New Bench!

Every time I do an event, I always stand there thinking about the improvements that I need to make to my display. I’ve talked about this before, and am just resigned to the fact that I will ‘never’ be completely happy, but I’m ok with this now, as I read somewhere a few weeks ago that this is what makes me an artist!  

An idea, thats been whirring around in my brain for quite a while now, is to solve the problem of how to get my jewellers bench to events, partly just because I think it would look really cool, and mostly because, even though I have loads of “work in progress” photos out, I always get asked the question, “Do you make all these?”.

Well, about a month ago, I finally solved that problem, in a way that I’m probably 99% (possibly even 100% for the first tine ever) happy with!!  

So here are a few pics of my fantastic, new, super fashionable, industrial style OSB board and scaffolding tube, PORTABLE JEWELLERS BENCH........

It wasn’t “quite” finished in these photos, but I’m really looking forward to taking more photos at my next wedding event at the Dial House Wedding Fayre (run by Diva  Wedding Fayres) in beautiful Bourton On The Water on the 24th June. 

I’m also REALLY looking forward to “rainbowing” it all up for the next Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza (as long as they still want me!) in the autumn. 

Preparations for a ‘different’ kind of wedding fair.

I’ve spent quite a lot of time over the last month ‘thinking’ about my wedding fair display, as in just over a week’s time, I’ll be exhibiting at a weddign event that I’ve never done before. It’s called the Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza and, as the title suggests, its also a rather ‘alternative’ type of wedding fair. This has really got me thinking about how I can make the most of that 2x1m of space that I have to fill.  

The aim of this wedding fair is oh so simple. They want to find all those couples who feel lost in a wedding world abundant with cookie cutter, white wash weddings and welcome them into the ‘EWE’ flock with open arms. They are a place for those who want to break free from the ties of wedding tradition and have a day that's unique to them…their Motto “Don’t be a wedding sheep, It’s All About EWE!!

I’ve spent years refining my current setup, which I will probably never be 100% happy wih (apparently my indecisiveness and and always thinking I can improve everything makes me an ‘artist’ though so I’m fine with that). I think I’m about 90% there with my current display set up, but as this is a very special show, I think I need to at least try and find that extra 10%! I have some ideas, which hopefully I’ll manage to actually get finished before a week on Saturday. 

If you’d like to come and see me and the rest of the amazing exhibitors, then show is on November 11/12th at The Bond in Digbeth, Birmingham. Ticket’s cost £7 in advance but if you nip over to my Facebook page then you could win a pair of free tickets to visit on the Sunday. In the meantime, here’s a few photos from last years show...