It’s been over a week since my talk at Artisan, I didn’t mean it to be so long between posts, but my whole family came down with colds and laryngitis that it was too exhausting to do anything around here. We’re all on the mend and today is the first day that I actually feel like I can cook something more than just coffee.
The talk went very well though I was a bit nervous, I did try to brush it off and go with it which I think worked for a bit. The team at Artisan are a very relaxed and happy bunch so that helped me alot. And the spot that they set us up in for the talk is a great space as you’ll see in the photos below. I brought along some props to help people visualise how the beads are created. And I put up some photos of my studio too (post tidy up). Thanks to family and friends who came along.
I sold a necklace on the day, thank you to the mystery man and to staff for the great display of my work. I had two immediate thoughts when I saw the display. First, I have to stop taking photos of my work on white backgrounds. Black looks 100 times better. And second, my works are not colourful enough! I also walked away with an idea after joking around about wearing a necklace of Christmas Beetles. Watch out for something more colourful and something buggy in the future! And if you think wearing glass beetles is kind of weird, it’s not. Really. Compared to the Belgians’ Palais Royale’s ceiling and chandelier covered in millions of bug wings…
Okay, I’ll stop going on about beetles and show some photos.
Artisan staff have magic hands and made my necklaces look great.
Grinners make awkward photos. Erk. Boyfriend was taking loads of photos and I wasn’t sure if he’d finished yet. Still, my necklaces looks great
Me yabbering in the great space set up by 3 designers for the Made Here Now design studio. Yes, that table has wobbly bits in it that are just screaming to be filled with colourful beads. Yes.
Yay! I’m glad it’s all over but I would do it again in a hearbeat. Thanks Artisan for inviting me.