Friday, 15 October 2010

Exciting times....

Hello again.... how are you today?

I have been dying to show you this......


I made it ages ago for a friend who was expecting a little boy in September, and now that he has entered the world and the gift has been given I can show you... ta dah!!!!


I knew that she was planning a jungle themed room for the little man... especially giraffes....


So, I set about making a rather huge changing bag for all the baby bits and pieces



... with tigers, monkeys and giraffes smiling happily


It has a fully lined, fully waterproof inner with LOTS of pockets... always essential....


... and was made with bags of love from......


Congratulations Sally on the birth of your gorgeous little man, James xxxxx

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I know it's been an absolute age since I last updated you with the little happenings and goings on in my world... and I am so grateful to you for sharing it with me and for popping by saying hello... it's good to know you are there.... I am so so excited to be able to tell you about several new developments in my working life.......


Firstly, I visited a gallery in Teignmouth on Monday ... Blue Indigo... with my jewellery. They were really keen to take my pieces and I was amazed when I walked away leaving 18 different necklaces, bracelets and earrings with them.....


.... I have just had a phone call from them... today... Friday... to say that they have already sold all 3 charm bracelets and would like me to send 4 more as from just now... sold 4 ordered 6!!!!! They have had a lot of interest in my jewellery, not only from customers, but other designers too... ooooh! I am sooooo pleased.


The biggest news is that I am now the very proud owner of not one, but two websites... eeeeeekk! My wonderful brother Mike, has been building them for me... ( by the way if you would like a beautiful website, email me and I'll pass Mike's details to you ) ...


Firstly, he designed my lovely new logo....( above ). It's so me and my style and colours.


It was inspired by this photo that we took whilst on a photo shoot at Stover Country Park of my wire and bead dragonfly.

The different colours of the logo represent the different seasons and collections that I am putting together. Green represents Spring, Blue Summer, Red/orange Autumn and Brown Winter.


The first site I want to show you is all about the workshops that I run at China Blue in Totnes.




Please take a look as I would really value your feedback and any thoughts you have that might enhance the site, or, thinking as a customer or someone looking for jewellery making workshops any improvements that can be made... or anything you like about it!!! To be honest, feedback is so vital as you get so engrossed in your own project that you don't always see things objectively.


Secondly, is the website selling my jewellery......


It's not completely finished as I still need to add some detail and prices to some of the products, but it is so nearly there......


... but I just can't wait any longer to show you......


... but, just before I do, I am struggling with getting clear photos of the products... I have purchased a proper photographic set up... a white pop up tent and lights... to try and get professional looking photos, however, as you will see, in order to get a clear white background, some of the detail and especially the colour is lost..... I am desperate to sort this so any help would be gratefully received...


I have thought about photographing the jewellery on another background, such as a piece of slate, that would show off the silver work and not interfere with the colours os the beads... what do you think?????


So... here is where you can find more of my work .... www.yvonnetemple.co.uk I'd love to know your thoughts on this site... please????


My two most recent collections.... Nature's Harvest and Moor and Mountain were inspired by a recent walk I had on dartmoor at Bellever..... (more of that in another post.)


Firstly...Natures Harvest..... the rich reds and browns of the dying bracken....



Bright, bright yellow of the gorse.....


.... berries on the trees....


... juicy green and brown acorns.....


... puffy toadstools and horse chestnuts.....


... have all inspired a range of jewellery in the most amazingly rich autumnal colours.....


.... as well as birds migrating...



.... and leaves falling.....


Moor and Mountain came about as a direct result of clambering the tors, being inspired by the richness of the grey rocks


... the depth of colour in the heather....


... the vibrant green shoots,


moss and lichens....


Hearts and roses necklace....


Heather and moss bracelet...


Heather heart necklace.....


I'm sorry it's been such a long post today, but there was so much I wanted to tell you about .... very excited!!!!!

I would so appreciate your feedback on the two websites and my new collections...

Had better fly now as I have those orders for the gallery to make as well as two more workshops you organise and run before I fly off to warmer climes very soon... more about that next time!! Thank you so much for stopping by...

Have a wonderful weekend, keep warm and enjoy this beautiful season of Autumn with all the richness that it has to offer...

Lot of love xxxx


11 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Your jewellery is so pretty. I saw some last Saturday.
Julie xx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Firstly congratulations on such a lot of good stuff and news happening in your life! Its always nice to hear people doing well when there can be so much doom and gloom around at the moment.

I just love your jewellery. Its so beautiful. I did try and check out your website selling it. Not sure what happend but the link wasnt working. (Dont know if its just the computer playing up) As for taking photo's well I have no real expert advice other than to say to play around and go for it. See what works and what dosent.

Oh and loved that beautiful bag too! Lucky little boy.

Take care and enjoy your warmer climes!


MBB x

Clare said...

Yvonne - both websites look FAB! but.. the link to them is wrong, it's putting www.blogger.com in front of it!
Great photography :-)
Clare

Yvonne said...

Thanks for the info about the link MMB and Clare... I hope I have fixed it now.... !!
Yvonne xx

Esther said...

So glad the gallery likes the jewellery. I think a different but neutral background for photography might be an idea. Slate might work or possibly a nice mid to light coloured linen or suede or something else nuteral and none shiny.

Will have a look at the websites in a moment.

Esther said...

Had a quick look at the websites and they look lovely. Easy to read and navigate with a nice clean feel which is always good. The main thing is probably that some of the photos are a little washed out but if you can sort the background washing things out issue then hopefully you can resolve that but even if you don't it's a minor thing on most of them. If you want me to have a proper poke at everything to check all the links etc once you have fully finished just shout I'm good at that sort of thing! I can check it works properly in all the main browsers as well.

Yvonne said...

Thanks so much Esther... I'll keep you posted! xx

Tabiboo said...

Beautiful, beautiful jewellery and I love the nature inspiration - such wonderful pictures.

Have a fabulous weekend,

Nina xxx

Blooming Felt said...

Oh WOW ! They're all beautiful. I love the way you've linked them all to nature - your descriptions are all wonderful and the photos are fantastic. Well done you !!! xxx

Julie ... Lush! said...

Wow, Yvonne! The changing bag is just fabulous, great news about the gallery and the websites are brilliant!

I have one constructive comment - you could do with a link between the two websites. They really look great, I adore the dragonfly logo.

Happy New Year, I hope you have a happy and successful 2011!

Julie (Lush!) x :0)

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