Fabulous Friends & Filigree

“A friend is one who walks in when others walk out”

-Walter Winchell

I have been contemplating what to write that might appeal to our readers; jewellery or something else?

To date my ‘something else’ posts have been the most popular so I am going to go with another one of those today and maybe try to alternate jewellery:non jewellery posts after this.  Let’s see what happens!

So, I have decided  to write something to thank all our friends who have been so supportive of our endeavours to date, be it a LIKE on our facebook page and feedback on photos there, a jewellery purchase or a voice on the phone/Skype.  Thanks! It means a lot to both Doka and I to know we have the support of our friends and families.

Having recently moved to Croatia to start a new business with my husband and still knowing very little Croatian, I am finding myself spending more time on-line than ever before. The majority of this time has been focused on this blog or our new facebook page, (SebaDizajn) and learning about how I can use social media to promote our business.  Most recently I have opened a Twitter account to help spread the Seba Dizajn word on a new level – you can click on the links at the side of the blog to join us on Twitter or Facebook if you are interested.

I have found a strong and supportive network of on-line friends, many of whom I have not yet met but their help and encouragement warms my heart.  How nice to find people so willing to help when they don’t even know us.

I grew up in New Zealand and although I left home 12 years ago I still have many good friends there, we may not get to see each other often, but when we do it’s the best thing.  The internet allows some of us to catch up more often than others, yet there are many who I have no regular contact with and that’s ok too.  We will and do meet again and pick up right where we left off, magic!

This is a group of friends from my University years who gathered together in March this year to help us celebrate our recent wedding in Croatia – this photo was taken at the NZ version of the celebrations.

I have lived away from NZ for 12 years, although I am not sure how this happened! I left in 1999 for a year or two, with a visa to work in Canada and an onwards ticket to the UK and a visa to work there for two years.  Now I am married and living in Croatia! The latter two pieces were not part of the puzzle when I left home – I am not even sure I would have been able to locate Croatia on the map when I left NZ in 1999!

My two years in the UK somehow turned in 10 part time years, managing a Fair Trade business based in the highlands of Scotland where my passion for Fair Trade grew and flourished with the opportunity to travel regularly to Nepal and meet a lot of fabulous people there.

I feel so blessed to have been able to meet so many wonderful people in my travels and know that I now have friends scattered around the globe who mean so much to me. You are constantly in my thoughts, this short piece is dedicated to all of you.

Thanks for being a part of my life, can’t wait to meet with you again!

About Seba Silver

In June 2011 my wife and I opened a small store on the beautiful Dalmatian Island of Korcula. Our store (Seba Dizajn) showcases stunning filigree jewellery, all work is made on site offering you the fascinating chance to see filigree jewellery being made. Visit us at www.sebasilver.com to see and purchase some of our filigree jewellery. The Seba family have been working, and creating beautiful pieces of filigree jewellery for over 500 years.
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8 Responses to Fabulous Friends & Filigree

  1. Hi Ruth – I am really enjoying reading your blog and your Facebook entries – and learning as you learn how to use this social media “thing” – I have been a little pre-occupied lately with an opera production in NZ (as you know) so haven’t had a chance to catch up with your stories until now … and it is in the middle of the night … when I should be asleep. I think you are doing a wonderful job of writing and photographing your experiences and the beautiful creations by Seba Dizajn, and I look forward to more of the same. Your NZ friend Jenny G.

    • Seba Silver says:

      Hi Jenny, thanks so much for your kind words and support. It is nice to have some feedback on the blogging as it is such new territory for me. I am enjoying the writing and photos and it is nice to know that someone is reading along and joining us on the journey. I am impressed with your commitment to the opera, both rehersals and sewing – we look forward to a guest blog piece from you in the future.

  2. Hilary says:

    You are a good egg and both you and Doka are working towards a noble cause. This shines through and I suspect that is why people are interested in your progress… and also your penchant for rescuing and fattening up stray moggies… H

  3. Helz-Design says:

    hey ruth
    thanks for sharing.
    quite interesting.
    you have been a long time away from home. but your journey seems to be very interesting and i bet the rest will be interesting too.
    love your stories 🙂 thanks so much

    • Seba Silver says:

      Thanks Helen, nice to have your support and kind words. It has been an interesting journey so far, who knows where we will end up next? I have s strong desire to be back in Dunedin, let’s see what happens. Keep tuned to follow the progress!

  4. I still remember someone was asking where is the New Zealander in the middle of winter exhibition in Glagsow 🙂 I hope I could visit you in Croatio at some point, Ruth 🙂

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