Thursday, 2 December 2010

December Elves - 2nd December

New month, new listing club on Folksy. I'm trying to take part until I can, (I'll have 2 craft fairs soon) but I already missed the second day as I was too busy and didn't manage to take photos and it was so dark after 3pm already that I didn't even try it. Will be back tomorrow with a new listing hopefully.

Until then I made a little blogpost about some of the lovely items I found in today's topic. There was a lot more of course, the choice is never easy, but had to keep it limited.

Click on the links under each photo to find out more.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Visit WeAreBirmingham Shop

We Are Birmingham is a lovely new shop opened on 13th November in Birmingham's town centre. Everything they are selling is handmade, and you can find some jewellery from Iyobo Design too.

The shop looks amazing, I love all the displays, many different shelves, tables (there are pink ones too, which are really fab!!!), and my favorite is this one:

Love the pink blocks displaying my necklace, bracelet and earrings

This is "my shelf", you can find other designers there too

My pink necklace, and 2 pair of earrings (there are more on the shelf)

My rings

The pink table and the shop behind it

Lovely art all over the walls

A table with beautiful things

Look how beautiful!

If you are in Birmingham and like to buy some unique presents, this shop is a must! I'm so proud to have my jewellery in there! : )

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

First Handmade Market 23.10.2010

I mentioned earlier that I was preparing my display for the Handmade Market Birmingham. ( The big day arrived and I attended the event in the weekend. It was such a nice experience, I really enjoyed it, and looking forward to doing it again.

I shared the table with Nicola from GewGaws and we made it so beautiful that I was really proud of it. (I guess she agrees : ) )

We got really good feedback and we both managed to sell a couple of things, so it was all great. : )

There were some interesting questions, I thought I'd share them to make you all laugh:
- how much is the stall (though we were not information centre) 3 different person, they don't want to sell handmade!!!
- why squirrel? (in the logo of Handmade Birmingham)
- do we have anything for £1??? LOL
- how much is the mirror? LOL LOL LOL

I'm not brave enough to post our photos, but here is some which show our table. What do you all think?

My side

Nicola's side

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Folksy October Folkfest - Sunday Special

I missed Folksy Friday this week, so decided to make one today instead.
Check out these lovely items!
The link under each photo takes you to their shops to see even more beautiful things!

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Made some jewellery displays

I'm going to have a stall at the Handmade Market Birmingham on the 23rd October (getting really exciting) with my friend Nicola . If you live in Birmingham, come and say hi to us. : )

Since this is the first time I have opportunity to sell (hopefully not only display, lol) my jewellery somewhere, I needed to find some displays. I wanted to have something really beautiful and unique, not simply some items made to display jewellery. So I got creative.

I found a lovely old (very ugly red) jewellery box with a lovely shape, which I was planning to paint gold with a crackled effect, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted it. Then I tried another method, I don't even waste time to explain it... didn't work, lol. I started to worry at that point, until today...

Inspiration came and managed to finish this particular box so nicely that I made an other box with the similar method too.

And the smaller one:

I also made some paper bags, I think they came out quite pretty.

Would you be happy to get your newly purchased jewellery in a pretty bag, or you don't mind if the bag is simple? Would really love to know what you all think.
Will make some more little ones for earrings, hopefully I'll find some more pretty paper tomorrow.

So here they are:

This is not all... (have been busy for some time now, maybe some of you noticed I'm a bit lost these days) I'll show off the rest after the event.

Any encouraging words are welcome for a first timer ; )

Friday, 8 October 2010

Folksy Friday - October Folkfest

I did not have time (and courage) to write a blog post since I moved to Blogger. I'm a bit worried if I can attach pictures to be honest, hopefully it will work out. Let's see...

I only chose 4 items today from the October Folkfest topic, I don't want to make it too difficult for myself for the first time, lol.

Ok, it was not that difficult, hopefully the links work too. Next time I may be able to do a proper Folksy Friday, I only need to figure out now, if it's possible to place the pictures in rows and colums, that way I could do 9 pictures too... Any help is appreciated. : )


Sunday, 26 September 2010

New to Blogger

I was struggling with my previous blog at wordpress, I found it difficult to comment on blogs, I could not find out how to follow other blogs, so finally after not even posting for long time I decided to move to Blogger.

So hi everyone, I joined you all! I'm looking forward to reading all your lovely blog posts! I'll finally feel part of the community, lol.

I'll be posting about my work as a jewellery designer. Hopefully there will be some interesting success stories coming soon! And I'll be promoting my fellow crafters from Folksy, so don't be surprised to be featured on these pages! ; )

Hope to catch up with you all, so feel free to follow me on my venture, I'll follow loads of you too!
Beata x