I am just plain rubbish at being a regular blogger...MUST TRY HARDER!
But wanted to share new article in a new magazine.
Making is an exciting and contemporary creative magazine with a wide variety of crafts.
I will be subscribing, have a look to see if you will too!
Finally we are in to our new home, and even though I only have a temporary work room, I will so have a purpose built studio to move in to.
I am back to work this week, writing more articles for Making Jewellery Magazine, getting a few new bits made and writing a list to get sorted ready for the website restocking......keep a look out there will be some bargains.
I have been off line for the past three weeks and have an amazing amount to catch up on, but will try to blog once a week and post some more work.
I do have some online tutorial work, where I will be using beautiful beads supplied by Beads Direct. These step by steps will show you how to make each item.
Well back to the catch up...........Ta ta for now.x
Clair Wolfe Jewellery will be moving in the next week and will be off line and only contactable by mobile. All emails, sales and anything else internet related will be responded too once the move is complete.
Packing up the work room has been a massive chore in itself! Looking forward to setting up the new one though, and I do promise to keep it as tidy and as organised as my creative brain allows.
All magazine articles have been submitted, all customers have their orders on the way to them.
.....now back to my very long list of things to do between now and then!!!! Wish me luck!
Well this is a little project I am doing along side Beads Direct http://www.beadsdirect.co.uk/. They sent be a wonderful package of beads...and let me go wild with them.. Fluorite is one of my favorite semi precious beads, I love the green purple combination, a hot colour combination for this season too!.. Take a look at their fabulous Semi Precious section http://www.beadsdirect.co.uk/Semi-Precious+Beads.htm I have managed to grab an hour to create today, and have made a start on making a dent in the beads. There will be more makes along with a step by step project, hopfully ready to blog early next week.
Issue 13 is finally here, I find having to wait a month between issues to be about 2 weeks too long!!!
I have three articles in this edition, a step by step tutorial, a section in the Tool supplement, on behalf of Cooksons Gold, and my first Tool of the Month page. (I also have a little spot on the 49 tips page).
The earrings in this months edition were created on behalf of Palmer Metals. They are understated glamour, and rather different to my usual style of work.
The new page that I have taken over for the next few issues, The Tool of the Month, is turning out to be a very enjoyable page to write. I am getting to review a multitude of jewellery making tools. Keep a look out for future issues, featuring pliers, hammers, and various wire tools.
I also have been asked to be involved in several exciting project in the coming months....will keep you posted!.
Where have the first 6 weeks of the New Year gone????? Gone all too quickly, I know that. Finally I have created the beginning of a new collection for 2010. Really pleased with the textures and styles so far.
Clair has had another step by step project published in this months Making Jewellery Magazine. http://www.makingjewellery.com/index.html This month she shows how to make an easy pendant suitable for both sexes.
Keep a look out for up coming Issues. Clair has also taken over the Tool of the Month page in the magazine and is thoroughly enjoying all the tool research that involves.
Please come and say hello on the Making Jewellery Forum.x
Haiti Auction The auction to raise money for Haiti will commence on Monday 8th February at 10.00 am GMT finishing on Monday 15th February at 8:00pm GMT Please check back in for more details
Welcome to The Collective
A group of like minded Jewellery Designers and Lampwork Artists and Designers have come together to raise money for charity. Each of us has donated Jewellery or beads or both to be auctioned. Every penny raised will go directly to the Haiti charity
Please visit the site, take a look at the fab collection of goodies and place your bid...... Thank you..x
I seemed to have forgotten to blog the last edition of Making Jewellery Magazine, but it is still available in the shops and their website. I have also had a couple of pieces in issue 11. Had the pleasure of trialling some wonderfully interesting metal called Mokume Gane, which is a combination of two or more metals. I also got to write a personal piece ....which was a bit scary, but think it is a subject that touches a lot of creative people. Right my bench is calling, coffee is made, work to be done..... .........don't forget to go buy a copy of the mag, or pop onto the Forum and say hi!
I hope that you are toasty warm where ever you are, I for one love this clean crisp weather. Back to the routine starting today, back to school run, house work and hopefully an hour in my workroom. New Year has brought new orders and a new stockist, and also an new address. Clair Wiolfe Jewellery will be moving to a new address in the coming months....2010 is already an exciting year full of new challanges and a lot of change.
My head is bursting with ideas for several new ranges of beautiful jewellery and there will be a lot of new magazine articles in the coming months.
I am going to use January to restock the depleted website, Misi, Coriandr and Folksy sites....the down side of so many sales means alot of work to replenish....luckily it is work that I love.
Well my to do list needs to be written and completed....well after I finish this coffee...xxxx