Another busy month here for Janmary Designs, an independent jewellery maker/photographer/blogger in Northern Ireland.
Decided to give you a monthly roundup of the various activities I have been involved in this month. Some of them Janmary Designs related, others just a bit of my life here in Northern Ireland.
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So …. in a very random order ….. the news …..
I have stockists throughout Northern Ireland, and was delighted to add Rosies Emporium in Haslems Lane in Lisburn this month.
The inside of our new shed / she-shed / man-cave / coffee-chapel / clutter-free zone (I promise!) was painted and almost complete
I really enjoyed using the shed …. for jewellery making, blogging, and photography ….. and here George (our more senior ginger cat) enjoys chilling and snoozing there too!
ANOTHER JANMARY DESIGNS HEN PARTY
Early in May I was invited along to run a jewellery making workshop at a hen party for the lovely Kim, You can read MUCH more about that here on my janmary blog.
If you follow me on Instagram or my personal blog you will realise I am slightly obsessed with flatlay photography – still-life photography of everyday pretty things, with the addition of some flowers perhaps, then faffing and rearranging them ….. joy! Occasionally I incorporate some of my jewellery designs, but often it is just a collection of things which make me happy!
A BELFAST FOOD TOUR
In May my husband and I went on our first Belfast Food Tour – great fun, delicious and highly recommended ….. read more HERE. It started in St George’s market – visit if you ever get the chance
ON THE ROAD ….. TO CASTLEWELLAN
I love visiting the retailers who stock my range, we live in such a lovely country and this was the view on my way down to visit Blue Beans Craft in Castlewellan. A lovely independant gift shop run by Claire and Michael.
While in Castlewellan I couldn’t resist a walk in Castlewellan Forest Park, with it’s lake and castle. We will be back in August at the Methodist Church Family Holiday Week – always a highlight for our whole family. We have stayed in the castle in the past – but last year started to camp ….. always great craic (as we say here! – not drugs related!!!) on the campsite!
A VINTAGE REPAIR
Occasionally I do jewellery repairs and had the opportunity to fix this double string of pearls – loved the vintage box they came in! Of course I couldn’t resist creating a flatlay photo including them….
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You made it! Didn’t quite appreciate myself just how much happened in May!
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