Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Completed cuff

Well this was a learning experience. Many things I would do slightly differently but I am really pleased with the end result. Here is my bead embroidered cuff bracelet.

Oh and on another note, Rupert's name has now become Boris.

Monday, October 20, 2008

A new addition

I know he isn't jewellery, but he IS very pretty.

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

Display photos

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

A Greek Summer

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

Getting ready for an Art and Craft Fair

I have been so busy making many many things for an upcoming Art and Craft Show. This is my first one so I have everything crossed that it goes well. Please excuse the slab of pictures. I have been trying to remember to record everything I make as I go. So sit back and enjoy some visual delights for your viewing pleasure.

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