Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Bead meets and 3 day event!

The third weekend of the month - Saturday19th July 2014 - sees me at two bead meets again!  The morning will see me at Darlington Bead Club - I will be beavering away on my Four Seasons Challenge......panic is setting in as I am slow at bead embroidery!  The afternoon will see me at NEBBies meet at Knotty Hill Golf Centre in Sedgefield.  The meet is from 2 to 5 pm - Liz is kindly demonstrating a hand stitched spiral bracelet - Size 9 seed beads required (2 colours!).

The weekend will also see me start the process of adding labels to stock and making earrings the run up to the 3 day event at Brancepeth Castle.  Doors open at 10am on Friday 25th July 2014 and close 5pm Sunday 27th July 2014.

I have a small table at this portfolio entry event - so do let me know of any specific requests!  I will have accessible to expensive stock with me.  My listings for physical items on Etsy will be deactivated over that weekend.

The craft fair is a great local event - I am lucky that I live so many stalls - brilliant for is usually where I do my Christmas shopping......even in the summer!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Beading Competitively

Jade with a twist

Battle of the Beadsmith ongoing.......why do we bead competitively?  The above design I entered into Bead Star at the end of March - the first entry into an international competition.  Not making the grade is disheartening.........but there are also lessons to be learned from puts me in touch with how students feel when they under perform.

Now do I knuckle down for the Four Seasons Challenge - the school holidays create the space to execute the designs in my head?!