Hi everyone! I hope you have all had a good week. Time seems to be whizzing by and the Christmas rush has started. Last Christmas I was totally unprepared for the number of orders I would receive, it burned me out. I was teaching a lot of art classes and taking on extra illustration work and it ended up being too much, there were lots of very late nights and tears (luckily my kind and patient husband stayed up til 2am packing orders with me- what a life saver!).
Although it was a shock, it was also a great confidence boost in that I realised I could actually make this a business rather than just a sideline. It helped me organise myself much better this year, to work a bit smarter and rethink the things that were not working business-wise. I feel much calmer this year and it is far less frantic (for now)!
This week I have listed our new celestial themed jewellery in the shop. I hope you like them! I wrote about how I made these in my blog post last week so please have a read if you are interested.
I love the way these turned out, I have been wearing my gold orion necklace this week (a winter constellation as my birthday is in December) and have had a lot of compliments! I chose constellations from each season, with the hope that they would make unique birthday gifts for star lovers, or just something delicate, minimal and unusual to wear everyday.
You can take a look at the rest of our constellation jewellery here.
I'm planning on adding to this collection next year, perhaps some rings... I am yet to carve rings in wax but it is something I am experimenting with. Watch this space...