This quite exciting for me (Wendy) as it will challenge so many aspects of my life. Firstly, there's the long car travel to London (+ 2 hours; yes, long for the UK). Negotiating the traffic, with a heavy reliance on GPS technology, with backup hardcopy maps, should be a doddle. Then the setting up in a huge venue. I have packed in extra thermal wear … keeping warm is important. Oh, and the thermos flask. Can't forget that. This reminds me of a camping trip. Setting off on the long journey, finding the camping site (the O2 Arena), finding my spot, stand 566, putting up the tent (my displays), and finding food, all in that order.
The most exciting bit will be setting up the stand for you, my lovely customers and followers. The stand outlay flows from left to right. The neutral backdrop is sprinkled with colours from both the coloured coiled wire designs and colourful gemstones. There are many sterling silver pieces too - in particular some elegant gemstone earrings : tanzanite, lapis lazuli, red coral, turquoise, amethysts, to name a few. Also, many new wire weaves, featuring my brand new creations, never before seen in London or south of Lincolnshire. You might notice the little token Christmas tree, indicating that this is the Season to buy something special for someone special (like yourself, or someone you know). A card machine is also available, so really no excuses. If you like it, buy it!
Examples of the new Delphine range are scattered all over the exhibit.
Delphine is the range of unique and limited edition jewellery designs by Wendy McLean. The symbol ∆ is the Greek capital letter delta and symbolises the Delphine range. The name Delphine has origins to describe women from Delphi, the site of the Greek Delphic Oracle. The name also relates to the womb, with the ancient Greeks believing Delphi was the womb of the earth. The name Delphine is associated with independence, assertiveness, creativity and pertains to leaders not followers. The name was aptly chosen for unique independent women who want to stand out and be noticed.
I am looking forward to this new adventure - many people will now see my jewellery who have never seen it before, and I hope the experience will expand their own perceptions of jewellery designs that are possible. If you have read this blog and visited my stand , ask me for a 5.23% discount. That way, I'll know you've read it, and you'll get the discount!
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Wendy McLean Jewellery
O2 Arena, UK Handmade Christmas
13-15 December 2013
Afternoon / evening