Tuesday, July 22, 2008

getting ready for my hols

I now find myself with no urgent business to attend to. The House of Colour lady has cancelled me again, so I'm considering my position there. And the Brechin farmers market has also been cancelled. My mum comes over on Monday and we go away on Tuesday - down to Brighton for my brother-in-laws wedding. I'm looking forward to having time some off but I have a few things I need to deal with before I go. So I really should get on and deal with them, shouldn't I?

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Chain Maille

I'm having a week of jewellery making.
The image consultant from the House of Colour who I was supposed to meet with yesterday called to postpone until next Monday so now I have plenty of time to stock up and try some new weaves.

What joy!

Also I had some fun with my Koil Kutter this morning to facilitate my Mailleing sessions for the entire week. YAY!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

and that makes 4

Yeah! The meeting went well and I now have four outlets! Of course, I have since spent the afternoon making jewellery becase I am now seriously low on stock and I have two venues to fill at the weekend! What fun! I love being self-employed;-)

little bit nervous

I've got a business meeting this morning with a potential new outlet for my jewellery. The lady seems very nice and keen so I'm sure it will go well, but it doesn't stop me having little flutters in my tummy! Got to go and look out some jewellery to show/sell her.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

thinking backwards

well, I managed to post the photos - you have to think about how you want your final post to look and then do it backwards. Don't know why I have all that space in between photos though?

lots of photies (hopefully)

A beautiful red poppies bead by Mindy MacGregor of Moogin beads. I just adore this bead and I am seriously tempted to keep it but I am a jewellery maker not a collector! Well, whoever buys it will love it just as much I guess.
A Moogin bead - reminds me of branches and cherry blossom

A couple of Emma Ralph sets given given similar treatment, finished with sterling chain and Thai silver clasps.

A pair of Emma Ralph beads simply made into earrings

A couple of single Emma Ralph beadies, simply embellished and finished with sterling rombo chain and Thai silver clasps

A copper and silver byzantine weave bracelet

A copper shaggy loops bracelet

I hate posting photos

I just can't get to grips with how blogger places my photos - it never puts them where I think they're going to go and then I can never write any captions anywhere near them.
Will have another go, I s'pose

Sunday morning

After a rather heavy night last night I am contemplating how to spend today. Yesterday and Friday I made some necklaces I am really happy with using Sterling silver chain and some lovely lampwork beads from Emma Ralph and Mindy McGregor. I might make some more but I really should take some photos and up load them, for all the world to see.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Upwards and onwards

Things are looking really good business-wise. I'm struggling to keep up with demand on jewellery and finally, the Ebay bead shop is beginning to come back to life!