Recently I’ve spent most of my time updating information on my growing number of pages online and on social media. For example my about pages were all quite old and outdated (e.g. “ I just finished Uni”…) and since I now live in a new place again I figured it was a good idea to let people know where my work is made and sent from. All this admin work is of course very important and necessary but as most creative people I wish I could skip it and just make all the time. Hopefully one day in the future I can get someone to help me do the admin and marketing and I can focus on the making but in order to get to that point I need to do it for now.
However, a few times I’ve had to get off the computer and transform our dinner table into a workbench for the sake of sanity.
I have a box full of half finished project with me and as I’ve gone through and updated collections online I also notice I need to complement with new pieces here and there. Please let me know if there is a particular collection you like but missing your favourite type of jewellery. It’s easy to get stuck making the things that I usually wear (earrings) or I know tend to sell which of course is all good, but I noticed the other day that I’ve hardly made any bracelets at all and it’s been quite a while since I made a brooch (oh that centre piece of contemporary jewellery….).
Here are some new geometric pieces that will soon (next dinner table transformation) become more earrings (…I know…) and rings, and I will also make sure to make some cufflinks in that pattern as I just today received a question if I had any.
Rearranging shapes and half finished work, putting bits and pieces together and photographing different arrangements is very typical of me and it is often how I develop new work, by playing around on my bench. I really like the constellation of these together and perhaps I will make something bigger with this in mind at some point…
Yesterday I also gathered enough courage to go around to a few local design shops and ask about the process to retail with them, hopefully by next year (as most places are on their last week before holidays now) there will be an opportunity to get in somewhere! Of course if you know of any shops or galleries where you think my work would be well suited, worldwide, don’t hesitate to give me some tips!
So if you don’t already follow me on instagram, like my page on facebook and have checked out my etsy shop and website, go do it now! And if you haven’t visited in a while there should be some new stuff up there, at the very least the about pages should be updated 😉