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Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom
I love making jewellery of all kinds. Scrabble and Lego jewellery have been popular for a while but now the 50 Shades of Grey range and the Zingy Blobs are selling well too. I make everything from unique gemstone necklace sets to phone charms. I love making tiaras and bridal jewellery and offer a bespoke service. Cufflinks are very much back in fashion and I have a large selection and am always making more. Pop over to the Jude's Jewels website and have a look.

Sunday, 30 January 2011

New stock will be listed next week

Hi everyone,

I'm still on holiday and Jen is doing a fab job keeping the orders flowing out.

Still a bit of a wait for Scrabble K's but everything else is fine.

I have had some great ideas for new lines while I have been on my holidays here in the USA. Going to be making up some necklaces with chains, western charns and turquoise drops I think.

Now getting very relaxed and ready to start back to work on a high.

Hope you are all getting through the winter months and are looking forward to Spring :)

Stay safe.

Love from Jude xx

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Creme Eggs back in Stock

Hi everyone,

I'm still on holiday and Jen is still in charge.

I have added re-listed my Creme Egg earrings again in time for Easter orders and also added a matching pendant.

Coming very soon will be more Easter items and some Valentines Day pieces and a few Mothers Day items. I hope you like them all.

I have ordered a load of extra Scrabble sets so have all letters in stock for orders. Also got quite a few sets of Travel Scrabble coming in too.

Just about to place a new Lego order, so watch out for some new design ideas coming soon.

I'm looking out for some Day of the Dead beads here in San Antonio, so watch out for some funky new lines very soon.

Have to go now as I've had a busy day sight-seeing at the Alamo and down in the Riverwalk.

Take care and stay safe.

Love from Jude xx.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Jen's In Charge

Just a quick Jude's Blog tonight as I am still on my holidays :)

After a wonderful week in Scottsdale, Arizona, we are now in El Paso, Texas, but moving on to San Antonio tomorrow.
Jen is in charge of Jude's Jewels at the moment and is doing a great job processing and dispatching the orders.
Lots of sales going through just now which is fantastic. Scrabble, Lego, Chess and Sweeties still best sellers. Cufflinks, earrings, rings and bracelets all going well.
Better go, as I have to pack for the road trip tomorrow.
Back on the Blog again soon.
Take care.
Jude x.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Website Getting Busy Already.

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all doing fine.

I am on holiday just now so and controlling the website from far away.

Daughter Jen is in charge of processing the orders at home this week and she is doing a good job.

The website is starting to get busy again already, so I am very pleased.

Scrabble, Lego, Chess, Sweeties, Cans and Coin Cufflinks all selling well.

Look out for some new items in the coming weeks. I have Valentines Day, Easter and Mothers Day pieces all about to be listed.

Got to go to bed now as I have had a busy day coaching Nick on the golf course.

Stay safe.

Love from Jude XX

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Waiting for the Postman

Morning all,
Just waiting on my (not usual) postman to arrive with the mail and parcels. 
Also waiting on my new digital camera to arrive :) 
Had family over for supper last night which was lovely.  Brother and his family and Sister and her family. Wanted to catch up with everyone before my sister and her family go off to start a new life overseas.  Will miss them so much it's hard to bear................
................ anyway still waiting on various parcels to turn up since before Christmas.  No idea where things have gone or where they are, and neither does the Post Office :(

Got a lot of orders to make up today. Scrabble and Lego still very popular but Steampuk selling well and Coin Cufflinks too.  Sweetie Jar pendants have been very popular and so have the Cans & Candy items, so stock getting limited on some of these lines.

Trying to get everything tidied up in the house as well.  Still got some Christmas decorations to go back into the loft.
So better go and get on with it all.
Have a super Tuesday.
Love from Jude x



Sunday, 9 January 2011

Snowy Sunday

Hi everyone, hope you had a good Saturday.

Snow still on the ground here but blue skies above, so nice to look at.

We had friends in for supper last night so have been a bit slow to get going this morning :)

Just about to start on the weekend orders, and also place orders for more materials and try to find some more Scrabble sets :)

Got plenty of all Scrabble letters including J's, but still very short on K's.

Lego cufflinks and rings selling well over the weekend as well as some of the Valentines day items.

Got my family coming for supper tomorrow night so am going to make some Scrabble and Cans & Candy jewellery for my nieces today.

Still got a lot of invoices to type up for Nick as well, so think I am going to be busy :)

Better get to it.

Have a great Sunday.

Jude x

Saturday, 8 January 2011

All white here

Morning all,
Snowed again last night so all white again here in Stirling.
We had to call out Scottish Power emergency guy last night as our main switch was burning.  They had to cut our power for the night but they came back this morning to fix the problem so we are fine now.
2 Scrabble sets arrived this morning so have more K's to put into orders.  Lot's of J's in stock just now.
Going to have a day off making things today as we have friends coming for supper and I need to go shopping, cook and clean :)
Have a great weekend.
Love from Jude x

Friday, 7 January 2011

Just Processing Orders

Hi there,

Well it's freezing here in Stirling again, and these is more snow forecast for tonight :(
Just as well we are not doing any Farmers Markets tomorrow :)

Actually had a little'me time' today, did some shopping and got a few bargains.

Spent the afternoon making and wrapping orders and Nick is off posting them now.

Still waiting on various Scrabble sets and some materials to arrive but wait for Scrabble K's is now getting shorter again :)

Going to have a nice weekend with friends coming for supper tomorrow evening, then family coming on Monday night.

Got to go and order some new materials while the ideas are fresh in my head.

Have a great weekend and stay safe and warm.

Love form Jude xx

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Accounts Posted

Well I heaved huge sigh of relief this afternoon !!
 The JJ accounts were posted to the accountant. It's been a marathon task this time which was entirely my own fault. I just got very, very busy last year and did not bother to keep the books up to date. I've made a mental note to myself to organise my time better this year and keep the books up to date and to get them to the accountant in May!! We shall see what happens..................
 Anyway, got a big delivery of Scrabble tiles today, so I was able to almost catch up with orders for K's, and also get almost everything else made and posted too :)
 Now just got to put Christmas decorations away in cupboards and up in loft to get house back to normal. Then I have Nicks invoices to WP tomorrow and I'm home and dry. I can go away on my hols without a black cloud hanging over me :)
 Jen is being left in charge of website orders when I am away, so dispatches will be almost as normal, hopefully!
 So better get this Christmas stuff put away, then I can watch some TV :)
 Stay safe.
 Love from Jude x