Thursday, January 7, 2010
New Year, New Blog!
It's taken a while to get around to writing this blog. The 12 day Christmas market we did was simply CRAZY!(in a good way). We underestimated Christmas shoppers and had to spend every night after market making and polishing pieces. We gave ourselves no time to recoup from the long, cold ,market days and were completely wrecked by Christmas Eve.... It was great
For the new Year we are stepping things up a gear to try and boost sales, we'd love to give up our day jobs! We have opened up an ETSY shop. For those who don't know, it's an online haven for buying and selling all things handmade. We have added a Badge direct to our Etsy shop if anyone wants to have a look!
Our Wedding Day
Three years ago now..
Too Much Chocolate!
Never thought I'd say that I'm glad Christmas is over. Started healthy eating regime on Monday. Just me, Ken was blessed with a high metabolism. It's hard to be creative when you are starving and cranky from lack of Carbs but we have managed to make some new pieces this year already. I even managed to pose for a few pics (sucking my cheeks in)!
This piece is 'Leaf' from the pebbles collection.
It has a very dramatic texture on it. Some people say pebbles, some say it reminded them of water droplets on the leaf. Either way, i think it's quite an unusual effect. We did it by melting different sized, small pieces of silver until they formed balls and then hammered the hell out of them before soldering them onto the petals.... Very therapeutic, especially if you've had a row with your other half, saves you hitting them with the hammer instead!
A Closer look....
We promise to blog regularly and would love to hear your comments on our pieces, our blog content and anything else you might like to say, just be nice!
Claire and Ken