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Next event…the Christmas craft fair at Wickham Bishops village hall

Posted by Kylie Sparkes on Thursday 15th November 2018

Next event…the Christmas craft fair at Lavenham Village Hall

Posted by Kylie Sparkes on Thursday 8th November 2018

 

 

Crafters at the Christmas craft fair at Lavenham this weekend

Posted by Kylie Sparkes on Thursday 8th November 2018

Jewellery by Julie…

“I design and make silver jewellery, which I like to wear.  

After obtaining my degree in Multidisciplinary Design I worked as a Graphic Designer, then an Interior Designer. For pleasure I attended a Silver Jewellery Making evening class. I loved it so much I started to design jewellery and teach myself the new techniques I needed to create my designs at home. Eventually I had so many pieces I started to sell them. I especially enjoy when friends ask me to make personalised pieces for them, relishing the opportunity to make their ideas into a reality.

I love working with the different textures I can obtain in silver: embossing, soldering on shapes and cutting shapes out. The multi layered results are modern and interesting and, I hope, reflect the fun I have making them. It is often difficult to duplicate the effects exactly, meaning each piece is unique.

Stones have always fascinated me and I like to incorporate some of my favourite gemstones into my work. Up until now I have worked mainly with cabachon stones, loving their smoothness and beautiful colours. But after a visit to the rock & crystal stall at my local market, I wondered if I could use more natural shaped stones in my jewellery. The rough textures and irregular shapes fascinate me. I have been experimenting with wire wrapping and drilling to secure the stones. These are some of my favourite designs.

I have also been experimenting with making jewellery from the stones and sea glass I am always collecting from beaches and walks, to make them into more meaningful mementoes.

In my search for new stones I found lots of raw and uncut ones. The colours and shapes are amazing, so I have been working on a range of necklaces using more natural stones. Many are also Birth Stones and make unusual gifts.

I have my work on sale at Haddenham Arts Centre and 20-21 Visual Arts Cente, Scunthorpe.

More of my designs can be viewed on the Folksy.com website, with prices at Jewellery by Julie.”

https://folksy.com/shops/jfbjewellery

Marie Hearn…

Handmade crochet and crochet jewellery.

 

 

Next event…the Christmas craft fair at St. Peters Church, Sudbury

Posted by Kylie Sparkes on Friday 2nd November 2018

 

 

Makers at this weekends fair at St. Peters Church, Sudbury

Posted by Kylie Sparkes on Friday 2nd November 2018

Polley Art…

“Paula predominantly paints land and seascapes using oil on canvas.  The sizes vary from very large to miniatures.  Much of her work is done in the studio using sketches, photography and her memory.  She endeavours to capture the spirit and mood of a place or experience as well as some of the realism.  She is inspired by her love of nature and the ever changing locations in her life, and believes this was ignited during her early childhood which was spent growing up in Western Australia with its vast landscape of intense beauty.

She moved back to East Anglia which is still a family base.  The beautiful coastline and flat expanses of land meeting big skies are often the subject of her paintings.  Paula is currently based in Canterbury.  She has exhibited and sold work in the UK, Israel and the USA and this is now in hersixth year showing at the Autumn AAF Battersea.”

Karen Twiss…

“Handmade crochet toys, animals, hats and blankets.”

Paint, Paper and Pearls…

“Over the past 15 years I have come to realise that something wonderful can happen when you put paint, rubber stamps, papers and all sorts of materials together, and I have been on a fascinating journey of discovery.

My first love was handcrafted cards with rubber stamping being the essential part of my work.  But I then moved on. I began to realise what could be achieved with fabrics, paints beads and jewellery as well as paper-crafting. A whole new world opened out – that of mixed media art – whether on canvasses or on objects that can become art pieces.

So now there are no limits to how I love to combine different materials with various techniques. I am often covered in glue, paint and glitter but eventually………the result is worth it!  

Inspired by a love of fabric and flowers, I wanted to make some gifts for family and friends! Quilted bags using cotton fabrics and Potted ceramics with seasonal bulbs could be just the present you are looking for? Realistically priced and handmade (or home potted!), I hope you’ll enjoy these festive offerings, which will be dotted amongst my Mum’s beautiful Mixed Media and Handcrafted Cards at the Sudbury Craft Fair on November 3rd.”

Angie West…

“Handmade Christmas tree decoration.”

  

      

Sand Fairy…

“This is a little description of the Peggle People Sets. These will retail for £20 and each set is presented with it’s own cotton storage bag.  These sets are inspired by Montessori creative play and each set consists of a small round play base, tree, toadstool, flower and the two wooden peg dollies with ergonomically designed hats which allows them to be easily picked up by little fingers.
Every single element- apart from the wooden pegs- has been designed and embroidered by myself. Every element is made from felt which due to the stitching  can withstand the roughest of play without pulling apart and is made to last for years of enjoyment. They come in a variety of colours and each piece is unique and no two are the same.”