Generally between January and April is a quiet work time for me. I continue to teach my Jewellery making workshops but use the rest of the working week to source new outlets to sell my jewellery, apply to exhibitions like Made- Brighton 2013 and to generally promote my work. I have been a little hammpered by the weather this year which has meant that I have had to put off trips to galleries and cancel some classes, but all in all I’m happy with the progress I’ve made this year so far.
I have too new outlets, The Tollhouse in Lindfield and Whispers in Steyning and continued having my work in Created in Chesterfield, Heart Gallery in Hebdon Bridge and Julian Stephens in Brighton.
I have had my work accepted for the Society of Botanical Artists Annual Exhibition in Central Hall, I am a member of the Society, but still have to have the work selected to take part in this fantastic Flowery Exhibition in the heart of London!!
Beautiful Moonstone Studs £48
Green Pearl Bracelet with Ivy Charm
Mixing it up a bit with this garnet set pendant which I have strung onto a two strand mixed bead necklace £130
Lace imprinted Heart Studs £25
Bangle with Ivy Charm £70
A very snowy studio stopped play for a few days earlier in the year!!!
Ivy leaf ear studs £48
All laid out, the basic shapes for a few pairs of earrings
Ivy necklace with triple pearl necklace in green £150
Two pairs of heart studs £25 each
Double bangle with Oak leaf charm and peacock pearl
Small Heart necklaces ideal for wedding jewellery shown in white and black pearls but could be made in any colour pearl
I always look forward to the summer as a time to take things easy and recharge my batteries. I’m very good at using the kids being around as an excuse to switch off a little. This year has been no exception. I have made sure that they have been first and for most, at the end of the day it’s only a few weeks.
I have used the time to catch up with myself though. This means that when I get back to the bench proper, I’m ready to go full steam ahead for Autumn and Christmas!!!
I have just received my latest lot of silver gilt pieces back from the platers and I’m full of grand plans and great designs for the new season.
Rich colours like turquoise, red and purple are on my list along with silver pearls!
I’m off to a trade show on Monday so watch this space for lots of lovely goodies, can’t wait!!!
This an exhibition which I’m taking part in in a wee while, if you like Botanical Art this is a must. I am always inspired by exhibitions like this and I don’t even paint!!