Talk about busy! I've been making non stop names all last week, and the stream of orders has yet to abate - there's another four today following the seven over the weekend! I think my piercing and cutting is speeding up slightly but the designing of them is what can take the time. Who would have thought that a capital T would be my nemesis? Try joining any letter to a capital T - go on, give it a go! It's quite hard not to make it look like a backwards J, or an F. You can see several tries here, and the final one is upside down, top right.
Some interesting Irish names ordered today, which I'm looking forward to - lots of lovely vowels together. I love doing 'o's in particular!
After almost 20 years as a designer in children's publishing a short silversmithing course in 2006 prompted a change of direction. The following year I enrolled on a part-time jewellery course, and found a local studio where I could make and sell my work.
Together with five other crafts people in 2009 I found a space to rent on our busy local high street. Open 6 days a week, 9.30am - 5pm (except August).