Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Art Clay Festival In Prague

Last weekend was spent in Prague at the Art Clay Festival. These are 2 of the pieces I made whilst there. The piece on the left was made in the filigree masterclass. It took all day to make.

The piece on the right was made in the wood inlay class and took most of the day to make.

The rest of the day I spent playing in the mixing metals class but I didn't manage to produce a final piece I liked so I will be having a go at home.

It was a great weekend with delegates from all over Europe and some from the US. I met up with some of my facebook pals and met some new Art Clay enthusiasts. More pictures and stories from the festival are to follow!

Denise x

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Clarise Keepsakes is up and running!

The new website for Clarise Keepsakes has been launched this week so why not pop over and take a look. Clarise offers and extensive range of keepsake jewellery using impressions from your babies, children or pets. Have your little one's hand print, foot print, drawings and writing truned into charms, pendants, cufflinks and keyrings. We can even use your beloved pet's paw print! We currently offer pieces made in silver, copper and bronze. Please contact us at mail@clarisejewellery for more information or to order your bespoke keepsake jewellery.

Keyring made from Ruby's writing

Cufflinks using a drawing of a house and a handprint

Baby Scan Image in Copper

Silver Handprint Charm

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Visit to the Methley Methodists!

Wednesday before last I was invited to the monthly meeting with the Methley Methodist's. About 25 eager ladies turned up to watch my demo of making easter flannel bunnies and have a go themselves. They all said how much they enjoyed themselves and said they would be making some for the Easter Treasure Hunt in a few weeks time! I also took a display of my Cotton Cakes and Cosmetics which were very well recived and my boxes came home almost empty. I organised a raffle to win one of my lovely handmade hampers and managed to raise £35 for charity which I have sent off to Kathryn Leverett the Regional manager for Arthritis Research who was pleasantly surprised!

Collecting the flannel bunny kits

Starting the demo
Watching intently

The finished bunnies!
We raised £35 from a raffle for Arthritis Research UK

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Lily-May is Launched on Wedding Day Silver!

Clarise is pleased to be able to offer a beautiful new range of hand selected bridal accessories including tiaras and hair combs. This affordable range is available to buy on the Wedding Day Silver site as well as through the Lily-May Bridal Accessories website so go on and take a look!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

The Blog Gets a Makeover!

Just to let you know that as of today this blog is now 'The Clarise Blog'. Orginally started as 'Clarise Cotton Cakes', it has evolved to cover all aspects of the Clarise brand including jewellery, keepsakes, handmade gifts and cosmetics. So please visit our website links on the right to see what we do. We would also love to have some regular readers so  please follow this blog to be kept up to date with latest news and events. It has undergone quite a dramatic make over and you will notice new tabs along the top so you can easily find what you are looking for!

Thanks for reading,
Denise & Alyssa xx

We decided not to go for pink in the end!