I've lived in and around Brighton for most of my life, and sitting in the background throughout that time has been the glorious wreckage of The West Pier.
The West Pier at sunset. Photo by Catherine Jessey.
For decades the derelict pier has provided a backdrop to drinks on the beach, and a home to thousands of starlings who put on a show every day at dusk.
Now flanked by modern developments, only the metal skeleton remains. But it still holds a place in the heart of every Brightonian.
I'm going to be leaving Brighton soon, and I wanted a tiny piece to take with me, so I sketched a basic shape and got to work carving my tribute to this broken beauty.
A mould was then created from the wax carving, and it was cast in sterling silver, polished up and attached to a delicate silver chain.
And there you have it! If you have any stories or memories about the West Pier, I'd love to hear them...
It's coming! Get your stuff in time for Christmas by placing your orders before the following dates...
These dates are a guideline only, we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas, so please place your orders as soon as possible.
Next weekend, Renegade Craft Fair will be returning to London with a show packed full of thoughtfully curated goods to help you get a kick start on your festive shopping.
Here is a tiny glimpse of what you can expect to find there...
The fair will take place at The Old Truman Brewery, located in East London at 81 Brick Lane, London and is free to attend.
More information can be found here.
Hope to see you there!
The ever-wonderful Crafty Fox Market is BACK! This weekend (10 & 11 Oct), head down to The Bussey Building in Peckham and discover over 100 independent makers and artists.
Here's a tiny snapshot of some of the amazing wares you can expect to find...
Fawn and Rose will have a stall at The Bussey Building on SATURDAY 10TH OCTOBER, see you there!
For more info, including directions, visit Crafty Fox Market.
Yesterday was a gloriously sunny day in Brighton, so naturally myself and a bunch of notonthehighstreet partners all headed into the basement, because it was the annual 'Make, Do & Meet' event!
It's a day of insightful talks by NOTHS staff, but also a chance for us partners to get together and chat - it's really nice to be able to talk and swap tips with other small business owners in a similar position to myself.
Although I needed to jet off early to get some orders to the post office, I found the information really useful and inspiring - lots of exciting new things are on the horizon!
Speaking of new things, I am currently developing a range of new jewellery and I'd love to have your input - leave a comment or tweet me your wants. What sorts of things would you like to see in the store?
I love the small businesses that we work with! Thank you for an inspiring morning Jess @fawnandrose. Your garden studio and tea were marvellous, and I hugely appreciate all your thoughts about what we can do to make life better for our partners. Fabulous jewellery too (apologies if my sanding is a bit below par...). Thanks for sharing your story with me! #inyourshoes @wearenoths @notonthehighstreet #noths #notonthehighstreet
Thanks for dropping by, Simon!
We're excited to announce that Fawn and Rose jewellery is now available to buy on The Lost Lanes!
The Lost Lanes is a curated marketplace that focuses on quality and creativity. All items on the site are hand-picked, so you know you're buying something special.
With a collection featuring beautiful illustrative prints, quirky homewares, personalised gifts, and loads more from independent designer-makers, it's well worth a shop!
Here's a few of our personal favourites...
L-R: FLORAL BISON COTTON TOTE BAG SHOPPER by INK BANDIT | BARCELONA STREET MAP LAMPSHADE by JAMES DESIGN | WATERMELON ILLUSTRATED PRINT CROPPED T-SHIRT by HERO&CAPE | TEE-HEE TOWEL TEA TOWEL by KATIE ABEY DESIGN