A Brand New Year!

Happy New Year

A new year is always so inspiring. For me, this year it is especially so. It is the start of my first full year in my studio, working in a place I love, doing the things I love….all the time.

I will be honest, taking this big step has, at times, been a challenge. So far though, I have to say, I am loving the trip. With this wonderful new year now here, it’s time to dive in and make things happen.

So, what’s going on this year?

Jewellery-Making Classes

I am working on the 2014 Classes at the moment. I had hoped to have everything done by now but, as some of you know, I had some health issues last year that set me back a little. I’m all back on track now with a head full of ideas, so I will be spending the next couple of weeks finalising dates and projects.

Jewellery Workshop

I am also very excited to have been invited to teach a five-day beginners jewellery-making class at U.S.Q. McGregor School (Toowoomba) in July. I will post more information about that in coming weeks.

Remodelling Old Jewellery.

This is something I just love doing. To see old, broken or unwanted jewellery sitting in a drawer is such a shame. The gold-buyers won’t give you close to what it’s worth and often, you may not want to give it up. Here’s an example of a gorgeous remodel I did recently.

Amethyst Ring Remodel afterOh yes, looking forward to many more remodels in 2014.

Being Creative & Enjoying Life.

What else is there, really? There are so many beautiful sights around me in this gorgeous studio, every day a different wonder of nature to see.

Gorgeous sights from around the studio

Gorgeous sights from around the studio

And I am surrounding myself with wonderfully creative people. I was lucky enough to stumble upon some great resources for inspiration and motivation towards the end of last year and I have grabbed them by the….well, you know. My favourite so far just has to be Leonie Dawson’s “Create Your Amazing Year” workbook. Have a look at her website here. Leonie has a bunch of awesome free stuff as well as the workbooks for life and business.

 

Click on the image to go to Leonie's Website

Click on the image to go to Leonie’s Website

So there you have it…..my first post for 2014. You’ll certainly see some changes to my site and blog this year. I just can’t wait to show you my new classes (not much longer now) and I have a whole heap of lovely jewellery designs in mind, just itching to be made.

Happy New Year……let it be joyous !

 

 

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