Above you can see the new display felt cakes I bought recently. They were a real talking point.
I gave a short talk on my jewellery making origins and silversmithing background and showed lots of my new pieces. I always find that in the winter people buy mostly sparkly pieces, lots of blacks and silvers to wear for their Christmas celebrations and this party was no exception.
These were very popular bracelets and I have an order to make a few more.
I can never exactly duplicate something as every bead is slightly different but people understand this and are delighted to have something that is a "one a kind" piece of jewellery to wear.
Karen fell in love with one of my new "ice" necklaces using the lovely spider agate (above) and I also sold the last of these lovely disc beads in a necklace where I had used white jade hearts and round beads with the agate (below).
I need to see if I can source some more of this lovely spider agate as this is the last I have of these lovely beads. I am going to the Big Bead Show this Saturday. I will have a look there.
The rock crystal quartz (ice) was very popular and I also had an order to made a bracelet using these with some one of a kind lampwork glass lentil beads. The same lady also wanted a copy of Karen's ice necklace but as I do not have the spider agate so I will try something else for her.
I also had a order for my popular haematite circle necklace which contains sparkly clear and black Czech beads inside.....I also wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that I was wearing mine at the party...?!
I am busy finishing off these orders and some are ready to go, safely tucked into their organza gift bags.
Well I should be getting on with the rest of the orders now but I thought I would just take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Halloween especially those with small children. I have got out our lovely old pumpkin toys our children so loved...
And a pumpkin paper garland for the stairs...
You know who is also going to wish you a Happy Halloween ..............................................................................
Spooky eh.....our Billy!
Bye for now,