Monday 9 June 2008

Blue Monday!

Well, the Colour Challenge has started! It actually helped me get a couple of pieces finished in good time for delivery to Between Dreams this afternoon.

I sat and designed the necklaces and did the wirework yesterday evening and finished them off this afternoon while B was having his nap. I'd made the base of the butterfly earlier last week as I've decided to keep a couple of bases for each of my butterflies and daisies in stock, and decided to add turquoise to it to keep with the theme - oh, and also because turquoise jewellery usually sells really well in the shop! The first necklace is amazonite, smoky quartz and freshwater pearls by the way.

I'm in the middle of getting my stock ready for the Southampton City Art Gallery shop too. The exhibition they've got on when my jewellery first goes into the shop has a water theme so blue should fit in there nicely too! I've realised though that I'm going to have to break away from the colour theme at the weekends as I've got a couple of commissions to do. I don't think it'll go down too well if I put the pieces off until I get to that colour in the challenge!

It's been really hot working in the shed this afternoon as the afternoon sun streams in through the door. I am definitely not complaining though as the forecasters say it'll be much cooler by the weekend. I think it was too hot for B though - he didn't have such a good nap as usual. Unfortunately it is not too hot for mosquitoes. My face looks like I've got the mumps on the left hand side, or as if I've just had my wisdom teeth out. A lovely friendly mozzie decided that they liked my cheek this afternoon and as I'm allergic to them I've swelled up nicely despite lots of anti-histamines. Oh well! It could have been worse - it could have been a wasp!


  1. Wow Jo - you're off to a flying start! The BLUE butterfly is gorgeous :)

  2. I really like your work. Love the cuffs especially! Just divine.

    I've just started a blog about beading and have added your site to my blog roll. I would love it, if you could link my site too. I will also be reviewing bead artists work shortly, so if you are interested, please let me know.

    Thanks kindly

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  3. Thank you, both of you! Jess, you've got your own lampworker in the family?! I'm so jealous! I've added you to my blog list.
    I'm off to see what you and others in the challenge have made now Fiona!

  4. Your work is just beautiful and you have certainly risen to the Blue challenge. Hope your cheek is a lot better!

  5. I like the soft blues you've been using. I think I'm kind of partial to the color because of the heat wave these days. We have to fight mosquitos, too, so I sympathize!

    Looking forward to your other color challenge entries!

  6. I like the butterfly pendant, very simple yet very effective and elegant.

  7. The butterflu is especially pretty. I love them all!


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