Artist of the month
|Very colourful jewellery||
Artist of the month
I was so pleased to be asked to contribute to the local magazine, Hurst Life, this month as Artist of the Month. It's a great magazine who are keen to promote local people, news and events. You can read the full version here
Without giving away too many trade secrets, here's an insight into how I make some of the earrings...
Once the colours have been sealed in and the metal is fully dry they're cut out using a piercing saw. This leaves some rough edges so they're filed and sanded using different grades of paper to remove any sharp edges and burrs giving a lovely smooth edge. To add that little bit extra sparkle they're polished and finally formed into a curved design ready to go to their new owner. Some can be more complicated to make than others and you can see more earring creations here. Did you know they can also be made as clip on earrings if you haven't found the courage to have your ears pierced yet!
It will be warm again soon and our wrists will be out again. Adorn yours with one of these lightweight and adjustable colourful bangles now available to buy safely and securely online at my Etsy shop
Extraordinary British design-led fashion accessories
Getting ready for BCTF starting on Sunday at the Yorkshire showground in Harrogate www.bctf.co.uk
A while ago I experimented with a handful of Trajectory bangles which are now back by demand offering a further choice in colourful jewellery, this time with a twist. All are adjustable and can be opened and closed to fit around the wrist. Please contact me for further information.
The pains we go to for art, I found the best shade of red today #bloodred #artjewellery #colourfullife #explorecolour #aluminumpainting
(Mum, in the unlikely event you have found your way on to social media, my finger's fine ;))
These large, statement hoop earrings come in a variety of colours with sterling silver wire hooks. Please contact me if you want more info. Prices start at £38.
Square red and black mottled cuff links 17mm square, £30 Please click here to see other shop items.
Large lightweight, purple, pink and turquoise statement earrings approximately 5cm wide £44. Click here to see other shop items
Square red and black mottled cuff links 17mm square £30. Click here to see other shop items
Brighten up your man with these colourful cuff links. Anodised aluminium painted discs in a variety of colours set in silver plated cuff links. Available online on the VCJ Etsy shop or contact me if you'd like a different colour.
Castle Gallery has it's new Mixed Summer exhibition on now until the end of September. It features new landscape artist and studio glass as well as jewellery and other arts and crafts. If you're local or planning on taking a trip it will be worth the visit www.castlegallery.co.uk @castlegallery #castlegallery #inverness #summerexhibition #colourfuljewellery #artjewellery #scotland
'For our last number, I'd like to ask your help. Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And for the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewellery...'
- John Lennon, Royal Variety Performance, 1963
A new, exclusive gallery is being set up in the quaint and friendly village of Hurstpierpoint at the foot of the South Downs with high quality art and crafts available. Preview evening this Friday 6-8pm (there's talk of some fizz!). 92 high street, Hurstpierpoint BN6 #hurstpierpiont #originalart #southdowns #thingstoseeinsussex #sussex #art #craft #newthings #exploresussex
Painterly blends in purple, pink, blue and red (perfect pressie for mum!)
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...at the Green Tree Gallery at Borde Hill Garden, Sussex
Original paintings, pottery, jewellery and more at greatly reduced prices. Runs until 24 February.
Not only can you support independent artists and designers but importantly also support Chestnut Tree House, a children's hospice http://www.chestnut-tree-house.org.uk/. Please help!
Miranda Peckitt, VCJ owner