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Ahoy There!

21 Jul

UPDATED AT LAST!

After hours of fighting with the camera and computer, I’ve finally finished updating the Original Minnie Folksy shop with some of the new designs I’ve been creating over the past few weeks!  The photos are still not great unfortunately, but heres hoping I will sort the technology out in the future…

Firstly, I’ve added a couple of Wedding Cards – it was fun to do some new card designs, and to spend some extra time on each one.  I even got the sewing machine out (inspired by the lessons I’ve been attending), and have incorporated some stitching into the card.   Note to self – metallic thread is more difficult to work with!

Card Wedding Lilac

Wedding Card Lilac © Original Minnie

Secondly, and for something quite different – here is a selection of some of the new ‘Ahoy There’ jewellery range – a fun take on this summers trend for all things nautical…

Ahoy There Seaside Necklace Green

Ahoy There Seaside Necklace green © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Necklace blue & yellow

Ahoy There Necklace blue & yellow © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Brooch anchor button

Ahoy There Brooch anchor button © Original Minnie

Ahoy There Bracelet blue fish

Ahoy There Bracelet blue fish © Original Minnie

And finally, here are a few piccies from the ‘Tribal Ribbons‘ and ‘Tribal Knots‘ ranges – made with this summers other trend in mind – for ‘tribal’ style accessories.

Tribal Knots Necklace pink

Tribal Knots Necklace pink © Original Minnie

Tribal Ribbons Necklace brown ribbon

Tribal Ribbons Necklace brown ribbon © Original Minnie

Its quite a ‘loose’ subject description, and in a change with tradition (as with the ‘Ahoy There‘ range), the pieces I’ve made have mostly NOT used buttons…!  I have however kept with Original Minnie tradition by using a combination of new materials, with reclaimed pieces – by dismantling and reusing beads/stones/pendants from other jewellery, accessories, and clothing to create new, more interesting pieces.  It is more eco – friendly after all!

For more Original Minnie jewellery and cards, have a look at the Original Minnie Folksy Shop (opens a new window), or if you have any questions, please get in touch.

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Getting ready for Lincoln Artists Market

22 Jun

BEEN BUSY MAKING…?

I haven’t been at the computer much recently, because I’ve been busy making new jewellery and card designs (including these new earrings from the “Beady Buttons” range)!

Beady Buttons  Earrings (Original Minnie)

Beady Buttons Earrings © Original Minnie

I took the first ‘batch’ of new jewelllery to the Purely Jewellery event earlier in the month – everyone seemed really friendly, and my designs were well received.  I even sold a few of the new designs which was exciting!

Since then I have made even more new designs – some don’t have a single button in them – a (scary) new venture for Original Minnie!  I will take the new jewellery and cards (I’ve got some wedding cards now too) to the Lincoln Artists Market this Sunday (28th June 2009).  There will be some other jewellers, glass artists, paintings, photography, handbags … I’m hoping I’ll get 5 minutes to have a look at the other stalls!  It will be my first outdoors event, so keep your fingers crossed for good weather…

I’d better go now, and finish off the last pieces…  Hope to see you on Sunday.


P.S.  SORRY THERE HAVE NOT BEEN MANY NEW PHOTOS RECENTLY – I WILL BE POSTING SOME PICCIES OF THE NEW CREATIONS, AND MUCH MORE, HERE ON THE BLOG AS SOON AS I CAN GET THE TECHNO EQUIPMENT SORTED!..


For more info about the events Original Minnie is attending, please have a look at our Events page.


Welcome!

12 May

 

WELCOME  TO THE ORIGINAL MINNIE BLOG! 

This is a new experience for me (a bit of a technophobe), so bear with me as I go…

The aim of this blog is to bring you:

  • the latest photos of Original Minnie products as they come hot off the production line (as I finish making them)
  • up-to-date news on events Original Minnie will be attending
  • and any other interesting quirky / vintage / crafty / afternoon tea wonders I discover on my travels around the virtual and real world…  

So, why not make yourself a cuppa, and enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Original Minnie, or to see more of my creations, please visit www.originalminnie.com  or the shop at www.originalminnie.folksy.com 

 


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