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.
Supporting This Charity Cycle Ride
Two of my favourite things are cycling and India so when one of my customers contacted me to ask if I’d help out for their charity cycle ride across India I was excited to help.
Women v Cancer Cycle Challenge
Rachel along with 3 girlfriends are joining a group of women to complete a cycling challenge in India. They are raising money for these worthwhile cancer charities:
- Breast cancer care
- Jo’s cervical cancer trust
- Ovarian cancer action
Once they’ve raised the required funds for their chosen charities they will cycle across India with “women v cancer”
Their cycle challenge sounds incredible! It entails five days of cycling over a distance of approximately 400 km across rural Rajasthan in India. They will start with a visit to the famous Taj Mahal and finishing in the “Pink City” of Jaipur. I’ve travelled through this region and visited both Agra and Jaipur. I know it will be an incredible trip.
The Fundraising Challenge
These brave adventurers, many of whom have been affected by cancer in one way or another, have held many fundraising events over the past year including: Gin tasting, Quiz nights, Christmas wreath making, bingo, horse racing, and events for children. One of the girls Sarah, her son who is only 8, cycled 20 miles and raised £1200!
The next fundraising event
These cycling ladies aim to raise £12800 and they still have a way to go. The next fundraiser is an auction, for which I’ve donated a sterling silver bangle, is on Friday 18 May at Teignmouth Rugby Club. This gorgeous bangle is from our eco friendly jewellery collection and is made from 100% recycled silver. This and others are available in our online shop too.
Here’s how you can help
If you want to help by donating or just to read more about these inspiring ladies here’s the link to their just giving page that has all the information about why they have signed up to raise money for women’s cancer.
Good luck to Rachel, Michelle, Sarah and Alice!