Well, this week has been an eventful one, full of the firsts of the year!
First up was the market, it was the first market of the year for Heartfelt Art & Craft Fairs. The fair was as good as ever with organisation on top form. The atmostphere was lovely as many of the artisans were meeting for the first time of the year. There were plenty of goods on offer to tempt visitors and a good time was had by all. You can find a review of this market here. I used a new set up at this event for displaying my jewellery. I always find this to be a work in progress. I seem to be getting to a point where I am somewhere happy with them. These are the modified ones from the stall at Christmas, what do you think?
Next up was the first finished collection of the year! The Edwardian Ladies Collection was designed to be displayed at Erddig House, my local National Trust property. We were asked to use the theme of Memories, as this is a central theme to the property at the moment. I chose to use the ‘Memory’ of an Edwardian Ladies exhibition. There was a dress on display that had a really attractive lace trim. The trim really inspired this collection. There are lots of techniques I have used in this collection that I have never used before, including cold forging, tube stone setting and riveting to create a hinge.
This collection is also my first real kinetic collection of jewellery, meaning that the rivet joints are hinge joints and that the pieces can be posed as the wearer wishes.
The collection is now installed in Erddig.I’m really happy with this collection but I’m so glad that it has been delivered safe and sound! Next up, a new collection ….