Xmas is fast approaching…!

Yes, it is that time of year, when many of us think about what presents to buy family and friends.  Over the next 6 weeks leading up until Christmas, I will be partaking in various contemporary craft fairs.  You can view where I will be exhibiting on the ‘Events‘ page.

The first fair to come up will be at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham.  I will be taking part in their Scandinavian Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 24th November, 11am – 4pm.  At the exhibition will be my Blue and Star Lotus series, and especially for Christmas, I will be making earrings and pendants using gemstone beads and gem tumble stones.  Prices start from £10.  Perfect!

For more information on the event….click here

Diwali Festive Offer!

Diwali; the festival of lights, is fast approaching.  On this special day Hindus celebrate by lighting up their homes.  For this festive season we have a special 10% off on the Star Lotus series and 20% off the Blue Lotus series.  So whether you celebrate Diwali or want to make an early Christmas purchase, the offer is on until midnight 13th November.  This offer does not apply to any commissions or one-off pieces.

Make this Diwali a special one with a new piece of jewellery!

Wishing you all success, happiness and prosperity….

Priya

The Wedding Jewels (Promotional Video)

The video shows footage of me wearing pieces (cocktail ring, sari brooch, hoop earrings & bangle) from my Blue Lotus Collection at my brother’s wedding in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The wedding was a South Indian affair, and the promotional video illustrates how my contemporary designs can be worn together with traditional South Asian attire, such as a sari.  The pieces were crafted in gold and some were set with a single 1 point diamond.  The designs can be worn with either Western or South Asian fashion.

The Wedding Jewels

The past 3 weeks I’ve been on my travels, in Bali and Malaysia.  My brother and his fiancée got married in Kuala Lumpur.  The wedding was a traditional South Indian extravaganza; with plenty of bright colours, happy people and great tasting food!  The celebrations carried on over a week, with the starting ceremony being the planting of the ‘bamboo tree’ by both bride and groom.  The main days were the pre-wedding ceremony, the wedding day and the reception.  For the religious events I wore a sari, and teamed this with pieces from my Blue Lotus collection.  The pieces were created in 18ct gold, to set off the beautiful purple and orange sarees.  The image below shows me on the wedding day wearing the brooch, bangle, hoop style earrings and cocktail ring from the collection.

During my stay in Bali, I sourced some white and brown cultured freshwater pearls from the island of Lombok.  The pearls have a very good lustre and shape.  These will be used in my pieces for the christmas collection.

The wedding jewellery

Centrepiece Open Studios

On Friday 18th May 4 – 7pm & Saturday 19th May 10am – 4pm, I will be taking part in the Centrepiece Open Studios event with other Midlands based jewellery designer/makers.  During the 2 days independent designer/makers open their workshops and studios to the public.  You can see how we work and look at the amazing jewellery that is created in Birmingham’s famous Jewellery Quarter.  To view the flyer and find out which designers are showing where, click on the link below:

CP Open Studios May 2012

I will be at 81 Vyse St,  B18 6HA.

Handmade in Britain, Jewellery @ London: A Celebration

This exciting exhibition runs from 10 – 13 May with free entrance.  The jewellers selected to take part found inspiration for their work all over London city.  The show will take place at the beautiful gallery@oxo overlooking the river Thames.  The link below shows all the designer-makers that are taking part, including myself.

Jewellery @ London: A Celebration participants

 

Goldsmiths’ Company – Getting Started 2012

Next week I will be in London for a 5 day business programme held at Goldsmiths’ Hall.  The Getting Started programme is for recent graduates of jewellery and silversmithing who are looking to pursue a career in the industry.  The course will include prominent speakers, one being Theo Fennell, who will provide us with an insight into various opportunities offered within the industry.  There will be a formal industry reception, where we showcase two pieces of our work to over 200 industry guests.