Monday, 13 October 2014

This & That

So it all starts again.
I will be off next week to Made London for a weekend surrounded by fine quality crafts, housed in a beautiful Sir John Soane church at number 1 Marylebone. All very nice. It will be my birthday on the friday so do bring some cake if you come that day! I will alas be missing my son's 2nd birthday.
This is a great show to be part of but i am going to have to not do it some time or change Lenny's birth date?! 
Noverber will hold a dash to Nottingham for Lustre, which will be great to be showing at it again after a 2 year break. Then back down to the South coast to Made Brighton. A fair i have not yet been a part of so it will be exciting to be back in my old stomping ground.
If you would like ticket's for any of these events do get in touch and i can send some on to you...

These beauties are at the platers being turned to gold! I am branching out so keep watching & i'll post the result. You could always see them in person at one of my shows too.

 Having kept myself away from all the social media i have entered in & am rather hocked on instagram. Being of very basic skills for all this modern computer things as you can see i haven't got as far as the working of how to get a link to my instagram feed so you'll just have to check it yourself if you fancy.... racheleardleysomerset
Snappy, i know but there are a lot of Rachel Eardley's out there.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Summer Sewing

Back in full action after a trip to New York for the NYNow trade show & camping trips in our far land, now the children are back to school it's all go for autumn.
A great time has been had though and some business too! Re orders from the oh so lovely chaps at PatchNY 
& Dry Goods of Brooklyn which brims with all sorts of joy.
This 'Pop' embroidery has joined some other pieces to venture to The Grey Colt in Hudson, Ohio.
It has been a popular image so there will be more.
My Embroideries went down well this season, so watch out for more sewn sketches including playing cards & camp fires.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The Stationary Cupboard

I have been really busy since coming back form the West Dean show last month,  getting organised for my next event in New York and desperately trying to have some time off over the summer holidays.
Very important in my business, work hard and time to play too!
Being a fan of all things stationary and a lover of sending and receiving post, i have always made my business cards into picture post cards. Having just had some new photos taken of my work, here are my new picture post cards of x4 different designs. x2 photos of my jewellery by the brilliant Lorry Eason & the other x2, my  drawings of the coins used in my 'Nature Necklace' & 'Many Headed Necklace'.
Do send me your address and i'll get one off to you! or come & visit me at one of my shows later in the year.
*Note the bare feet, such a joy to be able to work bare footed.

Stickers too. This is extremely exciting for me as i have waited a mere 15 years!!! to get stickers for my business. I do finally get there with everything that's in my head even if it takes well over a decade. There's always so much to do.

& finally my stamps, i have diligently been hand drawing all my jewellery boxes with the coins used to make each piece for years now. After having to fulfill all my trade orders at the beginning of the year i  knew it was worth finding the time to get some stamps made for my most popular pieces. These will also come in handy for my next trip Stateside so watch this space for my stand displays (or booth as they call it, brilliant), where i intend to put them to full use. With all those ticks off the list - eventually, I am feeling pretty organised & thinking i might be in need of a stationary cupboard now!

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

West Dean

It will be a late night getting the last bit's done for West Dean Design & Craft Fair this weekend.

Here's a peak at one of my new Silhouette or Friendship Necklaces. There are more to see but your have to make your way to West Dean or wait & what this space!

Thursday, 5 June 2014

What's on...

Another year is whipping by! 

I was off in America at the end of January for The New York Gift Fair, a trade show which went really well and i have x10 new out lets in the States which including...
LoriMcleans store in Manhatten, which i new fromhaving spent some time wondering & admiring her wears  years ago when we were on our honeymoon in America.
Teilo was busy in a record shop, surprise, surprise so i entertained myself in Lori's shop around the corner.  It's great to be selling with her & we hope to do some work together in the near future so what this space!

The super cool & most stylish of chaps at PatchNY are stocking some of my pins & prints.

Over in Austin, Texas at Mercury Design Studio they are keen on my horse bow brooches & embroidered Matches & Bourbon biscuits.

I'll be off to New York again in August to add to the list!

Busy in my counting house, i've just finished this commission for The Rusty Pig  in Ottery St. Mary, Devon. An establishment that work to celebrates the the humble pig for all its tasty qualities. They specializes in Charcuterie & it's the place to have a pork filled breakfast,  the best i ever have. You can now get your 10 'oinks' token from them, to treat anyone to one of these delicious meals or to purchase some of their wears to take home. The home made cooking Chorizo is a winner! (Can you tell, i am a fan.)

Here's another commission i have  just finished, turning a pair of gold cufflinks into a bracelet that a customer's father had passed on to her...

I added a sliver link that echoed the gold, stamping her initials on. i think she was pleased with it...
"Thank you so much for the amazing bracelet, it is just gorgeous and I love the way you have made that beautiful silver lozenge to match the others, so beautiful! I have it on now and I suspect I won’t be taking it off much." 

I am just waiting to get back lots of new photos of my coin jewellery so will get some in a post soon. As you can see from my pics above it's always best to use a professional!

I'll be off to Sussex later this month for a brand new show at West Dean, a specialist College for Arts & Crafts. The lovely folk who put Made London & Brighton on have helped put it together so it will have lots of talented makers. I am sharing a stand with my brother Ken Eardley so double Eardley action. There will be no need to go any further than our stand really!!! 
Although -  your ticket will include entrance to West Deans awards winning gardens which will be well worth a look, especially at this time of year.
2for1 & early bird tickets are available to buy until the 12th of June. 
(promotion code MADE241)

 I hope to see you at West Dean!