Welcome to the Silver Ink Tree blog and my first blog post. It’s been a very hectic few months as it always is at this time of year juggling silver jewellery making with my day job, Christmas shopping, festive socialising, house work (groan) and weekend craft fairs plus the odd special commission. Anyway, by the time you’re reading this my whizzy new website will be up and running and hopefully I’ll be relaxing with a sherry, port, mulled cider (new favourite) or some other yuletide tipple with not a pair of pliers or a blow torch in sight!
…and maybe you’ll be wearing a new piece of silver jewellery?
I’ve sold at quite a few fairs this Autumn and especially had fun with the usual crafty crew at the Made-It fairs run by the lovely Kirsten and Deborah made it and also at a very fun ‘Mums Mulled Wine Mooch’ in support of a local pre-school. The combination of wine, cake, no husbands and no children was definitely good for my sales. I don’t think I’ve ever sold a piece of jewellery at 11.15pm before!
I’ve had a few nice silver jewellery commissions and presents to make too, ranging from a really simple star necklace for my niece to a more complicated pair of bike cufflinks and there have been a few new festive Silver Ink Tree designs to add to the collection including tiny snowflake earrings and a stags head pendant so look out for these on the website.
I really hope you enjoy looking at the website, it’s been a long time coming and I must thank my patient Other Half for making it look so fab. The website is dedicated to my lovely Dad.