Tuesday, 16 March 2010


Hello all, I've been away for a fair old while having a few technical difficulties but I'm back now and hopefully able to get on with blog writing again. I have been up to a few things over the last few months and I'll start with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair......

After a couple of months preparation and a lot of nerves later it was time to take part in my first retail show, The Great Northern Contempoary Craft Fair in Manchester.

This show took place at Spinningfields in the heart of Manchester, the fair gave the public a great opportunity to buy original contemporary craft directly from the UK’s leading designer-makers. There were over 350 applicants and I was very excited to be one of the 140 chosen exhibitors to showcase her work.

I decided to take a fairly broad range of my jewellery, I made plenty of bangles and earrings which seem to be the most popular items. I also worked hard on making a new stand, as I felt I needed to have a slightly different approach to a retail show rather than a trade show, I also didn't have use of a van so compact sprung to mind!! (see image above)

The show was incredibly busy with plenty of people coming through the door. My work was really well received, it was a great experience. I am now working on my next retail show which will be down in Bovey Tracey in June.


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