Monthly Archives: September 2013

Displaying the Goods


The Made in the Valleys Autumn Expo is almost upon us, this weekend in fact! I’ve decided to revamp the stall a little, since we are now emphasising the work of our crafters as individuals a little more. Seirian will have a specific section to showcase Mel’s mantra and handwriting range, and Pauline’s Wovenstone collection will take centre stage. So we’ve been busy painting props, making labels, and generally tarting it all up 🙂

Of course, we have to be careful, this is NOT how we’ll display our rings…


Follow the fun and games at the show on Twitter (@spinysharkly), we’ll be tweeting all weekend! Want to help? The graphic at the top of the page is the precise size of a Facebook cover photo… Would you use it on your Facebook for a few days? Every like, share and post helps spread the word about local artisans and makers.


It’s been a while…

Well, it’s been a while since I wrote anything on here, well, this is my first blog of the year. Happy New Year!

Basically I’ve been far too busy actually living my life than writing about it…

We’ve restructured Spiny a bit, pulled back from some market commitments that weren’t really making us money and are concentrating more on our online business. While we are still very much the collective of loony old bints, we are also going to be featuring the work of other makers. We’ve each developed our own brands a bit, as we all have our solo careers as well as the band!

I’m going great guns with Seirian, and Pauline is developing her Wovenstone collection of wire wrapped minerals and semi precious stones. Sally has the sense to use her own name… Her macrame work is just fabulous.

Our next big show is at the end of this month, Made in the Valleys at the Rhondda Heritage Park. We’ll be upstairs in the Conference Room, right by the cafe 🙂


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