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This is my Jude's BlogI will try to write something on a regular basis to keep everyone up-to-date with what I am making, any new lines I'm launching, how I am feeling, what I am doing and things that bother or annoy me.  Please add your comments as I would really like your feedback.  I am also very interested in any ideas and suggestions you may have for new lines.          Blog Policyhit counter for tumblr

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  1. Hi there,

    I'm so sorry for not blogging much this week.  I've been so busy with website orders and markets that I have just not had any spare time. 

    Yesterday, after a very busy morning processing website orders as fast I as could, we went to Fort Willam to the 'Highland Christmas' shopping event (actually non-event).  Took over 2 hours driving in very heavy rain to get there.  Eventually found venue (!!) and went in to get started.  Instead of promised 1 other jewellery seller there were 5 or 6 stalls selling various kinds of jewellery from handmade to tat.  Loads of people came in but not much real Christmas buying going on.  I felt it was a waste of time, money and effort, so won't be doing it again :( 

    Drove home again, avoiding deer on road, got in about 1am, printed off latest batch of orders, did 2 hours work, got up again at 6am to get ready for Paisley FM.  Came home and went to bed for a few hours.  Now getting ready for Fencebay FM in the morning and a 'Meet the Bride' event in Glasgow tomorrow evening.  Too much for 1 weekend !!

    Anyway, Paisley was absolutely super today.  All our regular customers called by and most orders were collected and more placed for 2 weeks time :)

    Jennifer had a good morning at Dumbarton Farmers Market too, so all in all a very good day as there were more good website orders today as well.

    I've got to dash away again and make some bridal items for tomorrow night.  had intended having this all done during the week, but so many orders coming in that this is my first chance.  Better get started then :)

    Hope you all have a great Halloween.

    Take care.

    Llove from Jude x 

  2. Afternoon everyone,

    Nick is doing the stall at University of Stirling AtriumTraders Market today. 

    I did the set up then came home to try to get as many orders as possible into the post today.

    Thankfully my wonderful postman had left my parcels, and the ring blanks and ring boxes were there. Got some fab buttons and really funky new cabochons as well as some more Chess pieces. Will get them made up tonight hopefully :)

    Now have to dash again as I really have a mound of orders to get into the post this afternoon.

    Have a lovely day.

    Jude x

  3. Good afternoon everyone from a very wet and blustry Stirling (although the sun has just come out now)

    Got some new Scrabble brooches made last 2 nights and am working on more.

    Trying to get the balance between processing and dispatching orders and developing new stock at the moment which is not easy with so many orders coming in, as I like to get them made and posted ASAP :)

    Got a lot of work to do this afternoon with posting and also going to try to get some Christmas Angels made.

    Better dash.

    Have a great day.

    Jude x.

    Scrabble brooches 1 scrabble brooches 2

  4. Morning all,

    Very cold here in Stirling this morning with white frost on the roofs.

    I've had a busy weekend with 3 markets and lots of orders processed.

    Nick has taken the first batch of todays orders to the PO already and I am just about to pack another batch.  Post just arrived with ring blanks and Scrabble letters.  Horray !

    Going to try to get some more Christmas Angels made this afternoon, along with a few crystal charm bracelets and some kids rings.  We'll see how far I get with all that !!

    So better crack on and get things started.

    Back tomorrow.

    Have a great week.

    Love from Jude x

  5. Morning all,

    Just a quick blog before I get back to work.

    Left house at 7am, still dark, and did the short journey to Stirling to set up the stall for the Farmers market, 10am to 4pm.  Left Nick on the stall and got bus back home to check what had been delivered and process more orders.  Walking along the street I could see the snow on the hills north of the house ! 

    50 ring blanks came in and I've already used them all on Scrabble and Lego rings.

    I'm having a quick cuppa while I wait on the glue drying, then I can box and pack them ready to take the bus back to town and get them all posted.

    So better get back to it and start to write out all the envelopes :)

    Hope you all have a great weekend.

    I'll be back tomorrow.

    Love from Jude.

  6. Morning all,

    Hope the weather is better whereever you are than it is here in a very wet Stirling :(

    But never mind I.m going to be too busy to worry about a wee bit rain :)

    Tons of orders still coming in.  Floor covered in sheets with Scrabble tiles, Lego bricks, Chess pieces and now Guitar Picks all ready to make up and post out.

    Waiting on post yet again as I have run out of ring blanks and 16" chains, but they should arrive today.

    Anyway, I'd better get a move on.

    Hope you all have a great weekend.

    Love from Jude x

  7. Morning all,

    We've just set up the Jude's Jewels stall in the Atrium at Stirling University.  Nick will be on the stall today as I've now come home to get more orders processed and posted.

    Luckily ring boxes, ring blanks and extra sets of Scrabble have just arrived, so it's all systems go !

    Better go and get started :)

    Love form Jude. 

  8. Evening everyone,

    Just a very quick chat to say thanks to everyone who has placed orders.  I have been overwhelmed by the tidal wave of orders that hit Jude's Jewels after the X-Factor on Sunday evening.  But what is most encouraging is the fact that I'm getting sales of lots of items from the website. 

    I'm trying to get an early night tonight as we have a market at Stirling University all day tomorrow.  Nick says if I set up, he will do most of it himself to let me come home to get more orders processed, made and posted.  Brilliant idea :)

    So I have to rush off again to make up a couple or requests for tomorrow.

    I'll hpefully be back on tomorrow to give you another update.

    Take care.

    Jude x

  9. Evening all,

    I just had to do a very quick blog to tell you that I am still snowed under with orders.  I've been totally innundated since Esther Campbell was spotted wearing a Scrabble ring on the X-factor on Sunday night.

    You can hardly move in our house for sheets of paper with Scrabble letters sitting on top.  It was just as well that I had stockpiled quite a lot of sets a few weeks ago.  I was preparing for the Christmas trade, but they have come in handy.

    J's and K's now starting to run down so I am sourcing lots of extra sets.

    Anyway better go and have an early night because I've got a mountain of orders to process, make and post tomorrow.

    Take care everyone.

    Love from Jude X