Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Meet the stallholders…coffee break with Amy Evans from Blanche and Lola

It’s so flattering when traders travel to sell with us which is why we are very happy Amy Evans from Winchester in Hampshire is back again after her great success at the Christmas and Spring fairs.

Amy Evans on her stall

Hi Amy, tell us what do you make and what is your inspiration?

I handmake one-of-a-kind or limited edition pieces of vintage jewellery and hair accessories created from original vintage treasures.

I love hunting for unloved vintage brooches and forgotten gemstones and being able to turn them into an entirely new creation.  There is so much mass-produced costume jewellery on the high-street; I think it’s so much nicer to invest in a piece which you know has been handmade in the UK, with love, just for you.

My creations are inspired by the vintage pieces I find – I’m always drawn to the cute and the whimsical – particularly animal and pieces inspired by nature – there are a lot of birds, foxes, deers and rabbits in my collections!

Amy loves to include a lot of nature imagery in her work

What is your favourite item that you sell and why?

I do a lot of commission pieces and these are probably my favourite thing to make and sell.  It’s so lovely being able to bring someone’s idea to life.

Amy loves making pieces for other people

What would you say your most value-for-money item is and how much is it?

Definitely my handmade button rings which I create using vintage buttons reworked onto adjustable silver or gold plated ring bands.  There is also my collection of wonderland-inspired rings created using handmade miniature teacups, teapots and plates of miniature cakes and biscuits. Both ranges start at just £5!

Blanche and Lola rings start at £5

Have you traded at “It’s darling!” before and if so when?

This will be my third time trading at “It’s Darling” and I’m still as excited as I was the first time! 

Something special for your hair

What do you like best about Bath?

Relaxing in the open-air rooftop pool at the Thermae Spa with its spectacular views over the beautiful city of Bath is one of the loveliest ways to spend an afternoon. 

Get yourself some gorgeous neck candy at It's darling!

Why do you think customers should make “It’s darling!”  their must-visit vintage & handmade fair this Summer?

The “It’s Darling!” fair isn’t your average craft fair; it’s more like a wonderland boutique of all of your favourite handmade and vintage shops all in the same place!  The fairs are really well organised and the stallholders are carefully hand-selected meaning that the fairs showcase only the best in handmade and vintage loveliness and there is always a lovely eclectic mix of beautiful goods to browse and buy.

What would you say is “darling” in your life.
My other half Jamie and our darling cats, Lily and Lola.

Amy's darlings

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1 comment:

  1. Lovely items and glad to hear that you've enjoyed the previous Its Darling fairs so much. I'll look forwards to meeting you on 16th July at Its Darling!
    Annie (Mosaic Tree -


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