Thursday, February 26, 2009

24 days 'til Mothers Day

That's right. 24 days!

Sounds quite a long time really, but before you know it, we will be blogging about how we celebrated the day with our mum's, and gloating that we made or bought the best present!

I got back into the swing of things today, and made a gorgeous, warm gemstone necklace.

The inspiration came from a leaf toggle clasp I found a couple of weeks ago in my local bead store.

I found all my gemstones, piled them all into the middle of my bead board, mixed them up (yum!), and started placing them randomly around my board until I decided on the design.

Here it is finished, and available on etsy.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's been more then a week....i know,

but family circumstances this past week and a half have stopped everything from moving forward.

Just bear with me a few more days while I get back on my feet


Monday, February 16, 2009

New sister store - Sprinkles Sparkles Crafty Bytes

Here we go... Sprinkles Sparkles Crafty Bytes has just officially launched today on ETSY

Don't laugh! I know the selection of goods is limited today, but daily i will be adding new items, keeping it fresh, and spreading the listing out during the day for more exposure. 

So, what's it all about.. alfie!
This sister store is about crafty bits and bobs for your jewellery stash, card creations or sewing box. Small quantities, low prices and reasonable shipping costs. 

There is more to come soon.... I'm not telling you what, you will just have to wait a few more days! 

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Early this morning I was browsing forums and came across

Its fairly new, only a few months old. Its free to list up to 10 items, no commission either, only the usual paypal fee's if thats what you agree for payment. So I've decided to go for it. Its another brilliant way of getting 'out there' in the handmade craft market.

I will be trying putting up new items daily, as your new items are posed on the front page. Its very ETSY like. 

Alot of complaints have been heard, that its not very easy to use, not much traffic blah blah, but the more people that use it, the more traffic it creates, the more feedback they get to improve the site. 
I personally have found it very easy to use. Everything I needed is in my account area. They even have badges to pop onto your blog, sharing for social sites! Here is my studio 

ArtFire - Buy Handmade - Sell Handmade

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Craft Events

Small update!

As last years Heddington & Stockley Steam Rally was very successful, despite the weather being absolutely awful, I will hopefully have a stall there again this year.

Im still waiting for the entry forms to be sent out, but if im successful getting in again this year the dates are Saturday 4th July and Sunday 5th July 2009 from 9am.

New Blog.. and new address

Finally I get my hands on Sprinkles Sparkles blog spot address after a year! 

Its been an extremely slow year so far, sales wise. I guess it's not helping that I am having extreme difficulties with getting into craft fairs this year. 

So far 1 craft fair is booked. Castle Combe Steam Rally Saturday 30th May & Sunday 31st May 2009. You will find me in the Craft & Model tent, supporting The Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Here I will have 2 tables, and I'll be selling my own jewellery creations along with beads, findings and Make Your Own Jewellery kits. I hope to see you there!