Saturday, June 22, 2013

A little help from my friends :)

I thought I'd write a quick post about the lovely Alia :)

She was my gift partner last year (I think?) when the EtsyIreland team ran a craft swap and since then we've become good friends on Facebook etc. She crochets too but is also an amazingly talented jewellery maker!

Not only is she very talented and has a great eye for colour, but she also uses beads/metals that are from ethical/fair trade sources, which is just wonderful.

Terramor on Etsy -- that's the link to her Etsy shop; I have my eye on these earrings... look!

She very kindly restrung a bracelet for me so that it would fit better - and now I can wear it more often as it's more comfortable to wear :) that isn't really the best photo in the world but you can see how she's so carefully matching in the spacer beads to the colours in the big glass ones -- isn't that so clever?!

soooo close...

A bit on the late side but here's my update for the month of June - it's nearly the end of the month and I've just got the stove blazing away and a load of washing being tumbled dried: you have to love an Irish summer!

Anyway, first of all, the big news -- I'm up to 398 sales now on Etsy and am sooo close to my 'target' of 400! Hopefully this will happen before the 11th July (the anniversary of my first sale, almost three years ago now) but if it doesn't happen then I'm not going to be upset, it's just a number.

Work on the ferry is starting to get busier but I'm still trying to find time to go to the beach on my days off (if the weather is suitable) or sometimes in the afternoon for an hour or so after I've done my day's work. I really feel it helps keep me sane :)

 I always bring my camera with me :)

At the moment I'm busy making more crocodile stitch wrist cuffs -- I just LOVE using self-striping yarn for these, they look really amazing.
I've just finished making a pair in shades of grey with purple too - must try and get some photos taken of them too and get them listed on my Etsy shop.