The summer holidays are over kids are back to school which means I am back to the bench with a list as long as my arm!!
So here is September and I am currently getting ready for Wirksworth Festival in Derbyshire taking place on Sat 12th & Sun 13th where I will be on the Art & Achitecture Trail located in the Town Hall Designer Maker Fair.
It is that time of year picture me sat here with a crisp brand new diary ready to fill its pages with ideas, plans and upcoming events for 2015. Last year was super busy with an array of shows all over the country such as Lustre in Nottingham, Made in London, The Art Market in Holmfirth and lots of shows at home in Manchester.
From September to Christmas was a non-stop mission of making jewellery, orders, commissions and shows so by Christmas you can’t entertain the future year ahead and the new diary!!! However, after 900 mince pies, 2000 quality street and a dinner on Christmas Day that fills you up until New Years Day you start reaching for that diary and start to make a mark in it!
So 2015 at Jo Lavelle Jewellery will see a series of pop up shops, new shows and of course lots of new pieces to add to my collection. There is going to be an emphasis on the disco range with new necklaces and earrings in the pipeline along with new mini loopy pompom pieces to match one of most popular rings to date the beautiful and delicate mini loopy ring pictured below. There will also be some gold added to the collection. Lastly during February and March jewellery production will concentrate on lots more one off exhibition pieces with the emphasis being on one off stones for neckpieces and rings.
One of the big hits last year was my involvement in the Sale Arts Trail firstly in the summer event then for the one day Christmas Bazaar. Both events were a huge success and were heavily attended by eager visitors and buyers. The next event will take place on Friday 10th – 12th July with pretty much the same format as last year but more open studios and more exhibitors.
I am really excited to be involved with The Social Butterfly Rachael Adams and you can find me at her her show Home Is Event (listed below) and Object a new online concept store to be launched soon selling work from British and International designer makers creating beautiful objects for your home, wardrobe and wedding.
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So here goes for my list of events so far
Saturday 18th April Home is Event, Halle St.Peters, 40 Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester. M4 6BF.
Sunday 26th AprilLittle Northern, Altrincham Grammar School for Boys, Marlborough Road, Altrincham.
Saturday 16th May, Jewellery Day, Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, 21 Brown Street, Sheffield S1 2BS.
Keep your eyes peeled as there is more to come! There will be more announcements soon!!!!!
It is that time of year again where the shows kick in and suddenly we wonder where the year went!!! It all started with the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair at a brand new venue at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester. I had a great weekend at the show catching up with customers old and new and lots of sales too and loved the new venue. The Great Northern will be running there smaller event the Little Northern in early December at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys. Check out the website for more details.
It was at The Great Northern that I got to give out my new business cards screen printed by Sarah Hardacre at The Print Rooms in the Northern Quarter, Manchester. I couldn’t decide on colour options and Sarah suggested she printed off two options which was a brown kraft and white ink version and a simple black and white version. I love both!!! Sarah also made me some posters with the logo on for my upcoming shows and which you can see in the pictures below.
Next stop was Made London at One Marylebone in the fabulous venue the Sir John Soane Church. It was a very busy show and very tiring but well worth it and great to spend a weekend in London where I met lots of new customers and gave out a hefty amount of my new business cards!!