There is a little giveaway on my Facebook Page (click on the image to go there) so if any of you fancy winning a stainless steel and glass cheeseknife before I release them for sale, pop over and like and share my page to be in with a chance of winning!
Well lovely followers, it seems like an age since I have posted a blog, since getting my brand spanking new website up and running. I think I have landed on a way to tie them together, so this is good news!
All change in the title refers to a frantic but happy and much needed studio move away from Arts Complex, into the creative hub that is Au Lab at Summerhall (for you Edinburghers, the old Dick Vet School on the corner of The Meadows). Thankfully my two lovely studio pals Jess and Jen have moved too, so we are still together. More than that though, we are also next door to and working closely with Art Clay Scotland, and those of you who have followed me from the early days will remember Emma and Gil who run the business. I’m so happy to be back working with them, and I keep bumping into familiar faces which is lovely! I’ll have some pictures of our new workspace to show you next week.
In the meantime, I discovered a stash of ‘orphans’ in the move, some big holed beads perfect for using on chain, leather, cord, and a good fit for Pandora bracelets, and other similar brands. They are split into sets of ten available to purchase here on Etsy: Orphans
There are a few wee pics of them throughout this post, just click an image to learn more about them:
Some new, super Summery discs just listed on etsy…
The links are clickable for further information. I hope you like them!
I’ll be back before long with some exciting jewellery news,
On my etsy now, only three sets of lovely silver glass sample beads. There are 7 beads in each set, and there are priced at £12 per set + £1 postage.
Sample sale £12
Sample Sale £12
Sample Sale £12
They are for sale here: Etsy Shop
These are leading to some new pieces I hope to share with you soon :)
I had so much fun teaching the lovely Emma from The Candy Tree on Saturday.
She had never worked with hot glass before and did a wonderful job! Here are some pictures of the beads she made (and a couple of buttons on top of that for fun). All of these were mastered in just four hours at the torch, she’s definitely a natural!
If you are around Edinburgh and interested in learning some lampwork, I offer 4 hour or 8 hour lessons. Feel free to e-mail me for more information.
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Little Breakfast in Delft Set
I feel blog guilt. It’s been quite a while, but everything has been mad busy here, which is definitely a good thing! I taught a lovely lady some lampwork skills yesterday, have a couple of new galleries lined up for 2013 already, and my etsy shop is ticking along well. On top of all this, I’m working slowly but surely on some new ranges of jewellery and beads, and hope to share the inspiration and making process with you all.
Little Version of Original Junkyard Set
In the meantime, I have been working on some little, more affordable for January versions of some of my more popular beads, ranging from £12 to £14 for a set. I’ll leave you with some of them for now (links are clickable) and be back with some of my new work and ideas quicksmart!
Little Version of Scrapyard Set
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you all the best for 2013
Little Version of Original Shipyard Set
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I’m back from a lovely trip to Sweden, and a lot of thinking, and I have decided to stop making beads to sell as they are for a while and concentrate on jewellery in the run up to Christmas. I think I will start to make beads to sell again, probably in January, so the ones in my etsy shop at the moment are the last ones I will have available for a while! They will be available til Sunday at midday. Even better though, there will be a sale on the remaining ones, starting this evening at 8pm GMT. 30% off all the beads in my shop, already calculated so no need to faff about with coupons. Everything will be posted out on Monday.
This link will take you right to it: http://www.etsy.com/shop/helenjewellery
I hope you enjoy it, and I will be back with some new jewellery news next week!