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Where you'll find me in 2024 including bespoke work appointments

ALL YEAR ROUND

Appointments can be made for a Zoom call or personal visit at my studio at any time of the year. Just email anna@annakinjewellery.co.uk or phone 07729797720 for further details.

MAY

Badminton Horse Trials

Badminton, Gloucestershire

8th - 12th May

Rural Crafts Marquee

for further information click on this link https://www.badminton-horse.co.uk

 

 

JULY

Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair alongside Celebrating Ceramics 2024

Waterperry Gardens, Oxford

Stand A14

19th - 21st July

Please note ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED

For further information click on this link Desire Jewellery Fair

 Book Tickets Now

 

 

SEPTEMBER

Burghley Horse Trials

Stamford, Lincs

5th - 8th September

Rural Crafts Lower Marquee

For further information click on this link Burghley Horse Trials

 

OCTOBER

Private appointments at home and Zoom calls throughout October

 

NOVEMBER

- Private Appointments at home and Zoom calls throughout November

 

- Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair

RHS Gardens Wisley, Woking, Surrey

6th - 10th November

Please note that ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED

For further information click on this link  Desire Jewellery Fair

 

Our Craft & Design Fairs present highly talented exhibitors, selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and with a genuine passion for the work they create…

 

 

- Burghley House Christmas Fair

Stamford, Lincs

28th November (my birthday) - 1st December

For more information click this link Burghley Christmas Fair

Enjoy a truly magical festive shopping experience at the Burghley Christmas Fair

The beautiful courtyards and grounds of Burghley House will once again be filled with festive chalets, pagodas and marquees bedecked in sparkling Christmas decorations for the annual Burghley Christmas Fair.

Unlocking the Beauty of Your Unworn Jewellery: Annakin Jewellery's Repurposing Journey


Welcome to Annakin Jewellery, where the art of jewellery isn't just about adornment; it's about cherishing the past and creating timeless pieces for the future. We're delighted to introduce you to our world of jewellery and the magical transformation of forgotten treasures.

The Visionary Behind Annakin

Annakin Jewellery is the conception of me, Anna France, and it was founded in 2000. Creating beautiful, stunning jewellery, Anna has forged a wonderful reputation over the years for the quality and elegance of her work. There is no set 'look' to an Annakin Jewellery piece - she likes to keep things simple, elegant, and classic with a twist. Combining various techniques and enjoying trying something new and surprising to catch your eye, Annakin Jewellery is all about celebrating the beauty of the unexpected.

Annakin Jewellery is extremely proud of the reputation she has built, and you can see our excellent reviews on Trust Pilot.

The Story of Annakin Jewellery

How many of us have pieces of jewellery that we do not wear, sitting in our drawers? Either fashion has changed, they don't fit anymore, or we have inherited something that, although we love the sentimentality, we do not like the design!

Here is a chance to create something that you will love out of those pieces that have not seen the light of day for a while. By sitting down and talking through what you want to wear, the lifestyle you have today, and how you want to move forward, we can come to a design that you will love and treasure and then pass on yourself to the next generation.

Using the whole of the item, including any stones and metal, ensures that any story that has come with the piece is kept and then retold. It's about preserving the memories and making them shine anew.

The Magic of Repurposing

Over the coming months I will be posting before and after examples of the pieces she has been working on over the past year. There are many success stories, reigniting a love for those pieces that are special to you and yours. Get in touch with Annakin, and let's bring your ideas to life.

Meanwhile go to my website by clicking this link to see a few examples to start you off.

Anna


Where to find me in 2023

I hope that you will find a show that is near you and that the dates get put into your diary NOW.

I am particularly pleased to be exhibiting alongside some amazing jewellers and silversmithers at Goldsmith North in July.  This is such a presitigious show and definately worth a visit.

Another new show is the Contemporary Craft show being held at Wisley RHS Garden in November.  Another great show in beautiful surroundings.

Tatton RHS show is still to be confirmed but I shall be sending out email reminders before all the events just to give you an extra reminder.

Shows 2023

Sudeley Castle - Spring Homes and Garden Show - Cheltenham
27th - 30th April

Badminton Horse Trials Rural Crafts Marquee - South Gloucestershire
4th - 8th May

Goldsmith North Cutler's Hall, Sheffield
7th - 9th July

TBC - Tatton RHS Garden Show Country Living Marquee - Manchester
19th - 23rd July

Burghley Horse Trials - Rural Crafts Marquee - Stamford
31st August - 3rd September

Craft in Focus Contemporary Arts & Craft Fair - Wisley
8th - 12th November

Burghley House Christmas Fair - Stamford
23rd - 26th November

Where you’ll find me in 2022

2022 signals a new beginning with a newfound confidence that life is there for living and enjoying.

