I have just experienced the most intense, amazing, roller coaster week and I just wanted, NEEDED to share it all with you whilst I’m flying high with the adrenalin from it all.
We got the party started for our Uberkate 10th anniversary at the International Jewellery Fair at Darling Harbour Sunday.
We designed our own stand in-house (Michelle you are amazing) and I am so incredibly proud of how it looked. I can’t believe we didn’t win best small stand! J
Last week also saw us launch a new concept that has been 18 months in the design phase – UberMemories. This is the most exciting set of designs I think I have come up with since the “Original Ubercircles” 10 years ago.
Within the range are 6 solid sterling silver bangles, one to suit and fit every woman or child. The first set of complimenting pendants can be worn on the bangle or as a necklace when you feel like a change.
And then there are the Signet Rings and I have to say I am blown away by the reaction to them.
I was inspired by a signet ring that my Pop gave to me when I was a small child. I lost it one afternoon when I was playing and I have pined for that signet ever since. These rings have been designed in Memory of my Poppa Tom.
The New UberMemories Range
The night before launching a new range I am always filled with ‘designer anxiety’.
Will people like what I have created?
Will the Jewellery Industry see its potential?
Thankfully I am thrilled to discover that the answer for UberMemories was a resounding YES!
On Friday I was invited by Lisa Messenger of Renegade Collective Mag fame to attend her Covergirl Event for the Mag at The Whitehouse School of Design.
At this event Mia freeman spoke with raw honesty about what it’s like to be a high level blogger and run two businesses.
The Divine Layne Beachley shared her story about the difficulties she faced bringing top level women’s surfing into the public eye, the differences in prize money on offer between the men and the women and how she sponsored her own world class female surfing event to show the men that anything the boys could do, the girls could do too. Layne ran the event for seven years and organised all the sponsorship herself.
And Lorna Jane talked of doing business on her own terms.
The room was practically on fire with all the positive energy bouncing around from a group of dynamic, positive business women and creatives.
I just love Lisa’s words to sum up her goal for the Mag – “Game Changers, Thought Leaders, Rule breakers, and Style Makers”.
Images from Collective Hub
On Friday night I got my Gatsby on and was lucky enough to be one of the sponsors for the Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars Foundation dinner at the Ivy.
For anyone who doesn’t know about the Foundation, Layne set it up 10 years ago to help young women achieve their dreams.
Layne fought so hard to become a 7 times world champ surfer. And she set up this foundation to financially support other young women in that exact situation, fighting hard for their dream.
Greta Torelli – a 12 year old ballerina, Maddison Walton – a triple jumper, and Alanah Maclaurin – an inspiring young fencer in a wheelchair were just a few of the inspiring recipients of the Aim For the Stars grants?
I snuck a look at Mr Uber at one point during the video presentations and saw that he too had a tear rolling down his cheek.
I felt honoured to make each of the recipients an “Inner Door” from our Uberfine range and engraved their initials onto it.
The Inner Door is designed to open doors for you so I felt it was very symbolic to give this particular piece to the girls. To have each of the girls come and thank me and have a photo taken with me was a reminder of how being involved with something that you give to freely without expecting something in return always results in an amazing feeling.
I will be watching these girls and I can’t wait to see what they do with the amazing support they are getting through the foundation.
Go Layne, you are an incredible woman.
I am inspired this week to be a better woman, a better business owner, a change maker and someone who gives back.
To quote Layne “a candle never loses its light, by lighting another candle”.
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