A very Happy New Year to you all ... one that I believe is going to be very interesting, for numerous reasons. I can't believe that it's already a good way into January.
Christmas was just wonderful, a true 'family' type of Christmas, lots of celebrating and relaxing. So laid back I'm practically horizontal. Have to admit I have 'not' made any jewellery in ages. Although I did make a very nice chainmaille bracelet - as a present, but silly me, I forgot to photo it ... but there will be more, I can promise that.
Santa was good to me and brought me a 'tumbler' for shining gemstones, silver work etc. This will be useful for when I make my own Jump Rings - something I will need to do if I intend creating chain maille pieces.
As you can see, we had lots of snow which looked true postcard stuff. After taking a long break it gave me time to reflect on the year and semi plan what I want for 2011.
First and foremost, it has to be, To Be:
- develop new challenges
- embrace new ideas
- overall - to enjoy whatever 2011 offers.
Seriously though, my blog is to showcase my creations and I 'may' open that to other forms of crafts that I do. OK ... this is where you can give me your views. Would you prefer I kept it to Just Jewellery?
Taking note of other blogs, it would appear that many of you are involved in various 'Challenges' relating to your area of expertise. Now this I think IS a good idea and one that I aim to address. Ahem ... your views - do YOU belong to any sites like 'create a .... using only the colour green' for example. What Challenges do you subscribe to or recommend?
New Followers - New Friends
It is with great delight I notice I have TWO new Friends. Please welcome:
- Amanda, who has passed through and decided to stay.
- Noemi, from Salamanca, Spain.
Noemi has specialised in Arts and Crafts and holds a diploma in interior design and has specific qualities in enamalling and more recently Jewellery making.
Welcome to you both and a big thank you for your support. Especially as I haven't posted in a while!So, here's to a great New Year .... and remember, once I reach my magic 50 Follower Friends I'll do a 'freebie'. (Gosh, its getting close and I don't have a clue 'how to' - but when has that ever stopped me from doing something).
I love New Years' ... its like a fresh start! Do any of you remember that song ... I'm turning Japanese, I really thinks so .... Well, I think I'm turning Chinese or certainly supporting their New Year. My New Year, for reasons I won't bore you with will start at the beginning of February. (Similar to Chinese New Year, I think?). Its not far away honest. Besides, in the meantime, please leave me your feedback and lets aim for a 'chatty, creative and fun' 2011.
Once again, great to have your support - many thanks! And, remember ...
Keep Watching and I'll Keep Blogging.