TIS THE SEASON TO SHOP HANDMADE
Thankfully my shopping knowledge fairs better than my poetry skills. This Christmas season take advantage of the open studios, pop up stores and craft markets and buy a loved one (or yourself, no judgements here) a real treat for their jewellery box; a fine crafted handmade piece of jewellery from one of the UK’s talented designers.
Here are my picks of the stores and markets opening this week.
C/159 might only have one jeweller in residence but trust me Lenique Louis is well worth the visit. Delivering statement jewels which will be sure to earn you some brownie points this X-mas . Head down and visit Lenique in Camden from today until 22nd December.
Holts Academy is one of the renowned Jewellery schools in London, on the 12th & 13th December the academy is opening it’s door and allowing you to shop the future jewellery stars of tomorrow.
The Secret is out, East London is where it is at if you’re looking for lustful jewels. This weekend sees the launch of the Secret Emporium Christmas Market and next Monday the Secret Rendez – Vous Pop Up Shop opens. Both events will be housing some Magpie favourites with designers such as Claire English, Rosita Bonita,and Tessa Metcalfe all exhibiting at the events.
For me it’s not Christmas without a trip to Somerset House. With the legendary ice rink and the Christmas Arcade the spirit and magic of Christmas is well and truly alive in this gorgeous London Landmark. In residence in Somerset House in their beautiful curated room which features artwork from Peter Crnokrak are three of my favourite jewellers; Myia Bonner, Ros Milar and Clarice Price Thomas who have collaborated to launch the Ag 3Collective.