Last Saturday afternoon I was getting ready to head off to the James Turrell Lightscape exhibition at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, with a repeat of Come Dine With Me on in the background when something amazing (to me, anyway) happened.
As I looked up I noticed the contestant on CDWM was wearing a very familiar necklace - one of my silver stags! I immediately rewound and watched again, wanting to make sure it was in fact mine and not just something similar. But yes, to my delight, it is mine! The shape is identical, and not only that but each time she leaned forward you could see where the chain was soldered to the back of the antlers, or I should say where I had soldered the chain to the back of the antlers. I was over the moon!
The girl in question was called Helen (I think - it was all very quick and I had to head out to meet my friend, so didn't have time to investigate properly) and based in Essex. Her home was a large castle type of house, which Henry 8th used to live in amongst others. I love the fact that something I designed and created now lives somewhere with such great heritage - amazing. Maybe the ghost of one of his wives has taken a fancy to it...
I am unsure where she would have bought the necklace from, it could have been my Etsy shop (which I closed earlier this year), or from one of many of the craft fairs and makers markets I have done over the last few years. Regardless, it is now famous as it has been on TV - and yes, I have mentioned it about a billion times to anyone who will listen. And will probably continue to do so for a long time.
I am focusing on larger items of silversmithing now, but so many people continue to ask for my jewellery that I have created an album on my Seed Silversmith Facebook page of items people can purchase. Of course this stag is one of them. If you too would like to own one, either contact me via the facebook page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Have I mentioned it has been on TV??