Tuesday, 24 November 2009
I am pleased and excited to have my work accepted onto the "Selected" section of the craft&design website. craft&design is a UK magazine published six times a year and I always look forward to it coming through my door. It is certainly one that I read from cover to cover and their website is full of great information for makers as well as wonderful work to browse.
Friday, 20 November 2009
Thursday, 19 November 2009
The Craft Fair I was at on Tuesday was great. It was only small, but very well attended. Thanks to Lindsay(Daisy Patch Studio) for her fantastic organisation. I sold about half of the stock I had with me which was a big surprise. I had not done a fair for a long time and had forgotten how good it is to speak to customers 'face to face'. I certainly hope to do a bit more of this in the future.
Monday, 16 November 2009
I'm preparing for a small craft fair at the moment, so the tumbler is in full swing and I'm up to my eyes in price tags and handmade gift bags, not to mention unfinished jewellery. I'm really looking forward to it as I haven't done one for a very long time. It's going to be particularly exciting as a couple of close friends are also going to be there, one of whom is the organising the event. So, we've lined up plenty of coffee and cake, there's no real pressure to sell as the overheads are minimal and I'm looking forward to a fun day of networking and craftiness.
Monday, 9 November 2009
I made this "ring" a few months ago. I was trying to be more imaginative with different materials, so set myself the challenge of making a piece of jewellery from an elastic band and this is the result. My family thought I had lost the plot, but I found the exercise quite rewarding. Of course this material is not viable for long lasting jewellery as it has already started to perish, but it was fun while it lasted.