The Silver Lining

Posted on October 17th, 2008 by Cam.
Categories: Let's talk.

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This is a taste of things to come for me. I have been concentrating on re-launching the silver business after it has been out of the family for ten years or so. This photo was taken quite a while back, as you can probably tell. It was one of Great Grandpa and Grandpa’s shops – I think this one was a country store.

I was at a business seminar the other night, and the speaker was inquiring about my business. He was loving the fact that it was established in 1921 and that it dealt with silver. It was really encouraging to hear this guy speak so highly of the opportunity.

One thing that I was not looking forward to was initially working alone so much. I like being around people, and it has been a long time since I have been at work full time in a social setting. The other point that this guy made the other night was how it was an incredibly social industry. It made me realise that I would actually be meeting a lot of people through this business. This makes me pretty darn happy, I can tell you.

It won’t be long before the website will be up and other promotional gear will be ready. It is a bit daunting sometimes, but the cautious excitement is very motivating. I love working on stuff in the workshop, and it is going to be good for my mind. I feel like it has all been provided for me for this time.

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6 comments.

sojourner

Comment on October 17th, 2008.

I’m excited for you and hoping you will make your art available through the web!

Sharon Murphy

Comment on October 18th, 2008.

So Cam as I am not familiar with your family history. i do hope you have a web site so i can puruse exactly what it is you are creating and making. I hope it is jewellery as i am a silver wearing person.
I also want to tell you how happy i am that your life is starting to get back to normality.

Cam

Comment on October 18th, 2008.

Hi Sojourner and Sharon,
Yes the website will be up fairly soonish, and it will essentially be my primary shopfront. I have a workshop in the city but it is essentially just a workshop and office.
There is a lot of silver stuff that Grandpa designed around Australian wildflowers, so that will make up the majority of the silverware to begin with.
My designs will drip through over time I think, but for now it will be mainly the heritage collection made up of ornamental knives, spoons, pendants, letter-openers etc.

Jan

Comment on October 18th, 2008.

CAM……EMAIL ME! I know you’ve been busy, but please take a sec to let me know what’s going on in the silver biz, as of course my little ole chemo brain is on overtime thinking of some possibilities we might have together. I am making glass beads now…..awesome ones I might add and will soon send my websites out into the world too. Isn’t it absolutely WONDERFUL & AMAZING that for 2 people who basically received what would have been a death sentence just a few short years ago, are now in remission and starting their own businesses like we are gonna live forever??? I LOVE IT! Hat’s off to US…..Break out the champagne! We ARE the bomb! Love ya

Cam

Comment on October 19th, 2008.

Hey Jan, just sent you an email – and everyday there is a reason to break out the champagne! You are looking great by the way, nice work on the hair!!

http://janscancerjourney.blogspot.com/

Maria Binns

Comment on November 4th, 2008.

Hey Cam,
Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I have such fond memories of visiting the store and of my parents buying loads of those lovely wildflower spoons to give as presents. I remember the workshop at the back of the store and the smell of it. I think that it was one of the reasons I quit teaching for a year and went and studied jewellery design and manufacturing at tafe.
Making stuff with your hands is just so unreal!
You have it in your blood!
Maria

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