One year and counting…

2 03 2010

It brings me pleasure to report that I’ve been writing this blog for exactly a year now – today marks the 1st anniversary of the first post.

When I was thinking of setting up a blog as an outlet for bubbling creativity, a very close friend of mine (a high-profile local Melbourne blogger) recommended that I choose a name that fit a few simple criteria: the name should be connected to what I’m writing about; should be individual enough to come up on the first page of a google search; should be memorable and preferably daring.

One of their hard-fought suggestions was JewelleryBitch – I could see the appeal of it, but I took it a bit personally as I didn’t want to be seen to be selling myself as a bitch. Using my name wasn’t suitable either, as it’s fairly common and nondescript really.

I actually thought pretty hard about going ahead with using the MelbourneJeweller name, as I didn’t want it to be interpreted that I thought I was special and some sort of ‘authority’ on the jewellery scene in Melbourne – not at all! But of all of the possibilities I thought of, it was the most succinct in describing what I wanted to write about.

Apparently the traditional first anniversary gift is paper, and the modern listing advises a clock. Mmm, paper and time …

Therefore, I share a detailed image of my jewellery made with paper – the most important starting piece of my love of paper weaving (second year):

Year 1, Semester 2, Machinery project; paper and silver; amended copyright notice: photograph not to be reproduced without permission

… and wish for many more posts in the time to come!


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5 responses

2 03 2010
vettiliveinnorthcote

Congratulations! Many happy returns…

2 03 2010
Melissa

Happy Birthday Melbourne Jeweller!
…and I’ve always thought it’s a great name.

2 03 2010
Kate Shore

Happy birthday!! And that is a beautiful piece of jewellery!! wow!

2 03 2010
Karen

Thank you so much Vetti, Melissa and Kate! So lovely of you!

2 03 2011
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