Thursday, 10 March 2011

Keeping busy

It's been quite a week here. This is a glimpse at my worktable - a very old trolley on casters in our spare room which has a beautiful view of the village church. In the evenings the stained glass is lit up - and it's just as well I like the view as I've been spending a lot of hours here.


It started last week with a trip to the bead shop and gallery in a village north of Cambridge. I got into conversation with the manageress, and the upshot was she asked me to take in some samples of my jewellery to show her. So I have been beavering away to make a representative selection, working into the night and relying heavily on my beloved daylight lamp and trying not to go blind.



I visited today, clutching my little box of samples and trying not to feel too nervous. And guess what - THEY LIKED IT! And THEY'RE GOING TO STOCK IT!

I have to make quite a few necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and we've discussed their requirements but they're leaving the final colour and design decisions to me, because, apparently, I'm an "artist". That gave me a huge buzz, I can tell you.

So, from the start of next month, should you find yourself in Haddenham, you can pop into the Haddenham Gallery and see my stuff in the Spring Fling exhibition. Who knows, it might even give me the kick I need to put some stuff on Etsy ...

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  1. Val, that's FANTASTIC!! I'm so very pleased for you. Craft on and prosper.

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  2. Brilliant Val, how exciting! And well deserved as your work is lovely.x

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  3. Wow! I am so excited for you. I must tell you that my specklace has been much admired and is flaunted all day, every day.

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  4. Congratulations, so exciting for you Val!

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  5. Well of course you're an artist! And the gallery people have very good taste. Hope we don't have to wait too long for the Etsy opening.

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  6. Oh! So exciting! Very well done indeed.

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  7. Congratulations! Well deserved!
    Love the beautiful view of the village church - heavenly ;).
    G
    p.s. not sure about the Liquid Smoke but will look asap ;)

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  8. Congrats, Val, what exciting and well-deserved news!

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  9. Many congratulations, you artist you!! xxx

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  10. Oh how fabulous! Congratulations!

    K x

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  11. How wonderful, congratulations!!!!!

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  12. Fantastic news! Well done you.

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  13. Well done. I wish that wasn't quite such a trip for me. Mind you stops me spending all my money at Spoilt Rotten Beads!

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  14. Hooray Mrs DC. See what yo can do when you put your mind to it...
    Must have another hot choc soon. Ax

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  15. See? See? Artist. That's you that is- of COURSE it is! I'm totally thrilled for you. So glad it feels good - you deserve it x

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  16. fantastic !!!! love them.
    my aunt lives in Haddenham, I shall send her to spy for me x

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  17. oh wow, your makes are just gorgeous! love the celtic look of them, well done :-) oohh I feel a little trip to haddenham coming on :-) So when are you starting an etsy shop or a facebook shop?

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  18. How fantastic! Well, of course you are an artist...

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  19. I have seen your painting - of course you are an artist!

    I think these are very super fabulous and am in now way surprised the gallery shop want them. I most especially love the brooch prototypes bestest.

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  20. Oh Val that's brilliant! They're all so beautifully delicate and will definitely sell well and hopefully at a slow steady pace so that you still have time to enjoy the process of making them and mulling over new ideas in a relaxed and beffittingly artistic way.

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  21. Congratulations, I'm so happy for you!

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  22. How wonderful to have that view to look at while you work ~

    and of course they want to stock your lovely things! Congrats!!

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  23. You ARE and artist, DC! This is HUGELY exciting! Your jewelry designs are beautiful and sooo elegant! I love all the gemstones you're using. Are you using sterling silver? Congrats on finding a stockist... the big time is just around the corner! Sooo HAPPY for you! :o) Keep us posted... Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  24. Oh I think you should look at selling on Etsy - your stuff looks lovely x

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  25. That's great news Val! So exciting!!! Lucy xx

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  26. That is so great! Well done you! (we already knew that you were an artist, mind.)

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  27. It all looks so beautiful -- Congratulations! That's VERY exciting!!!

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  28. Late here but just wanted to say how proud I am of you!

    x

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  29. Overcoming my allergy to the computer to say BRAVA!!!! BRAVISSIMA!!!!

    But not at all surprised (she said, fondling her gorgeous labradorite necklace).

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  30. Yay! That's fantastic news. Congratulations!

    Your jewelry is beautiful. I'm sure there will be some very happy customers wearing your creations. Best of luck!

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  31. Oh that is just fantastic - i bet your lovely jewellery will fly out the door!!

    XXX

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  32. Well done you!!! The jewellery is lovely, I expect they;ll be wanting repeat orders very soon - just as well you like the view from your work table!
    Kimx

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  33. CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS CONGRATULATIONS! That is utterly fantastic news!

    And of course you're an artist, don't let anyone tell you otherwise

    a

    (on an aside - where on earth is Haddenham? Can I get there from Birmingham?)
    (yes, I have no geographical understanding of most of the UK)

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