Say Hello To…Show Me Shiny Things

Today we say hello to another Fairy Tale Fair newbie- Fliss of Show Me Shiny Things. Fliss will be taking part in one of our workshop stalls where you can make memory wire bracelets- perfect little personalised gifts for Mother’s day! She will also be selling her unique and colour mosaics! Find out more…

“There’s something very satisfying about smashing up tiles, and piecing them back together like a puzzle!”– Fliss.

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Tell us a bit about you and what you do/ make….

I’m Fliss, I live & work in Hove, & regularly attend craft fairs. I make jewellery and especially like working with glass and ceramic beads. I’ve been focusing on making colourful memory wire bracelets & silver earrings in a range of styles. I also make mosaics using broken pieces of tile; I love ceramics and especially rustic colourful & patterned tiles. As well as my own designs, I love making custom pieces (such as pictures, house numbers, jewellery boxes)

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it?

I’ve made some little silver earrings using ceramic star shaped beads, with Chinese designs of flowers & leaves on them. These were popular Christmas presents!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

As my business name suggests, I’ve always been quite a magpie, so an excuse to collect shiny & colourful things is great in itself! Combining them to make jewellery other people enjoy wearing it a great feeling. & with the mosaics, there’s something very satisfying about smashing up tiles, and piecing them back together like a puzzle!

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Do you take part in other craft events (fairs, open houses, markets etc…)?

I’ve been to a few different craft fairs in Brighton. Crescent Studio, where I make my mosaics, has an Open House coming up in May.

You will be providing a workshop for The Fairy Tale Fair- what will your workshop involve?

I will be running a workshop making memory wire bracelets. Adults & children are welcome to come & make a bracelet, I’ll be on hand to help. A perfect little pressie for Mothers Day?! I will have a range of beads with me, in lots of colours and materials.

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What are your plans/ ambitions for the future? Or have you already achieved them?

I’d like to have more time for my jewellery and mosaics, & ideally work a bit less & craft more! It would be great to get my mosaics into Brighton shops, and to get stuck into some large projects!

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Find out more: www.facebook.com/showmeshinythings
www.facebook.com/HowToMakeMosaics

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