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News!

I have exciting news to share with you today!  A selection of my embroidery hoops are now for sale in the Focus Gallery in Nottingham.

I am amazingly proud to have been accepted as one of their artists, as the shop and gallery really are wonderful.  The gallery has just undergone a complete overhaul, and refurb, and is looking fantastic!

You can find out more about the shop and gallery if you follow the link below, and also check out the workshops they hold in the jewellery school, which is just below the gallery. I have attended several of their classes, and enjoyed every single one of them (check back through the blog for class reviews)

https://www.focusgallerynottingham.com/

Look! My hoops in a shop!!!!!!!

Amongst all this excitement, I have also been working on more jewellery!  I am steadily working my way through my stash of lampwork glass beads that I have accumulated over a number of years.  It is really nice to be actually using them, instead of just taking them out to drool over occasionally!

A selection of these will be listed in the upcoming Paper Panda and Friends Emporium (details below) I am also working on some more hoop designs for the next The Makes Emporium event, the theme of which is wildlife!  I am planning on making a very special hoop for this event.  It will be the most intricate design I have tackled to date, so I am building myself up to it!  Hopefully more about that next time!

For now, hugs

Zoe

Upcoming Events;-

The Makers Emporium  28th February starting at 8pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/498933563623248/

Paper Panda & Friends Emporium  8th to 11th March https://www.facebook.com/groups/LLDsEmporium/

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Thinking about the C word!

There’s no avoiding it, Christmas is rapidly approaching!  I have really tried to get organised this year, and not run around like a headless chicken in the run up to the big day, but I have had limited success!

So, what does this mean for Athena Makes?

Commission orders are now closed down until the New Year, so if you are thinking of making a purchase, here are your options;-

I will be listing in the following events in the run up to Christmas;-

LLD/PP Emporium 9th to 12th November    https://www.facebook.com/groups/LLDsEmporium/
The Makers Emporium 1st December    https://www.facebook.com/groups/498933563623248/
LLD/PP Emporium 3rd to 7th December  https://www.facebook.com/groups/LLDsEmporium/

Apologies for the short notice on the first event – I did say I had limited success in being organised!

I am aiming to have new makes ready for each event, I have a few sneaky peeks for you here, and you can always keep an eye out on the page/in the group for more.

I will be making new embroidery hoop designs, some Christmas themed hoops, some bead embroidery brooches/pendants, and some Sterling Silver jewellery, all of which make perfect Christmas gifts, or as a little treat for yourself! I *may* also be making some Christmas decorations!

If there is anything you would like to see for Christmas, or any suggestions on styles/themes just shout up!

My Etsy shop will be closing on 10th December 2018, for UK orders – if there is anything in there that has taken your fancy, drop me a quick PM, or comment below, and I will let you have a special discount code that only applies to page followers/group members.

I am currently plotting and planning for my final makes for the events, AND some new ranges which I will hopefully be launching in the New Year!  More details on that next time, and there *may* be some news about a very exciting new venture for me!  Watch this space!

Bye Bye for now

Zoe xxx