Spring is here!

Easter Holidays and I’m taking a break. Next holidays will not be until August. Brighton Open Houses, Steyning Arts ‘Just Off the High Street’ and Henfield Garden & Arts plus the Society of Botanical Artists means that I’ll have a busy summer.

I’ve been busy recently getting orders and stock ready. I have recently purchased lots of lovely pearls.

  Beautiful pearls.

            

Already to thread!

        

Lace imprinted bead close up of texture.

      

The Society of Botanical Artists annual exhibition in London. 

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Paddling against the tide

I view winter as a season to just get through! It’s a time for design and making ready for the spring.
Sales this year have followed a similar pattern, January and February are usually quiet with a few nice surprises along the way.

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We haven’t had any snow here, which has disappointed the kids. I’m a fan if you have nothing better to do!
For the last few weeks I have been paddling against a tide of jobs to do. These have taken me away from my bench. I’m funding coordinator for my son’s gymnastics club. I love doing what I can to help out, however I feel pulled as I can’t always help as much as I’d like. We are currently raising money for equipment. 

I’m also the new Chair of Steyning Arts, a local group that is a cooperative of local artists and makers.
http://www.steyningarts.co.uk
My mojo was in full flow last week and I had a proper session in the studio concentrating on statement rings.

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