Jude's Blog

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. Morning everyone,

    Just making the most of a little bit of free time this morning to get my Blog done.

    Got a bit of a fright on Friday evening when Jen came back from her camping trip to Glencoe. She had fallen on scree coming down from a waterfall and had to be taken to hospital. She had tohave a nasty gash in her scalp glued together, her face was scratched and she had an enormous bruise all the way round her rear end. She was very lucky, as it could have been much worse. We were just grateful to get her back in one piece.

    Since the Edinburgh festival markets finished we have been very busy with Farmers markets and I've been working on the website. We have also returned to Sloan's Market in Glasgow. You will find us there most Sundays and every other Saturday too. This market is set in an alley beside the famous Sloans bar. It's very atmospheric and there are lots of quirky things on sale. Loads of jewellery.

    I'm getting geared up for another busy weekend. We start back at Stirling University Atrium Traders tomorrow. On Saturday Nick will be at Paisley farmers market and I will be at Stirling farmers market. On Sunday Nick will be at Fencebay farmers market and Jen and I will be back at Sloan's market in Glasgow.

    I've spent the last few days ordering up loads of new materials to make new jewellery for the stalls and the website. Watch out for lots of new Halloween items and Christmas things too. less than 14 weeks now till the big day, lol.

    Still selling very well are the Scrabble and Lego rings. This week we have had a lot of orders for Coin Cufflinks too.  Lego earrings have started to sell well and the Scrabble stretch name bracelets are always popular. Glass Ball watches selling fast as well.

    Last night I listed some Halloween rings, and there are lots of Halloween earrings coming very soon.  I also listed some special Lego minifigure pendants and they are selling fast.  Captain Jack Sparrow is proving to be very popular.

    Because we are going a lot of markets in Glasgow, I've just listed some fun Glaswegian themed badge rings. Glasgow Smiles Better, Glasgow Kiss and CSI Glasgow.

    The parcel post has just arrived so now I've got a lot of new materials to make up. better go and make a start.

    Take care everyone.

    Love from Jude x

  2. Morning all,

    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