Tuesday, 1 February 2011

February already!

I can't believe that its February already. So much has happened in the last month. My son started his driving lessons, making me feel very old. My daughter has a boyfriend, making me feel even older! I have been busy in the studio shed making beads for my fairs which start this weekend, I have finally got round to listing the fair dates on my website, which since I first started has languished, unloved but not forgotten, I just need another 24 hours in every day to fit everything in! I visited Ray Skene at Model House in Llantrisant and had a lovely day watching him make hollow beads and came home and made a few of my own.

Hollow Chilli Pepper, in honour of my friend Lorna

Hollow Heart - currently on Ebay

Hollow Rounds with reactive Silver glass - currently on Ebay

I am looking forward to the Bead Fairs, be nice to get out and about meeting  beady people and hopefully meeting some new friends, as well as seeing the ones I made last year.  I am especially nervous but excited to be involved in the The Great British Craft Bazaar in March and to be demonstrating, it will be my first time demo-ing, so if you are about, come and watch :O)

I now have the task of sorting through my beads today and getting them ready for the weekend.  Hope to see you there!

Bead Fairs I am exhibiting at in 2011

Sunday February 6th 2011 - Kempton Park Bead Fair, Kempton Racecourse
Sunday February 20th 2011 - Beadword Fair, Lighthouse Arts Centre, Poole Dorset
Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th March 2011 - The Great British Craft Bazaar, Culcheth High School and Community Campus, Warrington, Cheshire - I am demonstrating at this event.
Sunday 3rd April 2011 - The Centennial Centre, Birmingham, West Midlands
Sunday 29th May 2011 - Spring Lakeland Bead Fair, Rheged
Sunday 26th June 2011 - Newbury Bead Fair, Newbury Racecourse
Sunday 3rd July 2011 - The Epic Centre, Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln
Sunday 17th July 2011 - Hereford Leisure Centre, Hereford - This is my home town :O)
Sunday 7th August 2011 - Beadwork Fair, Plymouth Pavilions, Devon
Sunday 4th September 2011 - Kempton Park Bead Fair, Kempton Racecourse
Sunday 9th October 2011 - Lakeland Bead Fair, Rheged
Sunday 13th November 2011 - North West Bead Fair, Concorde Conference Centre, Manchester Runway Visitors Park


  1. I love the chili pepper, too! And that green set is gorgeous! I sure wish I could head across the pond and show up at one of your fairs. :)
    My son will start driving lessons next year, so I can imagine how you're feeling. How did this happen?

  2. I also love that chili. What a busy bee you will be and you are not as old as I will be in April ;0) Great to see all those fair dates and I so hope you sell tons, really hope I can coincide with one and finally meet you! Happy February Laney,
    Love Jane x

  3. Thank you, Lauren you can only come across the pond if you leave the snow on your side of it!! Thank you Lesley and Jane, that would be fabulous :O) x

  4. Hi there,

    I've given you a 'Stylish Blogger Award' because I just love reading your blog. Check out the rules here: http://delicatesparkles.blogspot.com/2011/03/after-being-nominated-for-stylish.html



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