Say a Festive Hello To…Show Me Shiny Things

Today we are pleased to welcome back fliss of Show Me Shiny Things, who you can find in our workshop room, surrounded by lots of lovely beads!! Find out more…

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

Hi, I’m Fliss. I live in Hove and I work in mental health services. I’m studying to hopefully be a psychotherapist one day. I like to entertain myself with yoga, skating by the sea, and making jewellery and accessories… it gives me a great excuse to collect lots and lots of shiny things!

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How long have you been making your craft items?

I’ve been making jewellery for just over a year now.  I was inspired to have a go after a friend made me a memory wire bracelet.  It was a great way to make use of my half forgotten collection of beads!

Do you have a best seller? If so what is it? And do you have some special festive items planned to sell?

Necklaces are my best sellers; the silver chain with the little ‘two birds on a branch’ pendant and my newer range of coloured glass pendants on black lace.  For Christmas I’ve been making some special festive earrings and giant pins, with snowflakes, holly and candy cane silver charms. I’m also adding a collection of shiny things for boys, so perfect stocking fillers for everybody!

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What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I love seeing my range of jewellery getting bigger and better, and designing the craft fair displays. It’s great fun to set it up and show lots of people what I’ve been making.

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

Yes, during this past year I’ve attended a few craft fairs in Brighton & Hove (Brighton Craft Fair, Brighton Craft Alliance), Worthing (Bartie’s Boutique) & London (Brighton Belle’s at Old Spitalfields Market). I’ve also had jewellery on display at the lovely ‘Sunshine Books, Art & Coffee’ cafe on Hove Street since the May Open Houses. This will be my third Fairy Tale Fair, very excited!

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

I’m planning to do some work on photography and online sales in 2014. I want to set up my etsy shop, keep working on my facebook page and I would love to get some items on ‘not on the high street’. As well as continuing to get to craft fairs and markets!

Sum up what Christmas is to you in 5 words or less!:

Lots of new shiny things!!

Any other comments you wish to make:

It’s always excellent fun being part of the Fairy Tale Fair, and especially running the jewellery workshop making bracelets with kids. None of this would be possible without Claire’s hard work, so a big thank you! Here’s to a magical fairy tale Christmas fair!!

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Link to your site/ blog/ social accounts:
www.facebook.com/showmeshinythings

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2 Days To Go Until The Fairy Tale Fair!

Just 2 days to go!!!! Reason 2 to visit our fair on Saturday the 9th of March:

Keep the family entertained!

Need something to keep the kids amused this weekend? Tired of dragging them around town? Want something different to do? Looking for a family activity for Mother’s day weekend? Well we’ve got it covered!

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At The Fairy Tale Fair as well as over 35 craft stalls with lovely handmade creations and gifts you’ll also find face painting by Sparkles Face Painting- many visitors commenting ‘the best face paint we’ve ever seen’ at our previous two fairs! There is also craft workshops- make your own bead jewellery, learn to crochet, take part in our felt workshop, make your own cake themed clay jewellery, or be pampered in our vintage beauty parlor!

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You can also enjoy tea and cake in our vintage tearoom, have the chance to win a Easter hamper in our raffle, listen to our performer Bryony Brooke singing and much more!

It’s a perfect day out for all the family- so bring your children, partners, parents, grandparents, friends, neighbors…everyone you can!

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Say Hello To…MiniPatisserie

Today we say hello to Caroline of MiniPatisserie who makes the most adorable polymer clay jewellery. She will be conducting a workshop where you can make your own creations from polymer clay and take home to bake yourself.

“I would like a miniature cake-themed jewellery craze to sweep the nation so I can get well on the way to making my first million. Other than that I’m really looking forward to running my first workshop at the Fairy Tale Fair.”– Caroline

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

I’m Caroline from MiniPatisserie and I have been making polymer clay jewellery to sell for the last couple of years, although I started making things for my sister’s Sylvanian families a couple of decades ago.

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

My miniature jars of marshamallows are very popular.

What do you enjoy most about your craft?

I like thinking up ideas of miniature cakes to make and watching kids pick their favourite.

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

I have had a stall at quite a few small festivals in Brighton and have been part of a couple of exhibitions. I have also sold my jewellery in shops in Lewes and Brighton.

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

People will get the chance to make their own polymer clay charms to attach to jewellery, which they can then take home to bake in their oven.

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

I would like a miniature cake-themed jewellery craze to sweep the nation so I can get well on the way to making my first million. Other than that I’m really looking forward to running my first workshop at the Fairy Tale Fair.

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Find out more:

www.minipatisserie.co.uk

We look forward to taking part in Caroline’s workshop on the 9th March!

5 Days To Go Until The Fairy Tale Fair!

The Fairy Tale Fair is now just 5 days away! How time is flying! Still so much to do this week including thousands of flyers in homes in the local area, posters, a newsletter, more stall holder interviews on here and much more!

Over the next 5 days we will be posting ‘5 reasons to visit’ blogs, the first of which is today…

Reason 5 to visit our fair: Take part in a workshop & learn something new!

This applies to all ages- we have 5 workshops including:

– Karen Rao Felt Artist- make your own gifted felt items. Gift a Brighton rock or soap, or make your own felt Easter chick. Learn to felt with a simple technique using only water. This is a great workshop for all ages and Karen will be on hand to teach you step by step.
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– MiniPatisserie- Learn to make cute cake themed jewellery from polymer clay and take home to bake yourself! Much fun for all ages!

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-The Beauty Artist- vintage beauty parlour stall- Hayley will be providing a range of beauty services for special prices at our fair including nails, vintage hair styling, make up and glitter tattoos for the younger girls! This makes the perfect Mother’s day treat or pre-Saturday night pamper! See the price list below for details…

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– Show Me Shiny Things- a bead workshop, kids and big kids can come along and make some lovely jewellery from a great range of beads. Perfect to keep the family amused or as a unique Mum’s day gift!

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-Sugarglass- a crochet workshop for all ages. Learn the basics of crochet, watch it demonstrated and follow simple patterns.

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Don’t miss these workshops at The Fairy Tale Fair this Saturday the 9th of March! Open 10.30am- 4.30pm.

You can also find face painting and balloon modeling in the main hall plus lots more!

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Something for the Kids!

Been everywhere and done everything through the summer holidays? You’ve been to the park, the seafront, fed the ducks, the sealife centre, and to everyones house for tea?…Kids getting bored now?

Why not keep them amused at The Fairy Tale Fair- there will be face painting, balloon modeling, a bead workshop, candy floss, a raffle, cakes, bubbles, cute handmade crafts and more!

Sparkles Face Painting

Sparkles Face Painting

Cute Cushion by Quaintrelle Anarchist

Cute Cushion by Quaintrelle Anarchist

 

Yummy Cakes by Mayflower Events

Yummy Cakes by Mayflower Events

Pencil case by Pomelo Crafts

Pencil case by Pomelo Crafts

Badges by Claire Montgomery Design

Badges by Claire Montgomery Design

 

Accessories by Jessie Jumbles

Accessories by Jessie Jumbles

Candy Floss by Candy Queens

Candy Floss by Candy Queens

 

Fox with Bow by Little Things I Make

Fox with Bow by Little Things I Make

…and much more to be explored at The Fairy Tale Fair- make sure you don’t miss it!

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