July at Kirsten Manzi Jewellery
Making. Experimenting. Sketching. Designing. Pricing. Meetings. Planning. Organising. Orders. Commissions. New Stockist. New Collection. PopUps. Workshops.
July is turning out to be a pretty busy month here at Kirsten Manzi Jewellery Design.
We have been getting our bathroom renovated, which means my little studio has been taken over by tradesmen, tools and boxes of bathroom furniture and materials. I've been working around them for the past week or so and am looking forward to getting back to normal this week (I'm also looking forward to our shiny new bathroom!) At the moment I am busy making lots of stock for upcoming events as well as a collection of Fragment pieces for a brand new stockist, (I'll tell you more about that later!)
This month I'll be showcasing my work at two pop-up events. One here in Dundee and one in Glasgow. First up is The I.D Store Pop-Up: a unique weekend pop-up store brought to you by Granny Would be Proud in association with The Lighthouse. The I.D Store Pop-Up promotes a new way of shopping local and supporting independent brands. With 6 floors of independent designers and makers, the Pop-Up includes a jewellery department, home interiors/homewares, independent fashion design, kid's department, men's department, vintage craft and design marketplace and a floor full of delicious independent food stalls. I'm sure there will be something for everyone so make space in your calendar for an alternative shopping experience in Glasgow and come say hi!
The I.D Store Pop-Up will take place at The Lighthouse in Glasgow on the 15th and 16th of July from 10:30 - 5:00.
Find out more here.
On Saturday 22nd July I'll be popping up with Dundee Ministry of Crafts for the first time. Dundee Ministry of Crafts is a monthly pop-up market focusing on unique design led handmade products sold directly by local makers. Dundee has a large and vibrant creative community and for one Saturday a month Dundee Ministry of Crafts acts as a little creative hub, with over 20 stalls from local artists, designers and makers. Pop into the Steeple for a little browse, chat to local makers and maybe even treat yourself to something from one of the stalls.
Dundee Ministry Of Crafts Pop-Up Market will take place at The Steeple Church in Dundee on the 29th July from 11:00 - 4:00.
Find out more here.
As well as getting ready for these pop-ups I've also been busy organising another Dundee Mini Make-Off event in collaboration with Art Bubble! On Saturday 22nd July we'll be holding a Summer Pop-Up Workshop event: a day of creative fun!
We are teaming up with local creatives to offer drop-in workshops and tutorials aiming to introduce people to the benefits of making in a fun and friendly environment. I'll be running a T-Shirt Jewellery Workshop where I'll be showing you how to turn your old t-shirts into wearable jewellery! We’ll have a few different workshops for you to try throughout the day so pop-in at any time. You can keep an eye out for workshop announcements on the Dundee Mini-Make Off Facebook page here.
T-Shirt Jewellery Workshop will take place as part of the Summer Pop-Up Workshop at Art Bubble Studios in Dundee on the 22nd July From 11:00-14:00
Workshop Price: £4.00 per person
Find our more here.