Shiny silver jools...
I finally made time to hit the studio and get started on a range of sterling silver goodies for the shop.
It has been a long time coming, my venture back into working with metal, but as with all things...life and money come in to play.
After I finished my advanced diploma of engineering technology jewellery ( what a mouthful) back in 2005 I was very eager to start working in the industry as soon as I finished. I just didn't realize that the cost involved in setting up a studio would be so huge. So I've been buying little things here and there and slowly creating a space with all the bits and bobs i need to get started.
So far the range is very small, but it's there. That's all that matters.
Sometimes you just have to start these things, just for the sake of breaking down the barriers and insecurities that manage to build up in the time between drinks so to speak.
Six years away from a torch and coping saw is a long time.
But slowly and surely, I'll get back into it.
It's just like riding a bike!