Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Too dependant on computers?

Well, what do you think? Have we becaome too dependant on computers? Mine has been rather poorly lately, so poorly that it had to go to hospital (aka a friend's computer-whizz husband) to have not one but four nasty bugs cleaned off it. Now, if the computer gets an 'ordinary' virus then I can usually deal with it, but this time what ever was on here was actually preventing our virus checker from working (but still making it look on the surface as if it was working) and preventing us from getting onto virus and spyware checking sites that could have helped. I really and truely cannot understand the mentality of people who create and release these programmes. How on earth can they go through life with no thought for other people? It's just completely alien! I'm not a violent person (unless you're a piece of sheet silver that needs hammering of course) but I was definitely thinking very violent thoughts when I was wasting my time trying and failing to get the computer sorted out.

Anyway, rant over! I've got it back now, so you will hopefully have seen that I've been able to finally update the front page of my website. I'm trying to de-clutter everything to make it easier for people to find the information that they need without looking at a long list of links in the menu. I've got some more work to do, and planning to get it done this weekend. Jobs for tomorrow include:
  • letting you know who won February's earrings and posting a picture at last of the ones you could win in March if you sign up for the newsletter,
  • uploading some more new products to the website,
  • catching up on the emails I couldn't deal with while the computer was down (an iphone can only do so much)
  • preparing some information sheets for my class tomorrow evening and
  • sending out a new newsletter
The newsletter will include details of the next set of workshops, so if you'd like to be one of the first to know when places are available you'd better sign up!

As well working on the website, I've been taking photos today, including those shown here. The pendant at the top was uploaded to the website this afternoon. I cut the daisy from sheet silver and then textured it with the texture that I'm loving so much at the moment. The stone set in the middle is blue topaz, and I'm planning to offer the pendant with a choice of different stones.

The Silver Birch bangles shown above have been popular on the website for a few months now, but I've updated the listing to offer the choice of a shiny of an oxidised finish. Oxidising has changed the look of the bangle greatly, and I love how it has really highlighted the beautiful texture my favourite hammer has given the wire.

It's definitely my bedtime, but I will be back tomorrow with more to show you!

1 comment:

  1. I am so dependant on computers, I couldn't live without them. I sit on one all day at work and then when I come home, I am on it again but this time for personal use! The other day there was something on the TV and I wondered if it was true to I jumped on and found out...what would I have done before computers??? I use it for everything and couldn't be without it...probably more so the internet but you need a computer for that (or a phone!!)!!

    Lovely necklace and bangle, stunning silver work as always!!!

    Kelly x


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