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40% discount in my Etsy shop!

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40% discount in my Etsy shop!

I’m so very excited for this bank holiday weekend, my little village is having a 1940′s weekend!! The town is taken back in time, with all the shops and cafes joining in, and everyone dressed in their 40′s clobber.

As a treat I thought I’d offer up a 40% discount code for my Etsy shop in celebration!

Use the code ‘BANKHOL40′ at the etsy shop checkout, and use the link below to head straight to my shop

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/amylawrencedesigns

Offer ends 26th May

Mama T Review

Amy Lawrence Designs:

Thank you to Mama T for this lovely write up! x

Originally posted on Mama T's Costumery:

Amy Lawrence is a knitted accessories designer based in Lancashire; her etsy store and online shop are stocked with brightly coloured and exquisitely detailed pieces are hand-made on her Italian knit machine.

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The materials she uses are all of the finest quality, from Italy and the UK, which are offset with antique brass findings, for a contemporary, but textural feel. This is grown up knitting at its best, as I often find the same old knitted wire accessories quite samey, Lawrence’s pieces show clearly her excellent skills and innovative thinking.

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All images Copyright Amy Lawrence 2014

This double layered piece is my favourite, I’m very tempted to add it to my collection :D

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All images Copyright Amy Lawrence 2014

She shows off her background in textile design, and it clearly inspires her technique driven work. Lawrence has worked at Julien McDonald, John Varvatos and Calvin Klein, before…

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Women In Making – with Triumph UK

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Women In Making - with Triumph UK

Today I entered a wonderful competition from Triumph UK to win an amazing £10,000 bursary and a years mentoring from 1 of 5 experts on the judging panel! The 10 makers with the highest votes go on to the shortlist, which will be announced in 30 days!

I would be forever grateful if you could click the link below and place your vote for me, and hopefully I can get a step closer to taking my business to the next level

Thank you x

https://campaign.triumph.com/uk/profiles/amy-lawrence

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BITZA necklace sale!

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BITZA necklace sale!

Head over to my BITZA fb page (click the photo) at 8pm tonight to join in with my new necklace sale! All the pieces have been created with vintage lace, crochet and doilies, mixed with leather off cuts and cottons to create unique one off necklaces.

Post worldwide – prices on fb album

Thank you x

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As some of you may have noticed, since the Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair I have raised my prices, and I thought it would be a good idea to tell you why.

Like many designer/makers, I have always found pricing my work to be a really stressful process, and raising them has definitely not been a decision I have taken lightly. After lots of advice and help from the GNCCF organisers, fellow exhibitors and my lovely customers, I now have more confidence in my abilities. Lots of people have encouraged me to value my work more highly, so I’ve decided to listen to them.

I now take into account everything that goes into creating each of my pieces and I’m really hoping to make my little business work. I hope that I can realistically make it my full time career and I’m very excited about what the future holds.

I don’t plan to make my work any less accessible though. I’m trying to broaden my range, creating smaller pieces starting at £20, including earrings and a range of smaller accessories. These will all be given the same care and attention, and be made from the same quality yarns as always, but will take less time to make with the use of simpler techniques.

At the same time I’ll be creating higher-end pieces that involve more complex designs and incorporate sterling silver, which is something I’ve been looking forward to working with for a long time. I will be sending these off to my stockists soon, and also listing them in my shop.

(Now listed in my Etsy shop – THE FEATHERED TALISMAN – £28)

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You’ll see some changes to my site and shop soon. As a lot of you know, our beloved Etsy has changed, and you only need to search ‘bib necklaces’ to be confronted by the same mass-produced design sold by 10 different shops for £3.14. These changes to Etsy’s policies aren’t good news for creators of original work, and it’s led me to develop my own shop.

I’ll soon have my own online shop space where you can buy my work, and I’ll send out the link when it’s finished.

I want to thank all you lovely people, everyone who has supported me through my Facebook page and my Etsy shop. You have given me so much amazing feedback over the last two years. It’s been quite overwhelming at times and has really helped me grow in confidence.

So as a massive thank you, I’ll be offering a 50% discount with a special coupon code to use in my Etsy shop, valid 15th, 16th and 17th Nov. If you’d like to take advantage of this offer please use coupon code ‘CHRISTMAS50‘ at the Etsy checkout page when placing your order.

Thank you again everyone, I hope you all stick around as it’s great having feedback from you all, and I don’t feel like a crazy woman knitting alone in my room!

Amy x

Click the link below to go straight to my Etsy shop

***COUPON CODE ‘CHRISTMAS50′ valid 15th-17th NOV***

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair

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Oh My Gawwwwd! Only 2 and a half weeks to go till the GNCCF in Spinningfields, Manchester – can’t wait! It’s my first time exhibiting at this event, and is also my first big trade fair.

This year, the open evening will also be part of Vogue’s Fashion Night Out, 
so free entry on the door, woohoo!

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MoonKo at Boxpark, Shoreditch

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Illustration by George Law

One of my wonderful stockists MoonKo are off down to Shoreditch this week for the very special pop up shop event, Boxpark! Just finished off a brand spanking new design for them to take down, plus more of my work, and all will available alongside other great designers of the MoonKo clan, The Aviary, StayGoldMaryRose and many more!

Featured in Amelia’s Magazine, read all about it here

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Tea Dying Experiment

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With lots of lovely vintage lace donated by Muma Lawrence, and some other bits picked up over the last couple of weeks, I decided to give tea dying a go, as most of it was too bright white (in my opinion anyway).

A good soak in a big bowl of Yorkshire Tea…

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Hand wash, wring out and leave to dry…

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Give it a good steam… eh voila! Beautiful soft peach lace to create some more leather embellished necklaces

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Ambition, Adorning & Amy.

Amy Lawrence Designs:

My recent blog interview with the beautiful Prototype magazine

Originally posted on prototype magazine:

Amy Lawrence / Photography by Holly Booth

Amy Lawrence / Photography by Holly Booth

prototype magazine spoke to Amy, of Amy Lawrence Designs about adorning necks throughout the U.K, and her love of animal videos on Youtube.

Amy, why did you begin Amy Lawrence Designs?

Starting my own line and working for myself is something I wanted to do for as long as I can remember, and since becoming a freelancer I finally found the confidence to show and sell my work. I’ve been creating knitted fabrics to sell to designers and high street stores for a few years now, so I started my own brand to so I could make something which showed my own personality and style.

Tell us about Amy Lawrence Designs in 3 words.

Evolving, Unpredictable, Consuming.

Tell us about the typical process of creating one of your pieces? How long does it take?

Once I have my final designs, creating them…

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