- At the moment I am busy designing and making some new ranges, including a wonderland inspired range of charms and some big chunky pendant and rings. I have been using a lot more stones recently and I'm really enjoying making bigger pieces.
- I have just returned from my first Top Drawer trade show. My stand was in the craft section and as always at trade shows, I met some lovely new designers, makers and buyers. I was a little daunted by the show to start with and just the logistics of getting my stand display and products to a London venue worried me, let alone getting any orders. But I am pleased to say with the help of my builder son-in-law and a useless Sat-Nav we made it. I was really pleased with my display, as I have moved away from using glass cabinets for the first time in about 7 years, and I am now sending out the orders to my new stockists! I will definitely be re-booking for next September.
- I have stocked Iapetus gallery, online and in their Worcester and Great Malvern stores now for over 5 years. The owners are passionate about trying to do their part to help with the refugee crisis. They have joined forces with a great charity called People in Motion and I have created a range of jewellery with them to help raise much needed funds. The jewellery can be purchased online from www.iapetus.co.uk or in store at either their Worcester branch or Great Malvern branch. You can also find out more about the refugee crisis and People in Motion at www.people-in-motion.co.uk
- I am donating 3 pieces of jewellery to Auction Aid this year, the auction will start in October and it is a great way to help raise money for the migrant crisis, that is still ongoing. Last year they raised over £40,000. Lots of jewellers have donated some beautiful pieces, I will be donating a silver acorn locket and 2 silver bangles. If you would like more information on the charity or details on the auction and how to bid, please visit their face book page - https://www.facebook.com/auctionforaid/