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  1. Collaboration with Jennifer Collier

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    Collaboration with Jennifer Collier

    Inspired by pictures on my blog of my ever growing collection of vintage cards of hooks and eyes and press studs, Jennifer sent me an excited tweet about an idea for us to collaborate on a project. She would make jewellery boxes from the old cards that I had stripped of hooks and eyes into handmade boxes and I would make some new pieces to complement them. Here you can see the fruits of our labour made especially to show at the British Craft Trade Fair earlier this week in Harrogate. Both of us are from a textile background, I use wire like thread and Jennifer, paper as fabric.

    Collaboration

    For more of Jennifer Collier's amazing paper creations go to www.jennifercollier.co.uk or www.unittwelve.co.uk - Jennifer's gallery and studio space outside Stafford. I will be exhibiting  there later in the year and also running a workshop too.

    New Vintage Noir Chandelier earrings

    New Vintage Noir chandelier earrings...yet to be christened!

    I'm really pleased that Jennifer started this ball rolling as I have loads of ideas for new designs which is really exciting, I just need to find the time to experiment now!

    New Vintage Noir 3D chandelier earrings

    New Vintage Noir 3D chandelier earrings in custom made box

    New hook and eye bracelet

    New Vintage Noir hook and eye bracelet

    New hook and eye chandelier necklace April 2012

    New Vintage Noir hook and eye chandelier necklace displayed on a 1930s box (full) of old Newey's cards of hooks and eyes.

     

     

  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

    See more on the press page

    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!