Happy Christmas and New Year from us

Merry Christmas from Simone Walsh Jewellery

We've had a great 2017 and we're already excited about what 2018 will bring. But we wanted to take a moment to wish you a very happy Christmas and new year before we finally get on with sorting out our own celebrations.

Christmas and New Year orders

To get business out of the way first: you're probably now too late to get orders delivered in time for Christmas, however, we do have Gift Certificates available which will be delivered to you immediately via email.

If you're in Adelaide we have a selection of pieces available at Urban Cow in the city and Hahndorf Academy in the hills. Both shops will be open for the next few days.

We'll still post orders as quickly as we can up until the morning of Friday 22 December (excluding rings). After that we'll be taking a short break. The next available shipping date for orders will be 2 January 2018. Any rings ordered from now are very unlikely to be made and shipped before 2-3 January.

It's been a good year

We really have had a great 2017. It's been one of our most successful years, with lots of lovely new customers and plenty of long-standing ones who continue to support what we do. We're very grateful for both: you make what we do possible.

This year was the consolidation of a whole lot of work we've done behind the scenes over the past 2-3 years to get our jewellery production working better, our marketing efforts more co-ordinated and our website being as good as we can make it. The support from customers tells us we're on the right track with these things, so thank you.

We also launched our new USA online store, which was a huge amount of work to get set up.  It felt like a major achievement to see it up and running, with orders coming in and being sent out smoothly, even though we are based so far away.

Onwards and upwards into a new year

We're hoping to get new designs created and launched early-ish next year. I already have ideas churning which I'm looking forward to getting to work on. I'm also hoping to finally have some time to work on some entirely new products of a non-jewellery nature, which is something I've been thinking about for a few years now.

On a personal note, we are likely to be moving our home and business early-to-mid next year, so there may be some upheaval on that front. But we hope to be in a bigger and better space, which will be good.

Happy Christmas & New Year!

We hope you've had a good 2017 too.  And that you'll have a very happy and restful Christmas and New Year. Thank you for your support this year, whatever form that might have taken. We look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Simone Walsh is an Australian jewellery designer and maker who has been creating handmade jewellery in sterling silver, gold and gemstones for over 25 years. She lives and works on the beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula outside Adelaide in South Australia, where she's lucky enough to walk on the beach and visit vineyards in her free time. Simone is the Founder & Creative Director of Simone Walsh Jewellery.