Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Shiny disco balls

Well we made a new friend at the weekend, Abi who is a rather cool fashion & textile student & looks like Twiggy in the sixties. Mummy Butterfly apparently also looked like Twiggy in the actual 60's. I think I missed a trick here!

Anyway Abi is trying to make earrings like the glitter balls in the iconic photo. Does anyone have any ideas on the where to find baubles / balls like this? - I have actual mini glitter-balls but think they might be a little vicious to wear!

However I am off to visit an ace vintage fair (in Woodbridge)& a couple of carboot sales (weather permitting) this Easter weekend so maybe I will find some suitable components as well as a few other nice surprises mmmmm xx

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

On Safari

Well I promised photos of some of the Safari Collection.
These are made mostly with handmade clay beads, expertly painted and glazed by talented ladies in Kenya.
The photos don't do them justice. The beads are gorgeous and incredibly rich colours. The animal markings beads are amazing.

We had an event on Saturday at which mummy butterfly got to make jewellery all day - she was in her element. We also had help from a young design student Abi - thanks. She is a a walking Twiggy tribute (very cool, awesome make-up). More about that later.

ll there were lots of lovely comments on the pieces, many are winging their way to Big Blue Sky (shop in Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk) this weeks. We have sold quite a few already which is the nicest complement he he xx

Friday, 26 March 2010

Jewellery Out of Africa

Mummy Butterfly got back from a chance of lifetime painting trip in Africa with Hazel Soan last week. She also bought some amazing handmade beads which might just end up being made up into some very cool statement piece jewellery (mostly she will be parading them herself - any opportunity to chat about Kenya!).
We have been collecting tribal & safari inspired beads & bangles for some time now and with the trend hitting the catwalks, we are ready to launch!
I'm off to buy a new camera tonight as I sadly dropped mine boo hoo. So I will get some photos up on the blog & onto the Butterfly website too.
We are also at a Buy Local event in Norwich Forum (the amazing glass library building) tomorrow 9-5 and we will be demonstrating jewellery making, t-shirt painting & anything else we think to pack the car with!!
the safari collection will also be on show and available for purchasing too - two pieces sold yesterday already to friends who just popped round, how exciting!!

Anyway I hope you all have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Something for the weekend??

Well if you happen to be at a loose end this Saturday... unlikely I know as you all appear to be very busy creative people which is just fabulous. Anyway if you happen to live in little ole England and be in the Norwich area then do pop into Dragon Hall for possibly the best selection of vintage clothing, home-ware, accessories and gifts made with antique and vintage bits & bobs & other loveliness. there will be scrumptious cupcakes too to keep your energy levels up whilst you treat yourself to a new summer frock or some cute accessories.
We will of course be there with some groovy 1960's bead accessories xx
Saturday 6th March 2010 at Dragon Hall, King street, Norwich. NR1 1QE
Starts at 10am-5pm and costs just £2 all day admission and free for accompanied children under 16.
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