I shall be sending out reminders before each fair but meanwhile so that you can plan your diary a little ahead

find me at the following:-

April

Homes & Garden Open-Air Fair at Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Glos

From Thursday 28th April to Sunday 1st May

Stand No M10

click here to buy tickets and get upto date information

 

May

Badminton Horse Trials – Rural Crafts Pavilion

From Wednesday the 4th May to Sunday the 8th May

click here for further information and upto date news on the event.

 

Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair, Chelsea, London - this is a new date for this show

From Friday the 27th May to Sunday 29th May

click here for more information, advanced ticket sales and upto date news.

 

June

Silverdale & Arnside Arts and Crafts Trail, Arnside, Cumbria

From Friday 24th to Sunday 26thth September

I am joining a wonderful variety of artists at the Educational Institute, Church Hill, Arnside, Carnforth LA5 0DF

Click here for more information

 

September

Burghley Horse Trials, Stamford, Lincs

From Thursday 1st September to Sunday 4th September

Lower Rural Crafts Pavilion

click here for further information and advanced ticket sales.

 

Contemporary Craft Fair, Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire

From Thursday 22nd September to Sunday 25th September

click here for further notices and advanced ticket sales.

 

 October – (TBC)

 

 November – (TBC)

 

2021 Here we come....................At Last

 

A moment to say thank you to all those who kept in contact, continued to remember their loved ones and treat them to little surprises and it has to be some big surprises through lockdown after lockdown. Also to those who just sent words of encouragment and wisdom when the days got a little darker.  There were times when my studio looked a little sad as there was little noise or activity in it.  

The good news is that the shows, particularly the outdoor ones are getting in gear and that normal service will resume one way or another.

Below is a list of shows that I am booked into and these are being added to all the time.  Some are "in the flesh" ones and some are digital ones and some are still to be confirmed (TBC). 

If there is something that I have learnt over the past year is that "vitual" does not mean second best.  Facetime or Zoom meetings are easy to arrange and make buying more fun than just looking at a photograph.

So for the shows - follow the links for advanced tickets and more info

June 10 -13th, 9.30am - 5.00pm daily (TBC)

Contemporary Craft & Design Fair - Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire 

Trentham Gardens

 

June 17th - 20th

Royal Highland Show - Edinburgh, Scotland

Advanced booking only for this show 

Royal Highland show

 

July 1st - 4th, 9.30am - 5.30pm daily

Spring Homes & Garden Open-Air Fair at Sudeley Castle,Winchcombe, Glos.

Pre registration needed before the event

Sudeley Castle

 

July 16th - 18th (TBC)

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online

 

September 2nd - 5th

Burghley Horse Trials - Stamford, Lincs

Burghley Horse Trials

 

October 8th - 10th (TBC)

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair, Manchester

 

October 27th - 30th, 9.30am - 5.00pm daily 

Christmas Gift & Fashion Fair - Cheltenham Racecourse, Glos

Christmas Gift Fair

 

November 20th - 21st (TBC)

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Online Christmas edition 

 

November 25th - 28th

Burghley Christmas Fair, Stamford, Lincs

 

Hope to see you soon

x

 

How different things look now in 2020

Dear All

After so much planning, applicaitons, acceptances and a few rejections my show plan for 202 was looking healthy and exciting. Sadly things can change in a flash but I am certainly not down and out.

The shows that have been booked up to September have been cancelled or moved to another date.  Those after September are expecting to run but with caution of things changing later in the summer.

I shall of course keep you all updated of any changes.

Meanwhile the website is up and fully working with some new collections being added all the time.  The mail has not been affected so please keep looking and if you want to have a chat then please do not hesitate to email or phone.

Keep well and safe and I hope to see you you later in the year or in 2021.

love

Anna

 

Out and about in 2020

Dear Customers

Please find below a list of shows that I shall be exhibiting at during 2020.  

Applying for exhibitions is a very time consuming occupation and of course is no guarantee of me being accepted.  The application process involves my products, skill and ethos undergoing close scrutiny from a panel of experts in my field.  It is tough but you know when you have been accepted into a show that you amongst the great and the good in the UK. I feel both proud and satisfied when that acceptance letter or email pops up knowing that I have done my best and it has been recognised. 

This is list is being updated all the time so please keep a look out for those emails informing you of exhibitions in your area in more detail.

love

Anna

2020

Desire - Chelsea Old Town Hall - 27th Feb to 1st March

Badminton Horse Trials -  6th to 10th May

Craft In Focus at Trentham Gardens - 11th to 14th June

Royal Highland Games nr Edinburgh - 19th - 21st June

Burghley Horse Trials - 2nd to 6th September

Cheltenham Christmas Gift Fair - 28th to 31st September

At Home with Friends at my house - 20th to 23rd November

Burghley Christmas Fair & Angel Fair - 26th to 29th November

 

