My Magazine Interview is out!

My Magazine Interview is out!

My magazine interview is out!

Read it here… I recently found out that my magazine interview has been published. I’ve included a copy here for you.

An interview with ETC Magazine

I was contacted about 6 months ago by a Jasmine from Etc magazine, an award winning lifestyle publication that covers our fair county of Sussex. I was thrilled to be invited for a magazine interview to chat about my jewellery designs.

It’s been a while since my last press coverage so I was nervous but excited about this request.

Delving into my past

When it came to it I really enjoyed my interview with Jasmine. As we chatted my nerves diminished. She asked me about how I changed career from environmental scientist to jeweller, you can find out more about that if you click the image to read the full magazine interview.

I was also asked about the jewellery making workshops I run in Brighton, including my beginners workshops and wedding ring making. Honestly, I can say I enjoy running these almost as much as the couples who attend.

Of course Jasmine asked about my jewellery designs too. Making jewellery is the main reason I quit my previous job and is still my main joy. I may have slipped in that I was recently awarded “Best Eco-friendly Jewellery Brand 2018” by Lux life magazine! Incorporating my environmental stance into my jewellery is something I’m proud to be recognised for.

Chuffed to bits

Finding out my magazine interview, double page no less, is in print has been very exciting. You can pick up the February issue of Etc magazine all over Sussex, for free, so do grab one when you see it. I’m certainly chuffed to bits about how lovely the article is. What do you think? Please leave your comments below. Thank you, Elizabeth

Claim your free gift card worth £10

Claim your free gift card worth £10

Claim your free gift card worth £10

Mama Mia, here I go again, my my, how can I resist you?! Resist no longer! You’ll make a song and dance of the free gift card worth £10 you’ll receive with your order this August. Here’s why…

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What is this free gift card?

Throughout August, every order you place at Elizabeth Anne Norris jewellery will include a free gift card worth £10. That’s right, we’ll pop a £10 gift card in with your jewellery to be redeemed at any time in the future. Keep it for yourself or give it to your bestie? Ah! how nice. Your gift card is easy to use. Each card has a unique code on it. Next time you want to order anything from our online shop enter the unique code on your gift card in the “coupon code” box at the checkout. As if by magic, £10 (or your countries equivalent monetary value) will automatically be deducted from the total. Each gift card is unique and can only be used once but it is valid forever.

We’ve had some great offers for you already this year like our best sellers offer in July. We plan to have more so please stay tuned.

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How do I get my free gift card?

So you’ve been day dreaming that prince charming will surprise you with that beach inspired necklace you’ve been drooling over? You’ve been lusting after that eco silver ring for a while now and haven’t taken the plunge? Wait no longer. If you order anything this month you’ll automatically receive a free gift card with your order. Why not give it to prince charming as a subtle hint? Or you could order a ring size tool to claim your gift card.

To claim your gift card worth £10 all you have to do is place an order at Elizabeth Anne Norris jewellery before the end of August 2018. It’s really as simple as that.

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Upcycle Recycle Exhibition Lancaster

Upcycle Recycle Exhibition Lancaster

Upcycle Recycle Exhibition Lancaster

You can currently find a handpicked selection of my recycled sterling silver jewellery exhibited in the “Upcycle Recycle” show at Arteria with Gallery 23 in Lancaster.

Showcasing Design with Conscience

My invitation to join the artists exhibiting in Upcycle Recycle was gratefully received and my handmade eco friendly jewellery is now part of a fantastic collection of art, design and craft that is created with conscience. You’ll find pieces like the Squares and Pearls charm bangle (shown below) and others from my Floral Hearts and Squares and Pearls Collections, all made from 100% recycled sterling silver.

The Artists at Upcycle Recycle

The exhibits on display at Arteria with Gallery 23, Lancaster, are the works of predominantly local and national artists and designers. The expo features wall art, plinth work, textiles, jewellery and gifts, all of which is handmade with the environment in mind. The eclectic mix of works on show are indicative of how refined and desirable upcycled and recycled design can be.

The ethos of the exhibition is being carried through to the marketing of the event. The postal invitation (shown) is printed on brown 100% recycled card that is manufactured using wind power. The illustration on the front of the invitation is the work of Ruth Allen who is exhibiting in the show. The font used on the invitation is an “eco font” it has dots running through the centre of the letters and so it only uses half the ink when printed.

Plan Your Visit to Upcycle Recycle

The Upcycle Recycle exhibition at Arteria with Gallery 23 in Lancaster runs from 17 May through to 6 October 2018. For more information and to plan your visit go to http://www.arteriashop.co.uk/handmade/

If you don’t live near Lancaster you are always welcome to browse our eco friendly jewellery collections online here.

Why Brighton in May is a must !

Why Brighton in May is a must !

Why Brighton in May is a must !

From 5-27 May 2018 a melange of artists, designers, musicians, actors, comedians, sculptors, poets, thinkers, players, singers, dancers, photographers, reactionaries, creators and entertainers who’ve been beavering away in their offices, studios, workshops, practice halls and bedrooms come out of hiding to show you what they are made of ! Brighton quite literally comes alive with creative flair, something to suit every person on the planet I reckon.

