Tuesday, 12 June 2012


Beautiful ribbon and pearl jewellery pieces by fellow Lancashire lass and BCTF Exhibitor Maneggi. I met Nikki, the founder of Maneggi when she was on the stand opposite me at the British Craft Trade Fair, where I spent the three days admiring her lovely stand and fashion accessories. They are all hand made using ribbons and an embroidery/folding technique, which are intertwined with various pearls. I think they are great statement pieces and love the elegance and sophistication of them. My personal favourite is the grey piece, (pictured centre) where I like the stunning, decorative shape, created by the intricate ribbon folds. To check out more Maneggi  pieces take a look here Online Etsy Shop

Clare Caulfield

I came across the work of Clare Caulfield through the Art Markets. I really like the intricate, lively drawings and the watercolour, inky style. Documented from Clare's travels through sketchbook drawings, the art works are of various cities and places around the world, icluding Venice, Paris and New York, as well as some from nearer places like Saltaire and the Leeds Victoria Quarter. With a love of architecture, Clare uses dip pen and ink to create the pieces as well as screen print to transfer original drawings on to paper and canvas which she then combines with hand painted acrylic.