Friday, 15 May 2009

Something for the weekend!

Hi all!

Gosh, another week just hurtled by and another weekend's upon us!

Speaking of weekends, I thought you might like to see what I got up to during the last one. I spent a wonderful day with my friend Angela, who is the lovely lady I had a silversmithing lesson with a few months ago. We spent the morning working on some photography for her website. Then in the afternoon I was a very lucky bunny, and Angela showed me some of her more advanced silversmithing techniques. And (with LOTS of help cos I'm such a silver newbie) I created this zingy bezel set sterling silver ring from scratch, featuring one of my handmade lampwork cabs. It was great fun, and I learnt so much, thanks Ange! I can't wait to break the silver out again and have another go. :-)

And just in case you aren't familiar with Angela's beautiful handcrafted silver jewellery, here is one of the photos she took after she let me loose on her photographic setup. ;-) I love this pendant especially, and can assure you it's even more stunning in real life! If you get chance, I'm sure she won't mind if you pop over to her site for a nosy.

On a slightly more boring technical note, there appears to have been progress on my email problems. My ISP seems to think they've sorted it thank goodness, and at least I've not had any more delayed-bouncy-error-type-thingies...(technical term)...over the last few days. Woohoo! ;-)

Righty-ho I'd best go and get myself sorted, cos I'm heading off into the wild blue yonder for a few days. So as usual, any emails, orders or queries will be answered after my return next weekend. Have a good one peeps!!

HP xxx

Friday, 8 May 2009

Techno troubles!

Evening all! I hope you're looking forward to a good weekend!

I just thought I'd better let you know that I've been having major email troubles over the last couple of days. So if any of you are wondering why I haven't got back to you over the last few weeks about something, or you didn't get my last Beady Bulletin, I did send it, it's possibly just bouncing around in the ether somewhere like a little lost pigeon???

I started getting weird Mail Delivery Failures yesterday, of emails I sent (in some cases) weeks ago! I've no idea why, and after 40 minutes mainly on hold to a chuffing helpline, I'm still no nearer a solution. It doesn't seem to be just my website that's affected, it's my work email too, so I'm assuming it's my ISP and I'm hoping they can get to the bottom of it soon!!!

Sincerest apologies to any of you that have missing emails. I do appear to be receiving emails ok, it's the sending bit that seems to be the problem. :-(

Anyhoo - fingers crossed it gets sorted soon - I'll let you know. Have a good one!

HP x