It’s been a little while since you’ve heard from me; I’ve been head down working on so many wonderful custom orders, and getting used to the new space. Behind the scenes there’s been a lot of other stuff happening; we’ve launched a new website, welcomed another jeweller to the team, had a photoshoot, and sent away some Tasmanian made jewellery to be featured in the Country Style Wedding Edition (out now!)
Some of you may know that I did my apprenticeship with Rob Mitchell in Devonport, and 7 years later, Rob has started doing one day a week here at NVJ to help with the workload. It is so great having my mentor working alongside me again. The workshop banter has picked up where it left off. We briefly had Rebecca Wallace from South Australia join us in the workshop for a short residency and had the whole team back together for one day. We were very nostalgic about our time and the good ‘ole days. It was a little taste of what the workshop will look like in the future.
I’ve been working on expanding the Homage Collection. I’m excited to let you know that I have a Fagus leaf and a smaller Tassie joining the collection in November. They will be available for Christmas, and next year will be added to the made to order section of the website.
Speaking of Christmas, it’s important that we look at cut off dates for custom orders. We now have an amazing new website which lets you customise items more than the old one. Even though the basic building blocks are there, these pieces do take time to make, so to ensure everyone has their desired pieces ready for Christmas, our final day for orders from these sections will be November 13th. This allows us plenty of time to get anything we may need, and to fit it in with our custom designs. If you miss this deadline, we do have a fantastic range of unique jewellery in store at all price points. For Christmas flower orders, please contact Batter and Bloom directly.
And for maybe the biggest news yet – we are officially sussing out creative workshops. Having this extra space in the studio, it has always been at the back of my mind to host creative workshops. In the early days of NVJ we hosted ceramics workshops with my husband Luke of Viney Contemporary Art but didn’t really have to space to offer more, now we do! The first one will take place in December hosted by Zara from Batter and Bloom. We’ve had so many people ask, so we will run some small and exclusive jewellery workshops. There will be more information available early next year once we have streamlined these events.