Ok, I admit it, I forgot to put up my ring photos! Sorry guys, In the excitement of making the ring, hastily ordering new tools and some silver to make more, plus going through lots of ideas in my head of what I could do, the pictures kind of got forgotten. Here they are though as promised, better late than never eh?
And, If it's any consolation, in the aforementioned haste of placing my order for silver I seem to have selected it in millimetres and not centimetres as required. I can therefore make tiny silver rings for dolls or beads for necklaces and bracelets. I have chosen to opt for the latter. Needless to say I had someone watch over me whilst placing my second order!
So, last week was full of firsts for the Art in Earl Shilton Gallery - not only was it the first open evening of the year but it was also the first craft fayre. The open evening went amazingly well and there are now more crafters and artists joining the gallery meaning an even bigger selection of fabulous items to buy. Perfect timing as well seeing as though it's nearly time to start thinking about buying gifts for Christmas (there, I said it), what could be nicer than a gift that's hand crafted and unique? I'm getting good at this plugging malarkey! Seriously though, if you haven't been to the gallery for a while or you've never been, it's well worth popping over as its looking great and there's a real mix of goodies to check out.
The fayre went well too considering the weather and lack of people around, all stallholders got some sales and even more awareness of the gallery was created.
No stopping for me now this week, I've got my silver ring course tomorrow (pics to follow as promised) and then busy making for the next coming months in the build up to Christmas (there, I said it again)! Not sure the reality of how much work will be involved has hit me yet but I'm looking forward to being so busy.
A rare moment of sun!
Well last weekend was hectic! Really enjoyable day Saturday at the Market Harborough Craft Fair where over £800 was raised for Wishes 4 Kids, followed by the fun day at Gorse Hill farm where they raised half the amount needed to fund their purchase of a milking cow exhibit. Unfortunately, the rain on Sunday meant most stallholders packed up early but armed with my brand new gazebo I was hardcore and one of the last to leave at 3pm. Also on its debut Sunday was my 'Lillipop' bunting which still looked fabulous even when it was soaked.
So what's happening next? An open evening at the Earl Shilton Galley on Thursday 15th August and then a craft fair (also organised by the gallery) on Saturday 17th August which means plenty of crafting for me.
Can't wait until later this month too as I'm booked on a silver ring course, something I've been wanting to do for a very long time. I will of course show photos of the end results however good or bad so keep your eyes peeled..