2012...is hopefully going to be filled with all things good, well apart from the fact that the world is supposedly going to end!...Fun :S
2011 was a particularly scary year for this jeweller, with lots of deadlines all at once, diving into the world of self employment, moved....again!, being made redundant... twice! and starting a teaching career. It took a lot of self management, working 24/7 (well apart from the cheeky wee weekend off)and the support from my lovely family and boyfriend that made the transition much easier.
With the first month of 2012 been and gone, I've finally had time to sit down and think about what I want out of this year. 2012 is going to be a year of scheduling deadlines and events, keeping up to date with book-keeping, design development and applying for funding. If 2011 has taught me anything, it's that in your first year of business you need support. I thought that after a few sales from stock-list I would be able to set aside money to buy the tools I desperately needed. Unfortunately it just didn't turn out that way and all my profits went back into buying materials as more and more stock-lists were looking to take on my collection (and there was even a few I had to turn down until a later date!). That will not be happening this year!
Some more recent news is that I have a new collection currently on-route to the fabulous gallery/boutique The Shop Of Interest in Glasgow's Westend :).They sell all manner of interesting things like prints, jewellery, knitwear, furniture, fabrics, illustrations, sculptures, scribbles, ornaments...and oh so many other good things.
Here are a few of the pieces that will be on sale at The Shop Of Interest...
And new pieces to restock the Harley Gallery....
So if your stuck for ideas from Valentines Day...get yourself down to one or both of these place to treat yourself loved on, our just treat yourself!!!