The Lalou Designs Autumn 16 Collection

Over the past few weeks I have been working on a new collection of fabric pendants and earrings for the autumn months. It is the first full, cohesive collection I have created since I began making fabric jewellery pieces as usually I like to create pieces from whatever beautiful textiles I come across on my travels rather than plan ahead to make a collection. After a long time scouring the net to find fabric that I thought would work well, I came across a beautiful cotton range from Irene and Lewis.

Although the fabric has more of a spring time feel to it rather than Autumn,with the mild weather we are having, I felt that it would still work well with clothing and outfits during the next few months. And who says, just because it is Autumn, means you have to wear Autumn colours!

As well as creating floral and organic designs, I have recently been a fan of using birds in my designs. This Irene and Lewis collection features very cute birds on a number of their fabrics and this is probably what drew me to the fabric to start with.

To compliment the pendants in the collection, I have also created a number of spring back earrings. These can be worn as a set with a pendant or on their own but either way they will be a gorgeous addition to any outfit.

To see more of the collection visit my Etsy store at https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Laloudesigns

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Ness Gardens Spring Fair

Ness Gardens Spring Fair

Last weekend, myself and my glamorous assistant (also known as my sister Faye) set up shop at Ness Gardens for the day. Each year, Artists and Makers at Ness run by Natalie Bosworth, hold four fairs throughout the year for local craftspeople in the beautiful surroundings of Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral.

The first craft fair we attended at Ness Gardens was their November fair last year; which was busy with lots of people looking for Christmas presents for friends and family. The weather in November was absolutely horrendous with the wind howling and the rain pouring. Last week however, the sun was shining (if not a bit chilly) and this seemed to bring a lot of customers to the fair. As always it was lovely to talk to lots of people and we even had a few ladies visit us who had bought things at the Christmas fair.

Hopefully we will be able to book a stall for the fairs later in the year and will get a chance to see more lovely customers in this lovely venue.

Ness Gardens – Artists and Makers Christmas Fair

artists and makers at ness

So I got an email yesterday to tell me that I had been selected to sell my Jewellery at theĀ artists and makers Christmas fair at Ness Gardens. Woo hoo! It’s been a while since I have taken my Jewellery to a fair so I am pretty excited and as it is on the 29th November it should be fairly festive which will get me and the visitors into the Christmas spirit.

Set in the Hulme Conservatory at the visitor centre of Ness Gardens there will be beautiful views of the 64 acre gardens which will be a gorgeous backdrop to the event. It is free admission to the fair itself and Ness Gardens are kindly offering 2 for 1 tickets to the gardens after any purchase from one of the stallholders which is another incentive to buy some goodies for Christmas presents.

Japanese floral jewellery

Floral Textile Jewellery

Many of the Jewellery pieces I will be selling include floral patterns which will fit in nicely with the surroundings of Ness Gardens; something to remind you of your day out at the gardens. I will let you know more details nearer the time of the fair; for now I will get making and organising for the event. Hope to see you there!