On Saturday (March 28th) I’ll be in Bath for the Selvedge Spring Fair.
I spent a few hours today planning my stand. I’ll be showing predominantly my ceramic bead necklaces, with pots in the minority. It feels very different – partly because I’m doing it on my own – this is much more my show rather than a joint enterprise with James. Necklaces and pots make an unusual combination but I like seeing the relationship and hope the visitors will like my display.
These are some of my coloured clay bead necklaces. I have been road testing them and find them very “wearable”. Two are threaded onto sterling silver snake chains and one onto some rather nice hemp twine. I like the DIY rustic nature of the hemp and it seems to be very strong, but it’s also nice to have that silver element with the chains.
I’ve been interested in making necklaces for a long time – since discovering Grace Girvan and Alison Mcleod at our first Origin in 2006. I think I’m beginning to develop a personal style. This latest making project was sparked off by a necklace which I saw in the shop at Oriel Myrddin in the Summer. It is made by Lovehate Australia; I tried it on but didn’t feel it was quite me – the wrong scale for my body somehow. I love making the necklaces – it’s largely about combining colours and shapes – as I do when decorating pots, but in a different context. I’m hoping to sell some one day. Please tell me what you think of them!
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