What a little neglected blog I have! The festival has been and gone, and I have to admit heaving a sigh of relief!
The stall was crazy, really wonderful, and lovely to meet so many customers from all over the world, but my goodness, it was exhausting, and after 10 hours a day chit-chatting and selling away all I wanted to do was crash. But I’m back, and working on new projects, which is always when I feel most inspired to blog.
The next up and coming exhibition is one I am really excited about! It goes back to the very very beginning of my jewellery designing journey in fact. A long time ago (well, four and a bit years ago) I was lucky enough to land a job in the Little Bead Shop in Bruntsfield with the lovely Gil and Emma Baird, and learned so much of what I know now from working there! Emma was the one who introduced me to lampwork, and look where that took me! Anyway, I digress. The Little Bead Shop has been moving with the times and has now gone beyond beads and grown into ACS Jewellery Studio with five fully equipped jewellery benches through the back, and a beautiful gallery space at the front. I’m going to be in the next exhibition they are holding, ‘Made in Scotland’, which features some very talented jewellery designers including some new Duncan of Jordanstone graduates, a handful of ACJ’ers, and the lovely Emma! I’m so excited to be back there!
Made in Scotland
I’ll have to do a wee inspiration/sneak preview post of my work, but in the meantime, hold the date September 14th. Its going to be a fabulous opening night, and it would be wonderful to see you there!
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I have been working my little socks off the past few weeks, and will be for the next two months, because two months today I will be running a stall for two weeks selling my jewellery in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! How exciting (and scary!!), I have so much to do! Its only for a week (I couldn’t manage any longer), and its the first time I will be selling my jewellery to the public face to face… I have a few tricks up my sleeve to be revealed closer to the time, but I’m pretty nervous, and working in the studio all the hours I can. The stall will be on the Royal Mile, the Festival’s Hub of activity, right next to St. Giles Cathedral. Wish me luck!! I will keep you posted with my making process, once I get through a mountain of paperwork!
In other news, I have managed to make some new beads for my online shop! They are pictured here, and you can click the pictures to be linked to their listing.
Have a good one!
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I know, I keep neglecting my wee blog, but I have been so busy with work, jewellery, glass, up to my eyes in it!
The exciting news is since last time I caught up with everyone, I now have a collection of jewellery in the gorgeous gift boutique Pippin. Pippin is in Haymarket, near the station and busy commuter area of Edinburgh, and eventually (maybe in about 10 years..) the trams! Its packed with gorgeous jewellery, candles, scarves, baby clothes, and really everything you could possibly wish for when you have someone to buy for! Pop over and have a wee look at the website www.pippingifts.co.uk
Here are a couple of pieces I designed for Pippin:
Currently I am working on another collection, for another lovely gallery, all will be revealed shortly.
I hope everyone is well, sorry for my month long absence!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend
It was brilliant, so much fun and I sold four pieces too, which was the icing on the cake!
I have been back to it today though, and have a few pairs of earrings in red and grey ramping down in the kiln, hopefully there will be some photos of them for you tomorrow.
In the meantime, a couple of photos from the opening!
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A colour combination that keeps popping up in my mind to try! I need to do it tomorrow, just figuring out which shades to do it in.
Here are some ideas I have picked up from Pinterest…
I’ll let you know what I come up with!
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