I’ll be at the Bowerbird Bazaar designers’ market at the Adelaide Showgrounds this weekend from Friday evening. If you’re in town come by and say hello – and check out lots of indie design and handmade goodness!
Several pieces from my brand new handmade jewellery range will be available at Bowerbird before anywhere else.
My new handmade jewellery range isn’t going to be launched in full online until May, however, as Mothers’ Day is looming large in Australia I have released a couple of new designs early – a chrysanthemum pendant and matching chrysanthemum post earrings.
These intricate flower designs have been cut out by hand in sterling silver. The pendant is finished with a delicate and sparkly sterling silver chain and the earrings have sterling silver scrolls to secure them in place.
Buy handmade for Mothers’ Day!
Check out these and other handmade jewellery ideas to make your mum’s day.
For delivery in Australia in time for Mothers’ Day 2013 you should order by 3 May for standard post and 7 May for Express Post.
I’ve been working my fingers almost to the bone over recent weeks as I make a large amount of jewellery both for the upcoming Bowerbird Bazaar designers’ market and for a shiny new range.
So while I am spending enormous hours slaving away at my bench, above is another sneak peek of some new work – rose pendants handmade in sterling silver, each with a ruby gemstone bead.
Some of the new range will be available early at Bowerbird (3-5 May in Adelaide). The entire range will be available in the handmade jewellery shop in early-to-mid May.
I’m still working on developing my new range of handmade jewellery and thought I’d share another sneak peek of some of the prototypes.
The finishes and metals used for these pieces may change before they’re completed, plus the pendants will be finished with chains, possibly some gemstone highlights, etc..
At this stage I’m planning on launching the new range in May, so stay tuned for more details!
I’ve been working hard on designing a new range of handmade jewellery over the last several weeks.
I’ve made a start on prototyping and testing some of the designs, so here above a very initial sneak peek of some very initial jewellery components.
Soon I’ll have more to share, so stay tuned!
Behind the scenes at the moment I’m busily working on designing and developing a new range of handmade jewellery, which I hope to have ready to launch in early-to-mid April.
To make way for the new range I’ve just added some more jewellery to the jewellery sale section of the shop.
Many of these designs will not be made again and all are on sale at a substantial discount – so be quick to get the pieces you’d like!
I have to confess that I’ve always felt a bit ambivalent about Valentine’s day for all sorts of reasons.
However, on balance it’s probably a nice thing to have a day where you are encouraged to tell people you love them – as long as you tell them on other days too!
But I think it’s also important to take the time to show yourself some love from time to time as well.
A special Valentine’s discount!
So in the spirit of this thought I’ve got a very limited 15% discount available for those who would like to show themselves a bit of affection with some handmade jewellery around Valentine’s day.
Enter the code loveme when you checkout from the Handmade Jewellery Shop to receive 15% off your purchases.
But be quick – the code expires at midnight (AEST) on 16 February!
If you’re looking to get your special someone some special handmade jewellery for Valentine’s day, here are my suggested order cut off dates:
Standard delivery within Australia:
6 February 2013
Express Post within Australia:
11 February 2013
International orders may still arrive in time, but may not!
PS. Check out my handmade cufflinks if you’re looking for gifts for men.
It’s a bit belated but … Happy New Year!
2012 was a very busy for my business with my busiest festive season ever by a very (very!) long way.
There was very little time for anything other than working, sleeping and eating. I think I only managed 2 days off between the start of October and Christmas eve.
So I ended 2012 feeling exhausted and with calloused and aching hands from having made so much jewellery and so many sets of Christmas pudding tokens! But also happy to have had such a successful year (and a big thanks to all of those who helped make that possible).
At this point in 2013 I’m still trying to take things a bit easy and am attending to a few personal things which were neglected during over the last few months.
I’m always very happy that my annual business cycle times in so well with the new year. Each new year really does feel like a fresh start for me and I’m able to spend some time with a clear head doing some serious planning work for the year ahead.
So that’s something I’ll be attending to in earnest over the next few weeks. At this point I’m not entirely sure what 2013 holds in store for my handmade jewellery business, but I have plenty of ideas lurking. I just need to flesh them out and piece them together and see what I come up with. Of course I’ll be sharing what’s happening as the year progresses.
I hope so far 2013 is being kind to you!
PS. The cherries were picked from the tree in my garden just before Christmas – along with lots more of them! They are the only produce I’ve been able to grow so far this season – mostly because they required almost no work, other than harvesting.
I want to wish all of you a lovely Christmas and a great new year!
It’s now too late to get jewellery orders delivered anywhere in time for Christmas, so for me that means finally having a little bit of time to rush around and get my own festive season organised!
However, orders will continue to be posted out as normal over the festive season, apart from on public holidays.
Well the big day is now looming large!
There’s still time to get orders delivered in time for Christmas within Australia, but it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to Express Post when you check out.
For a limited time you can get a free upgrade to Express Post for orders over $75 delivered within Australia.
Note that orders sent by regular post within Australia or internationally now may not arrive in time for Christmas. In addition items which are made to order (such as rings) may not be made in time.
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Final Christmas pudding tokens
I’m down to my final few sets of Christmas pudding coins for 2012 – there won’t be any more made until next year.
So if you’d like a set get in quick before they sell out!
So far it’s been a staggeringly busy lead up to Christmas for my handmade jewellery shop!
And I’m expecting the busy-ness to continue for a while yet. In fact, I have no idea when I’m going to get the chance to organise my own Christmas!
Order cut off dates:
If you’re wondering about deliveries in time for Christmas day, here are my suggested cut off dates for ordering in stock items:
- Standard delivery in Australia: 17 December
- Express Post delivery in Australia: 20 December
- International delivery: 10 December (that’s this Monday!)
Orders are being posted as quickly as possible – generally within 1 business day but up to 2 in some cases.
Direct gift deliveries:
You can have purchases from the jewellery shop posted directly to your gift recipient. You can include a message and even purchase a gift card to accompany your gifts!
I’m working hard to keep as many jewellery pieces in stock as I can, but given that everything in the shop is made by hand, I can’t guarantee all items will remain in stock as we veer closer to Christmas.
So as always my best advice is to get your orders in as early as you can!