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  1. The Contemporary Craft Festival, Devon

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    For the first time I exhibited at this well regarded event in the small Devon town of Bovey Tracey. But this was no small event 165 makers plus workshops, a kids craft tent and lots of demonstrations and craft and art organisations, not to mention a host of food outlets from falafel to a hog roast!

    Bovey Tracey

    Stand at Bovey Tracey

    My stand

    New Maker Friends

    Next to me was ceramicist Katie Almond who creates her own vintage inspired transfers to decorate her handmade porcelain cups, jugs, plates and brooches.

    Katie Almond

     Makers are very sociable creatures when they emerge from their studios and I was luck enough to make friends with another jeweller, Julia Parry Jones, as she was staying in the same pink and chintzy B&B as me and we were both slightly nervous of being told off by our efficient but slightly bossy landlady!

    Festival Chic?

    Festival Gear

    As could be expected during our Great British Summer there was slight nervousness about the forecast, wind and rain were on the way. And yes, they did join in this festival, but not to the degree feared. As befits a British Festival there was a degree of mud outside the tents on site requiring frequent footwear changes, from wellies for walking to high heels for exhibiting to baseball shoes for the fab Ceilidh on the Friday night...apologies for the lack of photos - I was just too busy dancing!

    Competition Winner

    Davina Gahan from Bournemouth was the lucky winner of one of my Amelia pendants

    Amelia pendant

    Her name was chosen at random from those who signed up for my E-Newsletter. Davina was clearly pleased to have won she emailed me "Oh wow, how exciting, me and my sister loved your stand....I cannot believe I won a pendant, it's amazing ....yipeeeee!" Your pendant is on its way Davina!

  2. Spring Update

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    It's been a while since my last post! So this is what I've been up to.

    Fairs

    Two weeks ago I exhibited at The Contemporary Textiles Fair at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. This is one of my favourite events, really friendly and a great venue.

     Textiles Fair

     Nicola De Cruz

    I was exhibiting next to the lovely Nicky De Cruz who makes gorgeous handbags and purses.

     
    Those who signed up to my Enewsletter over the weekend were entered into a draw to win my Alessia earrings. The winner was Melisa Thomas from Twickenham who said "I am SO happy as I absolutely love your jewellery!!"
     
     
    Vintage Lace - new designs added to the online shop
     
    I've just uploaded some more designs in the Vintage Lace collection . These are all made with some lovely cream lace from the 1920s.
     
    Chiara earrings
     
    International Postage
     
    My online shop is now set up for postage in Europe, the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia! Click here for more details.
     

    Collaboration

    Jennifer Collier, paper artist and fellow Embroidery graduate, came up with an idea for a project for both of us to work on. I went off to meet her in her lovely studio and gallery www.unittwelve.co.uk at the end of February. here is a sneaky peek at what we've started plotting. Watch this space for more in the future!

    Jennifer Collier

    New Stockists

    I'm really pleased to have delivered jewellery from my Vintage Noir and Vintage Lace collections to Kensington Palace, which reopens to visitors on 26th March. Other new stockists include The Shakespeare Globe Theatre in London, Paul Clark Clothiers near Brighton and Ebbing Tide in North Yorkshire. Click here to go to my updated stockist list.

    Press

    Craft Business heroes     On the button     Making Jewellery

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    Coming Up

    I'm busy getting ready for the British Craft Trade Fair, which takes place in Harrogate, April 15-17. This includes new work for my collaboration with Jennifer Collier.

    I'm also very excited as I've been having discussions with another big museum in London that want to stock my jewellery!