Friday, 25 February 2011

Testing Testing.....

I had a great day at the Guildhall Wedding Fayre and look forward to lots of cups of tea and creation chats with the lovely brides to be!
So this week I have had lots of chats about ways to sell. I'm by no means an expert but feel face to face and word of mouth seem to work best for me. I currently have shops with Etsy and Folksy 2 handmade selling spaces. There has been a lot of talk about Ebay but as competition is fierce I've stayed clear. This week though I thought I'd do a little test and have listed a gold Elfin Vine comb (pictured above)
So hopefully this weekend I'll finish the new bridal necklace I'm working on and some torch time to have a go at making my friends some of the popular Pandora style beads.
Have a lovely weekend, E x

Friday, 18 February 2011

Fasinating Fascinator and Super Sparkle Swirl Tiara!

So I took myself out of my comfort zone this week and set myself 2 challenges. To finish my elaborate sparkly tiara that measures 4 inches at it's highest point and figure out the wonder of the birdcage veil.
I'm pretty happy with the results. Below we have my Ivory top hat fascinator in which I have incorporated birdcage veiling.

Crystal Swirl Tiara as you can imagine took a while to make but it is quite a stunner!

This weekend I have the Portsmouth Guildhall Wedding Fayre to look forward to and hopefully some time to get on the torch and make some beads as picked up some new glass yesterday at Faborto Glass Have a lovely weekend! x

Friday, 11 February 2011

What a week? Karma hasn't been on my side that's for sure!

Well it hasn't all been bad this week but you know when lots of little things happen that you could really do without. It was one of those weeks.
So the first photo below is of some of my latest fused glass makes - they were mostly testing new ideas so it was a mixed bag of yipee that worked and oh dear that really didn't!

You have to laugh I got a day of sunshine, set up outside with the new Arabella Gothic Tiara and my camera died, nooooo! Then the next day, camara fully charged well it was pissing it down. So the photos are taken inside but have come out surprisingly well.

No sign of my Siam Swarovski's yet but I have been working on an elaborate swirly princess tiara design which I hope to finish at the weekend.
So tonight I will be having a large glass of wine to toast the end of a week where Karma hasn't been on my side - house mice, broken fridge, dripping shower, ex and no creative mojo. Hopefully the romance of Valentines will help resolve my empty purse.
On a positive note my work has been featured twice this week which was exciting Firstly in an Etsy Showcase
and Secondly by a fellow blogger
Have a great weekend, E x

Thursday, 3 February 2011

February = Red for Valentines

Thank you to all those that attended the Solent Hotel Wedding Fayre. I spoke to soo many lovely ladies, their friends and family it was great.
I ran a prize draw and the lucky winner was Claire Brown so I'm looking forward to creating a beautiful tiara to Claire's specifications.
I've been quite lucky as I've had a few days breather while I wait for my new orders of beads and bits to arrive. I had a well needed clean session in my flat and managed to get 2 charity bags worth of unwanted items bagged up. I made a visit to 1 of my favourite shops the Boarhunt Flower Mill and bought a basket of new goodies as they had a half price sale on, so expect some rather exquisite head wear ready for the Spring/Summer wedding season.
I had a really chilled day on Sunday and took a walk around Farlington Marshes with my friend.
This week I went and saw The Black Swan - interesting film and not for the squemish. Her Swan head wear has left me inspired to create a 2 sided feather fascinator but I haven't quite worked out how I'm doing it yet.....huuummm.
So February = Valentines so red is the colour of the month. I made a tiara with a selection of red glass beads and black wire. I'm really pleased with the outcome and it's sunny today so a clear picture will follow soon! I'm waiting for more Siam Swarovski's to arrive so I can create a Valentine this space!
Have a lovely week, E x