It was scary though... but we've been very lucky - that was Tom's first ever trip to A+E. That's 16 years, so we're counting ourselves fortunate.
Onto jewellery matters: the sale at Clerical Medical went very well - and they're such a lovely bunch of people, very complimentary, very friendly - and have great taste in jewellery!! We're now booked in for four more sales through to the end of the year. Excellent.
Last night we were selling at a fashion show put on for International Women's Day. That was great too! I'm sure those of you who sell jewellery will know what I mean when I say that you can never tell what you'll sell at any event. Last night I sold a lot of stand alone Sterling earrings and some sets that I'd had in stock for so long I was thinking of re-designing them. Strange, but infinitely fascinating.
Here's a selection of things made this week:
Firstly, these pearl chandelier earrings. Sorry, it's not a very good picture - and I can't take another cos these sold last night! First time out. I think they have a very Art Deco look about them.
This set is Impression Jasper and Amazonite rondelles with Thai Hill Tribe silver. I'd not come across Impression Jasper before, but I really really like it.
Here's a close up so you can see just how lovely these beads are - a combination of browns and pale turquoise - just stunning:
Next is a set made with Labradorite rondelles, Swarovski crystals and Thai Hill Tribe Silver. It's so difficult to photograph Labradorite and get the effect of those blue flashes, but I managed to get a couple.
The next one is also Labradorite - but very different. Looking at my stock recently, I noticed there was a predominance of big and chunky stuff. I suppose being a big and chunky girl myself (LOL!) that is what I'm drawn to make. So, I thought I should try and redress that balance and make some more dainty items. This is the first of them. Labradorite and sterling silver. I was particularly pleased with the earrings - not a style I'd used before, but one I really like, so you'll be seeing more of those.
And lastly, in this batch, Blue Crazy Lacy Agate coupled with Freshwater Pearls. I really love the agate diamonds - I love the fact that there are rough bits, unpolished bits, it makes the beads SO interesting. And, I think, the pearls, just pop the gorgeous colours in the agate.
Can't go without telling you about Wednesday night. It was a real dash to get to London for 6:30, but we made it. The concert was an exclusive (oooo, get me!) event at Gibson guitars. There were only about 200 people there. I'd won 2 tickets through a competition on Amazon. It was a really great experience. Kathryn Williams and Niell MacColl were so un-starry, so friendly and you felt like you could just go up to them and have a natter. BUT, the music was just wonderful. They played tracks from their album 'Two' and I do urge you to try and have a listen to it - in fact, go and buy it... you won't be disappointed. It's beautiful.
Afterwards we went for a delicious Italian meal and then dashed back home. A great and very special evening.
Wow, that's a post and a half, isn't it? Well done, if you've managed to stick with it to the end! Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you all next week.
Much love to all.