Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Lastly I made this commission piece. A lady and her husband came in with a huge diamond that the husband had bought. She wanted it made into something silver and she quite liked a flower pendant I had on display so I did this one for her. It's quite large, over 2" but it works well with the size of the stone. It was quite nerve racking working with such a precious stone as I mostly work with semi precious stones like peridot and amethyst. It was lots of fun to do something I don't normally do. Now that my shop is in a more prominant place I am getting lots of commission enquiries. My only problem is I'm really pants at pricing my work for commissions, I always undervalue my work, do any of you crafters out there do the same?

I've had quite a lot going on over the last few weeks, here are some pictures from my latest class. None of the ladies had made silver jewellery before but all did a fab job! We have 2 rings, 2 bangles, a necklace and earrings set and a pair of earrings!

I have a fantastic new assistant in my shop, my sis inlaw Amy! Here she is inside my lightbox that I use for photos. She sold me that she thought she could fit in it so I told her to go ahead! She managed it, well done Amy maybe try some work next time lol!!

I haven't posted for a little while as I have been so busy with my new shop! Here is a pic that kind of shows it, it was quite hard to take a pic as it looks better in person!! The other end is my workshop. It's a really nice space, it's so lovely to have all of my work out on display. My only gripe is that I don't have broadband!! The building is an old chapel and the wireless I used upstairs won't reach downstairs and all of those new broadband dongles won't pick up a signal!! Boo I love my internet for downloading music while I work!