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Ocean Artists Designers Makers Winter 2019 - things to do in Plymouth, Devon
Ocean artists and designers market plymouth devon

Saturday 2nd November & Sunday 3rd November, 10am – 4pm
Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth, PL1 3RP.

Come browse and shop handmade jewels from Shh by Sadie at the next Ocean Markets!

Whether you are looking for a special gift or just browsing, what better way to kick off the festive season than a trip to Ocean Artists Designers Makers Winter Market.

With over 50 stalls offering a wide range of beautiful hand-made craft, accessible original art and inspiring design why not drop by, browse our amazing local makers, artists & designers, enjoy lunch in the Column Bakehouse Cafe and come meet us!

Sadie will also be teaching a bead necklace workshop at the event - see below or click here for tickets.

Find out more about the artists, designers and makers involved at the event website here.

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Ocean Artists and Makers Market Summer 2019
Photography: Ryan Cheetham

Photography: Ryan Cheetham

I spent last weekend at the first ever Ocean Artists and Makers Market at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard in Plymouth. The market ran from 10-4pm on Saturday and Sunday and was an interesting mix of fine artists, illustrators, jewellery designers, textile designers, ceramicists, woodworkers (is that the right word?!), bad taxidermists and more…

The event space at Ocean Studios is bright, with high ceilings and solid stone walls - the perfect space for a market. The only downside was that it was a super hot weekend and we did wish there were more windows we could have opened ;D At one point we were all handing around the same battery operated fan (thanks to Jodie B jewellery who was clever enough to bring it and kind enough to share it!).

My stand was between the Julia Crimmen’s beautiful ceramic works (I bought one of her teeny ceramic bee pin badges for my denim jacket), and K Design’s absolutely stunningly colourful fabric creations (after staring at them for two days, I definitely had to buy two of her hand printed, hand crafted pouches).

Other than spending my potential earnings on my neighbouring stalls and cups of tea, it was a fantastic event to meet fellow ‘makers’ and lovely customers. I really enjoy markets and pop ups because I get to meet so many different people and discover new artists and artisans. Networking is also a valuable benefit from events like this - the creative community is (mostly!) very supportive and we like to encourage each other.

You can have a little peek of my stand below (I forgot to take a photo of the full display, whoops!), and I’ll share some of the other makers I discovered at the market, too!

This was my last scheduled market for the summer, so keep your eye on the events page for autumn and winter.

Sadie x

Photo from Julia Crimmen

Photo from Julia Crimmen

Julia Crimmen Ceramics

Super super cute and collectable hand painted plants and birds, pots and bowls. Each item is individually hand decorated in Cornwall and you will want to buy them all.

I bought a teeny weeny bee pin for my denim jacket and it is just the cutest thing ever.

Find Julia on Instagram @juliacrimmen.

Photo from @k_designs_29

Photo from @k_designs_29

K Designs

Kay makes bright, bold, beautiful hand printed textiles and then fashions them into an array of stylish products, such as pouches, bags, water bottles and fabric covered note pads.

I HAD to buy two of her pouches, the colours were just too pretty (one is on its way to NZ to my bestie!).

Find K Designs on Instagram @k_designs_29

Photo from @oliverosejewel

Photo from @oliverosejewel

Olive Rose Jewellery

Being a magpie I always enjoy discovering new jewellers with an exciting design aesthetic. Much like my ‘modern’ take on bead looming, Olive Rose jewellery combines the intricate Victorian technique of ‘tatting’ with her sterling silver creations. They’re dainty, unique and gorgeous.

I particularly like the studs photographed here, with removable elements so you can wear your jewels in more ways than one!

Find Olive Rose on Instagram @oliverosejewel

Photo from The World Around Ewe

Photo from The World Around Ewe

The World Around Ewe

Well I couldn’t NOT mention World Around Ewe, it was a high talking point of the market..!

WAE creates ‘bad taxidermy’ including a pencil case made from a rat, with a pencil sharpener - you know where! Among other creations you’ll find magnetic mouse head earrings, chicken head magnets and all kinds of other interesting things!

Find WAE on Instagram and get lost down a rabbit hole of curious revulsion :-) @worldaroundewe

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Things to do in Plymouth, Devon - adult's bead jewellery workshop at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard

Let your hair down, relax and come play with beads!

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You’ll choose from hundreds of beads - freshwater pearls, glass, Czech crystal, wooden, vintage, coral chips, semi precious stones, sequins and more.

You will design and make your own bead necklace to take home with you.

Sadie will teach you the basic methods for stringing jewellery, using pliers and simple jewellery findings.

All materials provided. Suitable for all levels.

Booking essential. £30 per person.
To book email

To see more Shh by Sadie jewellery workshops click here.

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Things to do in Plymouth, Devon - make your own pearl jewellery workshop
pearl bracelet workshop plymouth devon

Looking for something fun and a little bit different to do?

Fancy making your very own jewellery?

Come along to this workshop and you will tailor make your own freshwater pearl jewellery with Sadie. You will choose from a beautiful selection of shimmering freshwater pearls, sparkling crystals and dainty charms if you fancy a little bit of added sparkle.

2 hour workshop.
£25 to make a pearl bracelet
£35 to make a pearl necklace
£50 to make a necklace and bracelet

Tuesday 30th April, 7-9pm, Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Saturday 4th May, 1-3pm, Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Sunday 12th May, 1-3pm, Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Tuesday 21st May, 7-9pm, Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth

All materials provided. Suitable for all levels.
For more information and to book please visit our events page.

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Spring Pop Up shopping event in Salcombe, Devon
Salcombe shopping  easter pop up shop shh by sadie jewellery

I was thrilled to be invited to the Spring Pop Up event in Salcombe last weekend! Organised by the absolutely LOVELY Tessa from Headcake Designs, the event was a mix of super high quality artisan products and other incredible local shops. It was such an honour to be amongst these talented makers, designers and entrepreneurs.

Alongside my brightly coloured handmade jewellery I had children’s beading workshops - and there were many masterpieces created on the day!!

Also attending were the amazing artisans below - you should definitely check them out!
Soren Designs, Vincent Trading, Love Lammie, Helen Butler, Mon Petit Cashmere, Elseamar, Suzannah Key Jewellery, Annie Morris Designs, Planet Warrior, Claire Eatwell Designs, Me & East, Hangzen Clothing, Wanderlust Wares, GB Ceramics, Isla Handmade, Wifflepigs, Jessica Cutler textiles and Headcake Designs. Phew!

Below are some photos from the event - please note that ALL the best ones are taken by the wonderful Love Local Collective who came to support us all on the day :-)

I’m already looking forward to the next event Tessa organises!

Sadie xx