Happy Easter everyone!!
Hope you've all had lots of lovely chocolate and peaceful Sunday. I certainly did...I have spent the week spring cleaning (including cleaning nearly all the carpets in the house) and while I am now shattered, it's brilliant to see everything sparkling....(although with 1 teen and 1 tween I'm sure it won't stay like that for long)
I intend to spend the second week of the Easter holidays jazzing up the website. My shop is currently closed as I am busy re-photographing all my stock and I want to do a relaunch with new pieces too. I had a disastrous craft fair last weekend....didn't even make my stall money back but it wasn't just me....footfall was down and people just weren't spending....a sign of the times sadly. To prove how slow things were, I managed to make 4 pairs of earrings and a whole byzantine weave chainmaille bracelet....
I incorporated some Swarovski Crystals in the bracelet by wrapping both ends of wire to form a solid link on which to hold the crystal. An am really pleased with the overall result. I hope to be able to make more with different coloured crystal.
I have also made some confirmation/christening bracelets which are so cute.....Will save those though for the shop reopening.
This week has also been hugely exciting as I reached my target to get my funding from Enterprise Nation, So I am now just waiting for the £250 to hit my paypal account and I can head out shopping!! I would like to thank everyone who voted.....I will be doing a giveaway to celebrate hitting my target, so if you voted, please let me know below so I can make sure you're included in the draw. (They took my application along with all the lovely comments people had made off, so I now don't have a clue who voted!)
This is the prize -
So please let me know who are!! Because you are all wonderful!!!!
Time for me to head to bed....I will be paying a nice leisurely visit to Wendy's for Handmade Monday tomorrow morning. I look forward to seeing how everyone's Easter went.
Bye for now