Thursday, August 31, 2006
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Sonny's Bracelet to be
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Gothic Gold Earings
Monday, August 28, 2006
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Vintage button bracelet
Cheques in the post
I woke up this morning to find that i had recieved 2 cheques in the post. One was from mum's friend Angie who bought two orange bracelets, the other from Gretel who also bought a bracelet and she enclosed the top set of three buttons in this photo as a present for me; which complement the lower set of buttons which i already had. Thanks Gretel. Toby.
We found a knitting shop in Hebden Bridge that sells old buttons individually for around £1.50 each, we have been searching the net and ordering from ebay, and this coming week we will be going on a treasure hunt around antique fairs and flea markets to find more.
Regarding presentation, we have found white boxes in various sizes for the Attrills range. Laurence, the other Attrill ! (my husband and Toby's father) has printed little sticky labels for us and also put together a most complicated label that I designed which is in 4 layers, of acetate, paper and card all fixed together with an eyelet. He came home from work one evening this week and we presented him with 80 x 4 layers, to cut up and put together by hand, which he did, finally eating his evening meal at 11.30pm, thanks Laurence!
I have also been sorting out the website with my friend Yvonne. Toby and I have told her how we want it to look, design, layout, colours, images etc and she is building it, she has been very patient with our, especially my, fussyness! it is almost finished now and should be ready in about a week, will keep you posted.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Buttons in the post
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Swaps and Buttons!
We received a wonderful package in the post yesterday, Toby and I were fighting to open it!
Dons, http://craftyoldthing.blogspot.com/ ( thanks Dons!) swapped some of her buttons for Toby's Autumn Spiral bracelet. Here just a few from our swap. The tiny blue glass button is one of our favourites, I think it would be lovely for the jewellery, but Toby has decided to start a "personal collection" to keep for himself, so that will be home for the little blue button now.
Swaps! - we are on the look out for vintage glass beads, interesting looking buttons, old chains (even broken ones), anything small, old, or unusual that we can use in our creations. Does anyone else have anything that they would like to swap or sell? If you do, contact me privately to exchange addresses firstname.lastname@example.org We are looking forward to lots of emails now!!!!
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Vintage glass buttons
Sunday, August 06, 2006
Bradford Gallery News !!!
We heard great news yesterday from Val, www.valeriehughes.co.uk, who very kindly took some Natural Attrill pieces to show a gallery shop in Bradford, and they have accepted them on a sale or return basis http://www.southsquarecentre.co.uk/index.htm
Here are a few to show you:
"Autumn Conkers" is a necklace and bracelet set, handmade polymer clay beads and buttons, in a box with a handmade card and envelope to match, £35.
"Hyacinth" is also a set, a long necklace and 2 bracelets, handmade clay beads, buttons and hand rolled felt beads, £55.
"Cherry Blossom" is a matching necklace and bracelet, handmade polymer clay, £15 the set.
"Colbalt" is a handmade ceramic pendant, kiln fired and glazed, strung with a hand rolled felt bead, and finished off with 2 little buttons at the back, £15.
They also took a range of our bracelets.