Exciting news, I will be taking part in a pop-up shop, which will start in May 2024. I will be showcasing my jewellery in a petite boutique in Fulham on Lilie Road in London.  The pop-up starts on the 7Th May 2024 up until the 31St of May 2024.  The shop will be open six days a week.  The hours will vary each day and I will post the information nearer to the time of the showcase.  The address is: 18 Lilie Road SW6 1TS

The shop is painted in a bright cobalt blue colour.  All of the shops on the parade are painted a different colour, such as canary yellow and ice cream pink, which gives a sense of cohesion to the line of shops.  The pop-up shop is very near West Brompton tube station, other stations which are fairly nearby are, Earls Court and Barons Court station.

Fulham is a vibrant area to have a pop-up in.  It is also the area where I went to secondary school and where my interest in art developed.  When I left school I went on to take part in a foundation course at Chelsea School of Art, which at the time was also based in Fulham.

It’s fantastic to be setting up and selling from a temporary shop in the same area.  I feel as though I am going full circle, as this is the area where my journey in art and design began.  I later focused on jewellery design and learned the skills of making along the way, completing a degree in three-dimensional design and metalwork in Farnham, Surrey.

There are other great shops and places on the same road and these include a grand pub called The Prince, which has a stunning garden.  There is also a coffee shop called The Hoarder.  Next to the pop-up shop is Dad’s House, which is. a charity which helps dads and families.  Another shop is Pedal Back, which is a bike shop where you can have your bike repaired and you can attend workshops where you can learn the skills of bike repair.  There is also a wonderful gallery where artists can hold exhibitions for a certain length of time.

I will be displaying silver collections of ethical jewellery, which is made in my studio/showroom on Ealing Road in Wembley, with the help of jewellery specialists in Hatton Garden in East London.  The jewellery is made using recycled silver, using non-toxic chemicals in-house and the carbon footprint is kept low as all pieces are made in London.  The ethical focus of my jewellery business is an important aspect of my indie jewellery biz.

There are many themes in the jewellery collections, which are inspired by travels to different places, found objects in the home, botanical imagery and conceptual themes as well.There will be a selection of earrings, rings, pendants, bracelets, bangles and other pieces on show.  The pieces will make great gifts or a wonderful treat.

Visitors can also discuss potential commissions.  A popular commission in recent years has been to upcycle pieces of jewellery which are no longer worn.  The unworn jewellery can be given a new lease of life, with a different design.  Or a commission can be a completely new piece of jewellery for a special occasion.  The materials I generally work with are silver, gold and platinum.  The carats of gold used are 9, 14, 18 and 22-carat gold.

It is an amazing opportunity to have a shop for 24 days and it will be wonderful to be there.  It would also be fantastic to see you there too.