The blog. I've been toying with starting a blog for a while now but I've recently realised that its a really good platform to show my process', the day to day ins and outs of making jewellery and also just as a place for me to, i dunno, chat?
So what are you going to expect from this blog page? As mentioned above im going to be showing some of the process behind my work and general day to day stuff as well as a place for you guys to get to know me bit more. I used to be abit against talking about myself or my personal life but recently I've thought that its nice for people to know who is making the shiny things you see! now im not saying im going to be uploading "selfies" and all that but im going to make a conscious effort to try and inject abit more of my personality into my social platforms and on my site :)
Ill start first off with a short intro to me...My name is Sonny (AKA Rusty, either is fine :) ) and I've been a jeweller/goldsmith/silversmith for around 3 years. Im self taught and honestly, just fell into it. I used to be a personal trainer and i did that for around 6 years since i was 16 till around 22, now 24, i wanted to do something abit more creative as i always thought that it was in me. My dad gave me his old ring and the rest is history, curiosity got the cat so to speak. I done my "2 year apprenticeship" where i basically learnt what i could from books, videos and social networking then as of January 2017 felt i was competent enough and i started as a proper company and took the job of a jeweller seriously. A year on im still going, still learning, still developing and still loving it! I feel pretty fortunate to be in a position where i love my job, i can earn a living from it and im still pretty young. I will forever be a student and im always experimenting with new techniques to try and expand my work.
So after that little intro, im going to be uploading to the blog once a week on mondays, i think thats regular enough that you don't get bored but not so often that i haven't got a clue what to write about! Im pretty excited about this new platform (for me) to share some stuff with you and i hope you enjoy what i put out as it is for you! If theres anything you would like to read specifically then please let me know and ill do my best to get that across!
Peace and love, Rusty