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Valentine’s day

Valentine’s Day is approaching …..

I have just updated by shop with some new romantic Valentine’s jewellery including love birds and red enamelled hearts, a forget me not brooch and some new love clouds!

Go and have a look! Purchase a piece before 11 February and I will send you a free metal love heart to give to a special person.  The Valentine cloud featured below is £15 and is made from hand cut aluminium and vintage red and blue Formica.

Christmas Open Studios

Christmas Open Studios is here again. Just one week away …….
Come and see my work at the Harley Open Studios.
We are open for 3 days this year from Friday 27th until Sunday 29th November.

Do come browse and buy!
Free Entry!
I will be showing new work, old established favourites and some festive christmas decorations in metal and wood.

Hope to see you there!

Open Studios

It’s just 2 weeks away to my Open Studios on the weekend of the 13th & 14th June. I will be showing some of my new work using silver and vintage Formica, bird and bud collections.  There will be some of my silverware to purchase too including silver bowls, espresso and honey spoons.   I have decided to have a sample sale and sell some of my framed brooches and old botanical favourites.  So I will have a 50% off area where you will find some fantastic pieces from my back catalogue of works at amazing prices.  I will also be using the weekend to launch my latest dates for adult jewellery workshops which run until Christmas this year.  The workshops on the Welbeck Estate are only open to the public twice a year so please don’t miss the opportunity to come and visit my unique workshop.
Hope to see you there!

 

New Enamelled Work

I have started to produce a range of work using vitreous enamels, silver and original pieces of vintage formica. These pendants are part of a cell collection of work I am making which includes some amazing designs for large brooches. The ideas and drawings have been in my sketchbook for ages so it feels good to have actually started to make them. I have wanted to explore colour for a long time and these are the first pendants I have made using some transparent and opaque enamels. Enamelling is an amazing process and its so exciting to be experimenting with this unpredictable process…. and wow there is so much experimenting to do! I am now busy making the accompanying earrings and I have just started working on a range of big brooches with kinetic pieces and riveted sections. I am about to put a few of the pendants and earrings for sale on my shop page or you can buy them from the Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire or Bircham Gallery, Norfolk.

I am running a one day adult workshop from my workshop on Saturday 6 September called
Colour with Enamel. Its £90 including all your materials, silver and vitreous enamels. 
It is a beginner’s course where you will combine a range of jewellery making skills with some basic enamelling techniques. You can come and experiment along side me with vibrant colours and different techniques to create a pendant using vitreous enamels on silver.  See my workshops page for more details or call me on 07939 238608 if you would like to book a place. Regular updates are always on my workshop facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/laurabaxterworkshops