Taking Time Off For New Inspiration – Relax, Refuel And Refresh

Taking Time Off For New Inspiration - Relax, Refuel And Refresh - Genna Delaney Jewellery Artist

Taking Time Off For New Inspiration – Relax, Refuel And Refresh
Harbour

Harbour

Since the launch of my Kickstarter Crowdfunding campaign I was constantly working hard to make sure I got fully funded. As I was totally putting myself out there, pushing myself to new boundaries, completely out of my comfort zone, I really didn’t want to fail.

It’s really hard work running a kickstarter campaign and I learned so much from it. You have to do lots on social media and spread the word to all the contacts you have and convince them to back you. So if you don’t have a big network of contacts, running a successful crowdfunding campaign will be extremely difficult. It made me realise that I am not alone and I have a great network of people around me. So thank you so much to:

Lee Davidson, Gail, Gill, Janet, Annie Murray, Gordon Millar, Ian Godfrey, Wendy Maltman, Cally Booker, Helen MacDonald, John P Craig, Mhairi Wild, Olaf Kleppe, Maggie McKendry, Judith McDowell, Emma White, Andrew Milne, Suzanne Scott, Sandra Cormack, Vicky, Nicola Donnelly, Nancy Rattray, Jackie Waring, Amy Storey, Diane King, Marysia Holmes, Mhairi Towler, Debbie, Caroline McKenna, Kathleen Delaney, Laura, Joanne Hepburn, Pamela Laird, Hillary Haines, Rebecca Sarah Black, Mike Press, James Dellow, Sheila McLees, Jill Slater, Chris Marr, Michael Kay, Douglas Paterson, Vari McDonald, AFM Accountants, Duncan, Hope, Laura Wardrop, Shirley, John Delaney (brother and dad), Wendy McEwan, Danii, Judy Scott, Stephen Delaney, Patricia Anne Steel, Dale Galloway, Nicola, Fiona Sichi.

If it wasn’t for you I wouldn’t be able to design new work. So thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

Perfect Breakfast

Perfect Breakfast

So it’s time to for me to relax and have a treat!

This week I decided to take a few days off and visited Peterhead to see where my partner grew up and spent time with his family. It’s always good to take time out, especially when you’re an artist. Unfortunately I’m too guilty of being a workaholic and don’t allow myself to take time out to free my mind, so it was great to get away and to shut off my phone and emails.

Peterhead reminded me a little bit like Largs. I used to love going to the beach, smelling the salty air and visiting the marina with all the boats, rusty metal, ropes and cracked painted wood.  I loved the colours of the harbour at Peterhead, lots of blues, teals and rusty yellows.

Peterhead

Peterhead

I feel a new collection forming….

We also ate lots of tasty fresh fish straight from the Peterhead fish markets, I think I came home 2 stone heavier as all we did was ate and drink. I do love a good curry and chippy and pancake!

It’s only 25 days until I go to the Edinburgh festival so I am going to be focusing on making stock and will be a wee hermit working away in my new studio. I’m not going to be doing lots of social media stuff as it sucks my creativity and I get totally stressed trying to think what to write. However, I will try to write another blog post with updates before the festival, but if I don’t get the chance you know why!

So watch this space to see what new pieces I can design in the next 3 weeks! So much to do….

Testimonials

Can't thank you enough it was exactly as we asked for and a lot more x better start saving for the Eternity ring you're going to be making next for June .... a very happy couple xx

Sean

My family bought me a voucher for a 1:1 workshop to make a silver ring for my Birthday. Genna's workshops are informative in the process of jewellery making and good fun. Genna has a lovely teaching style.

Best of all you go home with a beautiful ring you made.

I would definitely do another workshop and if I could give Genna 10 stars I would. Thank you.

Samantha

Picked up my Wedding Ring today and words can't describe how happy I am. It looks amazing. Few wee (happy) tears on the way home. Thank you so much. p.s. thank you from my "Mum" too xxx

June

Genna design recently carried out a repair on my wife's engagement ring. I could not fault Genna's workmanship and the cost of the repair was very competitive. I would not hesitate to return in the future.

Michael

I had a fantastic time on Saturday, thanks Genna for being patient. Love my ring. Robert asked what I was making next so I might be back. Thanks once again for a great day x

Liz

Had a lovely day with Genna making our wedding rings! What a great touch to add to our special day! Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding rings, more than just a ring!

Stephanie 2018

Genna created my engagement and wedding ring and they are absolutely beyond perfect! She really took her time at the initial consultation and went over all of the tiniest details - when we got the pictures of the finished rings I was totally blown away - they were exactly what I had pictured in my head, if not better!!

Jessica

Genna, it was lovely to meet you last evening and I just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for the beautiful necklace. It is truly gorgeous. What a talent you have. I've not taken it off since last Thursday! I was even wearing it for Crufts all weekend!

Keep following your dream!

Jenny Campbell 2018

Really enjoyable and educational day, we both had loads of fun. Would recommend to anyone looking to make there own personalised ring

Gordon & Gill

As Alison and Ron’s neighbours we have witnessed first hand this special and devoted love and the beautiful commission pieces you made reflect beautifully their enduring love . Alison wears them with humble pride.

Yvonne

Today my mother enjoyed her Christmas treat from us – a four hour ring making class with jeweller Genna Delaney. She totally loved it and has made a wonderful ring. She reckons Genna is a natural teacher. As a former head teacher she’s good at spotting such talents. If you want to learn jewellery making then Genna is the person to see!

Prof Mike Press

Whoah this blog is fantastic. I love reading your posts. Keep up the good work! You know, a lot of people are searching around for this information, you can aid them greatly.

Natalie

I'm over the moon with my ring! Thank you so much for creating such a beautiful piece which means so much to me. I absolutely love it.

Irene 2018

Thanks so much for the beautiful ring I bought yesterday!! Will be in touch about a commission a piece soon!!

Julia Wang, NY

Genna has lots of lovely jewellery to buy. The best things are bespoke though. She made me a few unique items using much loved heirlooms and updating them.

Bonnie Lee, TX