Friday, 26 November 2010

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron

I love this quote and the idea that the universe applauds action not thought at all times!!.

A happy, joyous and action packed Thanksgiving day to all my American friends.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Even more new stuff and a great Polymer Clay course/holiday

My 'At Home' went really well this weekend, thanks so much to everyone who came along and for all your lovely comments and purchases, all much appreciated.

I've posted some more new work- see below-when will it end!!

Needless to say I'm pretty shattered today but happy!. One of the hits of the weekend were my new handbag charms/necklace hearts particularly the steampunky ones. 

On another note altogether, I'm just about to register for the Corbieres Creatives October 2011 in France .The last one was absolutely terrific. Kylie has put together what promises to be another  brill programme with Louise Fisher Cozzi, Sandra McCaw, Tory Hughes and Judy Belcher teaching full day and half day workshops.Polymer clay heaven indeed 

Lots more info on their website.

Next show is Made In Clerkenwel 26th-28th November. Snow and a tube strike are forecast but I look bovered

Monday, 15 November 2010

I'm loving black and gold

Still beavering away making new things for my Christmas shows, starting with my 'At Home'' which begins on Saturday.

I noticed that black and gold was a definite trend when I was at the American Craft Council event in Baltimore in February and the shops here seem to be full of it now.

Talking of American craft shows... check out The Philadelphia Crafts Council event where Ford and Forlano are showing some amazing new pieces,    

Anyway here are some of my Black and Gold earrings

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Mrs Santa is busy busy busy!!

Having spend weeks and weeks doing everything but make jewellery, it's panic stations now for my looming first show of the season, my 'At Home' on 20th -21st November and I've been up since the crack of dawn for days making things, don't we love a deadline?!! 

To make matters 'worse', I'm, having a creative snap so want to try out new things as well. These bangles are lighter and relatively smaller than my other ones and I'm having great fun with some blingy handmade cabochons. 

If you'd like to come along please just drop me a line on 07967 978061. There'll be lots of mulled wine, mince pies and other goodies. 

Of which, more to be posted in the next few days- hurrah. 

Back to work Mrs Santa
Big Bangle's Baby Sister

'Ancient people' bangle

Friday, 5 November 2010

PMC Pro- the latest thing in metal clay?

The metal clay community has been holding its breath in anticipation of the launch of Mitsubishi's latest product PMC Pro which is now on sale, I think at the mo, only in the USA

I haven't even had my paws on it let alone tried it out but check out the post on Lora Heart's blog Such and Such ( great blog btw) . She gives a good overview of what it's all about. Sounds like it's good to use and much stronger than PMC3 etc but is 90% silver 10% copper and can't be hallmarked.

Call me old fashioned but my gut feeling is - why?. One of the best USP's of metal clay is the fact it's fine silver i.e. pure pure pure. I love that quality despite the draw backs of less strength

Suffice to say, I think, that the jury is still out.