Valentine’s Day Whimsical Gift Ideas!

Here are a few Valentine’s themed pieces of my jewellery I’d like to share with you. Not long left now to get your gifts, so don’t delay- get something completely unique, handmade and beautiful! See my Etsy shop Cat-a-Cake Creations for more and full details >

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Jammie Dodger

Daisy the Deer

Daisy the Deer

Ruby the Rabbit

Ruby the Rabbit

Betty the Buuterfly

Betty the Buuterfly

Cute Mice earrings

Cute Mice earrings

Ruby the Rabbit

Ruby the Rabbit

Cute as a Cupcake!

Cute as a Cupcake!

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Jammie Dodger Brooch

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Etsy Shop Launch

Hope you all had a fab Christmas and New Year! I have been busy finally setting up my Etsy shop! You can now buy my jewellery, cards and bags online, which is very exciting! More items are being added each week, so keep checking back! And as a launch special there is 10% OFF EVERYTHING! But be quick it is on for one week only!! It is also the launch of my new brand name Cat-a-Cake Creations (I hope you all like it)!

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Why not spend your Christmas money on something handmade this year, or buy yourself a New Year treat! It would be lovely if you could have a look: Cat-a-Cake Creations Etsy Shop.

The Cake House Christmas 2012!

Well the Brighton Open Houses for Christmas 2012 are officially over! It has been a lot of hard work for those involved but all worth it and a wonderful atmosphere in each house. Thanks to Clair of the Cake House (Cleveland Road) and Nick of Art @73 Stanmer Villas for having me again and I hope to be back again in May! Today I was sitting in at the Cake House which was full of festivities, cake, mulled wine and friendly faces, here are some pics of the house…

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My Jewellery

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My Cards

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Helen’s Colars

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Helen’s peg dolls, Clair’s Clay bangles, my badges & mirrors, Michelle’s pin cushions

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My earrings, Clair’s tea towels, Helen’s collars

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Clair Letton’s mixed media painting

Yummy and pretty cakes!

Yummy and pretty cakes!

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Bird mixed media painting by Clair Letton

Clair's Rainbow staris!

Clair’s Rainbow staris!

Bird Painting by Clair Letton

Bird Painting by Clair Letton

Wonderful Mirror by Fiona Edwards!

Wonderful Mirror by Fiona Edwards!

Welcome to our house...

Welcome to our house…

Christmas tree with all handmade decorations for sale!

Christmas tree with all handmade decorations for sale!

Thanks to all those who visited during December. We hope lots of you can visit again in May and we look forward to seeing you! We also have some exciting plans for a blog, facebook and twitter for the house- so keep an eye out for these!

 

 

Competition Time- Win Daisy the Deer!

The Fairy Tale Fair Facebook Competition is only on for one more week! Don’t miss this opportunity to enter and win a special hand designed Daisy the Deer necklace handmade by myself. She is laser cut in a cherry wood veneer and has three beautiful hearts engraved.

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To enter simply head over to The Fairy Tale Fair’s Facebook page now and LIKE our page, and comment/ tag yourself on our post about the competition at the top of the page so we can keep track of you! You can also enter by entering your email here.

Good luck- competition closes next Friday!

Laser Cut Brooches

Here are some photos of my laser cut brooches, which are available now. They are all hand designed by me and laser cut locally in Brighton. They are then hand finished. They are made from acrylic or wood and available in various designs including Buddy the Cat, Hayley the Horse and Rosie the Robin.

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These brooches are available now and will be on sale next Saturday the 8th December at Craftaganza (Duke Street, central Brighton). Some designs are also available at both artists houses I am part of, and also on Saturday the 15th December at Belle’s Christmas Market, The Brighton Centre. There is just one available of each so don’t delay! You can also email me at sayhello@clairemontgomerydesign.com to order one!

December Makers Boutique

A few pics from the Makers Boutique on Saturday. There were lots of lovely handmade gifts to be found for Christmas gifts from the Brighton crafters…

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Rosie the Robin wooden necklace and earring set, boxed: £15. Laser cut, hand designed and finished. Available now!

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Laser cut, hand finished tree decorations with diamontees. Frosted acrylic and wood. £5 each! Available now!

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Hand designed, laser cut earrings. Several designs and colours available including deers, robins, cats, dogs, mice, horses, penguins, birds and more! Silver plated findings. Available now but designs selling fast!

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The Cake House Christmas 2012!

