Saturday, 28 July 2012

Hints of Colour

Snow bud Cluster Necklace
Silver, rutilated quartz and rainbow moonstone

Floral Blanket Necklace
Silver and labradorites

These two neck pieces are striking with their contrast of black and white and a few shades of grey too! If you look closely, you will be able to see some hints of fabulous colours, especially when the stones are angled in different lights. The Snow Bud Neckpiece at the top reflects some striking blues as do these unusual labradorites I picked up this year in Hatton Garden. 

The SnowBud Necklace has just arrived at the Ruthin Craft Centre in North Wales which is on sale in their gallery shop with a whole new group of work.
If you live near by or are by chance in the Denbighshire area, then do go and take a peak.

The Floral Blanket Necklace will be on show and for sale at The Coburg Gallery during our Open Studios next weekend at which I hope to see you. Pop in and see myself and Kaz in our new studio (46) on the very top floor. 

D x

Monday, 23 July 2012

Dazzle at Dovecot

Floral Blanket Necklace
Silver & Aventurine
 On sale at Dazzle

I'm sitting in my new studio in the "Coburg Loft" writing this as the rain once again pelts down on the skylight above. As we all are, I am so fed up of this rain, although the sound of it is quite therapeutic. It does also make it easier to coop myself up in here for a late night.

There's lots to do as Dazzle at Dovecot and the Open Studios approach. August being my busiest month of the year, I think I'm ready for it!

Today will consist of labelling and packing up my Dazzle work which will be exhibited at Dazzle at the Dovecot Studios from the 3rd - 27th August. Dovecot Tapestry studios is based in a beautiful renovated Victorian swimming pool in Edinburgh City Centre. This will be Dazzle's first year at this exciting new venue. 
I am ashamed to say I have never visited Dovecot since the studios moved here four years ago. However, once again I will be working at Dazzle again this year and am looking forward to seeing and working within the building.

This recent Floral Blanket Necklace (above) will be at Dazzle and for sale including other pieces from my Four circle, Clover bud, Snow bud and Vintage Mirror ranges.

There'll be about fifty other jewellers too exhibiting so you wouldn't really want to miss out! There's is most definitely something for everyone at this exhibition.

With Open Studios not far away either, I recently posted the flyer in the previous post which contains all the info you need.
Just a little reminder that myself and Kaz have moved studio. You'll find us in what we call the 'Coburg Loft' on the top floor, studio 46, the first door you come to at the top of the stairs.

As usual I will have my "Pretty Prices" box with jewels up to 70% discount.

If you're getting married and fancy doing something a bit different like making each other's wedding rings, come and have a chat with myself or Hannah Louise Lamb. 

Hope to see you soon!

D x

Monday, 9 July 2012

Our 10 Year Anniversary Bash

The Prize Draw

Kaz eyeing up the wine!

 Billy playing some light jazz.

Cutting the beautiful lemon cake made by Inbal.
First of all can I just say a very big thank you to all of you who came along to celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary with myself and Kaz on Friday night. We had a ball!

This time last week we were wondering why on earth we were doing it. It seemed like a lot of work for the sake of three hours. However, when it came to it and the work was up on the walls, we were glad we had.

Friends, family, fellow Coburgers and customers all showed up to celebrate with us. Thank you to my partner Billy who entertained us with some live jazzy sounds in the background on the guitar. You can hear Mr Ancell play here with the wedding band, The Hi Hats. A great band for your wedding, party or pub gig!

Thank you to Inbal too who made a fantastic lemon cake. It certainly went down a treat with everyone! If any of you would like the recipe, visit Inbal's blog, 'The Baking Bandit'. We may just have to have more openings just to sample more of Inbal's delicious cakes!

The Donna and Kaz Jewels were won by two very talented jeweller friends, Hannah Louise Lamb and Jessica Howarth. Thank you to everyone who entered. £110 in donations were raised and we will be giving it to the Edinburgh Dog and Cat home.

If you missed the celebrations on Friday, not to worry. We still have the Open Studios coming up! Come along to our Private View on 3rd Aug at Coburg House and join us for a glass of vino. We will be open all weekend too. More on this soon.

So, here's to another ten years!..................................

DB x

Take a look at my Facebook page for more photos on the celebrations!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Prize Draw

'Butterflower Wing' Drop Earrings

If you're coming along on Friday night to our '10 Years' celebratory exhibition, you could be in with a chance of winning these! Worth £295. You could also win a Kaz necklace worth £145. Donations will go to The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

Late night tonight I think. Watch this space for more info on Friday!

D x