Monday, 29 September 2008

A few new dichroic glass pendants...

Here are a few of my latest dichroic glass pendants that I have just finished listing in my online shop. I especially love the pink glass pendants on the top row. I've also made a couple of matching pendant & earring gift sets in the pink too. I've been busy this week trying to list as many new pieces in my shop as possible. I've also been working on some new glass bowls, so I hope to have a picture of them soon.

I've booked a stand at the Central Milton Keynes Christmas Gift Fayre. It's on from Friday 31st October to Sunday 2nd November '08. There will be around 100 exhibitors at Middleton Hall, CMK and should be a very good event. I am really looking forward to it. If you're in the area, please come & say hello. Middleton Hall is in the main central Milton Keynes shopping centre, right outside John Lewis. I'm not sure exactly where my stand will be just yet, but I will update my blog as soon as I know.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Milton Keynes Craft Fair

I'm just back from doing my first big craft fair in Milton Keynes. The fair was on for 4 days and in the Milton Keynes main indoor shopping centre. I arrived on Wednesday night and spent several hours setting up my stand. This is the only photograph I took just after setting up...

I was really hoping to have more glass bowls and plates to take with me, but decided to concentrate mainly on jewellery. There were over 100 exhibitors in the hall and quite a few jewellery stands. It didn't help that we had such a lovely weekend ... (I think it's the only time I've ever wanted it to rain!! lol)

Thank you to all my family & friends that came to see me at the fair. It was lovely that so many people popped over the say hello. Being my first big craft fair, I wasn't too sure what to expect and was having last minute nerves that my stand would look quite amateurish against the other stands. I was pleased with the overall layout, but have got lots of new ideas to try and improve my display.

I've got lots of new pieces that I am currently listing in my online shop, so please come and check it out:

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Pink Sparkly Dichroic Glass Bangle

I just love making these glass bangles and especially love this sparkly pink bangle. I have used some transparent dichroic glass along with pink fusing glass to create this bangle. It is quite difficult to capture a good photo as the dichroic glass sparkles vibrant pinks and purples and is just stunning. Unfortunately I've nearly finished using all my pink fusing glass, so I think I will be placing another order for some more soon!!

I've got a few more bangles ready to be shaped at the moment plus a load more waiting to be fired for the first time. My workroom is filling up with glass pieces waiting to be fired. I've been a little side-tracked the last couple of days working with silver art clay and making some new pendants and rings. I'm still working on these but will update with some pics very soon : - )