Well it’s nearly that time again, and the Brighton Christmas Open Houses open this weekend from Sat 1st December! I will be part of two houses again for Christmas 2012- they are The Cake House (37 Cleveland Road, Brighton) and Art @ number 73 (Stanmer Villas, Brighton). Both near Fiveways area and have free parking outside!

Here is the flyer for The Cake House- as those of you who have already visited will know it is one not to be missed. Famous for its quirky rainbow stairs and beautiful yummy cake Clair Letton’s house is full of festive crafty creations and a warm welcome! Come along and find jewelley, mixed media paintings, cushions, kids clothes, accessories, hair pieces, cotton bags, greeting cards, stockings, lampshades, bags and much more!

We hope you can make it- we are open 11am-5pm Every weekend from Sat 1st Dec- Sun 16th Dec, find us at 37 Cleveland Road, Brighton (opposite Blakers Park, Fiveways Trial).

See the full Artists House details on the AOH website here. And view the brochure here

 

I will be selling a range of laser cut jewelley, earrings, tree decorations, phone charms. As well as greeting cards, cotton bags, small stockings, pocket mirrors, badges and much more. Please don’t miss us this Christmas- its a one off opportunity to get some wonderful handmade gifts you won’t find on the high street! I will be sitting in on Sunday 2nd Dec (this weekend) and Sunday 16th December- hope to see you there!

My Jewellery in Powder Beauty

A few photos of my jewellery in the window of Powder Beauty, Brighton. Powder is a beautiful, vintage inspired beauty salon in the prestigious lanes Brighton (Duke Street). Many of my necklaces are available there now including Buddy the cat, Betty the Butterfly and Tilly the Teapot. You can also find a selection of my cards and mini badges inside!

Find out more about Powder on their website here: www.powderbeauty.co.uk/

They will also be joining us for The Fairy Tale Fair on Saturday 24th November!

Brighton Craft Alliance Photos

Here are a few photos from the first Brighton Craft Alliance which was yesterday at The Brunswick in Hove. The organisers Sam and Nigel are lovely people and we even got a little present and personalised bunting! There were lots of lovely stall holders and I also launched my new winter jewellery range which I got some nice comments about!

Thanks to those who came along. See the Facebook page here: http://www.facebook.com/BrightonCraftAlliance

Brighton Craft Alliance

I will be taking part in the Brighton Craft Alliance on Sunday October 28th at The Brunswick pub in Hove.

 

This is the first Brighton Craft Alliance and is is set to be a great craft fair with lots of lovely stall holders. Why not pop along and see for yourself. Find us at The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road, Hove from 12-5pm.

I will be selling my new jewellery range, including Oli the owl for Halloween and introducing my winter range all set for Christmas. I will also be selling greeting cards (including Christmas cards), pocket mirrors, cotton bags, badges and more!

Jewellery Shoot Sneak Peek

Here are a couple of behind the scenes pics of a photo shoot we did yesterday for my jewellery. The make up was done by Kate at Powder Beauty and the finished photos should be ready in about a week, so keep an eye out for these!

With thanks to Powder Beauty, a fabulous vintage inspired salon in Brighton,  visit their site here: http://powderbeauty.co.uk

My Stall at Hassocks Pamper Night

Here are a few pics of my stall at Hassocks Pamper night. Lots of ladies came along to enjoy pamper treatments including massages, nails, hair styling, crafts, jewellery, cosmetics, drinks and a yummy chocolate fountain complete with marshmallows and strawberries (which was very yummy)!

 

Hassocks Craft & Pamper Night

This evening I will have a stall at Hassocks infant school Ladies Pampers Night. There will be crafts, jewellery, beauty, treats and more! Open from 7pm- 10.30pm. Looking forward to being part of the fun!

My Stall at The Fairy Tale Fair

Well this time last week it was a lovely sunny Saturday and we were busy setting up The Fairy Tale Fair! If you haven’t already seen here are a few pics of my stall at the fair. Also see the full gallery of photos on The Fairy Tale Fair Gallery. All photos taken by JenniWren Photography. 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed The Fairy Tale Fair, and I had a lot of fun organising it! We are planning another one for November which will be our Christmas fair- so keep an eye out for this!

Twitter & Facebook Competition!

Today I am launching an exciting competition in conjunction with The Fairy Tale Fair, which is this Saturday the 18th Aug!

