Anna's Geometric Gems on the Catwalk September 24 2013
Hot off the Press September 11 2013
Featured in the press this September:
Retail Jeweller - 'Bright Young Things'
Jewellery in Britain (The magazine of the British Jeweller's Assocaition)
Featured: Hexagon Interactive Neckpiece
The Irish Examiner (with www.coldlilies.com)
Featured: Geo Square Pattern Ring in Silver
A 'Kickstart' for Anna Byers Jewellery at International Jewellery London September 08 2013
I looked forward to it for so long, and now it's over.
Being one of the British Jeweller's Association's 10 chosen 'Kickstarters' for 2013 turned out to be everything I hoped it would be. A huge thank you to the BJA and International Jewellery London for a great week, and thank you for getting behind my business and giving me the encouragement and motivation to keep plugging away.
Here are a few snaps of the exhibition, and of my fellow Kickstarters and myself at the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 party. The first picture shows the giant Adorn Insight trend board at IJL, which used my cuff to represent the Future Plus trend.
The Kickstart stand, situated within the Designer Brands section.
Kickstarters at the Hot 100 Party celebrating the leaders in the industry. From Left: Amanda Gerbasi (Kattri), Sara Gunn, Me (Anna Byers), Phoebe Sherwood-Moore, Christiana Christoforou, Jenny Llwellyn, Katie Jamieson, Rosie Sanders, Lindsey Straughton of the BJA, Annabelle Lucilla Hastings.
New Stockists From Surrey to Edinburgh August 15 2013
My jewels have been cropping up in some inspiring new places this month.
This chic and exciting boutique in Notting Hill champions new designers and emerging brands.
Referred to by Vogue as 'One of Britain's Best Boutiques,' and one of Timeouts top 10 shops in London, Wolf & Badger is a must-visit retail experience.
Unfortunately, I didn't get to go to the Edinburgh Festival this year, but at least some of my jewellery got to go! Pebbles, one of Scotland's leading contemporary jewellers, are now stocking the Interactive collection, plus a number of other ABJ favourites.
This award-winning independent jeweller has a store in Guildford and one in Smithbrook Kilns. They stock a range of cutting-edge contemporary designers as well as their own exquisite fine jewellery collections.
This brand new website dedicated to jewellery launched at the end of July, and stocks work from a selection of emerging contemporary designers. Well worth a browse.
And coming soon to…...
This store was opened in June by the people behind The East London Design Show, which is held every year in December. It stocks a range of homeware, jewellery and new and fresh design. My jewellery will be arriving at this unique store in the very near future.
A busy June for ABJ July 02 2013
I'm just about recovering from last month. What a whirlwind!
First there was The Jewellery Show London, set in Somerset House, I had a stand in the light and spacious Navy Board Room, one of Somerset House's most historical rooms. I spent two days meeting buyers and making trade and press contacts, as well as being lucky enough to have great jewellers on the stands next door, including the brilliant Jeff Hoopman, who was wonderful company. Pieces from my collections were also selected to feature on The Jewellery Show Runway.
I had to have a quick turnaround, as Treasure opened the very next day with a VIP Press reception. The centrepiece of Jewellery week, Treasure featured the top talent of the jewellery world, and I was blown away by the incredible jewellery on show. Poppy Porter, Dominique Lucas, and Jessica de Lotz's stands were looking fabulous, as well as The Jewelstreet Boutique, one of my own online stockists. The champagne flowed, as the stunning jewellery in the Embankment Galleries worked its magic on everyone.
Next, up to Edinburgh to the stunning Missoni Hotel for a preview event with International Jewellery London, (and more champers - a definite perk of the show scene) to meet key Scottish buyers. I was there as one of the 10 selected designers for their Kickstart initiative.
And finally, back to Somerset House (which I feel is fast becoming my new home) for The Goldsmiths Pavilion. It was a real highlight to exhibit with the legendary Goldsmiths Company, alongside the best jewellers and silversmiths that Britain has to offer. The press and VIP night was attended by Hilary Alexander, and a host of other journalists.
Time for a little break from shows now, to start planning International Jewellery London in September!
Welcome to my brand new website! June 29 2013
I'm really pleased to introduce my new website, where it is even easier to browse, and shop the collections.
Watch this space for news, updates and anecdotes from my first year in business.
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