|Hatton Garden festival 2011|
There was a lot going on in different locations. I went to Hatton Garden first. It was pretty busy considering the weather. The main street was filled with stalls selling jewellery, food, drink, beads - lots of interesting things. I really loved the town crier who was ringing his bell and shouting (probably crying is the correct term!) next to the latest demonstration. A really helpful touch.
There were some things for kids to do - a big pirate ship to climb on which looked fun. There were also some tables where you could try things out. I liked that idea.
I then went on to the main event - Treasure which was at Victoria House near Holborn. This was an amazing exhibition of so many artists. I absolutely loved floating around looking at all the beautiful work. I'm sure most of the designers did jewellery design at university and I envy that investment in time. I'll get there, just a bit more slowly!
It was definitely worth going. Very inspiring.
Below are some of my favourite discoveries from Treasure.
|Sarah Eyton designs|
Loved the cuffs by Sarah Eyton and really enjoyed chatting to her. I bought one in purple!
|Sarah Herriot designs|
I was surprised not to see more enamellers. Sheila McDonald's work was very interesting
Love Sian Bostwick's simple but effective design with butterflies and flowers