My stand was devoid of my usual array of books sculptures and this was a decision I'd made so that I could display more of my jewellery. This year I took a new range called Be-laced; a combination of lace tatting, pearls, jet and paper beads with oxidised sterling silver and and extension of an existing range called Organic Repose.
|Barinder Gahir on her stand|
One such maker had a stand opposite me. Her stand Barinder Designs was a colourful display of silk scarves which would delight any outfit. I noted that her stand was well thought out, but she had the same problem as most stand holder this year. Due to the change in shell scheme, it was very difficult to adhere display items in the stand, this mean periodically items fell to the floor.
|Katie Almond on her stand|
Then there were regulars such as Katie Almond. There is a
universal appeal to her work and each piece is essentially a canvas for decoration and collage which is combined with drawings and found ephemera. And Rachel, from Facets of Avalon, this is her second year at the event. Last year we did an exchange of work as we were mutually taken with each others creations.
This year my exchange was with Suraya from Mahliqa Knitted jewellery. She will be featuring in a future blog post about my favourites from the show and there were quite a few.