The Fairy Tale Fair would love to make 1,000 Twitter followers before the day of the fair and to help them get there I am giving away one of my special edition ‘Buddy the Cat’ necklaces! The necklace is hand designed by me, then laser cut in mirror. It has an 18″ silver plated chain and comes complete in a purple velvet pouch!

If The Fairy Tale Fair make 1,000 followers on their Twitter by 8pm this Friday the 17th August 2012 one lucky winner will win Buddy! To enter simply Follow The Fairy Tale Fair on Twitter, become a Fan on Facebook or if you are already a follower/fan just share or RT one of our competition status’!

For full details and T&C’s view The Fairy Tale Fair blog >
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Become a Fan on Facebook>

Good luck, and be quick, remember competition closes this Friday!! 

Made in Brighton Market Day 2

Today was day 2 of the Made in Brighton and it was another sunny, yet very windy day! Thanks to those who came along and for everyones kind words about my new jewellery range. The earrings and cat theme certainly seem popular and it was great to get some feedback on my designs. I hope to launch it fully soon and will also finally be setting up an etsy shop!

My Stall

My Stall

New Jewelley Range- Necklaces and Wooden Brooches

New Jewelley Range- Necklaces and Wooden Brooches

Acrylic Earrings

Also gave out lots of flyers for The Fairy Tale Fair craft fair which I am organising. Please take a look at it’s blog if you have not yet done so.

Made in Brighton Market- Day 1

Here are a few pics from the Made in Brighton Market at the Marina from today…

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My new jewellery range- Launched Today!

My new jewellery range- Launched Today!

Necklaces and Badges

Necklaces and Badges

Charms and Mobile/Bag charms

Charms and Mobile/Bag charms

Necklaces- Wood, Acrylic and Mirror

It was a great day today- lots of sunshine, crafts, jewellery, live music, food and more- if you missed it today be sure to pop by tomorrow. Open 11am to 5pm at Brighton Marina square. Hope to see you there!

 

Made in Brighton & Jewellery Launch

This weekend- Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th July sees the Made in Brighton Market come to Brighton Marina after such a popular year last year. There will be lots of stalls with a range of crafts, jewellery, food, music, gifts and more.

I will have a stall there which I am very excited about! I will also be launching my jewellery range which I hope people will like! It features acrylic and wooden jewellery. See some sneak peaks of the jewellery below… If you would like to pop along to the Marina for a lovely sunny day out the market is open 11am-5pm all weekend. Hope to see you there!

Buddy the Cat Wooden Necklace

Rachael the Rabbit Mirror Necklace

Rachael the Rabbit Mirror Necklace

Pink Mirror Hayley the Horse Necklace

Acrylic Teapot Earrings

Wooden Jammie Dodger

Wooden Jammie Dodger

Betty the Butterfly Wooden Brooch

 

 

 

 

The Fairy Tale Fair

If you haven’t heard about The Fairy Tale Fair yet, where have you been?!…

Fall down the rabbit hole and explore this whimsical craft fair I am organising in Brighton on Saturday 18th August 2012 (10.30-5.15pm).

About the fair:
The fair will comprise of 20-25 stalls selling a range of handmade crafts. These include jewellery, knitted items, cute characters, cushions, cards, prints, candles, children’s clothes, accessories, vintage style items, hair pieces, bags, decorations, beads and much more. There will also be face painting, beauty, balloon modelling, candy floss and Alice in Wonderland themed cakes with tea and coffee served on vintage china.

Entry is also free so why not come along for a great day out for all the family! The fair will be located in St Thomas More’s hall on the corner of Braybon and Carden Avenues in Brighton. For full details see The Fairy Tale Fair blog- Click Here.

We hope lots of people will come along and hope to see you there!

Also see The Fairy Tale Fair Twitter and Facebook

Made in Brighton Market

I am pleased to announce I will be part of the Brighton Makers Market on Saturday 28th AND Sunday 29th July at Brighton Marina. The market will be open 11am-5pm both days and will be full of wonderful stuff all made by local Brighton Makers. There will be stalls selling handmade crafts, jewellery, design led gifts, ceramics, health and well-being, stationary, food and drink and more! There will also be live music and demonstrations.

The Made in Brighton market is in association with The Laughing Dog Gallery and is back for a second year after such a successful first year.

I am looking forward to being part of the market, and will be selling a range of cotton bags, greeting cards, pocket mirrors, badges, gifts, prints and more. I will also be launching my jewellery range which I am currently working on.

Lets hope the sun shines. Come along for lots of fun!