Thursday, 26 November 2015

Christmas at Coburg is coming!

 Floral Blanket necklace
Silver & Coral

Mis-match earrings
Sample Sale Box
From £15

I can't believe another Open Studios has come around once again. I do love an Open Studios weekend and especially the winter one. It's when it really starts to begin to feel like Christmas :-) This one is definitely not one to be missed. You are all invited to our special opening on Friday night. There will of course be wine :-) There will be instrumental acoustic music by the very talented William Ancell from Under The Dogwood Tree once again. Also, new to our Open Studio weekends, we are having a prize draw where one lucky winner can win £100 to buy something from their favourite artist or maker.

Over the weekend we welcome Daniel's Swiss Bakery for the first time, who will be situated in the gallery. You'll be able to stop and grab a coffee and something sweet or savoury. I am especially looking forward to this :-)

Above is an old favourite, the 'Floral Blanket' necklace. I haven't made anything from this collection in a while, but thought these beautiful faceted coral beads would suit the shapes very well. I will also have some pieces from my new 'Acorns & Honey' collection on show, amongst others.
As usual, I will have my Sample Sale Box with huge reductions on many pieces. The new mis-match earrings (above) in the sale box went down a storm at the last Open Studios, so I thought I'd make some more. They are all odd elements from my scrap box that I have put together to match but not match if you know what I mean :-) They make the perfect wee Christmas gift.

If you'd like to visit the Coburg website, you can view many of the artists and makers on there before you come along next weekend.

I look forward to seeing some of you there and if not have a fantastic festive season :-)

Best wishes

Thursday, 30 July 2015

'Acorns or Violas' at our Summer Open Studios

 'Acorn' Necklace
Silver, 18ct yellow gold & labradorites

 'Acorn' long pendant

 'Viola' earrings

This week I posted a couple of photos of these new pieces on Instagram. I couldn't decide whether they look like acorns or strawberries. After a couple of comments suggesting the earrings looked like violas, I named them just that and the necklaces 'acorns'.
These pieces will be on show at our Open Studios event next weekend. Some will be displayed in the gallery and some in my studio amongst my other collections. You can see some work of the other artists who will be opening their doors also, on our website.
As usual I will have my sample sale and reduced pieces from old collections. This time I have delved into my scrap and 'odd elements' box and put some mis-match earrings together. I'm loving them and thinking I might just have to keep a couple of pairs for myself.
I will also be available to chat about Make Your Own Wedding Rings workshops, so do come up and say hello if you interested.

Above is an invite to the private view for all you lovely followers. However, if you can't make it on Friday, we will be open as usual on Sat 8th and Sun 9th 11am - 6pm.
I hope to see some of you there.

Donna x