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New display stuff

Oops, been a week since I last blogged. Sorry, I promise not to be so absent from now on! I took today off work to destress after a crappy Sunday and paid a visit to a local antiques shop. I found these cases at £5 each and the topiary thing (at least that’s what I think it is) for £3.

Now I thought these would make great jewellery displays as I’ve always had my eye out for cases, so I made a little cushion for each out of some vintage fabric remnants I’ve had for a while and not known what to do with. I sprayed up the topiary thingy in a more acceptable off-white colour to hang my ribbon jewellery on as they’re always so hard to see on my current rack style displays.

What do you think? I’m thinking of adding a display board to the lids with magnets to put more on- do you think it will over do it too much?

Make 50: Week 9

I’ve been trying out a few things with a second book in mind for release around Christmas, and then these were born. As it’s a prototype, I’m planning on banding the colours. I used gelcoat resin as a paint on bubble wrap, then sawed them into shape for pendants.

Folksy Angels

Continuing the recycling theme from yesterday… I love competitions, especially ones that require a bit of thought. Folksy and We Make Christmas (which I will be demonstrating at) have got together to make a quickie competition (entries must be in by 30th November- yikes!) where you have to make a christmas decoration all or mostly made from bits and pieces found around the home that would otherwise be thrown away. It’s an interesting idea, but feel it might be a little tricky! I do have an idea though and I will share it with you when it’s done- if it works!

The winner gets free Folksy listings and no commission for a year, and as things are going well for me on there at the moment, it could be just what I need!

If you want to enter, the Flickr group where you need to post your photo and also has a comprehensive list of rules and what-not is here: http://flickr.com/groups/963614@N22/

Don’t forget to enter the November giveaway here: https://pennydog.wordpress.com/2008/10/31/november-giveaway/

I am taking part in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month), so I will be blogging every day in November. Today is post 12! http://www.nablopomo.com/

Spotlight on… Numpty

Numpty (http://numpty.etsy.com) is another UK seller who likes to recycle, and I have made some lego brick-esque resin earrings in her style (available here: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=14435512 ). Her work is bright and brash and proud, “Numptilicious Numptyland” is definitely somewhere I’d like to be, and there’s something to suit everyone (even boys!) including numpties 😉

If you have any great tips for sellers to feature, please drop me an e-mail at kerry@penny-dog.co.uk

Spotlight on… UpcycleMe

So I’ve decided to start showcasing the work of other jewellery and accessory artists that I have discovered and admire, and have started by featuring http://upcycleme.etsy.com a fellow UK etsyer, who shares my love for plastic and my birthday! She recycles items that would be otherwise hard to dispose of in an eco-friendly way into beautiful pieces of limited edition art jewellery. I particularly like her warped lego bracelets, available for around $20/£10! Here’s some of my favourites:

If you have any great tips for sellers to feature, please drop me an e-mail at kerry@penny-dog.co.uk

Happy shopping!