5. "One cannot pick a flower without troubling a star." Aldo Leopold.
    I truly hope the stars align for a speedy resolution to your house moving snags. I think your new jewelry designs are simply stunning and I want to treat myself to something new when I reach a milestone of losing some weight for my health. Wish me luck. Meanwhile, I hope you and the kids have lots of summer camping and beach fun.

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    1. Thank you! What we really need is a nice holiday, fingers crossed that just around the corner. Good luck with your mission x

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  6. My heart aches for you. Those early videos made your life look so perfect, if only we could stop time for awhile. How fortunate you are to have such a caring mother. I am old now but still wish mine was here for me quite often. My husband of 58 years died 10 months ago and my life is very lonely. Things will get better for you. That’s one good thing about time moving on. You are such a lovely person some lucky man will come at the right time. Moving house is really hard these days. Hear in NewZealand there are queues for houses as interest rates are so low. Same for rentals. You are so creative. I still love the earrings I bought from you many years ago. Love to you all. ❤️🌈

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  7. Well done for being so productive in spite of all the whirling storms and obstacles that have been going on around you. I love all of the jewellery shown here and they all speak to a special calm and serenity and I hope you felt a little of that in making them. I hope some day to purchase some pieces from you. I'm sending best thoughts to you for your new home all the way from, yes NZ. While you sleep NZers are sending good wishes x

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    1. Thanks Sally! yes making jewellery does make me feel calm and serene. I'm so looking forward to having my new proper studio set up, it will be amazing. Hello to New Zealand too! x

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  8. There's something so very touching reading about your house struggles and challenges and seeing your beautiful delicate jewellery... Even more so because this is what supports your family. Wishing you all the best and some soon to be quiet time. And I'm looking forward to some new house pictures too. ♥

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