August off! I took the decision to make August my annual holiday time after realising the structure of my year in work means there is no 'off season' so the most worthwhile option was to go with the kids' timings before they grow up too much! We had a great five weeks at home on St. Marys and exploring the off islands, always absorbing inspiration from the different landscapes and generally enjoying a lot of beach combing, dog walking and swimming down at Porth Hellick... my favourite spot at high tide.
IN THE STUDIO
As the making side of things was on hold for a while, I took the opportunity to overhaul the studio; Installing a new central jewellers bench and tool upgrades, having a good clear out and some essential equipment maintenance. Now I'm back in my shiny new workspace catching up on customer communications and getting on with all your orders. A few new designs will be joining the website over the next month or so - some gorgeous chunky Beach chains, more cast-in-place precious stones and of course some new Treasure pieces. I'll be dropping a random little weekend discount soon too so look out for that. Time to get jumpers and boots down from the attic and get stuck in to the Autumn production...love it.