This year the festival is bigger, better and more innovative than ever with over 50, carefully selected UK based independent designers bringing their wares to the bank of the Thames for one week, and one week only. I admit, I’m maybe a teensy bit biased because my mum will be showcasing her brand, Anne Bowes Jewellery there. But in all honesty, even if we weren’t related I’d still be banging on about her stuff because it is really and truly gorgeous. Vintage charms sources from all over the world, some of which inspire the pieces and others used in them to create totally one off designs you wont find anywhere else. She uses precious and semi precious elements to concoct unique, delicate necklaces, bracelets and rings all handmade at our house in Sussex. Naturally I’ve managed to pilfer a fair few Anne Bowes Jewellery pieces (well, wouldn’t you?) over the years and am rarely seen without one on. Over the past year I’ve worn them to shoots for Miss Vogue, Company Magazine and others besides and on every occasion, the stylist has insisted on featuring them.
Anne Bowes Jewellery Vintage Gold Swan & Crystals Necklace
Anne Bowes Jewellery Love Birds Necklace
Sharing her stand will be Lee Renée, another incredibly talented up-and-coming jewellery designer whose playful, contemporary creations have popped up in the pages of Vogue, InStyle, Glamour and adorning countless famous females. And if jewellery’s not your bag then fear not, the Designers & Makers Christmas Market will also have everything from ceramics to textiles, prints and homewares.
Lee Renée Starcrossed Lovers Collection
The Designers & Makers Christmas Market will run from 11am to 8pm every day from Monday 16th December to Sunday 22nd. Click here for more information.
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