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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.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Struggling to Keep Up

Hi everyone,

Just a quick Blog today as I really am struggling to keep up with website orders, making stock for markets, ordering new stock and generally just keeping the business going. So much to do and not enough hours in the day to get it all done. But such is life and I'm not complaining.

Looks like people have started to shop early for Christmas as I am already getting some quite large orders coming in on the website.
Been doing the usual round of markets. Sloan's in Glasgow is proving very good for us. We just seem to be catching the right customers there, and they are loving our jewellery.

Farmers markets have been a bit quiet this month, but hopefully they will get busier in the next week or so.

We have been getting a lot of bookings for Christmas events so it looks like I'd better make up a good selection of new jewellery to keep ahead of demand. We will be at the Novotel in Edinburgh for 3 days at the beginning of December, for a Christmas Market. Also taking part in a Farmers Market in the Howgate in Falkirk in the week before Christmas.

Halloween jewellery has been selling well, as have Cufflinks, Scrabble rings, Lego Rings, Jammy Dodger Rings and Chocolate Star Rings. Although Domino Rings have been on the stalls for a while, I've just listed them on the website too.

Lego Minifigure pendants are selling very well and I'm getting lots of commission orders too. Just about to list Hermione and R2D2.

This week you can find us at Stirling University tomorrow, Sloans market on Saturday and Sunday, and Fencebay Farmers market on Sunday too. Unfortunately due to Jens work schedule we will not be at Paisley farmers market on Saturday. We will be back there onthe 12th November.

I'd better go and get cracking on todays orders, lots to get into the post.

Love and best wishes.

Jude xx


Monday, 10 October 2011

Very Busy Weekend

Hi everyone.

Just catching my breath after a very busy 4 days where we did 6 events.

Stirling University Atrium Traders market is going very well this term. Nick had lots of returning customers on Thursday. Falkirk Farmers Market was busy in the afternoon on Friday, afer a slow start. Stirling Farmers Market was good on Saturday, with lots of sales, while Paisley Farmers Market was a bit slow. Nick and Jen went to Clydebank on Saturday night to take part in a fundraiser in aid of Diabetes. And on Sunday Nick and I has a super day at Sloan's Market in Glasgow.

I've been making up a lot of new acrylic pendants, necklaces and earrings again this week including Pac Man Ghosts and the original yellow Pac Man. Bats, Barbie and Lady Gaga to follow tonight.

Also made up some Screme Egg earrings just for Halloween.

Scrabble Rings and Lego Rings still selling well at markers and online. Jammy Dodger and Chocolate Star rings also selling well.

I made a Barbie Head bracelet on Thursday night and it sold on Friday. Making another 2 tomorrow. Also made a couple of Barbie leg pendants for Halloween and will be using up the arms tomorrow too.

More Halloween items coming this week including kids Pony bead bracelets. And I'll be doing something new with the Scrabble tiles.

The website has been very busy over the weekend, so I've spent all day getting orders made up. Looks like tomorrow will be the same. I think people are shopping early for Christmas this year.

I've got to go and order more stock.

Back again with more items next week.

Take care.
Jude x