MISI Bristol Brigade Meet Up

15 Sep

Last night was the first meeting of the MISI Bristol Brigade.  We had arranged it all through the MISI Brigade Forum on MISI.  So at 7:30 I wandered into the Paintworks a little lost as I had no idea what anyone looked like!


Once at the bar (where else did you think I would be?!?!) I turned to notice a little group on the couches with a clear plastic bead box spilling forth on the table!  If that wasn’t my fellow MISI sellers then carrot cake isn’t one of my five a day!


In case you are wondering here is the official definition of a MISI Brigade:

“The MISI Brigade is a team of crafts people from your area that get together to help market your MISI shops, your Brigade, MISI and buying Handmade.  It’s also about getting together with like minded crafters in your area to do some crafting.”


 In attendance:

It was lovely to meet some fellow beady jewellers, topics of coverstaion included what labels to use on your stall, what shape of table is best, the use of A boards, bead shop bargains and how best to photograph your work*. 


I am really looking forward to seeing everyone again and meeting them at the MISI Makers event in Nov.


I would recommend to anyone that these kind of groups are well worth the effort to attend!  They are a great way to meet fellow crafters and be able to sit and chat about all things beady and crafty!  You might also get a few helpful hints and tips along the way 🙂



* apparently taking the pictures in the bath works well!  Not, obviously, while you are in the bath but using your gleaming white shiny bath as a sort of light box to reflect the light!  I will be trying this as soon as I have cleaned it 🙂


2 Responses to “MISI Bristol Brigade Meet Up”

  1. Karen 15 September 2009 at 2:46 pm #

    sounds like you had a good time…
    I must clean my bath too & try taking photos in it!

  2. Rachael 25 September 2009 at 2:10 pm #

    Interesting read, glad the ‘ Brigade meet’ went to plan for you all.

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