Artists Open Houses

I start with Artists Open Houses because I will be exhibiting in this every weekend in May ! On May 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th and 26th & 27th over 240 people open their homes for the likes of the public to see work from local artists, designers and makers. I will be exhibiting my handmade silver jewellery at Delicious Delights, 60 Florence Road, Brighton BN1 6DJ. All the artists taking part are listed here: Delicious Delights is part of the ‘Fiveways Trail’ where you can easily visit all the houses in one day. They are open every Saturday and Sunday from 11am-5pm and are free to visit. Full details on the artists open houses and trails here: http://www.aoh.org.uk

Brighton Festival

Brighton Festival comprises contemporary music, visual arts and film, dance and circus, theatre, books and debate and kids events. Venues vary from the pavilion style Dome, Brighton’s parks, theatres, universities, churches and more. It has many great sponsors and many big names will be there for instance guest director this year is artists David Shrigley. Read more and book: https://brightonfestival.org/

Brighton Fringe Festival

The Fringe is a packed schedule of mainly local talent ranging from cabaret, classical, comedy, dance, theatre, film, a kids parade, literature, music and workshops. The streets of Brighton become the stage for Fringe City when most things are free and it’s brilliant fun. Other venues can be found in homes, shops, pubs, galleries, churches, the pier, even a beach hut ! you name it there is probably something going on there. Read more here: https://www.brightonfringe.org/

The Great Escape Festival

If the daytime activities aren’t enough for you then from 17-19 May in 30 venues across the city you can listen to 450 new and up and coming bands play live. This will surely quench the thirst of most die hard music fans out there. There is everything from dance to indie to hip hop and so much more. You’d better look and book here: http://greatescapefestival.com/

So what are you doing in May ? Leave your answers below in the comments. 

 

My personalised floral heart pendant feature

My personalised floral heart pendant feature

My personalised floral heart pendant feature

The floral heart pendant from my floral hearts jewellery collection has been featured!

Valentines picks with hearts and flowers

It’s always lovely to have my jewellery designs recognised. Seeing my personalised floral heart pendant in pride of place in the latest Ethical Market newsletter is no exception. Thank you Ethical Market!

You may have seen my previous blog post when my stacking rings were featured by ethical market? Ethical Market is the place to go for fairly made and ethically made products. If you haven’t read that yet you can click here.

Eco-friendly Valentines Day gift ideas

I was excited to see my personalised floral heart pendant as one of the Valentine’s Day gift ideas picked by Ethical Market. For anyone who loves hearts and flowers this sterling silver pendant ticks all the boxes as a perfect Valentines gift. Not only is this beautiful pendant handmade and made to order in 100% recycled silver but each one is made unique with a personal name, date or message on the back.

There are four silver heart necklaces for customers to choose from and they’re all available to order online. With different sizes and finishes on offer you may want to click here to browse the options.

How the pendant is made

Using traditional jewellery making techniques a softened sheet of recycled silver is rolled between steel rollers to apply the floral design. Then, using a jeweller’s saw, each heart is hand cut and stamped with a message on the reverse using number and letter punches. The back of the pendant is polished using a buffing wheel while the front is giving a matte white finish, which is a personal favourite of mine. The pendant is domed in a doming block to give depth and shape before hanging it on a long sterling silver chain. I think you’ll agree that this heart necklace would be a wonderful gift to receive on Valentine’s Day.

If you haven’t already, you can head over to see what other valentines gift ideas ethical market have selected here.

Order yours for your Valentine

Although each personalised floral heart pendant is handmade to order there is still plenty of time for me to make yours for you. It will be delivered directly to your door before 14 February, in eco friendly packaging of course. Click here for full details about this pretty necklace and to order yours. 

What personal message would you have on your heart pendant? Please let me know in the comments below, thank you.

Upcoming Christmas Fairs in Brighton and Beyond

Upcoming Christmas Fairs in Brighton and Beyond

Upcoming Christmas Fairs in Brighton and beyond

Be sure to grab your diary right now to make a note of my upcoming Christmas Fairs in Brighton and beyond. This coming Christmas season I will be showcasing my handmade precious metal jewellery designs at 5 different events in and around Brighton. I hope you can make it along to at least one. All the details you need to know are below. I’ve hand picked these special events as they are a perfect time for some relaxed Christmas shopping and you’ll find an array of unique handmade crafts including ceramics, art, decorations, home decor, jewellery and so much more.

See you there!

Bolney Wine Estate Winter Fair

Address Foxhole Lane, Bolney, West Sussex

Date Saturday 18th November

Open 10am to 4pm

Free Entry

Click here for the event page

Mews Art Studio – Artists Open Houses

Address 1 Chapel Mews, Hove BN3 1AR

Dates 25/26 Nov, 2/3 Dec and 9/10 Dec

Open 11am to 5pm

Free Entry

Click here for the event page

Find all the artists open houses here

Lewes Artists and Makers Fair

Address Lewes Town Hall,18 High Street, Lewes, East Sussex

Date Saturday 2 December

Open 10am to 5pm

£1 Entry

Click here for the event page

Paper Daisy Events

Address Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton

Date Saturday 9 December

Open 11am to 5pm

Free Entry

Click here for the event page

Wild Strawberry Fair

Address Unitarian Church, New Road Brighton

Date Saturday 16 December

Open 10:30am to 5pm

Free Entry

Click here for the event page