Thursday 15 May 2008

Turquoise heaven

I've been busy finishing off jewellery this week - lampwork and gemstone jewellery that I started weeks ago and then neglected for hammering and soldering! I've got a stall at the Sparsholt Countryside Day this Saturday (17th May) so I really did have to get them done.
It was only after I had taken photos that I realised just how many of them were turquoise! Here are my 3 favourites. The necklaces use lampwork beads by Mindy Macgregor ( - I love the retro look of her beads, and they also seem to be really popular with my customers! I've used them with sterling silver rings that I've hammered and soldered. I think that the turquoise and black necklace is my very favourite. The bracelet uses my hammered rings again (I love hammering silver) and some gorgeous large faceted amazonite that I bought in Barcelona.

Anyway, Sparsholt - we went as a family last year and really enjoyed it despite that fact that it rained! There was so much for B to do and see - I think his favourite was being able to sit in a real tractor! This year T is away, my parents are looking after B and I (with some fellow Wessex Guild members) am part of the craft fair. If you come along please come and say hello - and bring the voucher below with you! (You may have to copy and paste into word to be able to print the voucher out.)


  1. Good luck with the stall tomorrow!

    Do you often do craft fairs & markets? I have my first one coming up on 31st May and I'm really nervous. Not really sure what to expect and I'm now worried I don't have anywhere near enough stock.

  2. Oooh love the new photos Jo!!! They suit your new website and logo perfectly.

  3. Magriet, I know exactly what you mean about worrying about enough stock! I've been doing craft shows for over 5 years now, and I still worry about that! I have a sign saying 'orders taken' and I tend to stand behind my stall making something too, so if people really want something different/different colour etc they know they can usually order it. Good luck on 31st!

    Thanks Hannah - it's taken me a while to get photos that I'm happy with, but I think I'm about there. Mind you, I'll probably carrying on tweaking them!


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