Saturday, 24 January 2015

Belated Happy New Year

semi precious gemstone cat necklaces 

Well, it's a belated Happy New Year from Poppy Designs. I didn't realise how long it was since I blogged until today.....things have been quite busy at Poppy Designs HQ. 

I have been very busy with new creations, both for the pre Christmas shows and for 2015. I love coming up with new things and I think keeping my Etsy shop and Facebook page looking fresh is more interesting for customers to look at. 

vintage style copper and czech glass earrings
 I added a new range of vintage inspired/copper charm jewellery for 2014. These have been extremely popular, especially at the summer and autumn shows. My charm bracelets did so well that I sold out and haven't had the time yet to replenish my stock.  It's definitely on my to do list.

copper pine cone and czech glass earrings

One of my favourite events last year was at the Knutsford Christmas Market. We have exhibited here the last 2 years and it is one of our best events of the year, both sales wise and atmosphere wise. I really hope to be accepted for 2015 again. As I have said for the past few years I have been increasingly selective about the events I attend. Unfortunately it seems that there are more and more 'craft' fairs popping up of variable quality. Much as we enjoyed the huge events at SECC and NEC  I don't think we will do those events again this year. We did reasonably well at both the huge events, but not as well as we had hoped - mainly due to the huge physical, emotional and financial outlay and the amount of other jewellery and 'bought in' stalls.

Anyway, I don't want to start off my 2015 blog with a rant (lol) so I am off to make a start on my to do list....first up, sort and tidy the studio........that is, after I have popped over to Handmade Monday at it's new home to rejoin the group x


  1. Your cat earrings are adorable! What a cute idea. And I also love the Czech earrings. Very pretty.

  2. Your earrings are so good, love the vintage style.

    Fairs are so hit and miss, I no longer do the large events as just too much with the outlay and stress. Found last year 2 out of my 3 local ones were brilliant and will be doing those again. Good Luck

  3. I love all of your pieces, especially the cat necklaces. Thanks for joining in with my first Handmade Monday.

  4. Welcome back, it's not always easy to keep a blog up to date, sometimes there are just so many other things on the go. I love your cat necklaces and your czech earrings have a lovely vintage look about them. I imagine that some of the larger events are very stressful. I only ever do small local ones :)
    Jan x