The directory is managed by Creative Leicestershire who supports the development of small arts, media and design businesses in Leicestershire and Rutland. Because the directory is limited to 50 artists this year, there is a selection process.
I had to submit some examples of my work and provide details explaining my motivation, originality and uniqueness of ideas, as well as skills and experience.
The selection panel selected 50 artists based on the following criteria:
- Work is handmade with a high level of technical skill
- Work is original and unique
- Commercial potential of the work
And I was one of them! Wow, I am going to be in a book and I am so excited! This has really made a fantastic start to the year. I love getting the recognition and comments from customers and fellow crafters, but to be selected for this is the highlight of my jewellery making career.
Now I just need to decide upon a suitable picture and words to put in it.
Please visit my Handmade Custom Jewellery website.