I met some lovely ladies at the Expo today, and even sold some jewellery 🙂 The free cake was a big hit with the visitors, so poor Scroticule didn’t get much in the way of leftovers.
I was quite pleased with how the stand looked, but had some very helpful tips from one of the ladies who suggested that it wasn’t immediately obvious that we design and make our jewellery ourselves. So Beardy is going to take some artistic (artistic being black and white, obviously. Hides a multitude of sins!) photographs of us getting busy in the shed which we can use on some publicity material.
Well, the car is loaded with our shop and just enough petrol to get to Treforest, I’m working my way through a pint of tea and gathering the last minute bits and pieces together. Really looking forward to the Expo, hopefully we’ll make some sales, but more importantly I hope we’ll meet some like-minded designer-makers!
If you’re in the Pontypridd area today, why not pop into the Student Union at the University of Glamorgan and come and say hello? And raid the cake stand 😉
Ah. All the excitement of yesterday’s resin and peacock feathers has subsided. Two main reasons:
1: The resin has a different refractive index to air, so the shimmering colours of the feathers are a very dull shade of brown. Arse.
2: I followed all the instructions about putting it to cure in a warm place and thought the top of the telly would be a good idea. The resin that I had made into lovely blobs on a sheet of carbon fibre ready to carve cabochons sort of dripped off the edge and dribbled down the screen and onto the carpet. Double arse.
And there’s dust in it. Triple arse.
So that didn’t go very well at all. Never mind. I nearly finished making something very funky today, and if the silver arrives tomorrow for the last bit of fabrication, I shall show you then.
And that's what I think about that.
I wasn’t feeling spectacularly inspired today, and not terribly well either, truth be told. Still, I had a bee in my bonnet to make this ring, and I have to say it came out as good as I’d hoped although it’s practically impossible to photograph well. The silver ring has a satin hammered finish to subtly frame the carbon and glass cabochon – I wanted a more industrial look to the ring to suit the material. Of course I may well decide to polish to a high shine later!
One of my lovely brothers makes carbon fibre bodywork for a top F1 team, and last time I went to his factory I scrounged some scraps to have a play with. As well as making some guitar picks which are being tested by friends before I launch them for sale, I’ve finally got all the bits together to start making shinies. I’m planning rings and all sorts, but here’s today’s effort, a simple silver coloured pendant.