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Wednesday, 30th November 2016

My Etsy Shop

I have recently reopened my Etsy Shop as I don't sell directly from this site only commissions.  If you are interested in seeing work I have for sale do please visit my Etsy shop you will find the link on my Links page.  I have put some gorgeous pieces for sale there or I am always delighted to take commissions to make a client a completely bespoke piece.


Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

Etsy Shop

I have recently added new pieces to my Etsy Shop, the Blue Stripes is a lovely necklace and I can recreate it in any colour.  You can go to Etsy on my links page.


Monday, 8th February 2016

Reloved Magazine

There is a great little feature about my jewellery in the February edition of Reloved magazine in the section Creative Hub.

iI am always adding recent work to my Facebook page Louise Lovell Jewellery and Instagram.  There is also a link to my Etsy shop from my Facebook page, just click on the Shop button and it will take you there.


Tuesday, 29th September 2015

Autumn Shows

SIT Select Showcase October 23-24-25th 2015, Cheltenham Town Hall www.sitselect.org

Made by Hand October 30th-1st November 2015, City Hall, Cardiff www.madebyhand-wales.co.uk

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 13-14-15th November 2015, The Courtyard Centre, Hereford www.brightstripe.co.uk

I am thrilled to had been featured in the Nov/Dec issue of Landscape magazine, they have focused on my technique for making my cat brooch.  The magazine is available to buy in all the usual stores.


Wednesday, 23rd September 2015

Made by Hand 2015

I shall be domonstrating at Made by Hand 2015 at City Hall in Cardiff 30th October - 1st November, I'm Stand no 19 in the Lower Hall.  I hope to see you there.


Tuesday, 1st September 2015

Autumn shows

These are the events I shall be taking part in this Autumn/Winter

SIT Select Showcase 23-24-25th October 2015 in the Town Hall, Cheltenham details on their website.

Made by Hand 30th October-1st November 2015 in Cardiff City Hall details on their website

Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair 13th-15th November 2015  at the Courtyard Centre, Hereford details on their website.

I do hope to see you at one of these events.


Wednesday, 4th February 2015

Work for Galleries

I'm just about finished making new work for the Cupola Gallery in Sheffield and the Contemporary Craft Festival shop in Bovey Tracey.  I delivered new work to Llantarnam Grange last week and will drop more in shortly.  My next "to do" is take more jewellery down to Craft in the Bay as the weeks get filled up it is finding the time to do all these things along with everyday life which does have a habit of getting in the way! 

I am putting lots of photos on Facebook and Twitter and will add more to my website once I have sent all my jewellery out! 

I do want to get on with making some more pictures which are great fun to make and everyone loves them.


Wednesday, 14th January 2015

New Year

A new year and new ideas.  I have been playing around with creating little pictures using my knitted flowers and leaves, I've made two so far and have put images of both on Facebook.  I have had lots of positive feedback but it is now back to jewellery as I have a new gallery to stock Cupola in Sheffield and other galleries to restock.  I have new ideas for my jewellery using simple text and knitted beads on a very small scale I found some lovely fine chain that I've been using which lends it's self to smaller pieces but I shall still be making more statement pieces using some bling!

Between all this I've been teaching myself how to Tat with the help of a book and DVD, at first I was all fingers and thumbs but now slowly beginning to master it and having a great time making little flowers which I hope to incorporate into my jewellery.  It was very funny as I asked on Facebook if anyone knew how to do Tatting and had a couple of comments thinking I was asking how to do Tattooing!! 


Wednesday, 29th October 2014

Made by Hand

Well here we are it's Made by Hand in Cardiff this weekend at City Hall, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, do come along and see me.  I'm all packed up and ready to go my final necklace is on my worktable just about finished all it needs now is a price ticket.  It has been full on getting ready and I can't wait for it all to get going.

I two weeks time I shall also be part of Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair with is in Hereford at the Courtyard Centre on 14-16th November.  I'm a little nervous as I've haven't done it before, it's the setting up that's quite daunting.  Once that is done it will be fine.

I shall then be concentrating on the commissions I have, everyone is very patient waiting for me.  I also am going tobe puytting a collection together for one of the premier shops in Monmouth, more info to follow.  I hope to get this in before Christmas. 


