In the first row, I bumped into my old wax carving teacher, who had a stand there. She told me it was an expensive show to do, but was worth while as long as you are organised with a catalogue, wholesale prices, and the ability to produce large quantities. None of this is relevant to me at the moment, but it was good information. Her company is called Oria Jewellery.
My next stop was the Sutton Tools stand, where I introduced myself to Andrew Berry of 'At The Bench' - online video tutorials. He is a great teacher and I wanted to meet him after watching him for so many hours on my screen.
His website is here: At The Bench
I drooled over the tools for quite a long time :-)
Then I just wandered around with my friend Kat, certain things caught our eye more than others. It's a trade show so there was a lot of mass produced jewellery, which is less interesting to me - but there were a few individual designers as well.
Here are links to my favourites so far - I will be going back, so there will be more...
Daniel Vior - Nice use of cold enamel (resin) - http://www.danielvior.com
Moma Creatura - Bizarre and macabre jewellery - http://www.momocreatura.com/
Noa Jewellery - Ceramic and silver - http://www.noajewellery.com/home.html
Amanda Coleman - Lots of woodland creatures and cute stuff - http://www.amandacoleman.co.uk/
Yarom Morhaim - I was attracted to the Roman Glass jewellery - http://www.yaronmorhaim.com/
Pica - Beautiful packaging, have a look at their 'Stone' range - www.pica-design.de
Potters - Packaging - always good to find more options - http://www.pottersuk.com/
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