- Jude's Jewels
- 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, 15 February 2012
I've had a busy day making and dispatching orders, and getting started on some new Steampunk jewellery.
I got a lot of vintage watches delivered this morning, so I've been trying out a few new designs. Earrings, a pendant and a couple of rings.
Tie tacks and a few other things will follow. Once I've stripped the watches down to just the movement, I added a few Swarovski crystals then added the fixings to finish the pieces. I'm very pleased with the results so far.
I know you're asking... what is Steampunk? Steampunk is a sub-genre of fantasy and speculative fiction that came into prominence in the 1980’s and early 1990’s. The term denotes works set in an era or world where steam power is still widely used, usually the 19th century, and often Victorian era England, but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne, or real technological developments like the computer occurring at an earlier date. So it’s like taking modern technology and representing it with gears and moving parts instead of electronics.
I listed a few new twisted sweet necklaces today as well. 2 liquorish and another multi-coloured flump one.
Just about to list a curly wurly pendant and matching earrings and a few other sweetie and biscuit items.
I got a load of old typewriter keys yesterday so most letters are back in stock for the rings.
I'm just about to use my Sushezi machine for the first time to make my very own real Sushi, to eat, not for making into jewellery. Hope it turns out all right.
Have a good evening.
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
I hope you are all having a wonderful Valentine's Day. It's been a while since I last had time to Blog, but I'm back now and ready to get chatty again.
I've just had a little holiday to re-charge my batteries after the Christmas order rush. I've got lots of new ideas and am raring to get started on some new jewellery, so keep watching for all the new listings on the Jude's Jewels website.
We started back at the farmers market circuit on Saturday with Stirling Farmers Market. Then we did Sloan's Market, Glasgow on Sunday. Paisley and Fencebay markets are at the end of the month, and we start back at Stirling University Atrium Traders on the 23rd Feb. We will also be back at Falkirk Farmers market on the 2nd March.
On the website Lego jewellery is now almost as popular as Scrabble jewellery, with the Lego heart pendants selling very fast this week. The Steampunk watch movement cufflinks are also becoming top sellers.
I'm just about to list a lot of new Sweet and Biscuit items, as soon as I get everything finished off. Also got a lot of new rings to add. I've already listed quite a few Easter goodies, but there are more to come.
Also in the pipeline is a new section of Laser Cut Acrylic items with a fun, Scottish slant.
I've just launched a new Competition as I now have over 2800 Facebook fans so, for your chance to win one of four prizes, pop over to the Competition Page now. And, if you have not already done so, please like my Facebook page via the link at the bottom left hand side of most website pages.
So have a very happy Valentine's Day, and I'll be back very soon with some new jewellery.