Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Craft Central Gets Hitched 2012 Windows

Craft Central Gets Hitched 2012 was a great success! Thank you to all our exhibitors, sponsors and visitors for a wonderful 4 days. Here's a last look at our gorgeous display windows:

In the main display window: Ali Miller (ceramic tea set), Chop's Cakes (cupcakes), Melanie Potro (wedding dress), Janet Stahelin Edmondson (ceramic vases), Rachel Black MillineryHatastic!Amy Jo Nolan (stationery), Lucie Pritchard (bunting), Hettie Rose (shoes), Kate Jones Knitwear (shawl), Rhapsody Road PhotographyFlor Unikon (flowers).

In our Clerkenwell Road display windows: Ali Miller (ceramic tea set), Rachel Black MillineryAmy Jo Nolan (stationery), Lucie Pritchard (bunting and cards), A Alicia Wedding (garter, ring pillow), Poly Philippou (jewellery). Special thanks to Charlene Lam of Creative Clerkenwell for orchestrating these windows, which have the theme of "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways ..."

Friday, 23 March 2012

Handmade Wedding Tip: Carry Your Loved Ones With You

Jeweller Amy Keeper has a clever suggestion for keeping your loved ones with you as you walk down the aisle. "Personalise a bridal necklace, brooch or pendant to hang from your bouquet, by having a special photograph of those you hold dear tastefully set into your jewellery," she says. Alternatively, a photograph of the grooms' loved one set in a pair of sterling silver cufflinks makes the perfect groom's gift.

Necklace with pearls by Amy Keeper

Amy's jewellery range includes the use of photographed characters from vintage postcards to make pieces of jewellery with a nostalgic narrative; sometimes setting the images behind stones to include them as precious elements, and sometimes using photo-etching, to create the suggestion of a contemporary cameo.

See more of her work at Craft Central Gets Hitched, Central London's Handmade Wedding Fair, 22-25 March 2012

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Craft Central Gets Hitched 2012 - Snowden Flood

If you haven't been into Snowden Flood's lovely shop based at the Oxo tower then shame on you! Not only is it the most homely and comfortable of shops but it is also home to a collection of many exquisite and beautifully designed home ware products inspired by (but not exclusively) British monuments and imagery.

For more of Snowden's work please visit her website at http://www.snowdenflood.com/

Photos by David Geewai Ho