Market prep

I’m doing my first craft fair of the year this Sunday.  It seems an age since the last one, which was is early December.  I’m not sure how many customers there’ll be, given the weather and the state of people’s finances.  Still, I’ve been busy making new stock.

moogin spring pic 1

(large lampwork bead – Moogin; small lampwork beads – Puffafish; ceramic flowers – Captured Moments; enamel bead and cap – Oregon Made Jewelry)

sunspots button bracelets

(ceramic lentil – Golem; beaded bead – Malin de Koning; sunspots beads – me)

rustic pearl chiffon ribbon

magenta linen lantern drops

(lampwork beads – Puffafish)

copper ball 1

smitten earring 1

weathered house earrings

(polymer houses – me)

northerly necklace

(ceramic beads, tips and links – Scorched Earth; ceramic bead – Happy Fallout; polymer house – me)

puffin necklace

(ceramic puffin – Scorched Earth, large lampwork bead – Hanni Heibloem; smaller lampwork bead – Glass Bead Art)

still shores bracelet

(ceramic urchin – Blueberribeads)

spring rain bracelet

(ceramic cloud – Grubbi; faceted polymer beads – me)

I’m hoping this will be a lonely cloud on Sunday.  I see I’ve made quite a lot in the last few days.  I think I’m trying to postpone getting all the stall stuff out and sorting all the dull tasks that need to be done.  Anyway, if you happen to be in the Southwest this weekend and fancy visiting a quality artisan market and Flea, do come along to Frome.  I’ll be stationed on Catherine Hill, from 10am – 2pm.

10 thoughts on “Market prep

  1. Oh Claire what can I say but…….your are AMAZING!!

    I love reading your Blog posts and seeing your wonderful designs, the beads and components you use are truly stunning, I love your own beads you use and your Designs are just unique and just gorgeous.
    You are a massive inspiration to me and when I say that I don’t mean I would ever copy your designs lol.
    You have such an eye for colour combinations and I wish you luck on your first Craft Fair of the year, selling your Jewellery and if you sell your Beads also you should have a long line of people to serve!!
    Love all the Jewellery above especially the Sari Silk (is it) Earrings and the first Bracelet with that gorgeous Moogin bead…

    • Oh, thank you Emma – that’s too kind, really! I’m glad you enjoy the blog – I don’t have any way of telling how many people actually read the thing so it’s nice to know I’m not waffling away to myself. Yes, it is sari silk – and chiffon – in the earrings. They’re similar to pairs I’ve made in the past which seem to be popular (fatal last words). Anyhow, thanks again!

  2. Wow. I really am stunned here Claire (although I’ve seen your jewellery before – I really shouldn’t be!). Everything here is absolutely amazing – totally inspired and inspiring, individual and uniquely and recognisably you all at once. I love the mixture of textures, shapes and colours you get into each and every piece – there is so much to look at with each one! Honestly, sometimes it makes me want to throw over my beads and not bother when I see your amazing work – mine seems so polite and ‘safe’ in comparison……I need to push the envelope more! Keep up the absolutely amazing and truly inspiring work. Couldn’t pick a favourite here if you paid me!!

    • Well, that’s the silliest thing I’ve heard in some time. As if my stuff is anything near as good as yours! I certainly wouldn’t think of your jewellery as ‘safe’. The problem I risk is making things that people won’t buy because they think they won’t wear it lots – certainly with necklaces. Anyway, thanks lots for saying nice things – I’ve been having a bit of a low-confidence spell lately!

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