Monday, 10 January 2011

New Year - New Goals (Post 26)

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:
  • happy
  • creative
  • develop new challenges
  • embrace new ideas
  • overall - to enjoy whatever 2011 offers.
This year I want to be more 'interactive' with my 'blog friends' and would like to encourage you to give me your feedback.  I have toyed with the idea of a more 'open' blog ... but felt that my personal life should remain just that.  Besides, it may not be exciting enough to keep you interested!

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:
  1. Amanda, who has passed through and decided to stay.
  2. 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.



  1. Happy New Year June. Great photos. Cant imagine having that much snow. Its so hot over here xx

  2. Thanks.
    It is a pleasure to find new and interesting blogs.
    As I have just started on this new(at least for me)and wonderful world I am reading and researching, and it is great to find people who know what they are talking about. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Happy New Year Sherryn, snow all gone now - thank goodness, but it was nice whilst it lasted.

  4. Your welcome Noemi, it can be quite daunting when you first set out but there are some really talented people out there. Good luck with your new venture.


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