Tuesday, 29 July 2008

... you aint seen me ... right!!

I love watching the fishes in our garden pond, especially at this time of year when the flowers are out and the plants look their best. However I always feel like there is someone watching me!!! We did have frogspawn earlier in the year, but unfortunately the fish ate it all. We tried to protect it, but these were very determind fishes!!!...

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Dichroic Glass Forum

The Truly Handmade craft fair last Saterday went really well. The event was organised by Caroline of LittleGemsUK and ran very smoothly. Even though it rained for most of the day the event was extrememly well organised and there was a very good turn out. I was very pleased with my table display and met alot of lovely talented people. It was actually quite difficult trying to keep my purse in my bag as there were so many unique and beautiful crafts to look at and buy.

I also met another very talented artist who was Sam of incywincy crafts. Sam makes stunning button jewellery including personalised gifts and much more. I saw one of Sam's button bracelets at the weekend and it really is beautiful. Sam introduced me to the Dichroic Glass Forum which I have recently joined. This is a great site which offers lots of information, news links, advice, tutorials etc... The website address is http://dichroicglass.co.uk/

I have just finished making a pink & black chequered bangle this week to match the necklace & earrings set I made last week. I've also just finished making a few bangles, so thought I would show off my new jewellery pieces...

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Latest Dichroic Glass Jewellery Designs...

I've just finished making my latest range of dichroic glass jewellery with a chequered design. I made a white chequered bangle a few weeks ago and was very pleased with the result, so I decided to make another chequered bangle along with a range of dichroic glass earrings and pendants. I am just finishing off the pendants, but here are a few pictures so far. I will be adding some of these jewellery pieces to my online shop.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Truly Handmade Craft Fair Saterday 19th July 2008

I've been a very busy bee the past few days. I bought some new dichroic glass colours and have been making up lots of new jewellery sets, earrings and pendants. I wanted to get a really bright electric pink and this is how my first piece turned out using the new pink dichroic glass along with grey fusing glass...

I'm really pleased I have some new colours to take with me this weekend to the Truly Handmade craft fair. The craft fair is being held this Saterday 19th July at St James Church Hall, Mere Green Road, Mere Green, Sutton Coldfield, B75 5BW. If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello. There will be a variety of arts & craft stalls with free admission & parking. (Opening times will be 10am-3pm)

I have also made a pair of dichroic glass stud earrings in the same electric pink colour. Please come & browse my website for lots more handmade jewellery. www.chloesdesigns.com

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

The Day of the Triffids!!!

I walked down our driveway last week as normal on my way to the local shops. It was a lovely warm evening and everything seemed fine. However, something rather strange had happened while I was gone. I walked back home to find this massive plant on the side of our house had just fallen down and completely blocked the drive. My partner had watched the plant slowly fall to the ground while he was working on his car. I'm pleased it happened on such a nice day!! The plant had been climbing the side of the house for many years.. I wonder what caused it to fall when it did?.....