A big thanks you to all who came along to visit the Smailholm Craft Fair at the beginning of this month. That was the first of the year for Gillybean. Although the fair was a little quiet, it was lovely to meet some very interesting people with great crafts. I must say the Scottish Borders is certainly a great place for fabulous crafts.
Please watch this space… for more postings. When I remember!!
This month Gillybeanjewels has been making some earrings from buttons found in my sewing box, After dusting off the sewing machine with the idea of making some new cushion covers, I decided that maybe I should clean out the sewing box first!! Needless to say I found some lovely buttons and immediately thought that making earrings out of them might be the best option. So the sewing machine and cushion covers got put aside. Maybe get round to that job sometime soon ….
Anyway I took the new earrings down to the Cottage Garden Craft Shop in Kelso for sale.
Right I will just get those cushions made now and then get back to making jewellery. Also trying to update facebook page. So its all go at the minute.. My thanks go to Karen Lowrie for coming along to help me yesterday with facebook.
Wooden Button Earrings
Date for your diary . Sunday 8th June Gillybeanjewels will be at the Smailholm Craft Market from 10 am to 3 pm. Come along. Lots to see as well as lovely Cakes and Teas to entice your taste buds. ( these are for sale in the tearoom).
See you all soon
Love from Gillybean
A quick note to say that some of Gillybean Jewels’ jewellery is in The Cottage Garden Craft shop in Kelso. We have on sale some of our Silver Earrings, pendants and some gemstone/glass earrings, bracelets and necklaces. This is a wonderful little shop with lots of lovely things to temp you, and well worth a look. Situated just off Bridge Street, opposite the Abbey, next door to the church. Pop in the next time you are in Kelso. Many thanks to Jane in The Cottage Garden.
Smailholm Village Craft Market on Sunday. Really looking forward to this. Gillybean Jewels will be there, why not come along have a coffee and cake. Do some shopping. Perfect for presents for Mothers Day. There will be lots of other gorgeous crafts there too.
‘Hearts and stars’
Hi all this is just a wee reminder to let you all know that there is a craft fair at Smailholm on 2nd March. Come along and see me . On such a bleak day you just want to curl up into front of a roaring fire with a mug of hot coffee and a good book. But instead I about to put on my jacket and take the dog out for a walk. He is looking at me, willing me to get a move on!! Anyway when I get back in I intend to sit down and h ave that coffee! Just making a few more of the same that are in the picture here. See you all soon.
Exciting news – there’s a distinct possibility that I might teach some classes in ‘ How to knot beads’ Well just watch this space. Hopefully I can get back to designing new jewellery. Also keep an eye out for Gillybean Jewels at the Smailholm Craft Fair on March 2nd.
Well that’s the start of another year – it’s back to work for me. Also just joined up with the Crafters in the Scottish Borders on facebook. Loads of talented people with lots of awesome ideas for crafts etc. I have just unpacked some of my jewellery making stuff (after it was rested for Christmas)!! Like seeing old friends again, going to get on with some wire work now
- Gold Wirework Earrings
– just made a paid of earrings with gold wire and large freshwater pearls. Might just keep these for me!!