Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Coburg House Christmas Open Studios 2012

 Vintage Mirror Necklace with Oval Sapphire
Silver, labradorites and sapphire

'Frill' labradorite ring and 'Four Circle' labradorite ring
Silver & labradorites
£185 each

After a long day with my eyes fixed on the laptop and a few secretarial errors along the way, I have finally got around to posting some info on the Open Studios. Above is a Private View invite for you all. I do hope you can make it along at some point across the weekend. Unfortunately, I'll not be there on Sat 1st December as I am going to a wedding. However, my studio will still be open and the fantastic Miss Jackie will be available to help you!

As you can see above, I have made a few pieces with stones set in them. I bought these cabochon stones the last time I was in Hatton Garden and shortly after lost this beautiful oval sapphire. I was disappointed but I had faith that it would turn up, and it did. I obviously had chucked it in my little bag drawer along with all my other bags when tidying up.  
I haven't had much time on my hands to do much more of the stone setting but at least this is a little taster for the Open Studios. I hope to set aside some time in the new year to work on more pieces like these and perhaps with gold. This is just the beginning. I hope you like :-)

Just in case you missed the last Open event, I have now moved, still within Coburg House of course. I am now in the Coburg Loft, studio 46. It is the first one you come to on the top floor.

Hope to see you there!

Donna x

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

DAZZLE Manchester at The Royal Exchange Theatre

Circular leaf Necklace
Silver, 18ct gold & Aventurine

Having been working hard at the bench making stock and new pieces for Christmas, I've hardly had time to sit down and tell you about what's coming up.
I've updated my stockists and forthcoming exhibitions down the right hand side with links, so you can see where you can find my work at the moment and during the festive season.
Do remember also, my online shop at www.donnabarry.com is up and running and I'm pleased to say the Christmas orders have started coming in :-)

Dazzle at Christmas is as always the biggie. The work has been sent (hooray!) and Tony and Christine along with the help of the Dazzle girls will start setting up the exhibition tomorrow at The Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. DAZZLE opens on Saturday, so if you're in and around the area, pop in. From a selection of fifty odd jeweller's work, you are sure to find the perfect gift for Christmas or a treat for yourself :-)
If you can't make it there or you live elsewhere, remember there's always Lovedazzle, the online shop. Not forgetting of course also, DAZZLE in London at the National Theatre.

Keep checking here for new pieces and any updates over the next couple of weeks. Open Studios is almost upon us once again. This time we will be open on the 1st and 2nd December. Watch this space for more details.

I'll be back very soon x