Thursday, November 27, 2008
Well, I have made my decision and I have now ordered my own LAMPWORKING kit.
For those of you who don't know, lampworking is a form art using a flame to shape glass. I will be making my own Artisan lampworked beads!!! Ohhhh I am an Artisan!!!!!
I will post pictures and information on my progress for you to share my excitement with me (if you aren't as excited as I am..... you can pretend :) )
We had a huge group sometimes up to 20 ladies. They were a juggle as they all tended to arrive at different times but we managed. We created a few basic projects and some of them were quick at completing everything and some of them were very hard to encourage. In the end though I hope they all walked out proud of themselves and with some lovely new pieces of jewellery that the made THEMSELVES! I was very proud of them all, I know that much.
It was 3 x 2hr sessions over 3 weeks. Week 1 we made memory wire bracelets and drop earrings. Week 2 we made a strung necklace and tigertail earrings. Week 3 we made a foil bead choker and a book thong ~ and many many simple christmas decorations.
These ladies all inspired me to persue the teaching aspect of my craft and I just hope in a little way that I inspired them all into becoming little beadie monsters muahahahahahaha!!!!
So everyone, I am a tutor for hire :)
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Please meet Rupert The Golden Bird. He is quite young and has only just started to twitter, we are waiting for him to start singing for us.
and here we have the cat-proofing solution for a canary cage..... see the little birdie? hmmmm can you see the little Kitty? He is providing Benny and Joon with hours of endless entertainment and frustration.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I completely forgot to take a photo once I had set up my display at the Art Fair. I had to take some quick ones during the Gala opening with people glaring at me :D
So here we have my simple display. Gosh, it really doesnt look like many items, there are 70 pieces here though. There was lots of jewellery ~ all a different style to mine though ~ but the ladies displaying other jewellery had mad masses of stock. There were dozens of busts and they all had 3 necklaces displayed on them. They looked fabulous, but was very confusing to the eye as a punter.
Well, fingers are crossed. I go and pick up my unsold stock tomorrow afternoon after my market stall....... lets hope there is nothing to collect :)
AN UPDATE: - well, I sold a grand total of 4 items. I think there is merit in being with your product to sell it successfully. Next time I will spend some time at the stand I think.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Well the Bead and Gem show was on in Sydney over the weekend. Now I have to make up a storm to recoup my spending LOL.
This is something I got a little sidetracked into doing. Kaz (kazco on the forum) and I were having a chat and she made me make this bracelet. Well, she planted the seed, my own procrastinating manner took care of the rest! I was supposed to be putting beads away!
These big beads were some metalised plastic ones I got at the B&G. Copper Coated Acrylic Beads (CCB) as otherwise known apparently.
Kaz and I were wondering how long the coating might last. I think they would last ages cause they feel pretty solid. She suggested making a piece of jewellery specifically to see how they would wear. She suggested a bracelet. I said I would whack on a tonne of charms.
So viola! Here we have, the charming let's see how it wears bracelet. Vicki (dragonflycreations) said it reminded her of Greek Islands and a summer holiday.
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Don't hold your breath though... not sure you will see another one too soon. But I can tell you I am likely to do another cab before I get those leaves on my lavender.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
This is the bracelet I created. The ispiration was from these pictures I found of stonehenge in winter solstice.
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
The choices were black/silver or red/gold
Here is my entry (which didnt win by the way :) )
I called it the Conquest. I sat down and started, 3 hours later I emerged having used everything besides 1/2 an inch of tiger tail and 6 broken seed beads. What a mammoth effort.
The next DQ is being announced in the next couple of weeks.... looking forward to that.