Jewel in the crown

On the first Sunday of every month there is a farmer’s market on the Tyntesfield Estate, a beautiful setting that deserves a post of it’s very own.

Among the stalls selling the usual farmer’s market fodder is the star of the show….or of this post.

My good friend, Ann, is a very talented jewellery maker. As a child she started experimenting with bits and bobs and her dad’s tool kit to make earrings. this love of jewellery making grew and she has been selling her wares for about 14 years, after being asked to take a stall at a local country market.

Ann is mainly self taught, although she has completed courses in stained glass and fused glass work. She is a qualified adult tutor and  taught jewellery making, glass painting and silk painting for a community education centre. Ann also has done teaching in some groups and on a one to one basis.

As well as selling at markets and fayres Ann makes commission pieces, she made me a beautiful tiara for my henna night and has recently made a wire sea glass creation for a customer.

Ann makes beautiful jewellery from her retreat in her back garden, I have bought quite a lot to give as presents or to keep for myself. She loves creating and selling, finding it very relaxing. Meeting lots of people and bravely facing the changeable British weather, Ann always has a busy weekend schedule of markets and fayres around the South west.

You can find Ann on her Facebook page here, and her website here and here.