I've been really busy over the last few weeks getting ready for my first fair in 2 years. I am selling my new seaside themed jewellery along with some new interests that I learnt at some courses I attended in September. Stained glass, fused glass and glass mirror on mosaics. All glass of course! Such a versatile medium it's impossible not to get bored with it.
Last weekend was The Cowes Christmas Fair and Cowes Yacth Haven on the Isle of Wight. Saturday was the busiest day for me and very successfull.
This is a photo of my newly designed stand.
and this is my stand 2 years ago.
An improvement I think, don't you?
I have a lovely new banner
and this is me explaining how I make my glass beads to a customer.
These are some of my new glass mosaics on mirror. The mirrors have been reclaimed from a glazier. When you go to a glazier to have a mirror or window cut they throw away the offcuts - such a waste. So I go skip diving or dumpster diving I think they call it in the USA and pull out anything that I think I can re-cycle. I sold a few of these over the weekend.
These are my fused glass pictures that I made on a course I attended at West Dean College with Claire Hall. Trying to decide if there is a market for these before I buy all the stock needed to make them. the picture on the middle left sold but although there was interest in the others I didn't sell any.
Another of my recyling gifts are these Christmas Trees and Stars made using privacy glass from the skip. I copper foiled them and used stained glass techniques to turn them into Chrstmas ornaments.
Another stained glass item I made and which sold very well are these cute beach huts. I even made the seagulls too.
Aren't they cute?
My best seller was my jewellery, especially my seagull themed pieces like these hearts.
If you would like to purchase any of the items you see here please have a look in my shop or send me a message using the contact form.
Thanks for looking.