I've finally managed to make enought time to sit down and do my Blog.
It's been a hectic month at Jude's Jewels. We have now completed 20 markets in Edinburgh over the festival period. Really enjoyed all the buzz in the capital, all the Fringe things, and we did OK at the stall too. Gave out a lot of business cards and the orders are now coming in on the website. Met lots of lovely people too.
We are now back into our regular round of farmers markets and Nick has the Jude's Jewels stall in Milngavie today. Depending on the weather, we may be in Helensburgh on Friday. Saturday sees Nick in Paisley and I'll also be at our local market in Stirling. On Sunday we are venturing back to Sloan's Market in Glasgow to give it another go. We used to attend a few years ago but stopped when it became filled with stalls selling cheap imported jewellery, not handmade at all. It seems to have changed back again to a more artisan market, so we will have another try.
Thursday 22nd September is the first Atrium Traders Market of the Autumn semester at Stirling University. We will be there every Thursday till Christmas.
We have been asked to attend a Christmas market in Edinburgh by a gallery owner who saw our stall in Edinburgh last week. Just finding out more details, but it may be worth doing. We may also be taking part in another Christmas market in an Edinburgh hotel too. Bookings for other Christmas events are coming in, but we are so busy and heavily booked already that we may have to turn some people down.
I've been very busy making new jewellery and have had a great response to the vintage stamp pendants. More to follow as soon as the pendant bases arrive from the US. I'll also be making rings and smaller pendants in the same range. The vintage glass ball skeleton watch pendants sold out almost immediately, so I have ordered more materials and will be making them again very soon. I've also ordered a load of guitar picks from Australia and will be making a new range of earrings, pendants and maybe necklaces as soon as they arrive.
The Lego Minifigure pendants and rings are proving to be very popular and I'm listing more all the time. I'm also able to do special requests for these, so if there is a figure you want as a ring or pendant, let me know.
The Halloween Jewellery page is back on the website, and I will be listing more items as soon more materials arrive and I make up the jewellery, so keep checking back to see what's new.
On the website, Scrabble and Lego rings, bracelets and pendants are still selling very well. Lots of cufflinks are being dispatched too. Lovely to see so many overseas orders coming in, so keep them all coming.
The August Newsletter Discount Code is now finished, but another discount code for September will be coming out soon.
I've got to go now as I've got a pile of orders to get made and dispatched today.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Love from Jude x