Friday, 29 August 2008

Just finished making these...

I've just finished making a few silver, glass & beaded jewellery pieces. I am currently making lots of new dichroic glass & silver jewellery for the Milton Keynes craft fayre in September. It's the biggest craft fayre I've done so far and really want to make sure I have a good variety of jewellery pieces.

I am also working on some new brooches which I hope to have ready for the craft fayre. I've got a 4m by 2m shell style area and have been outside in the garden today mapping out my stand design on the ground ... (the neighbours probably think I'm barmy laying pegs all over the ground!! lol)

The craft fayre is being held at Middleton Hall, Central Milton Keynes indoor shopping centre between Thursday 18th September and Sunday 21st September. I will be in one of the corners by Boros bag/luggage shop. If you are in the shopping centre, please come and say hello. There will be over 100 exhibitors in total, so there will be lots of different arts and crafts to look at and buy.

Here are just a few more of the pieces I have finished this week...

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Just back from Cornwall...

We arrived back home yesterday after spending 5 wet & sunny days in Cornwall. It's a shame we didn't have sunshine & wind, as we had taken our VW camper to Cornwall for a spot of wind-surfing. We camped at Stithians Lake in Redruth which had lovely views, but unfortunately the weather was quite dire! One of the highlights of the week was visiting the Eden Project. The massive Biomes that dominate the scenery are very impressive. Walking around the Biomes, you wouldn't believe that Eden was only 7 years old!

There are 2 Biomes to explore, the Rainforest Biome and the Mediterranean Biome. I personally preferred the Mediterranean Biome as it wasn't so hot & humid inside! The Rainforest Biome was extremely busy and it didn't help that people were blocking the narrow walkway to photograph paintings that had been drawn on some of the large rocks. (I could probably understand if they were paintings from the stone age!!)

We've had a lovely break, even if the weather wasn't that good. I'm going to start concentrating on preparation for my big craft fair coming up next month in Milton Keynes. It's come around really quickly. I've got lots to do and lots of new glass jewellery pieces to make, so I will be very busy over the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Ebay Shop re-vamp

I've been working on my ebay shop for the last couple of days as it has been a little neglected lately. I have been so busy making jewellery and doing craft fairs that I have done little work on my ebay shop. I set up my ebay shop several years ago selling my own artwork & photography of VW Camper vans, beetles, 356 speedsters and Vespas. I have a range of A4, A3+ and A1 posters along with gift cards and cotton t-shirts.

I had already designed a new page layout and have just spent this morning updating some of my posters. I hope to have the rest updated with the new layout over the next few days.

I'm getting ready for next months big craft fair in Central Milton Keynes. (Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st September at Middleton Hall, CMK). I am really looking forward to my first big fair, but I know there's not much time left to get everything planned. I'm spending every day with the kiln on just hope that everything will fit in the car when the time comes!!

Please come and check out my ebay shop. Any feedback on the new layout would be greatly appreciated.