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Posts Tagged ‘Beading’

Butterflies, Swans, Stars and Tiaras: An interview with beaded jewellery designer Clara Francis

In this super inspiring interview jewellery designer Clara Francis talks about her career, motherhood and plans for the future. With loads of wonderful photos and illustrations too.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Ilustration

Clara Francis Necklace by Rebecca May Illustration.

Clara Francis and I first spoke about doing an interview when she had just given birth to her youngest and I was pregnant with Snarfle... but somehow life as a new mum got in the way and it's only now, two years later, that I have finally been able to catch up with this super talented jewellery designer. Clara is self taught in the virtually lost art of beading, producing beautifully intricate but bold pieces that seem to take on a life of their own. Here she talks candidly about the swap from acting to making, how motherhood has changed her life, and her excitement about the production of a new bridal collection. She's a total inspiration.

Clara Francis by N. Sukandiwirya

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Bernard Chandran: London Fashion Week A/W 2013 Catwalk Review

Bernard Chandran showed a sports luxe print collection at Fashion Scout on Saturday 16th February 2013.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Bernard Chandran A/W 2013 Rosa and Carlotta Crepax, Illustrated Moodboard. Due to a seating mix up and a late arrival no one for Amelia’s Magazine was well placed to take […]

Review: An evening class at the London Jewellery School

An evening at the London Jewellery School re-introduced me to the charms of making your own jewellery. With a range of diverse classes, this central London school has something to suit everyone.

Written by Amelia Gregory

All photography by Amelia Gregory. A couple of weeks ago I went along to the London Jewellery School for a night of cupcakes and cocktail rings, otherwise known as a […]

Power of Making at the V&A: exhibition review

The Power of Making celebrates the best of human imagination and creativity in craft: here's some of my favourite things I discovered, including an embroidered surgical implant and a baby created out of marzipan.

Written by Amelia Gregory

A hyperrealistic baby doll created by Elaine Colbert for ‘adoption’. Yesterday I went along to check out the new Power of Making exhibition at the V&A Porter Gallery in conjunction […]

Emma Lundgren by Natasha Waddon

Royal College of Art MA Degree Show 2011 Review: Textile Design

Gorgeous textile design for fashion and home. Watch out for Emma Shipley, Emma Lundgren, Rachel Philpott, Jonna Saarinen, Hannah Sabapathy, Marie Parsons and more.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Emma Lundgren by Natasha Waddon. Textiles were displayed amongst product design at the Royal College of Art 2011 degree show – fitting, health as many textile designers showed practical applications […]