The sunshine has come out again and everyone is enjoying the summer, if brief, at last. Cue a manic rush to have as many BBQ's as possible, put on a summery bright dress and enjoy the tropical weather! All these great points about summer have amalgamated and inspired me to create some Tribal Rio inspired jewelery using reclaimed fishing nylon. The Bright colours of the nylon lend themselves brilliantly to summer attire and will make you feel like the sun is shining, even when is a bit grey instead!
Goodbye, untill next time...
Don't forget about my competition... ends 7th July 2012
Thankyou Amykins! Got these amazing pieces of sea pottery and sea worn clay pipes in the post today, well, I say sea, but they are actually fab examples of river pottery. These will take alot longer to tumble as the Thames, although tidal, will not have has much shingle as the beach. The sun is out and I'm dreaming up some big bright tribal pieces for these! Goodbye, untill next time!!!
Steve had a super rare weekend off so had a really fun few days, went to Bexhill yesterday, and walked along the promenade. Tiddily Om Pom Pom...
Weird Italian Job inspired sculpture at the De La Warr Pavillion...bus hanging off the roof that tilts precariously!
Love these domes, feels a bit greek I think, I love the way the bright white pops against the grey sky (not so greek, otherwise there would be glittery turquoise sea!)
Beach huts along the promenade...
Check out that ominous sky!
That stripey one would make a fab studio! Was dreaming about having a beach hut studio and then quickly dismissed it when I realised there was a high risk of House-Spider invasion when working from what is essentially a big shed. I hate spiders...
...But I like cake! Talking of cake... Have some new caterers at the Makers Boutique Markets last weekend...this cake was awesome! Chocolate and broccoli! (it goes! Really!)
Bean n Katy!
New Banners I designed for the market! Note the sealions! Roll up, roll up, for the Makers Boutique! Arf, arf!!! The old ones were getting a bit ropey so it was time for a redesign!
Roast veg n goats cheese tart, again, by new caterers, Fruition Foods. That was AMAZING!
Nice hydrangeas for sale, I love hydrangeas, they are my favourite flower. I find it hilarious they grow everywhere in Cornwall, and lots of people hate them and see them as weeds, and then in Brighton you pay £8 for a pot! I always just steal loads from mums garden when I go visit! Now here comes the science...! Interesting fact: the colour of the hydrangea is all based around how acid or alkaline the soil is, and Cornwall has very acidic soil. The flower colour is affected by the pH of the soil, pH of less than 5.5 produce blue flowers and pH of more produce pink, so there is always an abundance of pink, blue, purple, lilac and deep fuchsia flowers everywhere! Thats about as science-y as I get! Goodbye! Untill next time! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone
You may have heard me rant excessively before about printing and how much I loath doing it myself, everything always goes wrong, and when Benedict Bean chewed through my printer cable it was a metaphoric nail in the coffin for home printing. Even when I used to work in an office, long before Beach Shack Project, the printer would perflex and annoy me, the biggers ones are worse than the home ones! So I highly recommend 4Print&Design in Brighton, they are helpful, cheap and always work miracles to get your printing job back to you asap!
I'm really happy with my cards, I designed them myself in Photoshop, looks like my degree in Animation does filter down and find a purpose in my career today! Everything happens for a reason!
Made a batch for the Makers Boutique Market on saturday and nearly sold out, again! This bad boys are perfect for a bit of beach bling this summer, so even if the sun doesn't come out to play in grotty grey England, sunshine will be dazzling from your lobes instead!
These little beauties are made from two Cornish winkle shells that
have been responsibly collected from the beaches of Kernow. I hate mass
shell shell harvesting, so I always collect small batches at a time so I
can carefully check that the home I am taking is empty!
These shells are really pretty, they have flecks of blue, pink and purple in them, the photos do not do them justice!
They have been topped with some stunning Swarovski crystals that
really sparkle and glitter when you catch them in the light. The shells
are approx 10-15mm in size, and are attached to a silver plated stud
with back. They can be made in Sterling silver for an additional £4 for
Congratulations to Gerry, winner of my competition! She wins this beautiful emerald green sea glass necklace, wrapped with a wire star motif!
Winner was selected by assigning everyone a number and using www.random.org to generate a number. Only had 5 people enter so chances were pretty high for all who entered, haha! Got to be in it to win it, as they say!
Thanks to all for entering! Will be doing another tomorrow for a pair of my new sea shell beach bling studs! (details to follow in next post!)
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