Monday, 8 December 2008

Not just double booked but triple!!

Well, Saturday went better than I expected after I realised I'd triple booked. I had someone coming in to make a brooch at 10 o clock, someone booked on a whole day course at 11 o clock and I had 3 children booked in at half two to make pendants for mum. Girl on the whole day course turned up at half 9 - she'd come all the way from Pembrokeshire so I offered her a cup of tea and told her of my mix up. She was really sweet and said she didn't mind at all. Maria arrived 15 mins earlier as I'd told her and Ros they could have a cup of tea before the craft units opened - Ros has a unit opposite - called Orchard Crafts. All went well and we got the brooch started, then Sophie joined in for her day course then Michelle arrived with the 3 children at half 12 I'd obviously put wrong time down but it worked OK. Sophie went for lunch, Michelle and the children made pendants which turned out great and then Sophie and I carried on with her course. Turned out she was a Christian so we had a lovely chat about the Lord and I'm guessing that's why she wasn't put out by any of the triple booking. She made some lovely pieces but unfortunately I forgot to take photos of them or I could have shown you. I was extremely tired when I'd finished for the day but had really enjoyed it all.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

I'm busy doing workshops!!

I had expected it to be fairly quiet workshop wise in the run up to Christmas but its been busier than I thought; so much so I'm worried that I've got my wires crossed this weekend and may have booked more people in on one day than I should have. I forgot my diary and think I've double booked. If I have I'm hoping it will all work out if I take a later lunch.

I taught my first art clay silver course a couple of weeks ago. I only had 2 people on it as I wasn't sure how it would work out but Gaynor and Ann said they'd have a really enjoyable day. They were so pleased with the pieces they made and we even managed to enamel one of Gaynor's pieces. Once I get my pics transferred to the computer I'll let you see them. I'll be advertising some new courses in the new year.

I'm busy trying to update my web site but as I am no expert on computers it's proving more difficult than I thought. I just can't seem to get my new pages uploaded in place of the old one so I'm off to have another try.

Friday, 28 November 2008

Enamelled pendants

Just a couple of my earlier pieces of enamelled jewellery. The blue one had small pieces of glass added to it and then I swirled it when the glass had melted while it was in the kiln. I added a few seed beads to finish it off.
The mauve pendant had a mix of opaque and transparent enamel
powders sifted on and I added a piece of millefiori (apparently it means 'millions of flowers' in Italian), small slices of glass that have a pattern running through them giving the appearance on this one of a flower.
I sold both pieces shortly after I made them.

My crafting blog

This is it - my crafting blog. I have my own little craft unit where I enamel every weekend and school holidays so I just thought this would be the ideal place to show you just what it is that I do. I love crafts of every description but by far enamelling is my favourite and even though I've been doing it for years now I still feel I'm only touching the surface. I love this art of fusing glass to metal and the way the powders melt into a wonderful kaleidoscope of colour as I swirl them is a joy to behold.
I'll add some pics of the pieces I make and some of the courses I run as I go along.