Trader spotlight: Pauline Sylvia Designs

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Read on to find out about a mother and daughter team making and selling gorgeous gemstone jewellery and trading with us for the first time on April 12th 2015.

Who are you?

We are Pauline Sylvia Designs – a mother and daughter team who have been working together for 18 months. Mum (Pauline Sylvia) is the designer and I (Lisa) look after the business side, running the stall and marketing/social media.

What do you make?

Genuine gemstone jewellery – bracelets, necklaces and earrings. They are beautiful, feminine, timeless and classic pieces of jewellery using only genuine gemstones and freshwater pearls.

What inspires the designs?

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The gemstones are the starting point for every piece. We have a massive, constantly growing, selection of genuine gemstones and semi-precious stones from all over the world and are completely fascinated by their natural beauty.  It’s amazing to think that something so stunning has been created through various conditions in the earth and the end result is a unique and precious gemstone. Some of the stones like Labradorite, Moonstone and Opal have some stunning optical properties and are a joy to work with.

Our visitors can meet you on April 12th – but where else can they find you?

Lots of our customers buy directly from us through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/paulinesylviadesigns. We post all our new pieces on here and have albums of pieces made and ready for delivery.  We also hold jewellery parties which are a lovely social able evening where we visit your house and set up our jewellery display, there is no hard sell or pressure to buy and customers can browse and try on at their leisure whilst enjoying a glass of wine and a chat. The hostess receives a commission from sales on the night to spend on jewellery and a free gift for kindly agreeing to host us.

Tell us about your best-sellers

Our 925 Sterling Silver and genuine Pearl bracelet has been the best seller and always received great feedback and comments (pictured below).

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The quickest selling piece is our black Agate bracelet, we made 3 of these and within 15 minutes of posting a picture on our Facebook page had sold them all (see picture attached from the post). Amethyst is the most popular gemstone, its easily recognisable and  its lovely lilac and purple colour tones a favourite with our customers. Prices start at £5 for Silver or Gold Plated earrings and bracelets, up to £60 for a genuine pearl necklace using Gold Vermeil.

Pauline Sylvia Designs join the Bath Artisan market for the first time on April 12th 2015.

Join us on Sunday April 12th for free superfood juice shots, gluten-free and vegan goodies, free live music from Kadia and over 70 original stalls
Join us on Sunday April 12th for free superfood juice shots, gluten-free and vegan goodies, free live music from Kadia and over 70 original stalls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come see Kadia play for free on April 12th!

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By Carla Stobbs

After the success of their first performance at our Folk Festival Market last August and their subsequent appearance at our Autumnfest last October, vibrant folk trio Kadia are back with us for a special free lunchtime gig at our April 12th market, promoting their debut album, East of Alexandria.

Kadia playing at our market in 2014
Kadia playing at our market in 2014

Chris Bailey, Lee Cuff and David Hoyland who make up this acoustic band from Bournemouth are looking forward to it too, explaining:

 

“We’re really excited to be coming back to the Artisan Market as part of the album launch tour, it’s a great gig and we always have fun playing here.”

 

If you didn’t manage to catch them last year, their sound is contemporary melodic foot-stomping folk and is certain to get you dancing! They create their own unique brand of contemporary folk music while putting their own spin on popular covers – our favourite from 2014 was was Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ and we can’t wait to see what they bring to the next market, where we’re sure they’ll have albums on sale too.

Have a sneak peek of their new single ‘The Beast of Bodmin Moor’ here:

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. See Kadia 11am-1pm on Sunday April 12th and again at our Bath Folk Festival Special, Sunday August 9th 2015.

For more about Kadia visit their website here: http://kadiaband.co.uk/

Hot street food, free swing jazz band & Mother’s Day gifts this Sunday!

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Join us on March 8th for free live jazz music, hot street food, kids’ crafts plus oodles of Mother’s Day gift ideas!

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This year we’re aiming to provide free live music at each market and to make March special we are lucky enough to have swing jazz band Marmalade Swing playing for us at lunchtime. Watch Emmy, Dave and Paul in action and then come along and see them in person  – for free!

food fiesta

Spring might be in the air but it’s still nippy, so wrap up warm and head down to Green Park this Sunday for a feast of delicious hot and local food, from wood-fired pizza to fresh pasta to veggie curries, raw chocolate, cakes and bakes, hot sandwiches, gluten-free goodies, preserves…we’re hungry just thinking about it!

awardwinningAll our traders are of an exceptional high quality and we’re proud as punch that our chai makers, Henny and Joe’s just won Best New Business at the Bath Life Awards. They’re rumoured to be bringing the award on Sunday – come and congratulate them on the main square – and taste their award-winning product of course!

PLUSHave a look at our Pinterest page for more Mother’s Day gift ideas

Luke-HPsst…Don’t miss Our resident TV star Luke from The Stencil Shed is joining us again this Sunday and as luck would have it, the episode of Shed of the Year that he first appeared in is being repeated on Channel 4 at 12pm that day. So come and see him before or after and ask him all about his new fame and fortune. Read all about him on our previous blog post too!