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Oh, and P.S…

Oh, and P.S...

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!

Helen*

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All Change and Orphans

Orphaned Blues

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.

Orphaned Pinks

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:

Autumnal Orphans

New Summery Beads (Before it snows again!)

Some new, super Summery discs just listed on etsy

Ioannina 3

Malham 1

Moscow State Circus 1

Scrapyard Etched

The links are clickable for further information. I hope you like them!

I’ll be back before long with some exciting jewellery news,

Helen*

A little sample sale…

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

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 🙂

Helen*

Well, Hello/ Made in Scotland

New(ish) Beadlets

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!

Studio Shots…

Festival making is well and truly underway…

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Spray Paint…