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Sazzfest 2012

A friend of ours, Sarah, has a mini-festival in her garden each year. She has bands, DJs, a bouncy castle, nail painting, henna tattoos and camping. This is the second year that it has run and the second year that we have gone. It was a lovely day, fortunately and Sarah had asked me to bring along some jewellery to sell. I haven't sold at any festivals before so I didn't really know what to expect but was pleasantly surprised. I set up on a blanket and wrote my prices on a paper plate (not totally organised!) I sold a few licorice allsort bracelets and the silver hummingbird pendant went to a good home which was great.
We enjoyed a barbeque for dinner, loved the live music (including a singer accompanied by a cellist - loved their rendition of Raspberry Beret) and the fire breathing. Many people went home but there were a few campers left to enjoy sitting around the fire with marshmallows watching out for falling stars.
I got a go on the bouncy castle which I always enjoy!

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Chandelier earrings class at the London Jewellery School

I have been teaching at the London Jewellery School for a few months now and have recently been asked to teach some beading classes. This week I taught the chandelier earring taster class. It runs from 6.30pm until 9pm and one student commented that it was a lovely way to spend an evening after work.

I helped the students make two different types of chandelier earring, one with chain and one with memory wire. It's a great beginners class and I really enjoyed it. Thankfully the students did too! And they also made some fantastic pieces I'm sure you'll agree. Hard to believe they were beginners.

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Bright blue blanket

I went home to Dorset to see my parents and visited Bridport while I was there. I went into Bridport Yarn and bought a blanket kit with some lovely wools in it.  I haven't trued to knit a blanket before but I enjoyed it. It was a really easy 4 row pattern and really large needles so it was finished all too quickly! I'm back to making cushion covers again now!

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