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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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Custom order: handmade personalised name bracelet
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Heyyy peeps!

Here’s a custom order I made last month at very short notice! I actually stayed up until 12.30am making it on the Saturday night after being up from 7am and at the Salcombe pop up shop all day too - but it was worth it!! :D

XO Acapulco in khaki and white

XO Acapulco in khaki and white

My customer wanted a special gift for a very special friend, and loved the idea of something customised especially for her. She wanted a personalised bracelet and loved the colours in the khaki XO Acapulco cuff because she said they would go with almost anything, from t-shirts to a dress. And to match the bracelet she asked for a pair of personalised earrings, with the initial A.

So I got busy!

First I had to order the super cute 24 carat gold plated initial charms. I am definitely going to order some teeny S for myself soon too!

Then I had to do the maths! Because the XO Acapulco cuff is so geometric I needed to work out the patterns exactly to the bead. And then design the font, fit the name in, decide the colours (this was quite fiddly too!)…you get the picture!

Then the beading began! I used rounded seed beads for the name ANOUD so that is slightly raised and stands out from the bracelet. The gold beads are electroplated 24 carat gold - ooh la la.

Fitted with the same khaki coloured teeny seed beads, the ‘A’ earrings will look wonderful over summer with a golden glow.

I hope Anoud was thrilled with her gift and the lovely sentiment behind it for her.

Do you think I should offer more custom name bracelets like this?

Sadie xx

PS See more custom orders here.

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Louise Thompson wearing Shh by Sadie Pearl Fruit earrings
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Woweeee how good does Louise Thompson look wearing Shh by Sadie jewels once again?! Pick me up from the floor!!

Here she’s wearing the Shh by Sadie Pearl Fruit earrings at the Jo Malone press event. Who said red and green shouldn’t be seen?!

Available in a variety of juicy fruits, you can pick your own (see what I did there!!) exclusively at

See more of Louise’s Shh looks here.

Sadie xx

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Custom order: short Chevron D'or necklace
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I recently created this custom order necklace for a regular Shh customer. She wanted the Chevron D’or necklace in the style of the shorter Priestess necklace. And so we shortened the chevron pattern and voila, here’s the beautiful finished product!

I think it will look gorgeous in the spring and summer weather, with a strappy top, the beads glimmering in the sunshine. Yay!

See below for photos of the custom short length necklace, and the original Chevron D’or.

Sadie x

PS. If you have a piece of jewellery that you'd like to design, redesign, or fix, you can get in touch here.

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Leather feather earring workshop at Ocean Studios, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
Leather feather jewellery workshop ocean studios royal william yard plymouth

We had another fun jewellery workshop at Ocean Studios, Plymouth, this week! We made hand painted leather feather earrings, and also a pair of beautiful leather palm leaf earrings, which dangle from a dainty gold chain. Gorgeous and PERFECT for spring / summer!

We have more exciting jewellery workshops coming up, for adults and children - beginners and those with experience!

Check out the events page for more information.

Sadie xx

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