Work moved us again, this time to Brisbane. I was able to get back to a full workshop and custom orders are open again. Also, kids in school means dedicated time for jewellery again, yey! I am looking into ways to help people save the unworn jewellery they have - keep an eye out for announcements!
2017 -18 Sydney
After 6 years, we were back! Apartment living in Sydney and two small kids meant I focused on online sales and no custom orders. I focused on planning for where I want my business to go, with some Business Connect mentoring and Tafe small business course.
2012-2016 Sri Lanka
After a few months in Delhi, we arrived in Sri Lanka.
Took a Rhino 3d computer design course in Colombo, which enabled me to develop my Mandala and Lotus designs.
Created two children ;)
Continued to sell through the Handmade shop in Canberra.
Completed my Diploma of Gemmology.
My gem love just exploded! That and living overseas where I could buy so many unusual stones…
I did quite a few custom orders over emails. I tagged along whenever my partner travelled, ticking off Jaipur, Kerala, Delhi, Nepal, Bhutan and Sri Lanka.
A job offer came for Bangladesh, we said yes! That was culture shock and the adventure of a lifetime. You cry when you arrive and cry when you leave, we were told and it was true. Crazy, busy Bangladesh will always be in my heart. We got married that summer in Scotland and all the Australian’s embraced wearing kilts!
Born and grew up in Dundee.