We've started to sell a few loose beads and findings in our rented space at Artique in Amble, Northumberland. You'll find our space to the left hand side of the building as you walk in through the front door. The beads and findings etc are currently located on the bottom shelf. If there is anything you'd like us to stock at Artique please let us know.
'I can't believe how quickly this year has flown by! They say time flies when you're having fun, so I guess that's what I've been doing for the last 9 months! lol
This week I've been to Artique and have left a few new items of jewellery. And, by lunchtime, one of the pairs of earrings had sold. However, there's still plenty of lovely items of jewellery and woodwork on display. Many would make lovely Christmas presents or even a nice little treat to yourself.
I've been making a few beaded snowflakes in the past 24 hours. Lot's of sparkly colours and different sizes. Now all they need is a Christmas tree or 2 to adorn. You'll find them for sale on our stall at craft fairs and in Artique from 12th October.
Finally, today I've been taking photographs of jewellery, mostly chain maille, to add to our listings in our Etsy and Ebay stores. Lot's of lovely colours and styles. Why not take a look. You never know, you might just find that perfect Christmas present.
Again, it is with great sadness that we have to announce that The Canny Little At Company we exhibited some of our jewellery in has closed. However, there may still be opportunities in the future for them with regards to workshops and online sales. To be keep up to date with any further developments, please visit The Canny Little Art Company's Facebook page.
It is with great sadness that we have to advise that the Little Gem gallery in Newggin is having to close. From the 9th May the gallery will close. The building is being sold and the new owners will be using the building for another purpose.
However, the volunteers at Little Gem gallery are looking at renting other properties with Newbiggin, so all is not lost (for the time being). We'll keep you posted with developments should they arise.
I've been having a little play tonight with Animoto and produced a little video/slideshow showing some of Graham's woodwork.
I am by no means an expert as I'm not very technical. But you never know, one day I might surprise myself.
Have you ever wanted to make your own jewellery but don't know where to start?
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We've had another lovely weekend at The Morpeth Gathering. The weather wasn't brilliant on the first 2 days but did see some sunshine on the Sunday. Instead of demonstrating beadwork, this year I also did a little bit of chain maille as well. I just have the last section of the pen to sew on and the chain maille jewellery will be making it's was to a gift shop later this week.
We're looking forward to our next event, which is the Spring Craft Fair at Woodhorn Museum on 2nd May. We might just see you there.
Last week was the half term holidays for my son Thomas and together we had a bit of a crafty morning. Thomas decorated some flat foam eggs which we are going to turn into bunting and I had a go at stamping. We had great fun being creative and experimenting and will no doubt plan another "crafty day" for the Easter holidays.
What have you been up to recently? Do you enjoy crafting as part of a group or on your own? I enjoy both, how aboout you?
After a few hectic days, our new information only website is now here. Let us know what you think. And if you spot a mistake let us know so we can put it right.
More blog posts to follow in due course.