Saturday, 30 July 2016

Summer Shows in Cornwall....





Yesterday was a very busy day setting up 2 separate displays at 2 venues in the area. 

The first of which I have shown at the past couple of years the Art & Crafts Exhibition in aid of Cancer Research UK at Cape Cornwall School. 
This huge event is in its 50th year!! It's is extremely well organised by a team of volunteers who staff it daily between 3rd & 19th August 10am - 9pm so plenty of time to visit (even after work/or beach if you are on holiday).


It's the first time I have had my shhhh...Christmas decorations at this event but I know that visitors to the area have mentioned they like to do some Christmas shopping at the show. I had my first trade order for Christmas decorations a week or so ago...production of robins & reindeers starts again!





After a quick lunch at the Dog & Rabbit in St Just we headed off to Mawnan Smith via some very narrow & wiggly lanes (thanks sat nav!) to put up the display for the 40th Cornish Craft Market in the Memorial Hall.  I have not exhibited at this event before but know several makers who have & say it's a busy little show. More information can be found by calling 01326 250334. 


Both of these shows are stewarded so I will be not be there myself.  I do plan to visit them of course to see the shows when they are fully set up & maybe make a few purchases as usual!...



 

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

LIMPET LOVE!

Lg limpet necklace
Just to let you know I have now listed some of the new brass versions of my limpet jewellery in my Etsy shop today...


I will of course still be offering these designs in the silver versions too. This 'golden' finish is replacing the oxidised brass versions which were a little dark in colour.  I think this colour way works much better & the pieces look richer.  Sometimes you also get a little copper plating on the surface during the making which gives a subtle pink hue to the jewellery.


Medium limpet necklace

Porthmeor brooch

Marazion cufflinks

Small Limpet drop earrings

Tiny Limpet stud earrings

Medium Limpet drop earrings






I have recently found lots more 'holey' limpets & plan to add some new versions into the collection in the not too distant future!