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On my walk this morning…


  • I am looking forward to the Flinders Street Market “Good Earth” special event on April 18 and 19.  I’ll be there both days from 10am – 3pm.
  • I am enjoying this autumn weather: cool morning, sunny days.
  • I am planning some new recycled glass jewellery.  Launching at the Flinders Street Market!
  • I am excited about the Easter break, and some more family time.
  • I am still crocheting a blanket!  It might be ready for the winter.
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Alice Potter Workshop – THE Brooch!

Alice Potter brooch - made at the workshop

Ta da!  This is the brooch that I made at the Alice Potter workshop!  Admittedly, there were a few modifications after my daughter wore it to school today and lost some of the pieces, but it’s pretty close to being the same.  I think I’ll be able to wear it with just about all of the clothes in my wardrobe!  Funny how you gravitate to what you like.

I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, and I look forward to seeing what other workshops the Jam Factory have to offer.

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Alice Potter Workshop


I went to a very inspiring workshop at the Jam Factory last night.  It was “Making Wearable Art” and it was led by the fabulous jeweller Alice Potter.

We were given a little goody bag filled with all sorts of interesting bits and pieces.  Alice showed us examples of her amazing jewellery, gave us a few tips and suggestions, and then let us go crazy for the next couple of hours making whatever we wanted.  I had a lot of fun just messing around with all of the things we had been given, but I thought I should try to make at least one thing.

I would show you a photograph of that piece, except my daughter took a bit of a shine to it this morning and wore it to school for Harmony Day!  I will photograph it and show you tomorrow.

I felt so grateful that I was able to go to the workshop.  It really opened me up to new ideas and new way of doing things.  I had a lot of fun making the brooch, and I am looking forward to wearing it (if I get it back)!  I realised that brooches have been something I have always wanted to make, but have never quite worked out how to do them with glass + beads.  It’s not impossible, but it is tricky.  The workshop has made me start thinking about making brooches again.  Wonder where that will end up?  Stay tuned!

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A Boutique Life Design Market

Market display at A Boutique Life Design Market

It was my first time attending/being part of A Boutique Life Design Market yesterday, and one of the questions we were asked on our feedback forms was “Did we meet our business objectives?”

At first I thought only in terms of $$.  I did make some sales on the day, but I had thought it might be possible to make more.  It was a bit patchy, but still worth getting out of bed for!

Then I thought:

  • My product was exposed to a thousand new people (I think)
  • I handed out lots of business cards
  • I met lots of nice stallholders
  • I reconnected with a couple of old customers
  • I realised my display wasn’t working so I changed it around at lunch time (when things got quiet)
  • I learned more about doing markets!

Yes, I think I met my business objectives for being part of the market.  I was really happy to be part of it, and hope to be part of it again at some stage.

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New jewellery tags



These were the “old” tags I used for my jewellery.  They worked well.  I used Moo to create the tags, and the quality was perfect for that job.

When I went to make them again, they had taken this particular way of making mini text cards out of their range!  I couldn’t even re-order the cards, everything had changed.

Oh no, what to do?

It took me a long time to come up with this new style of Mini Card (see below).  On one side is a pattern, and next time I think I will use my own design.  On the other side is my business name, people can use that to search for me on the internet.

What I really like about the new design is that I’ll use the red cards for my Italian glass range, and the blue cards for my Recycled glass range.  I think they’ll work well.


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On my walk this morning….


  1. I am looking forward to doing A Boutique Design Life Market on Sunday.
  2. I am pleased that the exhibition at Gallery M went well in the end.  I wasn’t sure if I would get all of that work finished.
  3. I am crocheting a blanket!  I’ll show you when it gets a bit more interesting.
  4. I am loving the new morning walk I have found: down to the river, back through some wetlands, and then down a road where the dog can go off leash.  Perfect.
  5. I am applying for all sorts of different markets in and around Adelaide. Stay tuned for details.
  6. I am happy to be living in Murray Bridge.  It ticks so many boxes: close to family, close to Adelaide, very easy living.
  7. I am thrilled with the new swing tags for my jewellery.  I’ll show you soon.
  8. I am feeling a bit disorganised.  Time to start a list!
  9. I am not sure what to start reading.  I put several books on hold at the library and they have all come in at the same time!  Still Alice?  Kill Order?  Useful?
  10. I am content.