Reetsweet is very proud and excited to be hosting it's first mini fair at nation of shopkeepers leeds on sat 28th May, featuring...
Claire Bellia (pic of her lovely self above and her prints and brooches), this is Claire's 2nd fair with us - she produces gorgeous wooden brooches and accesssories, along with a range of charming prints!...
...Claire is an image and craft maker living in Leeds. She brings to you her growing jewelry brand 'Lady Coppice', which see's her producing one of a kind, pretty wooden brooches with a vintage feel.
Paintbrushes and inks are the beginnings of all Claire's creations, however this branches out through exploration in printmaking, woodburning (pyrography), pattern, wallpaper and poster design. Final outcomes are always done through traditional mediums, feeling personal and unique. This and the playful humour within her images are what shops and clients enjoy about her work.
Her latest project is a series of brooches which tell a story. Named 'Ages of Womanhood', telling the story of a young girl who grows up to be obsessed with her appearance, then falling in love for it to fall apart and find herself indignant towards men...'
Then we are delighted to finally be able to showcase Derrian Bradder, aka Lilybones, who creates a full range of handmade crafts, from earrings to hand printed shoes! Yey!
..." 'Lily Bones’ was born from a love of all things creative as well as the need to bring affordable, innovative design to a wider target audience. Run by one graphics student (Derrian)from Leeds college of Art and often helped out by good fellow creative friends, we create handmade and upcycled ‘stuff’ using anything we can get our hands on, including mass-produced products, found objects and modified buttons. Our quirky jewellery and accessories will make the ultimate statement!
Influenced by attending many vintage and crafts fairs, we often take inspiration from these events and try to incorporate themes into our designs. We are always trying out new ideas and welcome any commissions. Our stuff looks good enough to eat, but we wouldn’t advise that! We are based in Leeds mainly but aim to sell at vintage and craft fairs in and around Yorkshire, we will add dates when we have them! We love what we do and we hope you do too! "
Check out our further previews in the next few days x