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