Tuesday, 27 April 2010


Over the past couple of months, my Fish and Blossom Focal Beads have become quite popular, both at the Cirencester Craft Fairs and on Etsy.

This is great and it has got me thinking about other styles of Focals to make. Images have been going around in my mind, but I haven't come to any firm decisions yet on what the next series should feature.

What did occur to me though, was that it might be nice to do some Accent Beads to compliment the focals. So I made some! These really were fun to make - I love making round beads - and I have made just three sets, to match three of the remaining Focals that are still on Etsy at the moment. Hopefully, these will be just as popular with everyone.

I have also had a great day, creatively speaking, and have made two new styles of beads. Pictures to follow when I have made them up into 1 necklace and 1 something else - not sure if it will be a necklace or a bracelet yet....will let you know!

Meanwhile, I am enjoying the gorgeous spring weather we are having and looking forward to my Birthday later in the week. The children and Darren are being very secretive!

Hope you are all having a great week too!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Oh My! I'm on Polymer Clay Daily!

My "Rome I" Necklace has been featured on Polymer Clay Daily! http://polymerclaydaily.com/

I am beside myself with joy and have still yet to come back down to earth from that very high cloud I have been floating around on since I saw the feature yesterday.

For those of you who are new to PCD, it is a wonderful site by Cynthia Tinapple. Everyday she features work by Polymer Clay Artists from all over the world. There is always something new, innovative, groundbreaking, or simply just breathtaking and beautiful to look at. It is probably the best Polymer Clay Site in the World, in my opinion. I have been following it for about 4 years now. It gets better and better each year and is my daily fix for inspiration and polymer eye candy.

When I first started visiting I used to wonder how I would feel if a piece of my work ever got featured - and now I know! I feel very honoured and simply over the moon!

Thank you so much Cynthia for showing my necklace. It has been the highlight of my year (and probably of last year too!).

Thanks to all of you who have left such lovely comments to congratulate me - it means the world to me!

I need to say a big thank you to Deb for getting the screenshot for me. Deb is a fellow member of PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artist Guild of Etsy) and is a wonderful Artist, person and friend. Her shop is called Renaissance Gal of San Antonio, visit it here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/rengalsa. She is a blogging master and tirelessly blogs about the PCAGOE members and their work, as well as occasionally about her own exceptional work! Here is the link for her blog if you would like a look - I do recommend it: http://rengalsa.blogspot.com/Now I need to channel all this positive energy into something made of Polymer!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

New Display for Cirencester Craftsmans Market

Just thought I would share what my new set up for my craft fairs looks like.

My friend and fellow crafter David made the wonderful shelf unit for me, or as we have to call it "A Display Module"!! This has given the whole display lots more height, which is great for customers, much more comfortable for them to view the jewellery. It has also created some extra space, which is always welcome!

My new Jewellery Busts have arrived and I think they look just brilliant. Made from recycled paper they add a touch of something to the whole look of the table. I think it looks a lot more professional now.

It has been nice to be able to have a bit of a revamp for spring. Now I just need to spring clean the house!