What to expect from Holly Berkley Jewellery at craft shows
At my shows you will be able to look through my extensive vintage and antique craft supplies, buy wire working tools and kits, join in with a wire working make and take, ask advice about wire working and crafting and see my wire work sculptures, jewellery and floral crowns which have been featured in Vogue magazine.
Vintage and antique craft supplies exclusively at exhibitions
It is said that crafting is not just about making, it’s about hoarding too! At my early shows I used to sell on my own hoarded craft treasures. But as time went on I started to buy quality stock from other crafters stashes too. In them I find all sorts of amazing things that have been squirrelled away, some dating as far back as Queen Victoria! And because I have been crafting for more than 30 years, I know quality when I see it. I then spend many a happy hour sorting through all the shiny things and bagging them up ready for the treasure baskets on my stand at the shows. I don’t put any of this on line as it would take far too long, so they can only be found exclusively at my exhibitions. I have also now extended my craft treasure hunting to antiques fairs and markets.
My stock includes: world beads, jewellery making, card making, crystals, semi precious, beach treasures, sewing, embroidery, trim, tapestry, resin making, craft books, antique cameos, Victorian jet morning lace, chains, watch parts, stamps and much, much more. All at bargain prices. In fact the question I am most asked at my show is “Is that the right price!?”
Wire working tools and kits
After more than 30 years of wire working and crafting I have sourced the most reliable and cost effective tools and materials for my craft. So I am now able to pass them on to my customers. That way they won’t have to make the same mistakes I did when I started out.
I stock a wide range of wire working tools from reliable quality wire cutters to mini anvils as well as a huge selection of crafting wires and the lovely thing about coming along to a show is that you can ask me any questions you have about what’s right for you.
Since Covid Hit I have developed an ever increasing range of wire working kits that are available on line and at my shows. Each kits comes with a link to a fully colour illustrated PDF instruction manual and an accompanying youtube video. As well as all the materials you need to make your very own wire work wonders.
Make and Take
At every show I teach short make and takes that are suitable for beginners, so you can try your hand at making your own wire work creations. I am with you every step of the way. So don’t be shy, come and have a go! All tools and equipment are included in the price (£10 per person).
Ask the Expert
I am happy to answer any questions you have about wire work and jewellery making, no matter how small. With more than 30 years experience I am still always learning myself and love sharing tips and tricks on how to get the best out of your crafting.
Exhibiting my crafts
At the show you will also be able to see my fully handmade crafts. From bargain world bead earrings starting at just £5 a pair to my fully wire woven floral hair crowns which take me up to 27 hours to make and have been featured in Vogue magazine 3 times. I hope to inspire you with just what you can make using only straight wire. I also have my wire work tree sculptures and for those of you who like a little fun, see if you can find my wire woven vagina sculpture and mini vagina pendants hidden away from the more sensitive souls!
I love going to these craft shows. I find lots of amazing bargains and meet many other talented crafts people to share ideas and inspiration with. So why not come along and say “Hi”? Looking forward to meeting you!