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One person I had the pleasure of trading work with in the summer was my good friend Jme Anderson. Along with being one of the nicest people you could possibly come across, Jme is a professional jeweller. Imagine getting paid to make beautiful things all day? The dream!

He traded a day of teaching me how to make my very own ring for a piece of art made just for him (the little walrus I made him is still sat on my studio desk at the moment, so it’s safe to say I got the better half of our deal as it stands, sorry Jme).

So here are some photos from his Lewes-based workshop. I love seeing different workshops and studios, and watching someone who’s really skilled in any kind of craftsmanship work is always a huge treat.

 

 

 

Every workshop needs a furry companion, right?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here’s the finished thing! It took us about half a day all-in-all. The ring came out absolutely perfectly – I love silver and green. I’ve never had a piece of jewellery so nice or fit so well before. Unfortunately I had it on display in my Brighton show and it wandered out the door one day (if it snuck out in your pocket, I’d love back aye?), so I’ll definitely be thrusting a bundle of cash in his face to make something else again in the future.

 

 

Here’s a couple more of examples of his work. Top: a silver bracelet, each charm is handmade and personalised for the lucky recipient. Bottom: wedding rings, both have a piece of preserved rose imbedded in the band – from the first rose the Groom ever gave the Bride (I’m not big on weddings myself, but that is very sweet).

Jme is available for commissions, repairs, hat modelling, parties, and he can teach you how to make jewellery! More information about him and his work can be found on his Facebook page.

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I was in the 5th floor of a building, in a room that gave me panoramic views over Brighton today – it was lovely! Then the fog rolled in, it’s amazing what difference less than an hour can make. Goodbye Brighton wheel, where’d you go?

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Brighton Life Photography

Read:
“….what could be done to improve modern art appreciation in museums?” on the current failures of art museums to fully engage with their audiences(via Tumblr user isozyme)
Caring too much. That’s the curse of the working classes (via The Guardian)
No shushing here building community through radial libraries (via The McGill Daily)
Rookie’s Amy Rose Spiegel spills her style secrets (via Dazed & Confused)
A Note on Call-Out Culture
Call It In how to critique offensive behaviour or speech without totally losing it (via Rookie)
5 Timeless Books of Insight on Fear and the Creative Process (via Brain Pickings)
Fatphobia Isn’t About Health (via Skepchick)
Why I Want to Live Like I’m 40 In My 20s (via Tue/Night)
Vitamin B.S. how people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves (via The Atlantic)
How To Be A (Male) Ally

“As for me personally, I no longer feel any increased trust or warmth towards men who declare themselves feminists. It does almost nothing for me. I need to see actual evidence that they are able to respect my boundaries, accept feedback from me, and generally act in accordance with their stated values. Many of the men I’m closest to have never explicitly identified themselves as feminists to me, but their every interaction with me exemplifies the traits that I look for in people.

By all means, call yourselves feminists to other men–it can open up useful conversations and upend established norms–or in order to filter people out of your life that you know you don’t want in it. But don’t expect a word to speak louder than your actions.”

The Importance of Self-Awareness for Men in Feminism (via Free Thought)
♥ Poor Lass zine: relationships and family

Watched:
♥ Weekend
♥ Seasons 5-8 of House
♥ Aziz Ansari live at Madison Square Garden
♥ Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
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♥ Appropriate Behaviour
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♥ Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Listened to:

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♥ THEEsatisfaction – EarthEE, Lightning Bolt – Fantasy Empire, Friends – Manifest!, Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2.

Did:
♥ My exam project! Phew.
♥ Celebrated my birthday at Terre à Terre.

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Life Things I Like