Saturday, 30 November 2013

London, Christmas 2013

Mum and I made a day trip to London together. 
We went to Selfridges especially to see the Tatty Devine and Rob Ryan  jewellery collection. 

The display around the stand was lovely and I was very excited to see this collection for real. But I have to say, I was a little disappointed when I got up close. For a start, the display cases were low down, and bending to see these tiny things was a mission. The cabinets were back lit with blinding white light, making it very difficult to get a real good look at the pieces on display. And when I eventually managed to squint enough to see them they were so tiny and thin… I'd be terrified to wear these pieces. 

I was slightly more excited by the giant mirror balls in the stair-well:

We went over to the Barbican centre, where my cousin had a stall in the Christmas craft fair. She had been so creative with making tags and fold-flat display stands out of corrugated card. Her jewellery was mostly made from decorative buttons. Her online shop is The Old Biscuit Tin. The stall was well lit so all the buttons shone beautifully. She did well for sales on this day, even though it seemed fairly quiet there. 

We also squeezed in a quick trip to Columbia Road to see Rob Ryan's shop. 

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