I thought that I would use this blog to show you the developments in my Earth Faeries venture and also give you some tips on how to organize your event which have worked for me. These tips are applicable to organizing any event whether it is a craft stall or your wedding day.
I have a craft stall in August in Whittington Shopshire UK so I’m looking forward to that. I’m being productive making products at the moment and on the look out for a new table cloth for my craft stall table. I used one with a pattern last year and it detracted from my jewellery so this time I am going for a plain one.
It is not a bridal affair but a craft day so I thought I would make some fun hair accessories for both adults and children for every day wear. Here are some of the hair slides I have made so far for it.
Hand sculptured rose hair slides!
I thought that I would make some fun children’s hair-slides too for my craft stall. Here are some of them.
Heart hair slides
The heart hair slides have been made using a mould and I mixed glitter in with the material I use to give it a glitzy effect. Some of them have been marbled which means using a special technique to get a marbled effect. Each effect is different and can never be duplicated which means each hair slides is unique. I finished them off by adding a gem to them. I have just ordered some clear gems so I can finish off making them all. My products are all vegan and have been made out of vegan silk clay which is called silk clay because it has a silky feel to it and not because it has been made of silk.
I have also been working on my branding and I have had a wonderful artist draw me my first beautiful Earth Faerie character. If you follow my Earth Faeries stories on my blog then you will be familiar with my faerie characters. If not check out out my The Earth Faerie stories here.
I have used this drawing in my blog and I also plan to have her made into henna tattoos and silicone moulds so I can make jewellery out of her. Here she is. Her name is Princess Onyx. I named her Princess Onyx because is the keeper of those gem stones. Not many people realize that Onyx can be black or white hence why her gemstone in her hand is white. Although her magical pet Onyx does turn both colours in the story.
I received a compilation of the drawings from my artist recently showing each stage of her development which I found fascinating. Here she is being drawn.
My Earth Faerie character Onyx being drawn
Here are 6 tips that I have used to organize my event that has helped make it stress free.
- Start organizing and making your inventory in plenty of time. Don’t leave it to the last minute.
- Order all materials well in advance so no having to rush to make things and you can then enjoy the process.
- Do a stock check to ensure you have all of the materials to make your products in and do it in advance just in case you have to source out new materials if they are not in stock.
- Get a big calendar and mark the day of your event. Stick it up on your wall as insight is in mind and there is no chance of forgetting the day!
- Write a to do list of all the tasks you have to completed in that time period and tick them off as you complete them. It will give you momentum and confidence to keep you going. Plus chunking your goals down in easy manageable steps helps you get so much more clarity and gives you more direction.
- Take some time out for yourself to meditate, go for a walk etc to relax & replenish as when you are calm you are more creative and think logically so you get things done faster!
So now to finish making the rest of my products for my jewellery stall. I will post a blog telling you about it after I have attended it. Does anyone else do craft stalls? If so please tell me what you make and where your craft stall is. Or perhaps you have some tips you would like to share about organizing an event then please leave your comments in the comment box as I’d love to hear your thoughts.
From Melanie (The Earth Faeries)