Tuesday, 8 November 2011


Yesterday's 'Taster Session' held at Chilichic Jewellery stockist's the 'Visit Caerphilly' Centre went really well. Thanks to everyone who joined us and I hope you all had a good day! It was lovely meeting new people as well as having the support of some friends, all of whom got stuck in and tried their hand at the skills on show. Well done to all the ladies that made jewellery with me and I hope to see all of you again.

Jess had never tried jewellery making before and made a glass and wire wrap pendant, her gran is an experienced beader and made easy work of a pair of blue glass earrings..matching her jacket and scarf perfectly!

 New to the area and novices at jewellery making, these lovely ladies created pendants and with so many original ideas, really challenged me with the 'letter' pendant idea. With the time and material constraints I think she did very well and it's put a  seed of an idea for a sterling silver design in my head so watch this space...

 A teacher and her former pupil created two lovely pendant designs. One picking up jewellery tools for the first time, the other familiar with wire manipulation and confident in her design and making skills...I can't wait to see what work this young, promising designer produces if she joins the Enterprise scheme!

Another lady who recently moved to the area tried her hand at a pair of earrings. The graduating silver beads complement the blue glass focal beads and look great on.

Sian and Nicola chose Autumn colours for their pendants with separate drop-down bead details.
Special thanks to both and Becky for coming along and supporting me and trying out the sewing and cake decorating sessions too. They didn't want their photo taken but I insisted, and here's one they may not know about...

The PTA ladies try out some sewing skills making gorgeous heart pin cushions...expect to see some at the Xmas School Fair!

'TASTE OF ENTERPRISE' is a great scheme for anyone interested in setting up a small business and will encourage creative people to consider it as a real option also offering plenty of practical advice and support. Thanks to organisers Carmel, Pam, Carla and Viv for asking me to be involved and If you are interested in finding out more about what they can offer you visit tasteofenterprise.co.uk

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