Monday 1 December 2008

MADE08 - Brighton

Last weekend I was exhibiting at MADE08 in Brighton. My sister and I went down together on the train on the Wednesday for set up on Thursday. We had ten items of luggage to control including two shelves which was a bit crazy, especially with a hurried train change in Edinburgh because of a broken engine. We stayed in a Youth Hostel right by the pier which was lovely, coffee on the beach every morning.

The show was held in the Corn Exchange which was only a 10 minute walk from the hostel, handy! The set up went well, all to plan, and there was a private view on Thursday night. The show continued over the next three days.

I had a really good time, met loads of nice people and some new customers. It was an expensive trip but I think it was worth it, you really have to travel if you want to get your jewellery known and there's a lot more people down there than up here! Although I think I'm going to look at craft shows a little closer to home for next year, a little less risk!

Here are some photo's of some other people's designs that I liked -

Angela Kerkhoff

Barbara MacLeod

Dan Stafford

Helen Noakes

Joanne Tinker

John Moore

Laura Anne Marsden

Lesley Stickland

Lindsey Mann

Rachel Darbourne

Sarah Herriot

Tanja Ufer