Saturday, 28 February 2009


Just a quick blog with some good news I received a couple of days ago. I went to a local business meeting and one of the ladies said "congratulatons..... on the article..." I didn't have a clue, until she pulled out Wednesdays copy of the Yorkshire Post. There was a supplement which feaured the 100 Bright Young Things (the regions top 100 people under 30 most likely to suceed.) I was one of them! So there was a little piece written about me. (I have attached a copy of the article to this blog just click on image to enlarge it.)


Friday, 20 February 2009

Jessica at Work

I thought some of you might be interested in getting a little glimpse into how I actually make my jewellery. I am a jeweller but people are always surprised how i make my work. Acrylic jewellery requires more machines than small tools. So my workshop i think looks a little different from the 'jewellers workbench' that people have in their minds. In these pictures you can see me working on one of my vital machines, the polisher (left) and on my mini drill, which I need for my earrings and pendants (below) . I still have a small metal working area for making earring wires and for any soldering work required, but a lot of my time is spent working on the acrylic. I have to work through a variety processes to achieve my final pieces (which i will discuss further in my next blog).

Work for the BCTF continues and a large stack of trade invites have now arrived on my desk so its full steam ahead stuffing envelopes to get the invites out. Work is making good progress and some new designs are ready to be launched in April.

An update of current exhibitions and stockists
I have been taking part in a Valentines exhibition at the Fg2 Gallery in Leicestershire; my work is currently still showing and the exhibition runs from 14th Jan and runs till the 14th Mar:- (see invite right, centre image featured shows a variety of my pendants.)

I also have two new stockists one in Ripon at the Hornseys Gallery:- and also the Mercer Gallery in Harrogate:- (See links for information and directions.)

Also thanks to all those who have voted for me in the Craft and Design Magazine Select awards so far, but there is still time so i hope everyone will continue to vote, please go to previous post for details.

Thanks again!


Friday, 13 February 2009

Jessica Jewellery Design

Let me introduce name is Jessica Sherriff, company Jessica Jewellery Design and I create an individual range of contemporary Acrylic Jewellery. Capturing and drawing inspiration from the colours and views of the Yorkshire countryside, I use a unique printing technique which allows me to use my own photographic images to create my jewellery. Colours and designs are both subtle and vivid, suiting a wide variety of tastes.

At the moment i am working on a variety of projects. The main focus is my forthcoming British Craft Trade Fair show which takes place April 5th, 6th, 7th 2009 at the Great Yorkshire Showground. I'm taking plenty of time to create new designs to feature in the show as well as combining it with my more popular pieces. There is still lots to organise with what work to show, the display, press releases, invites etc etc. I really enjoy the shows though and hope this year will again be a success.

Another note in my diary are the Craft and Design Magazine Select awards; I would really appreciate everyone reading this blog to vote for me within the Craft and Design Select awards. To explain......I am part of the Craft and Design magazine 'selected' section listed on their website which lists a variety of craft makers. The prizes would be of great benefit to help my business and obviously something else to add to the CV, to be in with a chance of winning I need votes, so i would be grateful if everyone could vote for me

Its pretty easy follow this link (or cut and paste into browser) then scroll down to 'how to vote' and follow instructions.
The easiest way to find me is to click on the 'makers listings' link, then go to 's' and scroll down to find sherriff, jessica. Then that will take you to my page and if you scroll to the bottom you can just click to vote.

I hope you will take a few minutes to do this.

Saturday, 7 February 2009

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