Thursday, 17 May 2012

The Eclectic Louise Pringle

Hello everybody!

Hope you're all having a wonderful day.  Today I wanted to show you my lovely necklaces that were made by Louise Pringle.  


I had them made a few years ago when she was exhibiting at the Royal Concert Hall.  In this photograph she used some old odd earings, vintage brooches and some charms.  I think it looks amazing and now I can wear them again.


In this necklace she has used an old buckle, odd earings, some silver brooches, a tiny ladybird badge I've had since I was four, old rings and the odd charm.  I think they all work really well together and look fantastic.

Since I was doing a post on my necklaces, I got in contact with Louise to see if she would be interested in doing a wee mini interview for my blog and she has said yes! 

 
   
- Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?

I graduated from Heriot Watt University in 2000.  My necklaces and bracelets appeal to a broad female audience ranging from late teens, early 20's, up to and including retired ladies, who are looking for something completely different, uniquely designed and hand crafted with an emphasis on quality workmanship.  

I spend most weekends at craft, antique fairs and auction houses sourcing individual charms and items.  This is originally where I obtained my inspiration to design and hand craft Re-Invented Fashion Jewellery.

My work can be seen in the British Museum, Russell Square, London, Edinburgh Castle, and the Royal Collection, St James Palace, London.

I live in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, Scotland and my greatest satisfaction is the wonderful comments and feedback I get from customers including those whom I create personal jewellery for.

- What made you decide to pursue a career in textiles?

I studied textile design at Galashiels textile College, but evolved into jewellery after doing a lot of constructed wire work.

- Where do you get your inspiration from?

I get my inspiration from my found pieces - I take inspiration from particular pieces then start from there.  Obviously my training in textiles has an influence and as a child I was always taken around car boot fairs and flea markets as my parents collected antiques - this is  probably my main influence.

- Do you have any new projects/exhibitions coming up?

Sat 12th, Funk Fair, Edinburgh, Venue to be confirmed.

June

Sat 2nd - Tues 5th, Ideal Home Exhibition, SECC Glasgow.
Sun 10th - Tues 12th, Pulse, Earls Court, London.
Thurs 21st - Sun 24th, Royal Highland Show, Ingliston Showground Centre, Edinburgh.

August

Sat 4th - Sun 26th, 3D2D West End Arts and Crafts Festival, St Johns Church, West End, Princes Street, Edinburgh.


 
    

I would just like to thank Louise for taking the time to share her thoughts and work with me.  All of the photographs on this blog are from her lovely website, (apart from the four at the top of the post) so please go and have a look at all her fabulous jewellery - http://www.louisepringle.com/  
 You can also follow her on Facebook -  Eclectic-Shock-Jewellery-by-Louise-Pringle

Dittery Dot
xoxo

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