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Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair 2014

Event preview

IN 2014, Chelsea Old Town Hall will be the venue for the renowned Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair, which runs from February 7 to February 9.

This stunning mixed media jewellery and silversmithing event, where visitors can purchase direct from contemporary designer makers selected from the best in the UK, is not to be missed.

Desire offers visitors a choice of around 80 individual jewellers and silversmiths, who have been selected for their superb and innovative craftsmanship and have a genuine passion for the work they create. Visitors can see and purchase from an exciting range from both emerging British talent as well as more established designer makers.

Exhibitors include jewellers working in gold, silver, platinum, palladium, aluminium, copper, brass, glass and bronze and incorporating felt, gemstones, seaglass, buttons, pearls, glass, enamelwork and beads into their work.

Anyone celebrating a special occasion – maybe a birthday or anniversary – may also like to speak to many of the makers about commissioning bespoke pieces of jewellery or silverware. Several visitors in the past have commissioned engagement or wedding rings at the event and, by working with the designer maker, have been able to have input into the design and come up with something that means so much more and is completely individual.

Many of the makers will also be happy to speak about remodelling old jewellery to give it a more contemporary feel. It is also a fabulous opportunity for treating someone to something special for Valentine’s Day!

Amongst the silversmiths exhibiting at the event is Rebecca Joselyn, who was featured with her work on the Channel Four programme, Four Rooms. The work, inspired by today’s lifestyle of throwaway packaging, is highly collectable and has been purchased by the Duke of Devonshire.

Whether you are looking to treat yourself, purchase a unique gift for someone special or commission something for a special occasion, make a date to visit Desire at Chelsea.

Admission: £5.

Times: Friday, 10am to 6pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

Website: www.desirefair.com/

Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London, SW3 5EE