Media Alert – Thursday 17 October 2013

Jewellery artists and designers from far and wide will travel to Canberra for The Jewel of Canberra at the Old Bus Depot Markets on Sunday 10 November.

There will be over 40 jewellery stalls to choose from with new and exciting pieces on offer.

Visitors can browse the many jewellery stalls and see a range of styles, price points and individual pieces, because the stallholders are all independent designers and craftspeople who work with a small business environment.

Joanna Harris-MacNeil is one of the regular market stallholders who will be at Jewel of Canberra with her exquisite range of Harris & Jean jewellery. Her original geometric designs include rings, earrings, brooches and pendants made in both silver and gold, and often feature stunning Australian sapphires. These sapphires come in shades of green, blue, yellow and orange and are sourced from Canberra, throughout NSW and into Southern Queensland.  Joanna makes all her pieces from her own studio in Canberra and says her most popular items are earrings and stacking rings.

And it’s not just jewellery artists from Canberra who’ll be there. Hilary Firth travels from Sydney for the event with her interesting range, Hiddy Concepts. She makes necklaces from semi precious stones, resin and glass, as well as earrings from Swarovski crystal, ceramic beads from Kenya and hand made glass beads from Unicorn Glass in Los Angeles. Hilary says she’s always loved ‘bling’ and now that her hobby has become so big she enjoys sharing her designs with market customers.

For more information visit www.obdm.com.au

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