Firstly, I consulted different friends in the areas of business, crafts, public relations and there have been some worrying warnings about starting your own business.
However, I'm giving it all the time and energy I can spare at the moment. Meaning, I'm certainly not quitting the day job just yet.
Like most things once started, the enthusiasm was high, my creativity in full swing. I have been attending craft fairs and this usually takes most of my Saturdays, which is really tiring, but nobody said it would be easy.
This week I have finally taken time to upload photographs of some of my favourite pieces and I'm currently working on new designs that I will be sharing with you soon.
Firstly, some designs in turquoise:
Next, lapis lazuli, another beautiful and warm blue stone:
I also had a go at making a necklace in the same stone:
I've also experimented with jade:
A combination of jade and turquoise:
Some combinations of beautiful glass beads from Swarovski and golden suns from south of the border (and I don't mean Watford!):
Some designs using hematite, a black shiny stone with a fabulous metallic sheen:
And finally, these amazing drops of white quartz with jade: