Friday, 21 December 2012

Happy Holidays!!

Thank you to all my new and continuing customers as well as by lovely stockists. I look forward to 2013 and to making my new ideas reality! Happy Holidays! Elisa x

I'm off enjoying the holidays and will respond to any queries on Weds 2nd Jan 2013.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Snow is falling......

all around us! Well it's actually pouring with rain here but on my jolly to London yesterday I had the pleasure of seeing the stunning fields all covered in snow just magical. It also has made me think I want to work on my landscape pendants in the new year. So this week I have made some commission beads - I soooo need more torch time!
Below are 2 examples of another style I have been working on with the design help of Cut.It.Out.
Have a great weekend, Elisa x

Friday, 16 November 2012

This Month's Events!

So November is always busy with Fairs. I've been busy making and labeling and had my first ladies night Wednesday which was a pleasant success. Below is a list of upcoming events....come see me! 10am-4pm Saturday 17th November Southampton Yacht Club Christmas Fair Ocean Village Clubhouse, Southampton. SO14 3QF. 12pm Sunday 18th November Opening of new shop Untold Story 121 High Street, Old Portsmouth. PO1 2HW. 10am-4pm Saturday 24th November Lovely Things Market The Spring, 56 East Street. Havant. PO9 1BS. 11am-3pm Sunday 25th November Guildhall Boutique Market Portsmouth Guildhall

Friday, 2 November 2012

New Take on Tiara making!

After selling some more of my quirky tiaras I have taken this on board and decided to make a few more off the beaten track pieces. Above is Charity a new purple and ivory mix tiara to start the ball rolling.... I will be in the Fareham shop tomorrow if you have any jewellery related enquiries. Below are a couple of recent glass work commissions I have undertaken. HAve a lovely weekend, Elisa :)

Friday, 19 October 2012

New Flower Collection

These fabulous new pieces of wearable art have arrived on my doorstep in time for the Christmas market season. I saw them whilst on holiday in Australia and knew they would compliment my own work. I think you'll agree these preserved orchids are none other than eye catching.
I will be available in the Fareham shop tomorrow if you have any queries. Have a fabulous weekend, Elisa x

Friday, 5 October 2012

New Stockist

I am pleased to announce that a collection of my fused glass jewellery will be available from Above the Blue Gallery at Port Solent. I have attached pictures of a few of the pieces available.
I will be available in the Fareham Shop tomorrow afternoon if you would like to see me or alternatively my next upcoming event in Handmade in Havant on the 13th October. Have a fabulous weekend! x

Friday, 21 September 2012

This weekend....

I will be in the Fareham shop tomorrow and at Thorngate Hall Wedding Fayre Sunday to take enquiries in person. Here are a few of the new sparklies I will have with me. Have a lovely weekend! 

Monday, 17 September 2012

Woo it arrived!

This bowl was the result of a day's workshop in glass blowing in Stourbridge. I also made a clear glass bauble. Not bad for my first attempt :)

Friday, 31 August 2012

Organisation Stations!

The To Do list is quite spectacular this week! I've been organising accounts, sorting insurance and making in between. This is all for the fabulous events in upcoming weeks - stocking an art gallery and of course the opening of the shop not to forget my commission work alongside! Exciting times at Elisa Loves HQ, watch this space! ;p

Thursday, 23 August 2012

International Festival of Glass

Have a fabulous Bank Holiday Weekend! I'm off to experience some wonderful glassy goodness at the International Festival of Glass 2012 See some of you there! E :)

Friday, 17 August 2012

I'm so excited and I just can't hide it!!!!

Well it's all a total whirlwind of fun. I have some gorgeous commission work in both fascinators and glass and so many little things are just coming together. Last week my circle cutter broke and for me this was devastation - I'm addicted to circles I don't want to make anything else in glass, unless asked of course ;) I have a new perfectly working one now PHEW! I am loving decals, particularly bird ones - I want to design my own, that is another thing to add to the list.
American glass artists are so lucky, I keep buying one off bits of totally fab glass I can't get here. They are just stunning. I've copied a couple of pictures below.
The big news of the week is we got a shop opening date, wooooo! 15th September! I will post more nearer the time to remind you. So full steam ahead on all my new secret squirrel fascinators and tiaras that I've been hiding! I told you it was a fab week and I collect my new business cards tomorrow and get to finally set up my new torch.....I might actually burst!!!! Have a fabulous weekend and always any questions feel free to ask! E x

Monday, 6 August 2012

Umbrella Festivities

I will be attending the Umbrella Festivities this coming Sunday. Looks to be a great day out. For more information see See you there!

Latest Commission Work

So yes a few weeks on I'm still hitting the gym each week and haven't got bored yet. I have to say I'm not really feeling much fitter just more achey and tired but guess that is to be expected. I have been pushing myself. Below I have updated you on some of my latest commission work....
Any questions please don't hesitate to ask or pop over and say hi on facebook. Have a great week, E x

Friday, 13 July 2012

Distracted by exercise!

Ok I'll admit it. This week I have been totally distracted with my new membership to the gym. I've started my commissions and 3 new tiara bands but well nothing has got finished. I have never set foot in a gym in my 30years until this week and well I think I'm in the honeymoon zone. Let me give you the background - it was suggested I sign up because I attend 2 fitness classes a week and it works out cheaper to be a member. This then includes free swimming pool access and a gym program. I figured be rude not to try these out - yes everything in one week. Eek indeed, my abs are killing me. Now I can see the addiction but not for those who plod reading a paper on the tredmill - really what is the point? But if you have a little program to follow to achieve what you want then it's like a tailor made quick fix to making it happen. As you can imagine I'm time poor as most modern folk are and this extra hour can squeeze in without to much fuss. In the words on a 12 year old "AWESOME!" Have a fab weekend, E x

Friday, 22 June 2012

What is Lampworking?

I get asked quite a lot to explain the process of lampworking or more easily defined as glass bead making. I finally got my lovely housemate to take some pictures as I thought a visual aid would better explain! So the first photos show me melting a glass rod and then winding the molten glass around the dipped mandrel to create a spiral. This spiral of glass is then manipulated to create the bead shape you want. Below is my current set up, not ideal but it works! An insight to my world...any questions feel free to ask! Also lots of good news this week and jewellery adventures on the horizon. I'll tell all as they unfold. Have a great weekend, E x

Friday, 8 June 2012

I heart glass!

I had a really productive week! I spent some time getting my hand back in making glass beads along with trying out my new birdie decals. I think you'll agree they are pretty funky! So my big hole beads are a little wobbly in places but I'm pleased with the results. This weekend if you want to buy some original jewellery or just come and have a chat about what I do I'll be in Havant (see flyer below) tomorrow and at Shedfield Cricket Fun Day on Sunday The bain of a glass addict is that there is never enough time to create all your ideas! I'll just have to keep writing them down. Have a fabulous weekend! E x

Friday, 1 June 2012

Inspiring Australia

I have just spent the majority of May in Australia. The primary reason for choosing to go so far was to visit one of my closest friends. We chose 4 destinations on the East Coast - Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns and Cape Tribulation. My head has been buzzing with new ideas inspired mostly by the amazing wildlife. Just to give you a taster I have copied a few pictures below...
So since returning I've been trying to get my head back on time and scribbling designs on my pad. I have to commission work to do over the bank holiday and then 2 events next weekend. Happy Jubilee! E x

Friday, 27 April 2012

A productive week

I had a lovely time at the Guildhall Boutique on Sunday and have had a steady flow of sales to keep me busy this week. Last night I added some new designs to my glass cabinet at Moods Studio. In between I managed to finally work on a piece I've been meaning to make for a while. Let me know what you think? Vintage inspired side tiara band...
This weekend I plan to finalize the plans of my upcoming Australia adventure and may even start to pack. Have a great weekend, Elisa x

Thursday, 19 April 2012

This week's Event & My Latest Commissions...

I'll be here Sunday if you fancy popping over to say hi!

The Glassy Results

So lets start with the bad news. I did indeed get excited and use my glass noodles but forgot one fundamental fact that coes don't mix unless it's in small amounts. Unfortunately this means that on opening the kiln yesterday each of these little beauties has a hairline crack... :(
Saying that I do have some shott clear so will try again soon.
On the positive note I love love love my circle cutter. Yes clear is evil but it's worth getting bloody fingers to get these fab results. E x