A couple of weeks back we headed over to the Farmiloe Building in Clerkenwell. Aside from being a gorgeous space, it was the location for the second Best of Britannia exhibition. This event is an opportunity for brands founded and made in Britain to celebrate their creativity, individuality, achievements and brilliance. From cars, through iconic furniture brands to unique accessories this is a showcase of ingenuity and clarity of vision. Perhaps you recall our post about last year’s event, about the brilliant Blodwen?
We’d like to kick off our highlights from this event with a look at Jessica de Lotz jewellery collection. The stand looked like a mini version of our favourite kind of shop; one that’s filled with beautifully quirky selection of creative treasures and evocative ephemera. The scene was particularly set by the stuffed squirrel seated on his own throne on the counter, stuffed by de Lotz herself!
Jessica de Lotz collection of jewellery is made from silver or silver plated with rose of yellow gold, or solid gold for those after the ultimate indulgence. All pieces are handmade in her Clerkenwell studio. De Lotz aesthetic is informed by her passion for flea market and antique fair discoveries, with recent collections being inspired by antique wax seals and a collection of vintage love letters found in France. Every single piece seems filled with its own history, careworn by years of love and marked with heartfelt significance and symbolism. Here are some of our favourites from these collections, and if you’d like to see more have a look at Jessica de Lotz’ website.
For more on accessories, have a look here, and keep an eye out for more from Best of Britannia…