2017 Out and About

August

11th - 12th Shrewsbury Flower Show - https://shrewsburyflowershow.org.uk

17th - 20th Southport Flower Show - www.southportflowershow.co.uk

September

31st August - 3rd September Burghley Horse Trails - www.burghley-horse.co.uk

29th - 30th Harrogate Gift & Fashion Fair - http://www.ukgrandsales.co.uk

October

12th - 15th Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Manchester  - www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk

19th - 22nd Christmas Gift & Fashion Fair Cheltenham - http://www.ukgrandsales.co.uk

26th - 29th Handmade Edinburgh - http://www.handmadeinbritain.co.uk/shows/edinburgh

30th - Marie Curie Charity Event - Derby - www.charityfairsassociation.co.uk

November

9th - British Red Cross Christmas Fair - Shrewsbury - www.charityfairsassociation.co.uk

TBC -  At Home with friends

28th - 30th Angel Fair - Peterborough - www.charityfairsassociation.co.uk

December

9th - 10th Shrewsbury Winter Fair - www.shrewsburychristmas.co.uk

 

Shows for 2015

My diary for 2015 is filling up fast and I thought you would like to know where I shall be, so........

April

Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Sunday 27th April 2014 at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys Opening times: 10am-5pm Entrance fee: £3 on door.

Over 40 artists, designers and makers will be selling a range of beautiful high quality work including ceramics, jewellery, glass, interior textiles and fashion accessories, wood, print-making etc.

To know more follow the link Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Facebook: Little Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

Twitter: @GNCCF

Tumblr: lnccf

 May

Simply Cheshire Fair

Annakin is exhibiting at the  fabulous new Spring shopping fair, Simply Cheshire is taking place on Friday May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd 2015 at the magnificent Arley Hall and Gardens near Northwich.

Simply Cheshire will be showcasing Cheshire’s most talented, independent designers, artists and producers who are either from or whose business is based within the County.  Each of the 80 or so exhibitors, including me, Annakin Silver,  have been handpicked and selected not only because of their Cheshire connection but because they produce or sell something totally original and absolutely gorgeous.

To find out more follow the link Simply Cheshire

Facebook : Simply Cheshire.

Twitter : @simplycheshire                

Instagram: simplycheshire

 

Manchester Fashion Week

A new event for Manchester at The Place Aparthotel, Manchester M1 every evening from 5.00pm 26th May to 28th May

From the award winning team behind The Childsplay Clothing Liverpool Fashion Week, bring you the long anticipated Childsplay Clothing Manchester Fashion Week.  Annakin Silver is involved in the thisladyloves exhibition.

for more information follow the link  Manchester Fashion Week

Twitter : @manchesterfw

June

An arts trail set in an AONB on the Cumbrian coast, Silverdale and Arnside host this prestigious event showcasing 80 artists in 32 venues. 

Friday 26th June 1pm – 8pm
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June 10:30am – 5:30pm

I shall be in Venue 10, Silverdale Hotel, LA5 0TP and for further information please follow the link

Silverdale Arts Trail  come and have a lovely day out, have a great walk while shopping for beautiful jewellery...... need any more convincing?

Facebook: Silverdale Arts Trail

Twitter: @SAAC_Trail

 July

CLA Game Fair -  Harewood House 31st July - 2nd August

Set in the stunning landscape of Yorkshire, join the celebration of the great British countryside and with the help of Rural Crafts I shall be exhibiting and showcasing some new collections including the  -  Leaf Circlet.

Facebook: CLA Game Fair

Twitter: @TheGameFair

August

Shrewsbury Flower Show - 14th & 15th August

A lovely family day out and a show I just love and that's not just because it is local!  To find out more follow the link Shrewsbury Flower Show

Facebook: Shrewsbury Flower Show

Twitter: @shrewflowershw

Pintrest: shrewsbury flower show

 

These are my shows for Autumn and Winter - details to follow 

September

Burghley Horse Trials 3rd - 6th September

October

Cheltenham Christmas Fair 29th - 31st October

November

Desire in Winchester 6th - 8th November

 

 

Shows

There is something about doing a show that is exciting but scary all at the same time and it doesn't matter if it is the first time or the tenth time you have done it.

The shows are often booked nine months ahead and the planning can start well before, even 6 months ahead. Questions such as what type of look do I want and do I need any new exhibition display to create that look? Do I have enough stock and if I don’t – well don’t just sit around, get a move on a make it. How do I get there and where do I stay if it is far from home? Have I filled in all the forms for Health and Safety, electricity supply, drop off and build up times, broadband supply and last but not least do I want lunches supplied?

The travel with early starts, long miles on the road and then the building of the stand which can mean painting, drilling, hammering, ladder work, crawling work and all round huffing and puffing.

The stress of all of this is then completely forgotten when I am on the stand busy chatting to other exhibitors exchanging news and hints on where to exhibit next year but more importantly chatting to customers about my work and looking at someone wearing something that I have created and that they “get it” - why I design what I design and why I am passionate about what I do.

Bring on 2015

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