It's feeling like Christmas already in the gallery!
The deliveries for the Christmas show continue to come in thick and fast and I get the pleasure of opening up the parcels to see the treasures inside. On Friday Sara Lusvardi delivered her latest jewellery selection and she has made some really beautiful pieces. Sara, from just up the road in Great Broughton, originally trained in textiles but was inspired by some coral beads she saw while on holiday with her husband in his native Sardinia, and couldn't resist buying some. She started making jewellery on her return and she has passed on her obsession to her young daughters who have their own jars of beads to make things with. In years to come I could be showing work by a whole family of Lusvardi jewellery makers!
Other jewellery in the Christmas show includes stunning pieces by Kate Wood (http://www.glintjewellery.co.uk/) and also a great selection of new work by Thalia Tomlinson from Stokesley. Thalia's work is always popular and this time we have some of her latest hand-felted pieces.
With prices starting at under £10 there are lots of great ideas for Christmas presents (or even just a treat for yourself if the man in your life doesn't take the hint!).