Tuesday, 17th June 2014

Contemporary Craft Festival Shop

I'm very pleased as my jewellery is now on sale at the Contemporary Craft Festival Shop in Bovey Tracey


Wednesday, 11th June 2014

Summer 2014

Will here we are and it's already June, I have just returned from the Contemporary Craft Festival in Bovey Tracey where I had a very successful weekend with my jewellery.  It was tiring but I met lots of lovely new and repeat customers and many makers that I follow on Facebook and Twitter and was nice to meet them in the flesh!  I have been really busy over the past few months preparing for the Festival, it has taken up much of my time so there is a little time before I must start thinking about Made by Hand in Cardiff and Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair which ar later in the year.

In the next few weeks I shall be restocking Craft in the Bay and CRIC where I did a little demo over the May holiday as part of their Open Art Exhibition which are both over due.  I have some great commissions to get on with something I love doing.

My work can still be seen at the Galleries on my Links page.


Thursday, 9th January 2014

New Year

It's a new year and I'm busy thinking about new designs for spring and summer, with my work being textile based I can create pieces that echo each season.  Again there will be birds and flowers but I have been working on designs with trees and leaves, all the problems with Ash dieback and Horse Chesnuts and Oaks being attacked it has made me want to capture them in my work before they all disappear using photographs and leaves I collected in the Autumn.

I hope to do some more dyeing in the next few weeks, I'm running low on yarns and would like to produce some fresh exciting colours.

I am pleased to say I'll be exhibiting at the Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey again in June, it was good fun last year and it will be lovely to catch up with fellow makers, galleries and customers.

Don't forget to look at my Facebook page to keep right up to date with what I am doing.


Friday, 18th October 2013

Craft in the Bay

I am really pleased that I have been accepted to become a member of the Makers Guild in Wales.  This means that my work will be on show at Craft in the Bay in Cardiff.  I'm busy putting together a collection which will include new designs and some old favourites, a couple of the new designs feature a stag and a floral print eagle.


Tuesday, 13th August 2013

Workshop with India Flint

A wonderful three days was spent at Ruskin Mill at Nailsworth last week learning how to dye and print using leaves and flowers to produce soft, gentle colours.  Totally inspiring, we learnt so much I can't wait to have a go and dye yarns and fabrics to use with my work.  


Monday, 29th July 2013

Midas

Jewellery sent today to Midas in Lincoln, a lovely selection of necklaces and earrings.  I am having some design thoughts about bracelets which I haven't made for ages, once I have finished my orders I am going to have a play with the ideas.


Thursday, 25th July 2013

Midas Contemporary Applied Arts

My jewellery is now stocked is Mida Contemporary Applied Arts in Lincoln.  I met Dee Barnes whose gallery it is at the Contemporary Craft festival in June and she loved my work.  I have spent the last few weeks putting a collection together for her.  My next project is finishing the jewellery to be photographed on a model which I am very excited about.


Thursday, 30th May 2013

Period Living Magazine

Very exciting, I'm in the July issue for Period Living magazine!  There are lots of lovely pictures of the house, it is so exciting seeing it in print.  I am going to take a copy to have on my stand at the Contemporary Craft Fair which is next week in Bovey Tracey, Devon and runs from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June 10am-5pm.  I'm looking forward to meeting lots of new customers.  My display for my stand is finished and I am just about to price up my work and collect every thing together, we've had a trial run and it all fits in the car which is a relief!


Thursday, 30th May 2013

Contemporay Craft Fair and Period Living magazine

I'm nearly there with everything for the Contemporary Craft Fair at Bovey Tracey which runs from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June 10am-5pm.  I was very pleased with my carpentry skills yesterday as I managed to make and fix shelves into my crates which will feature as part of my display.  I am pretty organised now and just have the finishing touches to do, one job I must get round to is labeling and pricing my work!  We had a trial run and everything fits in the car which is a relief as I didn't want to have to go in seperate cars!  Looking forward to seeing everyone there including lots of new customers!

I am thrilled to be featured in the July issue of Period Living magazine which is out just in time for me to have a copy on my stand at the Contemporay Craft Fair.  Lots of lovely pictures of the house and me working....its all thanks to Nicky of White Rabbit Media in Bristol for getting it all sorted for me!


Wednesday, 27th March 2013

The Contemporay Craft Fair

I shall be exhibiting at the Contemporary Craft Fair 7th/8th/9th June 2013 at Bovey Tracey in Devon for the first time this year which is exciting.  My other half is coming to help me but he is already planning little trips for himself, I might have to chain him to my stand.  I'm having a think about my stand I may be using flowerpots!!


Wednesday, 27th March 2013

Making Jewellery Magazine

I am also excited that I am featuring in Making Jewellery magazine, it will be about my work with pictures including one of me!!  I'm not sure when that is being published but they will send me a copy.


Handmade textile jewellery by Louise Lovell