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On my walk this morning…

I tried a new walk last week, and I’m loving it.  It’s just the right length, takes just the right amount of time, and I get a great view in the middle.  Happy.

On Saturday I was part of one of the most amazing markets I have ever done.  The Etsy Made Local market in Unley was amazing.  A massive congratulations to the organisers for doing such a great job.

This weekend I am at the Flinders Street Market’s Christmas Bazaar!  I will be there both days from 10am until 6pm.  This will be my last market for the year.  I hope to see you there.  And please let me know if you need anything, I can make it this week and take it to the market with me.

Morning Walk

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Colour of the Month – Green

I hope you have enjoyed this Green Month so far!  I didn’t realise until I started writing these posts that I had kept the jewellery very green.  Usually I add some contrasting colour, just to show how colours interact.  But, the “complementary” colour to green on the colour wheel is red, and you know what happens when you put green and red together in jewellery?  You get Christmas pieces!  So, yeah, everything is green.

I made this mixed bead necklace with several shades of green, and I actually like how it turned out.  For those who like things to match, I also made the bracelet.

Mixed green glass necklace.

Mixed Green Glass Bead necklace modelled.Mixed Green Glass Bead Bracelet

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On my walk this morning…

It was so lovely to walk this morning.  The last few days have been very busy and very tiring physically.  We moved house!  Actually we moved into our own home.  It’s been such a long journey for us to finally be living in our own home.  I am so grateful that we are finally here!

At school drop off this morning one of the mums told me she had finished all of their Christmas shopping.  I was impressed.  We haven’t even started thinking about any of that yet!  Are you a last minute shopper too?  Don’t worry.  If you are last minute, and you need some jewellery gifts, then you can find me at the following markets this weekend and next weekend.  If you miss the markets, you can always find me at one of the shops where I sell my work.  Each shop has a different range, so if you are after something specific, let me know so I can point you in the right direction.

Here is the view from my walk this morning:

Morning Walk



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Doing it all…

When I lived in Mount Gambier, life was different.  I got involved with some of the local markets there, but when it came to  market opportunities further away, well, I had to say no.

This year, now that we are living a lot closer to Adelaide, I have said yes to lots more opportunities to do markets.  Sometimes it might seem a bit crazy, to do so many markets, but I have always loved doing markets, so I guess I am a little bit crazy!

On Saturday November 28 I will be doing 2 markets.  Actually, I will be doing one of the markets, and my mum and daughter will be doing the other market.

I will be at Etsy Local in Unley.  Details can be found here.

Mum/Ciara will be at the Flinders Street Market.  Details can be found here.

Hope to see you there!

Flinders Street Market

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Colour of the Month – Green

Well, it’s better late than never around here at the moment!  I’m slowly catching up on everything (I think)!

I just sent the newsletter to my subscribers.  Did you get it?  Did you want to see it?  Just click on the subscribe link and add your email address and I’ll make sure to get it to you.

So November is all about the colour green.  The series will also run into December.  And then I’ll start the next colour of the month in January.  OK?

Green is a pretty frustrating colour to work with in glass.  I don’t know what they have done to it to make it that way, but let’s just say it’s a very tricky colour, and it’s very difficult to create nice patterns with the glass.  I had actually planned a different range of work, but when I went to make the beads the glass was not playing nicely!

Er, so…I made some necklaces like the ones below with very simple round beads.  I’m actually really pleased with how they turned out.  There are so many shades of green.  I have etched the beads on the top necklaces, and left them shiny on the other.  Which version do you prefer?

Green beads on leather wraparound necklace.

Green Beads on leather necklace

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A quick note about postage

At the moment, packages that I am sending are either getting to their destination really fast (which is the best), or they are taking a ridiculously long time to get there!  I have been so frustrated with a few packages sent recently!

The reason I am mentioning this is because if you are thinking about ordering something from me for Christmas….now would be a great time to do that.  It would give you the best chance of receiving your gift in time.

If you are overseas, packages *should* take around 2 weeks to be delivered.  I have been experiencing longer times than that recently.

If you are in Australia *most* items should be received within 2-3 days.  I would allow at least a week at the moment.

If you would like to upgrade any packages to Express Post, please contact me and I can certainly do that for you.  It does cost a bit extra though.

Thanks for understanding.

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On my walk this morning…

I had a lovely time at the Murray Bridge Handmade Market on Saturday.  The weather was perfect (after a very stormy week), and there were loads of people out and about (both locals and tourists).  Thanks to everyone who stopped by my stall.  It was great to meet lots of new people.

As you might have guessed, my newsletter is late this month!  I will have it out on Thursday, and it might be the last newsletter of the year, so I will have to make it a GOOD one!  Stay tuned.  If you have not already subscribed, it’s simple…just click on the subscribe link and enter your email address.  I will be picking one person at random to win a pair of earrings (and the best part is the winner gets to choose the earrings)!

My next markets are as follows:

I’ve included links to the markets so you can find out more about them.

Have a great week.

Morning Walk

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Little Treasures 2015

Pepper Street Art Centre are getting ready for their annual Little Treasures exhibition.  It’s a really cool pre-xmas exhibition, where all of the  work is:

  • available for immediate sale,
  • handmade,
  • priced under $150

It’s a perfect place to start or finish your Christmas shopping!

I will have a range of recycled glass bead jewellery made from a Skyy Vodka Bottle.

Here are the details:

Little Treasures 2015