Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Catch Up!!

Hi all,

It's been a while! It's been such a hectic few weeks and I've not had a chance to get here to write anything for a while!!

In my last post I wrote that I was doing a jewellery demonstration at Leabrooks Gallery in Somercotes, Derbyshire. It was great fun!! Had several visitors and made quite a few sales.

It was great fun laying out my designs for the sale too as for once I had so much space to play with! Even my husband got involved and was surprisingly artistic.

I am organising with the owners of the gallery to do another demonstration and sale in August. I am regularly updating my cabinet of designs at the gallery and doing fairly well on the sales front too!

I have also done a Summer Fayre for the Help Emma Walk campaign (remember I posted that I had designed some earrings). This too was a great day! I finally got to meet Emma and her family!! They are fantastic and so "close knit" it's amazing!! Emma is a great little girl with a lot of spirit and determination. I was proud to be there as one of the supporters of their charity campaign!!

One of the highlights of the day was when a gentleman who had another stall at the Fayre, came over to say hi and was very complimentary about my designs! My dad always said that I had an eye for colour mixing. I thought he was just doing the proud dad thing!! However, this guy said it too. He said he loved the way that I mixed the most unlikely colours but they worked! He particularly liked the pearl rope that I had.

Also later in the day I met a lady who is an image stylist, she too loved my designs, bought a few pieces, and said that she would be in touch with me as she is sure that her clients will love my stuff too!!

All in all a good day and we helped to raise £1000 towards the Help Emma Walk fund!!

I also did a the Country Fair at Melton Mowbray at the weekend. That was a good day too despite the football!! Again, met some lovely people - some who are now hooked on my jewellery lol! I met one lady who really wasn't convinced that one of my big rings would suit her as she has short fingers. However, after trying she agreed it was pretty good! This got me to thinking about how we perceive ourselves and how we choose what we think suits us...sometimes we get it right and other times very wrong!! I am currently doing research into what jewellery designs suit different body shapes etc and will be posting some advice here soon! Gok Wan beware lol!!
Bye for now, see you all soon x