So with less then a week to go to my Christmas show at the Chelsea Town Hall I thought I would share a taster of the things I shall be exhibiting. I shall be showing my ever popular enamel button and round studs, plus my new collection of jewellery rolled with feathers.
Silver studs with red, mauve and blue enamel. I will also be selling the option of black and royal blue.
Silver Cuff with lace detail. These will also be able to be ordered with a feather design.
Button cufflinks with cotton thread – these are very popular at Christmas. I will also have my new feather and lace cufflinks at the show.
I am running one of my fantastic workshops again, making beautiful corsages. It runs from 6pm til 8pm and there is bound to be plenty of fun, just follow the link below.
Using silk, lace and other found items, create beautiful corsages to adorn your wrist, neck or head. I will be using my applied arts training, to guide you through the process.
Cost: CIY workshops cost an affordable £19.99 unless otherwise stated
(including materials and complimentary wine)
Book online! http://craftcentralbookings.org.uk/programme/public-events
Venue: Craft Central, 33-35 St John’s Square, London EC1M 4DS
Thanks to everyone who took part, I very much enjoyed reading all your lovely comments. Luckily my wonderful pink studs found a home and will be making their way to Elinor Grove in the next couple of days.
But to all of those who did not win, fear not as my little square studs in all the colours will be in my shop very soon.
Valentines day has never been my favourite event, especially for those who perhaps don’t have a special person to spend it with, but I do like getting presents! So with that in mind I’m giving away one of my new pairs of pink square studs (which aren’t even in my shop yet!)
All you have to do is tell me what you would you do with your perfect day? (in the comments section), and I’ll pick one lucky person at random.
Leave your lovely ideas below. You have until the end of Wednesday 15th February!
Thank you to all those who came to see me at Craft Central over the weekend, it was lovely meeting new faces as well as old!
So as always I wanted to highlight some very talented people, and give you some links to their work. Below is a selection of Lucie Pritchard’s lovely textiles. She takes inspiration from old war diaries, letters, and postcards.
Next I came across the jewellery designer Silke, I was drawn to her organic collection made up of leaves and acorns in these intricate pieces.
I was really taken by Maya Wilson and her strong graphical designs which are beautifully made into interior upholstery and soft furnishings.
As many of you may know I really like hats and I am always excited to come across someone new: Ann-Marie Faulkner had so many pretty things, and I have to say that I also really liked her knitted bangles!
Since using a bolder palette in my designs I have found myself drawn to other designers who also use bright colours. Selina Rose makes sophisticated felt interior products that really stand out. My favourite product was this Botanica table centre piece in yellow.
Swithbert & Louis make striking accessory and more formal attire I love the use of wool, buttons and contrasting linings.
So I haven’t posted for a while as I have been busy working on another project, which I will share with you all soon. The run up to Christmas is a busy time of year for all designer/makers, I am busy preparing for Made in Clerkenwell and Christmas orders for galleries. So I thought I’d show you what been up to ..
These are the beginnings of some lovely ‘Get Stitched’ studs, earrings and brooches. Once the precious metal has been made to the right size I roll them with my rolling mill to get the lace texture.
I am so please with the lace I’ve used this time, the patterns they have imprinted are so pretty and delicate. Every time I use my rolling mill the texture is always different, which makes every piece unique. I hope you like them to :)
So I have recently been working on some new brooches for both my ‘Buttoned Up’ and ‘Get Stitched’ collections. I thought I would show you the finished results, I am especially pleased with the lace finish on the ‘Get Stitched’ brooch.
I think the red enamel really stands out, both brooches will be on my website and for sale soon.
Just ordered this scalloped paper punch from Glitter Monster crafts, as you can see I got a little carried away!
I also added some messages to these and some brightly covered thread.
I am so happy with my coloured enamel studs, I think they look really cute!
I made these bangles recently as a birthday present for a friend, they asked if one of the bangles could have two buttons instead of just one . I was so pleased with the result that I am going to now sell them with the choice of having an extra button added.