Monday, 31 October 2011

Vintage Ticket Save the Dates

Following some lovely weddings this year, it's really exciting to be involved in lots more weddings coming up over the next year. I've been very busy putting ideas together for some very different but all wonderful events and am currently in Save the Date mode.

Some of our close friends are getting married in the city next summer and I've just handed over these sweet vintage ticket style save the dates.

Having not yet quite finalised their theme, I wanted to create something for them which was both simple and fun, with an element of hollywood glamour!

I letterpressed the tickets on the press to give them that lovely finish and punched the date. They're such a lovely couple and I really hope they love them as much as I do.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Paper Anniversary

Just wanted to share this card I made for our 'paper' anniversary (although my partner would say its cotton).
Reviving my origami skills I created a cupid style heart folded out of vintage map wrapping paper. The pocket on front makes a great space for a personal message.
Would be great for an anniversary or valentines card, or just for that special person on a special occasion!


Sunday, 16 October 2011

Origin finds - Emma Ware

One last jewellery maker I have to mention is the amazing work of Emma Ware. 

You can see a couple of images of her stand here and here, which really show off the beautiful sculptural quality of her pieces.

I have totally fallen in love with her work, in which she creates these wonderful tactile pieces created out of reclaimed materials such as bicycle inner tubes.

Emma's pieces are made by juxtaposing malleable dark rubber with polished metal. These intricate sculptures are framed and complimented by the body. 'Reflecting our curves and angles to emphasize and celebrate the beauty in nature. Soft, tactile and moveable these creations need to be seen and touched to be fully appreciated.'

I really love the single ear pieces and am seriously considering as a style accessory I think I could make work for me.

But it is her statement neck pieces which I just think are absolutely stunning. I love the forms, the textures and materiality, the layers and the beautiful movement she has created within the pieces, amongst the challenge of working with reclaimed materials.

I couldn't leave the show without making a purchase and my gorgeous piece arrived beautifully packaged last weekend. I'm very much looking forward to wearing it and will definitely be keeping a watch on her website for my next piece, (provided I can actually make a choice?!). Thank you Emma!


I have just discovered a collection of photos from the show posted by Origin on flicker, 
do check them out to see all of the other wonderful makers at Origin.

Origin finds - Polly Horwich and Yoko Izawa

Two more jewellery makers whose amazing dynamic work really caught my attention were Polly Horwich and Yoko Izawa.

Polly Horwich uses materials from the everyday to create uncommon jewellery celebrating common emotions. She challenges standard expectations of sentimental jewellery with bold, playful pieces that explore protection and the preciousness of memory.

I really love the bold and colourful forms created in her collections. Seeing them at the show, I was absolutely intrigued by these wonderful three-dimensional forms, which created beautiful shadows and spaces on the walls they were displayed. After reading more about her on her website I am not surprised to discover she has come from an architectural background. 



Saturday, 15 October 2011

Origin finds - Sarah Warsop

There was so much beautiful jewelery at Origin, but having just spent an enjoyable evening watching dancing I thought that this work by Sarah Warsop seemed apt to share. 

Again its so hard to truly grasp this work without seeing it in real life but I've found a few pictures from her website which I though captured the dynamicness of her pieces. 
Her beautiful creations really caught my eye at the show and it was only after, on visiting her website, I discovered she is not only a designer but also a choreographer. It makes absolute sense as her jewellery is so fluid and so full of movement. It was the amazing twisted lines which really attracted me to these stunning complex forms.

Origin finds - Latimeria

It has been such a busy week that I haven't had time to share some of the other wonderful finds I discovered at origin, however there were some makers who I just have to mention so here goes.

Latimeria are a Finnish design studio who create the most wonderful metal cutlery. Below is just a small sample of finds from their website but they had the most wonderful collections at the show, including a set of the cutest teaspoons in the world.

I love the salt spoons, such a clever idea. The finishes are absolutely beautiful. They are such amazing, unusual pieces which are surprisingly pretty hard wearing and even dishwasher safe!

I think they'd make great gifts. I have just seen they are at the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair in Manchester next week so I am definitely going to pop along. Exciting times!
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