New 'Spring Collection' successfully launched May 12 2014
My new Spring Collection successfully launched at two events in only seven days!
Wow what a week!
After several months of designing research and development, my new Spring Collection was ready to be revealed to the world. Sterling silver, matt domes have been deeply etched with an elegant cherry blossom design. In some of the pieces I have kept the domes matt silver and oxidised the cherry blossom design for maximum effect and contrast. For lovers of drama and impact I have 18ct gold plated the etched cherry blossom and oxidised there rest of the pendant and chain to product beautiful gold and black jewellery .
The beautiful necklace featured in the photograph was a unique pendant sold at my recent show. More unique pieces will be added to the web site when available.
Calke Abbey Craft Fair
The annual craft fair at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire is a small event with friendly , talented exhibitors, lovely organisers and an AWESOME venue. A site of Special Scientific Interest the beauty of the countryside on the estate is outstanding. Blessed with sunny weather, large numbers of happy visitors and lots of sales it was a fabulous weekend. The first piece of my 'Spring Collection' was sold at this show - a beautiful black and gold pendant. After the show we had the privilege to walk in the peaceful , beautiful grounds with my husband and dog , soaking up all natures delights open to any inspiration for future designs that might come my way. A Perfect Bank Holiday.
Living Crafts at Hatfield House
Hatfield House is another stunning venue - fabulous stately home in impressive grounds. The event is one of the largest in the UK with a number of marquees filled with fabulous unique and hand crafted items. Many of the UK's top designer/ makers exhibit at this show. Each of the many marquees were packed with a mixture of exhibitors all highly skilled in their specific discipline. There were demonstrations and workshops so that the visitors could get involved. Unlike the previous weekend we were not blessed with good weather, instead there was wind , and rain with only a little sunshine, however there were still lots of visitors who attended (dressed for winter) keen to snap up those beautiful unique items.
I had a lovely surprise on day 1 of the show. I mentioned to Richard the potter of Canterbury Pottery that I once had a beautiful teapot with a wicker handle that I loved , but unfortunately it had smashed on our kitchen floor. Just look at the beautiful teapot he made for me - perfect for my green tea. The pottery delights kept coming the second was in the form a lovely mug to celebrate Living Crafts 40th year - a gift from Robin Younger the show organiser.
Steady sales continued throughout the show despite the show and I was really pleased to sell my one- off Spring necklace to a very lovely lady. The show ended well with lots of very happy customers, albeit a little colder and wetter than they might have liked for a May weekend.
Designed with Passion. Given with Love. Worn with Style