Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Have managed to get hundreds of copper and sterling silver jump rings and a fair few pair of earwires made and into the tumbler. There they will stay for the next couple of hours, then I can make up more kits for the Farmers Market this weekend:-)

can't sleep, won't sleep

Well, after tossing and turning in bed for an hour I have decided to get up. I've made myself a cup of Earl Grey and feel like if I'm going to be up at this time I really should be doing something constructive but I'm rather at a loss as to what.
The birds are beginning to start their dawn chorus and my cats are beginning to show signs of restlessness so it ain't really conducive. Taking photos would be good only I prefer to do that with some natural sunlight, and since it's still dark outside I guess that's off the list!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Bolo Tie

I was asked a while ago if I could create 'one of those things that country and western singers wear round their necks'! Well after some research I found they were called Bolo Ties. I had to order the findings from America and work with aluminium sheet, which I'm not overly familiar with but tonight I have finished it. I am meeting the customer on Thursday so I hope she likes it as I really don't have time to make any changes to it. She wants it engraved which I told her I can't do, and have suggested she takes it to the local pet shop - hope she's happy with that also!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Trying to decide where to start

I have so many things on my 'to do' list it's difficult to know where to start.
Ebay parcels are done, I have a box of mail from the past week that needs sorting through so I think I will make a start on that. Then I'll probably have to decide between tiling in the kitchen and listing more stuff on Ebay (specially since I have a box full of 3mm organza ribbon which needs photoing and listing also, all lovely new colours).
Just got to get on with it, I suppose!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Dundee Craft Fair in the Marryat Hall

I'm getting ready to go to the Marryat Hall Craft Fair in Dundee today. I'm not displaying my work, I am on the raffle stall instead. I think it will be a good chance to catch up with all my lovely crafting buddies. And I might even partake of a little retail therapy myself!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Has it really been that long?

I have to stop starting posts in this way. LOL. I really can't believe it has been so long since I posted!
The House of Dun shop has been very busy, I've been selling lots of chain maille which is good because I like making it and I feel that it's more 'artsy' than some of my glass pendants on suede thong which seemed to sell really well last year. Also I am now signed up for 3 Farmers Markets every month, Montrose 1st Saturday, Forfar 2nd Saturday and Brechin last Saturday. All of this is keeping me really busy. I've created some earring kits for the Markets (not allowed to sell kits at craft fairs or the House of Dun, even if they are my own). just byzantine weave in coloured aluminium for now. But I have a LOAD of copper and Sterling wire in for making my own jump rings, once they are made and tumbled I can make more kits, earrings and bracelets.