What a fabulous trip to @sculpturebythelakes @gallery_by_the_lakes for @dorsetartweeks. Lots of stunning large sculptures with a gallery, artisans bazar shop and delicious cafe. There’s a great display of the #Wonderment collection collaboration with @kathrynthomasoops. Highly recommended for a tranquil day out in Dorset and time for a walk on the beach
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Helix spiral earrings
New design twist earrings. Anodised aluminium is fairly easy to shape and these lightweight earrings are hand painted on both sides and formed into a simple spiral design. This shape creates a feeling of movement and length to compliment the face. Prices start at £40. Please contact me for more information.
Anodised aluminium is a great material to work with but the Anodic layer (which holds the colour) can deteriorate over time and the result can look like this!! You can see where I’ve cleaned off the excess inks that the colour hasn’t properly been absorbed into the metal and is much paler than I intended. From experience I expected this might be the case so this is only the background layer before I got into full swing painting. Having said that these “faded mistakes” can turn up some stunning creations I would never have thought of doing. It can make things a bit unpredictable but also very exciting!! #learnfromyourmistakes #trialanderror #turnedoutgood
Reduced prices on selected items
I know it's not always easy to chose a special gift for someone, especially when there's so much choice out there. So I've introduced gift vouchers to the online shop available in increments of £15, £25 and £50. However if there's a particular amount in mind please contact me and I'll ensure it's available.
Brand new Wave cuff bracelet. I expect there's a few waves crashing on our shores today in this windy weather but none as colourful as this breaker. £55 plus free postage. Please contact me for more details.
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Treat someone (or yourself!) to a colourful piece of jewellery. With 20% off orders over £50 you can shop from a range of pieces, from small earrings to large statement cuff bracelets. Offer ends 3 December.
Beazley Designs of the Year 2020
A thought-provoking trip to the Design Museum in London to see the Beazley Designs of the year 2020.
Some eye opening desings... steak grown from human cells, Stormzy's stab-proof vest designed by Banksy and have you heard of the uncensored library in the digital game Minecraft?
The exhibition includes designs from fashion, architecture, food, transport, product and graphic design and spans from January 2019 to the moment global attention shifted in late January 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic took hold.
There's also a free exhibition on Margaret Calvert who designed the UK's road signing system, railway and airport wayfinding signage and particularly relevant at the moment is the gov.uk website. She also seems to have good humour and these are some signs she made for fun - Women at Work and Mouse crossing!!
Miranda Peckitt, VCJ owner