Monday, 10 October 2011
A Visit to View Point
Yesterday Mr Monkei and I went to Bendigo to drop in to View Point Handmade Gallery and see my little nook there! I was very excited as I hadn't yet seen the retail space all renovated, painted and open for business. It was nice to see Jess again, she's always lovely and patiently answers all of my noob stockist questions!
Of course, we walked out of there having spent money. There are so many talented crafters being stocked there, I justify my purchases as support for my fellow stockists :D
See my new little tags? I made them on Saturday, I think they are way better than the plain white tags I was using - what do you think?
I took along some new pieces to add to my stock at View Point, including 2 bookmarks and a bracelet made with my new Peruvian beads. My mother in law had the idea that I have a look at some a few weeks ago, and I have fallen in love with them. I now have the sweetest handpainted beads, with all sorts of designs in various shapes and sizes, as well as some beautiful ceramic animals such as Alpacas, Turtles and Koalas. As you know, I'm a sucker for animal beads and findings!
Check out the tiny black Alpaca painted on the bright bead at the bottom!
We'll see how people take to the new direction, it's definitely a different flavour to my normal style but I think it's sweet.
I can't explain how much I'm enjoying having my work in a shop. It's the most thrilling experience to sell my creations in this manner. I hope that Jess will be happy to keep me on there for some time to come and I can continue to learn along the way. It's all fun, after all!