Media Release – 13 September 2012

Exquisite works from some of the region’s best jewellery designers and artists will be showcased at the Old Bus Depot Markets’ annual Jewel of Canberra theme day on Sunday 11 November 2012.

Canberra’s nationally award winning markets will be transformed into a giant jewellery box of trinkets and treasures. From necklaces, rings and bangles to earrings, pendants and anklets, there’ll be jewellery made from a huge range of materials, including beautiful organic pebbles, recycled metals and stunning gemstones.

“Each of our designers will be offering one-of-a-kind pieces, perfect for those who prefer to stand out from the crowd,” said Old Bus Depot Markets Director, Morna Whiting. “It’s the variety and choice of handcrafted pieces that make this day so popular.”

At Jewel of Canberra, shoppers will find silver and titanium earrings and pendants, delicate brooches, classic pearls, men’s cufflinks, precious gemstones set in gold and silver, Swarovski crystal, semi-precious stone necklaces and more. Spoil yourself or get in some early Christmas shopping.

“People love perusing the aisles for elegant one-off pieces that are quite unlike the ’off-the-rack‘ jewellery you find in larger stores. Some of these designers have quite a remarkable approach to production, and many of these pieces have a unique story to tell,” Morna continued.

This includes the distinctive handcrafted pieces by stallholder My Fair Living. My Fair Living creates their jewellery using an exotic seed/nut called Tagua, which is organic, eco-friendly, sustainable and absolutely gorgeous. Each nut has its own natural grain rendering every piece of jewellery unique, and when combined with natural dye produces amazingly vibrant colours.

“You will find plenty of timeless pieces, as well as the more ‘out there’ pieces at the markets. This means there really will be something for everyone who loves to accessorise and add the finishing touches to their outfits,” Morna concluded.


What:        Jewel of Canberra

Where:      Old Bus Depot Markets

When:       Sunday 11 November 2012

Time:        10am – 4pm

Cost:         FREE entry

Web:         www.obdm.com.au


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