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Happy Eleventh Birthday, Caprilicious
Hello people, how are you today? Caprilicious is eleven years old this week! You have all helped me to enjoy myself for eleven whole years, and I am very grateful. To my followers on Facebook and Instagram, and to those who follow my blog - some openly and the others lurking in the background, pretending not to exist - I know you are out there, and yes, I thank you to you too.
When I first started to make jewellery, one of my friends asked whether it was going to be a passing fancy, or I was being serious about jewellery making - at that time, I had no idea that I would spend so many fun years researching, buying, designing, making, marketing and selling jewellery - I'd have been shocked if I had known it, myself. I've taken on extra responsibilities at work and have been spreading myself pretty thin - but however tired I am, it is so nice to change out of my street clothes and sit down with a project in my hands and eventually have a finished object to photograph and love. It certainly helps me to enjoy my downtime, and it is so satisfying when I wear something I've made myself and get compliments for it.
I spent this week beading a bezel around a rather large ammonite fossil - it was an exercise in patience to bead around it mainly because it is about 3.5" in diameter and the back is irregular. I had to find a way to pad the back with felt and other materials to stabilise it so that it didn't rock about in the bezel I created. Now I have to decide what I'm going to do with it - I have some ideas, which I will share with you next week.
For Caprilicious' eleventh birthday, I have decided to treat my tribe of key workers to a discount. I have been negotiating with Health Services Discounts to put an offer on their pages - they also have separate sites for ambulance workers, teachers, and care workers, so Caprilicious will reach a whole load of people if I can pull this off - stay tuned on this one.
That's me for this week, folks. Have a wonderful week, and I'll catch you next weekend, same time, same place,
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