Hello all and welcome to Bianca O'Neill Jewellery, my new handmade silver jewellery website and blog. Congratulations on finding my first ever blog post!
In September I committed to becoming self employed, and creating handmade jewellery as a business and I'm so overwhelmed at the support I've received from all over the world. I've been shipping my handcrafted jewellery from Troon, Scotland, to places I'd never imagined, such as Germany and The Netherlands. Of course I've also been receiving orders more locally and it means so much. If you have recently bought one of my handcrafted pieces, thank you so much!
My favourite piece to work on recently has definitely been a commission I received through a bit of Facebook networking...
I was asked to set a wonderful piece of Sea-glass that meant a lot to the customer.
The piece was found on a beach where her dear friend grew up, and she requested it be set, so she could always keep her late friend close to her heart.
Due to the nature of the commission I was nervous, but this drove me to put all my energy into creating something as close to perfectly as I could, and I really feel I did my best work to date with this piece.
It was wonderful receiving such positive feedback from this customer. It makes it all worth it.
Jewellery can be simple adornment, and that has its own value, but jewellery allows so much scope for presenting our individuality, what matters to us, and can provide sentimental keepsakes that remind us of important memories.
It's nice to present ideas about ourselves to others through what we choose to wear, but wearing items that mean something to ourselves means so much more. That's why commissions can be a great way to buy jewellery that connects to something deeper and more personal in ourselves.
I'm hoping to share more posts here regularly for anyone who may be interested in my journey. I must admit blogging is certainly not something I'm all that experienced in however! I guess if you're reading this, your best placed to watch me try to make sense of it. Hope you'll join me on my journey.