Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Sophie has her staple removed

Here we are again. Big news is that Richard removed Sophie's staple so we didn't have to spend money at the vets. He used my jewellery pliers and cutters and she didn't feel a thing. She is all back to normal now, barking at every dog she meets!
Cabbages and Frocks market was OK but not brilliant - sold a couple of pairs of earrings so didn't even cover the cost of my stall again. Too many jewellery stalls, that's the problem - it was also very cold. Me and Lisa had a good time but I don't think I will do another outside stall.
The good news is that I am doing better with online sales on my website. People seem to be buying for Christmas now which is great.
Off to Somerset again on Friday. I am doing The Best of Wells show at the Bishop's Palace in Wells. A very grand building. I am hoping for a good turn out and good sales.
After that we are doing the village Christmas fair in Queen Camel. Richard plays Father Christmas and I sell jewellery. We would like to use S&M as elves or reindeer but have been told that's not appropriate - only joking!!
I am doing a beginners silver jewellery class tomorrow at the London Jewellery School in Hatton Garden. Looking forward to it as I want to be able to make sterling silver rings and bangles using silver sheet instead of silver art clay. I'll let you know how I get on.
The picture is me and Lisa on our stall in Marylebone and the jewellery are some items that I made recently (more info on my website

Friday, 5 November 2010

Cabbages and Frocks again!

Yes, it's back - Cabbages and Frocks market tomorrow. I am running the stall with my niece Lisa and we are hoping the weather will be good to us. Sunny, not too cold and definitely no rain!! This has to be a great time to sell jewellery to people looking for Christmas presents.
Have made lots of pearl jewellery lately. See photos. The mulberry pearls are such a lovely colour.
Went to my friend Beryl's birthday party 2 weeks ago - see photos. We stayed with Wend and Pam and Dave were there. Had a lot of laughs. Beryl loved the pearls I made for her - see photo.
Last weekend we went back to Somerset and Sophie got bitten by a greyhound. She now has a staple in her side which will have to be removed on Monday - bet that's going to be painful!
Piccies are me and Wend, me and Richard, Pam and Dave and Beryl and her son Stephen - who was also having a birthday! Beryl's pressie is the necklace, bracelet and earrings set.
I'll let you know how we get on tomorrow.