Events to keep your eye on this Autumn!
Take a look below for more information as well as a look at the first brooch that Michele ever made!
Milano Jewellery Week
20-23 October 2022
Milano Jewelry Week is the yearly event entirely dedicated to the world of jewellery. Through different events, Milano Jewelry Week develops within exclusive and evocative locations in the city: historic buildings, high jewellery ateliers, goldsmith workshops, academies, art galleries, fashion boutiques and design show.
Milano Jewelry Week creates moments of exchange and interaction, captivating trade operators and at the same time putting the whole public of enthusiasts and curious in contact with the world of jewels. It is a great opportunity to expand your network, exchange knowledge, establish relationships with potential customers, get in touch with new markets, enhance your brand identity.
Over 700 exhibitors from 40 different countries will be displaying more than 8,000 jewels.
Michele is excited to be showcasing her first bangles at Milano Jewelry Week, specially designed and handmade for the event.
Follow @milanojewelryweek for more information and to see the other incredibly talented jewellers.
11-13 November 2022
Curated and organised by Handmade in Britain since 2007 in the iconic Chelsea Old Town Hall, on Kings Road Handmade Chelsea is one of the most established and longest running event in the UK craft calendar, that celebrates the very best of British craftsmanship.
Featuring the very best of over 100 UK-based Contemporary designer makers, both established and emerging, a vast range of disciplines will be represented from glass and ceramics, jewellery and fashion, prints and textiles, to sculpture and wood. This year, Handmade Chelsea will be celebrating fifteen years and will take place in the form of a dual-model. Those wishing to take part in our event will be able to do so both in-person at the beautiful Chelsea Old Town Hall and/or digitally through our dedicated online platform.
Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to see Michele's work and the best of British craft under one roof.
Click here for information about the fair.
Click here to buy tickets for the fair.
Follow @handmadebritain on all platforms to discover a range of skilled craftspeople.
Where it all began...
This beautiful piece is the first landscape agate brooch that Michele ever made almost 45 years ago. She took her inspiration from a weeping willow tree in the garden of her neighbour. About 30 years ago the willow blew down in a storm. It was picked up, popped back in the ground and has continued to grow happily ever since! (see below)
Many of the same techniques and details found in this brooch can be seen in Michele's more recent landscape brooches. She has since developed her uniquely intricate designs, using a variety of precious metals and stones.
These close ups show the layers of detail create by Michele. Elements of the agate stone are carried on in the use of line and texture in the metal.
THANK YOU FOR READING!
Here at Artisan Alchemy we are always on the hunt for exciting new makers and pieces to exhibit in the Gallery.
If you are a maker or know someone making bespoke fine furniture get in touch! We love having new work in the Gallery and meeting talented new makers.
As always, if you would like to commission an extra special piece of jewellery or furniture, please do get in touch - email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 233 1186.
With best wishes from Michele and the team at Artisan Alchemy 😊